Light Regional Council
The Light Region is a vast area of beautiful land which includes a part of the famed Barossa Valley and is located to the north of the Town of Gawler and the greater metropolitan area of Adelaide. Some 40% of the Barossa Valley is contained within the Light Region. The principal industry is agriculture, including grain and feed production, horticulture, grape growing and associated wine production as well as tourism. Several iconic wineries are within that 40%; such as Seppeltsfield Wines which exports a significant amount of bulk wine into China. Premium food is also produced in the area. Cultural and arts festivals are also showcased in the region.
The district benefits from favourable climate and soil conditions, which coupled with best-practice production methods consistently provides agricultural products of the highest quality.
Manufacturing industries include bottle manufacturing, agricultural support (including value adding), construction and engineering. The University of Adelaide maintains a campus in the district at Roseworthy, focused on offering leading-edge animal, veterinary and agricultural science education.
As part of its progressive development philosophy the Council recently established a water re-use scheme to inject 1.6GL of water into horticulture and the Barossa industry to future waterproof the region.
The main town of Kapunda, established in 1842 on the discovery of huge copper deposits, is the centerpiece of the district’s rich mining heritage and was a significant part of the South Australian economy in the 1850s.
Light Regional Council’s Chief Executive Officer, Brian Carr, was part of the contingent that attended the Shandong Mission in May of 2015
Light Regional Council welcomes the Chinese business community and hopes to foster a successful relationship that will benefit our mutual industries through growth, innovation and accomplishment.