The land incorporating Meadows was part of the Seventh Special Survey by Charles Flaxman on January 31st 1839. The first postmaster was appointed in 1850 and the Meadows Inn was licensed in 1856. The road through Clarendon and Meadows to Goolwa was opened in 1864 and the school was opened in 1867. There are some very interesting historical buildings in the township as well as gardens and nurseries around the township. It is a thriving community with a wonderful life style, attractive local business mix, and the township annually hosts the famous Meadows Country Fair and Meadows Easter fair.


places of interest

Rich rural history located close to the 5,000 hectare Kuitpo Forest, a favourite with bird watchers, wildlife, walkers and cycling.


recreation areas

Meadows Recreation Grounds

Secker Street, Meadows

  • 2 Ovals with cricket pitches
  • Tennis courts
  • Netball courts



Meadows Township Plan

Council has commenced work on the creation of a Township Plan for Meadows. The plan will be 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 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

Community consultation on the development of the township plan will initially occur through engagement with key community groups and stakeholders during March 2019 and will occur more broadly through a formal consultation period in June 2019.

The envisaged program for the Township Plan is as follows:

Phase 1 – Investigations and Stakeholder Engagement

February – June 2019

  • Investigate existing issues/opportunities facing the township
  • Initial consultation with stakeholder (community groups, Council/Government Departments)
  • Prepare a draft document
Phase 2 – Consultation

June – July 2019

  • Consultation with whole of community and stakeholders on a draft township plan
  • Report on consultation feedback to Council Members
Phase 3 – Review

July 2019

  • Review community feedback
  • Incorporate community feedback into draft township plan 
Phase 4 - Finalise

August – September 2019

  • Produce final document for Council Member approval  

For further information contact Nathan Franklin, Strategic Planner on 8391 7208