In The Courier this week
Visitors to Hahndorf on Sunday would have been excused for doing a double take after the Adelaide Fringe arts festival came to town. Among the artists on Main Street were stilt ballerinas Lewis Rankin, left, and Morgan Martin from Slack Taxi. They were joined by knights in armor and flash mobs. Current and former students of Noni Vassos, the director of the Hills performing arts school Rockit, also performed and several businesses hosted art exhibitions.
First major development approved: 1800 homes
The initial stage of the first major housing development in the Mt Barker growth area has received planning approval.
The $650m Lanser Communities development on 200ha of land east of Paech Road near the Mt Barker golf course, will be called Aston Hills and will deliver 1800 homes over the next 20 years. Stage one – 470 allotments – has been endorsed by the Mt Barker Council.
Lanser Communities managing director Jason Green said this stage would be delivered over the next five years. It will include key infrastructure, including a business and commerce hub and a section of connector road between Paech and Sims roads.
Mr Green said a development application would soon be lodged for the business hub, which would include a supermarket, retail and office space.
Also in this week’s issue
- Convent stoush: Plans to turn a former convent dormitory at Aldgate into four residential flats has prompted a backlash from neighbors and an outburst from the property’s owner.
- Newspaper success: The Courier enjoyed success at the Country Press SA awards on Friday night winning three categories.
- Glory days: Former SA jumps jockey Robert Cook revisited the scene of some of his greatest triumphs last week.
- Black utility: A smash and grab attempt on a cash machine at a Moana chemist last week has been linked to a similar theft from the Mt Compass Tavern in late February.
- Rate cap: The Local Government Association (LGA) will continue to fight the SA Liberals’ election promise to cap council rates if they win government.
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