The remains of the Brukunga Mine, (an open face Pyrites mine which stopped operations in the 1970’s), is a visible reminder of the mining days of this historic small township. In Brukunga you will find a hall, playground, toilets and general store, and the township is also home of the Country Fire Service Training Camp.

recreation areas

Brukunga Hall + Park

Pyrites Road, Brukunga
  • Lawn - grassed area,
  • Open space,
  • Playground,
  • Toilets

To book the Brukunga Hall, please contact the Mount Barker Community Centre on (08) 8391 2747.

Brukunga and Harrogate Township Plan

In December 2019 the Cudlee Creek fires effected a large area of the Mount Lofty Ranges with over 23,000 hectares burnt as a result of these fires. Approximately 30% of this effected area is located within the Mount Barker District Council area and has had a significant impact on the Brukunga and Harrogate communities. In addition to planning for the long term objectives for these townships, the Council is also intending to plan for a range of short term actions which will assist in the recovery from these recent events.

With a view to better manage the strategic objectives for the Brukunga and Harrogate townships, Council is preparing a ‘Township Plan’ in consultation with a number of community groups from Brukunga and Harrogate and is now also looking to engage with the wider Brukunga and Harrogate communities about the issues that are relevant to these communities.

Purpose of the Township Plan

The Brukunga and Harrogate Township Plan will provide a vision for the future of the Brukunga and Harrogate townships across the next 10-20 years, identifying strategic actions and objectives to realise these visions. To assist in the recovery from the recent fire event the plan will also prioritise the delivery of short term actions and create strategies designed to help mitigate the risks of similar events occurring in the future.

Council is now seeking input from the Brukunga and Harrogate communities about the key priorities for the two towns. This feedback will inform the strategies, actions and priorities that will be contained within the plan.

Draft Brukunga and Harrogate Township Plan Flyer

Get Involved

With current restrictions in place on public gatherings as result of COVID-19, there are some larger public engagement events which will not be able to be held, however Council is committed to making contact with as many community members as possible.

We will reach out to community in the following ways:

  1. Speak to us directly

    Sign up to our call back service by emailing your details to

    Or contact Kristian Wohlstadt, Senior Strategic Planner on 8391 7219 or via email on

  2. Complete the survey to help identify the key priorities for these communities
    The survey can be completed on the flyer that will be posted to all residents; or

    You can also complete the survey online here:

  3. Prepare your own submission
    Send your submission to or post to:

    Brukunga and Harrogate Township Plan Consultation
    Mount Barker District Council
    PO Box 54
    Mount Barker SA 5251

Council will also investigate some alternative methods of engaging with the Brukunga and Harrogate communities during this consultation period, ensuring that as much feedback as possible can be gathered, despite the current restrictions in place regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus.

The consultation period runs from 20th March until 24th April 2020

Council staff will also be engaging with community groups and government agencies throughout this consultation period.

For more information contact Kristian Wohlstadt, Senior Strategic Planner via email or via phone (08) 8391 7219

If you would like to provide further feedback on the bushfire recovery program, please complete the survey below provided by the Cudlee Creek Bushfire Recovery Centre