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Welcome

The Mt Torrens & Districts Community Association promotes interest in the town’s history and culture while encouraging preservation of historic buildings, sites and environs. It also actively supports sustainable development of amenities for local residents and visitors.

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History and Heritage

Mount Torrens is a town in the eastern Adelaide Hills region of South Australia, the traditional land of the Peramangk people. It is 46 kilometres east-north-east of the state capital, Adelaide and 8 km east of Lobethal along Angas Creek, a tributary of the River Torrrens. It is located in the Adelaide Hills Council local government area. At the ABS 2006 census, Mount Torrens had a population of 337. Read more ...

 

Our Projects

The MT&DCA, in conjunction with Adelaide Hills Council, conducted an open day to further listen to  community wishes for the former CFS site on Townsend Street. This also provided an opportunity for locals to  comment on the proposed heritage loop associated with the Amy Gillet bike track.  Read more ...

An important element of the development will be the sculpture completed during the 2014 International Sculpture Symposium. Read more ...

A forum on Wed 30 Sept 2015 (6.30 pm at Institute Hall) provided a further update on the Heritage Park

AHC is currently conducting a survey to gauge community attitude to the proposed name fro the park: Mt Torrens Heritage Park.

 

Upcoming Events

On Wed 30 Sept AHC provided an update on the Heritage Park and invited comments on the landscape concept plan. There was also a presentation by the landscape designer, Viesturs Cielens. 

This was followed by an illustrated talk by local farmer Bruce Munday, author of Those Dry Stone Walls

 

Things to See and Do

The old town of Mt Torrens is steeped in history. A stopping point for bullock teams travelling between Adelaide and the River Murray along with development of pastoral and rural industries in the 1840s provided the basis for the town. This is still evident from the substantial dwellings, many of them two storied, still in wonderful condition today. Read more ...