The following is an outline of the main past and present projects undertaken by the Hahndorf Community Association.
Wherever possible and applicable, projects or issues are undertaken in a partnership with other appropriate organisations, both within and external to Hahndorf.

Past Projects

Pioneer Memorial Gardens Clock

Pioneer Memorial Gardens clock automated, and Time Capsule installed.

KESAB Tidy Town Competition

The HCA initiated Hahndorf being entered into the KESAB Tidy Town program on several occassions – won Best Medium Sized Town in SA 2001, and joint Best Medium Sized Town 2002.  HCA as an Association won awards in 2003 and 2004.  No subsequent entries have been made.

Alec Johnston Park

  • Playgound - In partnership with Community Hall Committee, Hahndorf Lions and Mt Barker District Council , built a playground in Alec Johnston Park.

  • Park Makeover - Worked with Mt Barker District Council, and community groups toward the makeover of Alec Johnston Park.  This is a long term project.

Continuing Projects

Hahndorf Dry Zone

The HCA are the driving force behind the Dry Zone, which has been proclaimed for the heritage block of the town.  This has been undertaken as one of a number of strategies for liquor management established by a wide group of stakeholders forming the 'Precinct Group'.  This group includes the 4 hotel licensees, SA Police, and the Liquor and Licensing Commissioner with opportunity for community monitoring.

The 'Village Voice'

The HCA established a quarterly newsletter 'Village Voice', edited and distributed by volunteers, to all residents and traders, with the first issue of the publication being the 'Autumn' 2005 edition.  It contains items that should be of considerable interest to all residents and local businesses.  Submitted articles and comments are always welcome for future editions. Town news and information will encourage more ownership of Hahndorf, more pride in the amazing people and products of our district and encourage new volunteers.  We need input and comments from all readers.

All past issues of the Village Voice are available for perusal.

Current Projects

Current Priorities

  • Have the Main Street of Hahndorf removed as a through route for heavy trucks;

  • Have a pedestrian crossing installed in Main Street near the IGA store;

  • Have Hahndorf’s public toilets permanently maintained in a state of cleanliness and convenient appropriate for Hahndorf’s description as the jewel in SA’s tourism crown;

  • Have Main Street parking improved by providing access to more off street spaces behind business premises or on other land available;

  • Have footpaths established along the full extent of Auricht Road, Church Street and Balhannah Road – Main Street to Molens Road;

  • Have Signage in Main Street comply with latest Master Plan.

Hahndorf Toilet Facilities

Pioneer Memorial Gardens