Masterplan for the Angaston Railway Precinct
As part of The Big Project the Barossa Council, Angaston Community and Business Alliance & Regional Development Australia - Barossa, are working together to create inspiring places for our community at the Angaston Railway Precinct.
The Masterplan for the Angaston Railway Precinct identifies uses for the station precinct including restoration of the station building, a display shed for the Barossa Valley Machinery Preservation Society historic engines, improving access to the area from South Terrace & Washington Street, community spaces, landscaping, adventure play area and use of railway carriages as creative community spaces. There is room for many uses that celebrate our heritage and everyday activities, with spaces for children & families, food & wine, local plantings, relaxation, active zones, entertainment and creative spaces.
Community consultation was held during February & March 2017 with Council approving the Masterplan in April 2017.
Angaston Railway Precinct Reference Group 2016-2020
The Angaston Railway Precinct Reference Group has been formed to provide advice and guidance to Council on the implement the Angaston Railway Precinct Masterplan which was approved by Council in April 2017 and provided advice throught the building phase.
Representatives on the Reference Group include:
Chairperson - Theo Marks
The Barossa Council
Angaston Community and Business Alliance
State Member of Parliament
Regional Development Australia – Barossa
Angaston and Penrice Historical Society
Barossa Valley Machinery Preservation Society
Read the Terms of Refererence here.
Barossa Adventure Station Opens - July 2020
Council officially launched the much anticipated Barossa Adventure Station in Angaston – a $2.5 million dollar project which is part of Council’s The Big Project, a 50 year infrastructure roadmap for the region.
The family friendly adventure facility features a one kilometre mountain bike trail, zip-line, accessible trampolines, bespoke tower and slide, skate ramps, bouldering wall, half-court basketball, sensory sound forest poles and serene picnic spaces.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be launching this facility, not only for our locals but for tourists to enjoy another aspect of our great region,” said Mayor Bim Lange
“Council is so appreciative of the community groups which have been instrumental in the planning and execution of this project, and is also very grateful to the State Government which contributed $1.1 million dollars toward the project.”
Minister for Transport Infrastructure and Local Government, Minister for Planning and local Member for Schubert Stephan Knoll welcomes the latest addition to Barossa’s tourism offering.
“As a State Government, it is exciting to have helped this dream become a reality by providing $1.1 million through the Open Spaces/Places for People Program,” Minister Knoll said.
“As the local MP and a parent of two young, adventurous girls, I am so excited by the experiences the Barossa Adventure Station brings to our back door. I think it’s fantastic that The Station offers a genuinely challenging play space for our kids and adults alike.
“This is a great new precinct and open space for Angaston and the wider Barossa, and will help to encourage families to stay and play in our beautiful region.”
The Barossa Adventure Station incorporates the restoration of the original rail turntable, crane and 1910 station building – an impressive element of the project which saw the building physically jacked up to reconstruct the platform, along with a full roof restoration thanks, in part, to a $20,000 grant from Heritage SA.It is hoped the beautifully refurbished building, which maintains its original charm and character, will attract a retail or hospitality tenant in the near future, complementing the long term view to further activate the Station space to include community events and markets.
Community and tourists alike are encouraged to get outdoors and explore the Station these school holidays in a Covid-Safe manner through implementing social distancing, good hand hygiene practice, and remaining home if unwell.
The Barossa Adventure Station opened to the public from Saturday 4 July 2020.