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Macclesfield is steeped in history, nestled amongst rolling hills. Its historic buildings feature the locally quarried mauve sandstone. The township was established by the Davenport family who possessed a special survey in 1840. Their patron was the Earl of Macclesfield. There are still brilliant examples of wattle and daub houses. The township was a base for a famous botanist Ferdinand von Mueller, who collected specimens in the Bugle Ranges. The township of Macclesfield was used by the South Australian Film Corporation for filming “The Week-end of Shadows”. Davenport Square is the village green of Macclesfield with picnic, BBQ and toilet facilities.

places of interest

Macclesfield Historic Township Walk Complete with historic buildings, wide streets and gas-style street lamps.

Thimbella & Paris Creek Pottery Thimbles, bells, bobbins, miniatures for doll houses.

walking trails

Day Paddock Park

The Day Paddock Park is a conservation reserve with a walking trail which contains prolific wildflowers including a variety of native orchids in spring.

(Behind) Macclesfield Primary School, Vernon/Lutterworth Street, Macclesfield
  • Native Bushland
  • Trees (urban forests)
  • Walking trails

Night Paddock Park

Named from historic practice of agisting overnight, a milking cow or horse used for transport. Approx 5.5 ha in size.

Adelaide to Strathalbyn Road (Opposite the Oval Complex), Macclesfield

  • Picnic tables
  • Revegetation Restoration Rehabilitation site
  • Walking trails

Stone Reserve

Natural bushland

7-13 Davis Road, Macclesfield
  • Horse Riding,
  • Native Bushland,
  • Walking trails

recreation areas

Davenport Square

A nice open grassy area

15-19 Venables Street, Macclesfield
  • BBQ (Electric)
  • Lawn / grassed area
  • Open space
  • Playground
  • Toilets

Lord Robinson Park

Named after a local person (lived in Hawthorne Cottage next to Marker’s Barn in the main Street) who became an English Lord. He revisited Macclesfield and planted pine trees in this park which was then name in his honour. Crystal Lake was built and named in the 1930’s. Approx 18 ha in size.

Car Park at the corner of Nunnelly Street and Strathalbyn Road, Macclesfield
  • Lake / river / creek
  • Lawn / grassed area
  • Parking (free)
  • Picnic Tables
  • Revegetation Restoration Rehabilitation site
  • Seating
  • Walking trails
  • Water features

Macclesfield Sporting Complex

Macclesfield Recreation Grounds is heavily forested around the perimeter and is extensively improved with sporting facilities including tennis, basketball, netball and football.

2-8 Davies Street, Macclesfield

PO Box 112 Macclesfield SA 5153

  • Oval
  • Netball courts
  • Tennis courts
  • Cricket pitch

Macclesfield Township Plan

In a view to better managing the long term strategic objectives for the Macclesfield township, the Mount Barker District Council has prepared a draft ‘Township Plan’ in consultation with a number of community groups in Macclesfield. Council is now consulting with the wider Macclesfield community about the issues relevant to Macclesfield and the detail contained within the draft plan.

Macclesfield Township Plan Flyer
Draft Macclesfield Township Plan

Purpose of the Township Plan

The Macclesfield Township Plan will provide a vision for the future of Macclesfield across the next 10-20 years, identifying strategic actions and objectives to relaise this vision. The plan will also prioritise the delivery of projects and services in the town, ensuring that future investment occurs in both a coordinated and efficient manner.

Council is now seeking input from the Macclesfield community about the key priorities for the town. This feedback will inform the strategies, actions and priorities that will be contained within the plan.

Get Involved

There are a number of ways you can get involved:

  1. View the plan at the using the above link and complete the survey
    You can complete the survey online here:
  2. Prepare your own submission 
    Send your submission to or Post to: Macclesfield Township Plan Consultation, PO Box 54, Mount Barker SA 5251;
  3. Attend the Consultation Open Day and Community Breakfast
    On 31st August 2019 between 10:00am to 1:00pm at the Macclesfield Institute, 33 Venables Street, Macclesfield. This will be an informal ‘drop in’ session where you can review the details of the draft plan and speak directly with Council staff about your ideas. For further information about this sessions please phone Kristian Wohlstadt, Senior Strategic Planner on (08) 8391 7219, or email
The consultation period runs from Monday 19th August to Monday 16th September 2019

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

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