Chateau Tanunda proposed land exchange

The Barossa Council is seeking feedback from the community in relation to a proposal to exchange community land in Tanunda, with Chateau Tanunda.

The proposal seeks to swap Council-owned community land with land currently owned by Chateau Tanunda, to facilitate a future development which would include five-star tourism accommodation.

Mayor Bob Sloane is encouraging the community to take advantage of this opportunity to get involved and be an active participant of Council’s decision making process.

“Council is committed to protecting the interests of the whole community regarding the use of this land, both now and for future generations,” he said, “which is why we are giving the community a chance to be part of these discussions.”

Mayor Sloane acknowledges Council is confident there is significant community benefit in this proposal, particularly in relation to increased tourism opportunities, economic benefit, long term job creation and the retention of land dedicated for open space and recreation.

“The land Council stands to acquire as part of this ‘exchange’ will be retained for open space and recreation purposes, as part of the original Indenture Deed, through Keil Estate,” said Mayor Sloane.

“The land exchange has the potential to provide increased connectivity with the main street of Tanunda and Council assets, including the Barossa Visitor Information Centre and Barossa Regional Gallery.

“Council is confident this proposal has significant benefit for the community.”

A two-page summary document which simplifies the overall proposal has been developed to help the community better understand the complexities of the proposed land exchange.

Members of the community are encouraged to visit either Chateau Tanunda, the Nuriootpa Council office or the Tanunda Library to see visual displays of the proposal, including maps and concept drawings.

For more information and to have your say visit

Consultation closes 5pm 12 December 2017.

Click here to view the Two Page Summary

Click here to view the Local Context and Map

Click here to view the consultation report