Welcome to the Adelaide Hills Council
The Adelaide Hills Council area is a magnificent place to live, work and visit. The environmental, aesthetic, residential, primary production and natural qualities of the district are renowned for their excellence, and contribute to the Adelaide Hills earning the signature of being "a special place" and one of Australia's most loved areas.
From the leafy suburbs of Rostrevor to the lush vineyards of Lenswood, from the stark beauty of Humbug Scrub to the majestic Mt Bold, the Adelaide Hills Council area has the assets and attractions that will stimulate your many and varied desires - and it is less than 30 minutes by car from the Adelaide CBD.
From an economic development perspective, the District has an expanding economy with high growth potential in food, wine, tourism, retail and light industry.
The Adelaide Hills Council is a medium-sized local authority:
It is now over 15 years since the Council was amalgamated and over the past five years the Council has successfully 'rolled-out' a number of major new initiatives, in particular a fully integrated waste management service, a new Branch Library in Stirling ($5 million), the $3 million Mt Lofty Community Sports Centre (in conjunction with the State Government), the completion of the Bruce Eastick North Para Flood Mitigation Dam ($17 million) - a joint Federal, State and Local Government initiative, and the Wright Road Dog Park in Stirling East. The $4m revitalisation of Woodside and Lobethal mainstreets has progressed and the Aldgate mainstreet was significantly upgraded in 2009 (with Federal, State & Local Council monies) while improvements to the Stirling mainstreet are ongoing.
Major capital works for 2012/13 include:
The Hills is a place for every season, and we invite you to take the time to immerse yourself in all that the Hills has to offer throughout the year.