The RDA Barossa-Gawler-Light-Adelaide Plains (RDA BGLAP) Region is located to the north of metropolitan Adelaide. The Region encompasses a total land area of over 3,100 square kilometres. The RDA BGLAP Region is predominantly rural, with substantial rural-residential and residential areas in numerous townships. The major regional centre is Gawler, with smaller townships at Angaston, Dublin, Freeling, Greenock, Hewett, Kapunda, Lyndoch, Mallala, Mount Pleasant, Nuriootpa, Roseworthy, Tanunda, Two Wells, Wasleys and Williamstown. Rural land is used largely for agriculture.
The key employment sector in the RDA BGLAP Region is manufacturing, which includes wine production. Other significant employment sectors include retail trade, agriculture forestry and fishing, health care, education, and accommodation and food services (tourism). The main industrial areas are located in the townships of Gawler, Angaston, Freeling, Kapunda, Nuriootpa, Roseworthy, Tanunda and Two Wells. The main retail area is the Gawler CBD (including Gawler Central shopping centre), with bulky goods shopping at Gawler Park Homemaker Centre. Smaller retail areas are located in the townships of Angaston, Dublin, Freeling, Greenock, Hewett, Kapunda, Lyndoch, Mallala, Mount Pleasant, Nuriootpa, Roseworthy, Tanunda, Two Wells, Wasleys and Williamstown. The main agricultural industries in the Region are grain growing (wheat, barley, lucerne and oats) and sheep and cattle grazing, with some fruit growing and wine production. Health care facilities are provided at Angaston District Hospital, Gawler Health Service, Kapunda Hospital, Mount Pleasant District Hospital and Tanunda War Memorial Hospital. Educational facilities include TAFE SA (Barossa Nuriootpa Campus), The University of Adelaide (Roseworthy Campus) and numerous schools. Tourism is an important industry, with the Barossa Region being one of Australia's renowned wine regions.
NOTE: The land use shown in the map is derived from ABS Mesh Block categories. Mesh Blocks broadly identify land use and are not designed to provide definitive land use. It is purely an indicator of the main planned land use for a Mesh Blocks. For more information please refer to ABS Mesh Block categories.
- Barossa Valley Highway
- Sturt Highway
- Thiele Highway
- Main North Road
- Port Wakefield Road
- Gawler railway line
- Adelaide CBD 40-80km
- Adelaide Airport 60km
- Port Adelaide 50km
Major Industrial Precincts
- Angaston (east of Stockwell Road)
- Freeling (around Euston Terrace and Borrow Street)
- Gawler Belt (around Bernard Court)
- Kapunda (around Johnson Road and Perry Road)
- Nuriootpa (around Moppa Road South)
- Nuriootpa (west of Murray Street)
- Roseworthy (between Horrocks Highway, Clode Street and the railway line)
- Tanunda (east of Murray Street, between Hobbs Street and Magnolia Street)
- Tanunda (south of Tolley Road)
- Two Wells (west of Port Wakefield Highway)
- Willaston (around Kellys Road and Paxton Street)