Hills Voice: your Adelaide Hills

Thanks for your patience!

Spring certainly sprung a surprise,  with a series of storm events hitting South Australia throughout September. 

We know it's disruptive to have Montacute Road closed and a number of other roads affected as a result of the storm damage over the previous few weeks. We have started fixing Montacute Road and expect that single-lane access will be available by the end of October. Other roads and damages are being assessed and scheduled for repair.

We have been working collaboratively with State Government departments DEWNR and DPTI to ensure that Montacute Road is repaired and trafficable as soon as possible. Their support and collaboration to complete this project is both important and appreciated.

We are very proud of our staff; their dedication and hard work in ensuring safe conditions for our communities through the recent and current storm events has been second to none.

The sense of community that has evolved around the ongoing inclement weather is something to be proud of. We extend our thanks to our you, the CFS, SES, and all volunteers who have assisted with the response to the storm events.

Find updates on Council road closures and hazards here.
See some of our photos from the storm events on our Facebook page.

Waste and Resource Strategy Consultation

Waste and recycling in the Hills: have your say

The Draft Waste and Resource Strategy focuses on reducing waste to landfill and increasing recycling.

This Strategy will set our strategic direction for waste and recycling services over the next five years.

We want to make sure that this Strategy addresses the important issues and meets identified needs.

More information and have your say...

Australia Day Awards

Australia Day Awards: nominations now open

Nominate engaged and inspiring community members for an Australia Day Award. Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Community Event of the Year, and Civic Awards and are a great way of recognising outstanding contributions.

Awards are presented on Australia Day, January 2017.

Image: Tom Feinle-Bisset, 2016 Citizen of the Year

Read more and nominate now...

Free green organics drop off days

Free green waste drop off days in October

Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre
Sat 8, Sun 9, Mon 10
32 Scott Creek Road

Gumeracha Council Depot
Sat 8 and Sun 23
5 John Fisher Avenue

Woodside Council Depot
Sat 8
10 Tiers Road

9am - 4pm

Conditions apply.

Read more and check the November dates...

Community Leadership Masterclasses

Community leadership masterclasses: book now

Three masterclasses will cover the nuts and bolts of effective leadership in community, community groups or on a committee.

Participants will be able to draw on the latest research to develop into a successful leader. Masterclasses are free and bookings are essential.

Read more and book your place now...

Townships and Urban Areas DPA

Update: Townships and Urban Areas Development Plan Amendment (DPA)

After 13 years in formulation, the Townships and Urban Areas DPA, the largest ever undertaken by our Council, has been approved by Council for submission to the Minister for Planning

The DPA, which proposes a number of key policy changes, was submitted to the Minister on 30 September.

Read more about the DPA and proposed policy changes...

October School Holiday Activities

Go wild these school holidays!

There's something for every young explorer in October! Catch some movies, make your own animal mask, learn about creepy crawlies, or make your own paracord survival bracelet! And much more! Places always fill quickly so check out the details and secure your place early to avoid disappointment.

Workshops at Woodside and Stirling - click here to view the program

Book your child in for school holiday fun!


Elector Representation Review

Your feedback will help determine whether our community will benefit from alterations to the composition and ward structure of the Adelaide Hills Council, and ensure fair and equitable representation for all voters in Council elections.

Explore the options presented in the Representation Options Paper and have your say.

Read more and have your say...


Free movie screening: Chasing Asylum

Friday 7 October
6:30 for 6:45pm start
Bookings not required

Producer Eva Orner explores the impact of Australia’s offshore detention policies.

Our guest speaker Ali Reid will talk about her working trip to a Calais refugee camp and achievements with refugees.

More details...