Environmental Services Centre

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Environmental Services Centre and Volunteer Hub

Springs Road, Mount Barker


Construction Volunteer Hub

Detailed design for the Environmental Services Centre Volunteer Hub Construction is currently being progressed and it is anticipated that construction will be completed in 2019.


Environmental Services Centre and Volunteer Hub Design

The overall design for the site consists of a new Council depot facility and an interpretive centre with the ability to host community events. Building work will have a focus on ecologically sustainable design with water-reuse and environmental connections to the adjacent Springs Wetland a priority.

ESC Stage 2 Proposed Layout Plan(3570 kb)



Earthworks for Volunteer Hub

The first stage of the Environmental Services Centre project consists of a Volunteer Hub which will provide storage and a work space for the community. Earthworks for this stage have been completed and construction is envisaged to be underway in mid-2018.

ESC Earthworks


In February 2017, Council submitted an application for $1M of funding from the State Government’s State Local Government Infrastructure Partnership (SLGIP).

On 10 March 2017 Council was advised its application had been successful for 20% of the estimated total project construction cost of $5M for the Environmental Services Centre and Volunteer Hub project.

Council has sought funding for the project whenever possible and received $100,000 from the State Government towards the Springs Wetland Development and $180,000 from the St Francis de Sales College for its component of the access road.



Access Road and Car Parks to Springs Wetland and St Frances de Sales College

Information on the construction of the Access Road and Car Parks is available at: http://www.dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au/page.aspx?u=804&t=uList&ulistId=0&c=26267



Springs Wetland

Information on the construction of the Springs Wetland is available at: http://www.dcmtbarker.sa.gov.au/page.aspx?u=871&t=uList&ulistId=0&c=16497



Council was granted a Development Approval for the Project in May 2013 including construction of an Environmental Services Centre to provide a more efficient base for Council’s Field Services Staff, Waste Water Treatment Staff and Control Room and an Interpretive Centre for the Wetlands and Waste Water operation.



Plans have been prepared for a Proposed Environmental Services Centre and Wetlands, Springs Road, Mt Barker.

The proposal will provide a much needed new Environmental Services Centre along with an attractive public amenity for passive recreation in the centre of Mt Barker.  It has been submitted as a Development Application but will be subject to further detailed design work and budgetary considerations.

A range of environmental considerations have been integrated into the design for the proposal.  The full report to Council is available here:

Council Report 5 November 2012 - Proposed New Environmental Services Centre(3384 kb)

Press Release Environmental Services Centre(33 kb) 




6 Dutton Road, Mount Barker SA 5251
T 8391 7200