Move to Mount Barker – A Snap Shot
Adelaide is one of the world’s most liveable cities and a region that’s ever evolving.
If you’re thinking about building your new home in the Adelaide Hills area, check out the nearby town of Mount Barker, which is appealing to more and more home buyers in the state every year.
Mount Barker has excellent public transport as well as fantastic recreational facilities, a thriving social atmosphere and top-notch health facilities.
You and your family can feel safe, secure and supported when moving into this thriving community.
The District Council of Mount Barker includes 16 townships, and is said to be the fastest inland growing town in Australia, and has been year on year since 2012.
This town is located in the Adelaide Hills region, 25 minutes from Adelaide and with direct freeway access.
Set among picturesque scenery of rolling hills and wineries, this town is rapidly growing in popularity with new home owners and young families, with a current district population sitting around 33,000.
Along with surrounding towns Littlehampton and Nairne, Mount Barker offer ease of access to the river (Murray Bridge) and less than an hour to the beautiful south coast beaches – all reasons why the population figure is set to grow considerably over the coming years.
It all began with an inspired vision for an urban grid with generous boulevards and thriving public squares.
The start of the 30 year plan began in 2010, when a ministerial plan was submitted and approved, to covert 1300 hectares of rural land to be converted to residential.
The plan outlines the long term vision for how Adelaide should develop and sets policies and targets for jobs, houses and population growth.
The plan included an additional 26,000 residents over a 15-20 year period, with an average of 610 dwellings per year being built.
Since then the growth has been rapid…
Today, in 2019, the developed area has reached 7% of the predicted growth area. Currently there are 15 stages under construction with approximately 16km of roads have been put in.
Council approvals are up, within the last 12 months 443 allotments have been cleared, 10km of road has been built, 1400 allotments have been approved.
These figures are amazing statistics for the area, and growth is set to continue at this rate.
Due to the demand and popularity of the Mount Barker region, the initial predictions have been revised.
The plan now looks at a 40 year growth, with an average of 1000 people per year, totalling 40,000 additional people, instead of the initial predicted 26,000.
The future looks very good for the area, with new schools, shops and sporting facilities in the pipeline, and existing facilities being re-developed and/or expanded.