Council seeks support for Angaston Railway project

On board to help: Andrew Guerry, Guru Dirt Works; Rosemary Blenkiron, Angaston Garden Society; Steve Falland, ACBA Chairman; David Mitchell, Angaston Garden Society President; Theo Marks, ACBA Deputy Chairman; Mark Graetz, Barossa Valley Machinery Preservation Society; Cr John Angas, The Barossa Council; Rebecca Tappert, Manager Community Projects, The Barossa Council; Dr Bill Gransbury, Angaston & Penrice Historical Society.

About twenty members of community groups and local tradespeople gathered with Barossa Council officers and Angaston Community and Business Alliance (ACBA) representatives at the Wanera Wine Bar, Angaston last Wednesday to discuss involvement opportunities in the Angaston Railway Precinct project.

The majority of the meeting focussed on the South Terrace entrance to the precinct, which is outside the scope of the Open Space Grant funding.

It will serve as the main entrance to the bike track and precinct from Murray Street, and is seen as an important addition to the project.

With the rest of the project nearing the 100 percent design phase, stakeholders are keen to see a vision for the South Terrace entrance developed. If community volunteer, contractor and supplier effort can match additional seed funding, the project can be fully completed.

“There’s a need to spend some time and more effort on that area,” said Mr Theo Marks, Deputy Chairman of ACBA.
“It’s a blank canvas.”

It was outlined that the area will need to include provision for parking, green space and gardens.

Restoring some of the historical landscaping elements that existed many years ago was also discussed.

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