A campaign for our district. For everyone interested in contributing ideas to re-invigorate this beautiful Adelaide Hills township.

Imagine Uraidla Inc. acknowledges the Kaurna and Peramangk people, the traditional custodians of the land and respect their connection to country.

Community Forum June 2019

Thank you to everyone who came to the Community Forum on 25 June 2019. 

Your input, energy and collaboration was outstanding and we can’t wait for you to be part of the next stage of the journey: making the prioritised actions happen! The report is now live, see all the details below.  

The Community Forum Outcomes Report is now live!

It’s quick and easy to read and gives you a great snapshot of what happened on the night. 
If you made it along you might even spot yourself and if you couldn’t make it you can have a sticky beak to see who came. 

Scroll to the back of the report for the tables which contain all the ideas which the community developed. We’ve included a list of ideas group champions, so take a look for your name.

Imagine Uraidla is here to support you with communicating and connecting with others but making ideas happen is up to you. 

Happy reading! 



about IU.

Just over six years ago, after a succession of business closures, the local hotel poured its last drink on 15 August 2012. This brought the community to the realisation that they were losing much more than local businesses. They were losing the potential of a thriving town for future generations.

In 2013 the picturesque village of Uraidla in the Adelaide Hills was close to becoming a ghost town. With the exception of Saturday afternoon bowls home games, you could walk the main street and not bump into another soul. Known for its cherries, berries and vegetable produce together with a strong sporting tradition, Uraidla, a town that once considered itself self-sufficient, sustaining an IGA supermarket, butcher, two hairdressers and a petrol station, was feeling the impact of longer city trading hours and a changing demographic.

Drawing inspiration from the UK Pub is the Hub movement, in March 2014 more than 220 people from Uraidla and surrounding hills settlements crammed into the Uraidla Football clubrooms to share their views on the future of their town. An amazing response given, Uraidla itself only has a population of 460 people.

Within five years, a grass roots community campaign to bring business back to their town has seen the sleepy villages of Uraidla and Summertown transform into a food and wine hub of the Adelaide Hills and with it, a rise in community spirit.

We can’t wait to see what the future holds for our district. 


Our team.

Always on the look out for new committee members.
Mellissa Bradley


Dagmar Skipworth

Committee Member + Market Co-Coordinator

James Parkin


Ben Hopkins

Committee Member

Robert Riggs

Committee Member + The Red Shed Coordinator

Tom Feinle-Bisset


Ian Tucker

Committee Member

Sarah Hill


Chris Say

Committee Member


Our vision

A campaign for our district. To build a better more connected community.

For yOU

For anyone and everyone who lives in and around, or passes through Uraidla and the surrounding suburbs. 


For Ideas

To collect and share ideas to re-imagine this beautiful district. 



To link, connect and strengthen relationships amongst neighbours, businesses and the wider community. 


For Enjoyment

A place for everyone, young old and anyone in between to relax, enjoy and discover our local produce and the beautiful environment we live in. 


Community groups

Opportunities to connect

The South Australian Country Fire Service (CFS) serves communities through dedicated volunteers delivering professional fire and rescue services to outer metropolitan, regional and rural South Australia.


Further details

Uraidla and Districts CWA Branch

The CWA is a really fun chance to get to know your community better and meet the ladies of the community.

The Red Shed

The Red Shed in Uraidla (Greenhill Road – across from Swamp Rd) is an inviting place for all wanting to give woodworking try. The shed is equiped with all the tools you need and volunteers will help you with wood work, repairs, community projects etc. 

Open Tuesday & Thursday 9.30 – 12 noon + the last Sunday of each month

Adelaide Hills Community Natural Resource Centre
The AHNRC is a community led environmental information hub. Our aim is to encourage and support sustainable community actions for the conservation and protection of the biodiversity of the region.
Sustainability Fair
The Sustainability Fair is provided as a venue to showcase local activities that contribute to creating a more sustainable society particularly through a reduction in our carbon use.  We encourage businesses, community groups and individuals whose work will lead to greater sustainability to showcase successful achievements or otherwise promote their work.

Further details

Uraidla and Summertown Country Show
For well over a century the Uraidla & Summertown Horticultural & Floricultural Society has been bringing you an annual event to entertain and inspire, through participation and presentations.

 Further details


Sport & Recreation groups

Opportunities to have fun.

Aikido in the Hills

Contact name: Peter Noble

Email: peter@adelaideaikido.com.

Website: www.adelaideaikido.com.

Basket Range Cricket Club

Contact name: Paul Cranwell

Email: basketrangecricketclub@gmail.com

Website: http://www.basketrangecc.com.au

Piccadilly Netball Club

Contact:  Elise Carmen

Email: piccadilly.netball.club@gmail.com    

Website: http://piccadilly.sa.netball.com.au


Rangers Soccer Club

Contact name : Brendan Daw

Email: brendandaw1@bigpond.com

Website: http://rangerssc.com.au/

Summertown Netball Club

Contact name: Hannah Dow

Email: hannadow@hotmail.com

Summertown Table Tennis Club

Contact name : Adrian Pobke

Email: apobke@adam.com.au

Summertown Tennis Club

Contact name : Jessica Lang

Email: jessica.lang@adam.com.au

Website: http://summertown.com.au/

Summit Valley Community Club (Gymnastics Club)

Contact Name: Alice Thorn

Email: alice.thorn.au@gmail.com

Uraidla Bowling Club

Contact Name: Joel Vandepeer

Email: uraidlabc@hotmail.com

Website:  www.uraidla.bowls.com.au

Uraidla Cricket Club

Contact name: Ben Sutton

Email: bsutton43@gmail.com

website: www.uraidlacc.sa.cricket.com.au

Uraidla Football Club

Contact name : Malcolm Pridham

Email : admin@uraidlafc.com

website : uraidlafc.com

Uraidla Netball Club

Contact name: Sam Parker

Email: samanthaparker@bigpond.com

Telephone: Sam Parker at 08 8390 1064

website: http://uraidla.sa.netball.com.au/

Uraidla Tennis Club

Contact:  Chris Badenoch

Email: cbadenoch@internode.on.net


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