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Littlehampton

Littlehampton

Littlehampton was laid out in 1849 by Benjamin Gray who named it after his native town in Sussex. By 1890 Littlehampton had become a busy industrial area. There were factories producing bricks, jam, sauces, bacon, wattle extract, a brewery and a sawmill. Today Littlehampton Bricks continues operation, manufacturing high quality clay building bricks and pavers, as well as a range of refractory and insulating bricks. It was established in 1913. Littlehampton today is a thriving community, and providing a wonderful lifestyle for the many residents who live there.

walking trails

Coppins Bush
2-10 William Street, Littlehampton

  • Native Bushland
  • Walking trails

Turners Bush Reserve
29A Hallett Road, Littlehampton

  • Native Bushland
  • Walking trails

The Glebe
Fulford Terrace, Littlehampton

  • Open space
  • Walking trails

recreation areas

Anembo Park
Princes Highway, Littlehampton (Left at Mount Barker Freeway Exit)
www.anembosportspark.com.au

  • Large recreation area
  • Softball pitches
  • Tennis courts
  • Soccer / hockey ovals
  • Playground

Miels Park
77 - 79 Princes Highway, Littlehampton

  • Park
  • Lawn / grassed area
  • Open space
  • Playground
  • Shelter

Littlehampton Peace Memorial Hall

The Littlehampton Peace Memorial Hall located at 75 Princes Highway Littlehampton is available for hire. For more information and bookings visit littlehamptonhall.org.au

Council endorsed a Township Plan for Littlehampton at its meeting on 4 October 2016  (minutes / agenda) and a following update on 5 December 2016 (minutes / agenda). The plan was developed in association with the community to provide a long term vision for the town, identifying key objectives and priorities across a number of themes to ensure that the town continues to develop as a highly liveable place. This project is part of a Council initiative which will see Townships Plans developed for all major settlements throughout the District by 2020.

Littlehampton and Blakiston Plan

Implementation Progress

To see the progress on the implementation of the Littlehampton and Blakiston Township Plan, please view the document below:

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Project Contact

For further information, please contact Maddie Walker, Manager Community Planning and Wellbeing via email on mwalker@mountbarker.sa.gov.au or phone on (08) 8391 7244.

Council partnered with the State and Federal Governments on a project to improve three key public spaces in the Littlehampton Township, Miels Park, part of the Main Street and the Glebe land; a large area of open space on the eastern edge of the town. Council and the community previously identified these projects as key priorities during the formulation of a strategic plan for the town, the Littlehampton and Blakiston Neighbourhood Plan 2018.

Community consultation on the draft plans was held in September/October 2020. (The closed consultation can be viewed on Your Say.)

At the Council Meeting on 7 December 2020 (agenda / minutes), the Littlehampton Greening Design Concept Report was endorsed and can be viewed below.

Littlehampton Greening Design Concept Report

Glebe Final Design Plans

March 2023

Glebe Opening

On Friday 10 March 2023, invited guests and the community enjoyed a sausage sizzle prepared by the Blakiston Rotary Club while Mayor David Leach officially opened the Glebe, including the recent improvements.

Miels Park

An area to the north of the netball shed at Miels Park has settled creating a drop off from the concrete.  Repairs will be undertaken commencing the week of 13 March:

  • Concrete skip bin delivered to site sitting in the car park near shed
  • Barrier mesh to be erected around area and slightly on to netball court as per construction phase
  • Cut and remove existing slab
  • Preparation works
  • Re-pour concrete slab with SL72 mesh

General weeding and tidy up will also be undertaken.

December 2022

Safety improvements at the Glebe have now been completed and all areas of the reserve are now open to the public. Enjoy the space for a dog walk, picnic or try your luck at the ninja course!

November 2022

Quotes have been received for the remaining fencing on the Glebe with works currently scheduled to be complete prior to end of December.

October 2022

Miels Park is about to have the final bunting removed, opening the park to the public.

Fencing plans for the Glebe are currently being drawn up with works expected to be progressed in coming weeks.

May 2022

Log installation for the nature play space completed.

April 2022

Construction of the play elements at the Glebe are well underway.

24 March 2022

Works are moving along for the new nature playspace at the Glebe with rocks being installed for the swale and dam edge. The River Red Gum is being well protected with fencing and flagging to ensure it stays healthy for many years to come

Paving works for the new footpaths are proceeding eastwards in front of the Great Eastern and progressing towards Miels Park. New garden beds will be planted in April and May when the weather cools and construction works are completed.

March 2022

Construction of the nature playspace, paths and park upgrades will recommence on 7th March. There will be some site fences and activity around the dam area but the rest of the park will all be open for usage as normal.

January 2022

Works are scheduled along the front of Littlehampton Marketplace from 17 January 2022, involving earthworks and excavations, irrigation, paving and landscaping.

Traffic and pedestrian management  will be in place together with alternative bus stop arrangements.

It is expected these works will be complete by the first quarter of 2022.

December

Miels Park

Works are progressing nicely on the new carpark area next to the Peace Memorial Hall in Littlehampton.The new base material, kerbs and stormwater are all getting constructed to enable works on the Main Street to commence in January.

Glebe

Construction has commenced on the new loop path around the Glebe which will be completed prior to Christmas.

Works in January will then proceed on the nature play area, central lawn and other upgrades to the parkland

November 2021

Council's contractor, LJK Constructions (Luke Kimber), is scheduled to commence works at the Glebe in the first week of December.

The first part of works will be the loop path that will be constructed pre-Christmas which will be available for use over the holiday shutdown.

There will also be some early works completed for the installation of services that will be made safe prior to shutdown over the break.

Works will then be completed in the first quarter of 2022.

Notification signage at the entrances to the park will be installed by the end of next week to notify the public of the works.

Miels Park and Old Princes Highway

PLOTWORKS have been contracted by Mount Barker District Council to construct upgrades to Miels Park and Old Princes Highway.

Preliminary works are scheduled to commence from Monday 22 November, with site occupation and construction works scheduled to commence thereafter. All works scheduled to be completed by May, 2022.

Working hours on site are currently limited to 7am through to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Bin collections will be facilitated at all times. Driveway access facilitated also, with 48 hours notice provided to affected occupiers for any required driveway closures.

We will endeavour to minimise any disruption to the community members during this time and apologise for any inconvenience works may cause.

For more information or any concerns regarding the works please contact Plot Works on 8293 3376

October 2021

External consultants CLOVER Green Space were engaged in early 2021 to prepare detailed design documentation for Miels Park, the Glebe and Main Street which were issued for Tender in July 2021.

Design drawings

The Council meeting held on 5 October 2021 awarded the tender to Plot Works Pty Ltd and LJK Project Management Pty Ltd.