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As you enter Kanmantoo you will notice charming country stone buildings. If you look further, this little town has a rich history with wonderful local produce to be sampled. The story of Kanmantoo is the story of some of the earliest pioneers of the colony of South Australia. The name Kanmantoo (Kunga Tuko) is an aboriginal name from the Peramangk people who inhabited the area long before white man.

recreation areas

Hutton Reserve
Princes Highway, Kanmantoo

  • BBQ (Electric)
  • Lawn / grassed area
  • Open space
  • Playground
  • Shelter

Kanmantoo Reserve
Princes Highway, Kanmantoo

  • Lake / river / creek
  • Lawn / grassed area
  • Open space
  • Toilets
  • Trees (urban forests)

The current owners of the site, Hillgrove Resources Limited, approached Council to undertake a Developer Funded Development Plan Amendment (DPA) to rezone the site. The DPA will change the zone of the land from Primary Production Zone to Urban Employment Zone to allow for industrial/employment generating land uses, following the cessation of large scale mining operations on the site in the first half of 2019.

Kanmantoo Copper Mine

These changes can only occur through a DPA process, as set out in the Development Act 1993. To find out more about the process, visit the State Government's Guide to Development Plan Amendments.

An overview can be found in the Community Information Sheet.

To view the draft Amendment, Explanatory Statement, investigations and map of the affected area please click on the links below:

Draft Amendment - Kanmantoo Copper Mine DPA
Explanatory Statement
Traffic Impact Statement
Stormwater and Flooding Assessment
Services Report
Acoustic Report

Update on the progress of the Kanmantoo Copper Mine DPA

In February the Strategic Planning and Development Policy Committee heard verbal submissions on the Kanmantoo Copper Mine DPA. Given the range of issues raised at the meeting, Mayor Ann Ferguson offered to schedule an additional Community Information Session inviting all concerned residents, Council, Hillgrove Resources and their town planning consultants URPS. The purpose of the meeting is to provide an update on the status of the DPA, summary of issues that have been raised and an opportunity to hear from Council and Hillgrove on how these concerns may be addressed through amended policy.

To assist with coordination of the Community Information Session Council has worked with the Kanmantoo Callington Community Consultative Committee to hold the session prior to their scheduled meeting.

Update on the Community Information Session

In lieu of the cancelled Community Information Session that was scheduled to take place prior to the Kanmantoo Callington Community Consultative Committee (K4C) meeting on the 19th March, Council and Hillgrove Resources will now hold a teleconference with the community.

Teleconference 7 April 2020

A teleconference was held on Tuesday, 7 April 2020 and you can view the notes from the teleconference here. The supporting documents from the teleconference are available below.

Information Session

A public information session will be held on Thursday 5 December 2019 from 4pm-7pm at the Kanmantoo Hall, 9 Princes Highway, Kanmantoo. Staff will be available to assist you and answer any questions.

Seeking Your Feedback

Council is seeking feedback from the community on the proposed DPA via written submissions. In your submission, please clearly indicate whether you wish to be heard in support of your submission at the public hearing. The DPA Submission Form can be used to assist you. Submissions must be received by 5pm 23 January 2020. You can submit your feedback by:

  1. Post
    Send your submission via post addressed to:
  2. Kanmantoo Copper Mine DPA Submission,
    Mount Barker District Council
    PO Box 54,
    Mount Barker, SA 5251

  3. Email
    Send your submission via email to

Public Hearing

A public hearing will be held at Council’s Strategic Planning and Development Policy Committee at 5.30pm on Monday 17 February 2020 in the Council Chambers, Local Government Centre, Level 1, 6 Dutton Road, Mount Barker.

Those who indicate on their submission that they wish to be heard at the public meeting will receive written confirmation. Copies of all submissions received will be available for inspection by interested persons at the Council office from Friday 24 January 2020 until the date of the public meeting.

Please note that if there are no submissions indicating an interest in speaking to the Amendment the public meeting may not be held.

Further information or enquiries

For further information or enquiries please contact Glenn Searle via phone 8391 7200 or email