The Market is administered by an energetic, dedicated and committed group of volunteers.

Richard James, Chair

Lynne James, Secretary

Rhona Parker-Benton, Treasurer

Committee members:

Wendy Creaser

Paul Van Zati

Darren Keen

David Smart

Kalila Stewart-Davis

The market is volunteer led and all net proceeds are donated to community organisations within the Adelaide Hills Council area. This year we will donate over $30,000. A wide variety of projects have received funding that, preserve our past, recognise the present, and look to the future.

Regeneration of the Nature Trail

When the devastating fires at Sampson’s Flat hit the Adelaide Hills, the committee immediately felt there was a need to become involved in repairing our beautiful hills. The aftermath of the fire saw wide spread devastation of the heritage listed Rochdale Reserve. We gave $5,000 to help fund the repair and regeneration of the Nature Trail within the reserve.

Stirling RSL

More recently we donated to the new RSL soldier’s monument situated on the Lawns in front of the Stirling Library. This was commissioned for Armistice Day 11th November 2018, remembering 100 years since the end of the Great War. We have also donated to the RSL kitchen upgrade in the Stirling Club Rooms.

Adelaide Hills Sculpture Trail

In 2014 the Stirling Market commissioned a sculpture, as part of the Hills Sculpture Trail. Our piece, named “Journey’s”, was created from a massive 12 ton piece of black granite. This beautiful work sits at the entrance to Druid Avenue and is enjoyed each market day by our many visitors, and particularly by the children who enjoy clambering over it. Take a minute and have closer look.

Druid Avenue

 The beautiful oak trees lining Druid Avenue have also benefited from our donations. We are working closely with the Adelaide Hills Council and have funded the cost to the replace four of the oak trees. We have committed to contribute towards the ongoing maintenance of the trees, as required and recommended, by the council arborist.

The Community Groups

Local schools, play groups, sporting clubs, toy libraries, men’s sheds, restoration works to historic buildings, the Stirling Christmas Pageant, the STDU, and local community groups who provide services to senior citizens. All of these, and many more, have received funding for their activities and special projects across the Adelaide Hills Council area. The success over so many years would not have been possible without the full support of the Adelaide Hills Council, the support of the local businesses and residents, and to all of you, the visitors to our Market, who have made it what it is today, A BIG THANK YOU.