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Our Vision

That Mount Barker will become the preferred South Australian destination for large and small businesses that are seeking to establish and/or expand in a supportive environment; one that offers access to a stable and skilled workforce; excellent physical and social infrastructure; and appropriately zoned commercial and industrial land.

Our Mission

Is to achieve the vision by adding value and working in collaboration with the business community, adjacent councils and the State Government to create a positive environment for business creation, growth of the regional economy and jobs for residents.

Achieving this Vision and Mission will contribute to Mount Barker strengthening its position as a major regional city and a great place to live, work and grow a business. The Economic Development Strategy (EDS) will help to maintain our direction in being a strong and vibrant local economy that will continue to:

  • Focus on improving the physical and business environment for economic development; identifying areas where support can be provided or increased
  • Add value to, and participate in regional, State and Commonwealth Government economic development initiatives
  • Collaborate with economic development partners, including adjacent councils and the RDA
  • Contribute to social cohesion and community well-being.

Live local, travel local and shop local

The videos below were developed to recognise and celebrate the adaptability and creativity of local businesses and our community that choose to live local, travel local and shop local. We are very proud of everyone that has adapted to these challenging times and particularly of our community that supported local businesses. Please enjoy.

Live local, travel local and shop local
Discover your local - Longview Vineyard
Discover your local - Storison
Discover your local - Lot 100
Discover your local - Ophelia Cottage