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Mount Barker District Council is experiencing significant growth which is expected to continue over the next 20 years, resulting in the doubling of the district population.

Council estimates that $2.8 billion of investment will occur over the next 20 years to support this growth including for roads, water, sub-division, housing, retail, commerce and industry.

Council has established an Economic Development Strategy (EDS) in order to consider and plan for its role in achieving the following objectives:

  • Encourage and facilitate a vibrant and sustainable local economy
  • Maintain a low unemployment rate
  • Increase the number of local jobs thereby reducing the need for residents to commute outside of the District for work
  • Increase employment opportunities for young people.

Economic Development Strategy Brochure(7499 kb)

Economic Development Strategy(3187 kb)


To learn why more and more businesses are choosing to establish themselves in Mount Barker watch the video below.


6 Dutton Road, Mount Barker SA 5251
T 8391 7200