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They’ve nicknamed themselves the NFA “A” Team
and no, they didn’t star in an eighties television series.
They are one of several sub committees of the Nuriootpa
Futures Association (NFA) formed as a result of public
consultation following the release of the organisation’s
Strategic Plan last year.
Led by Mr Lyndon Stoll, the sub-committee’s portfolio
includes linear paths and bikeways, public spaces, town
entrances and gateways.
“It’s really quite exciting to be part of the programme
we would love to see in Nuri,” said Lyndon.
Working in collaboration with Mr Craig Grocke from
RDA Barossa, the team has helped to create a town
“The sign for Nuriootpa is going to be placed at Tolley
Reserve. It will be approximately 1.2 metres by 2.8 metres
so it’s a reasonable size,” Lyndon explained.
Key attractions specific to Nuriootpa will be included
as well as a map to show where the town is located in
relation to other major Barossa townships and points
“People who come into Nuriootpa can then choose the
Linear Park path for example and complete that activity
by cycling or walking. However, they could also choose to
meander the main street.”
Town gateways also feature prominently on the
A-Team’s wish list.
“We have a number of entrances into Nuri that barely
identify our beautiful township, three off the Sturt
Highway, two from Angaston and one from Tanunda.
“Just take a look at Kapunda entrances and Waikerie
for example, it’s quite clear where you are as you
approach those places”.
Lyndon said a number of issues need to be addressed
for changes to be implemented, including land
availability, planning permission and local funding to
enable the entrance showpieces to be completed.
The sub-committee is currently working with The
Barossa Council and Tourism Barossa to include
Nuriootpa in the “Barossa By Bike” map which
highlights the Barossa Cycle Hub.
“At this stage, the Nuriootpa township is bypassed
at Penfold’s via South Terrace en route to Angaston.
“We feel this needs to be addressed to include the
Nuriootpa main street and the Linear Path.”
Lyndon will be cycling the path this week with a
Council representative to show the route that he has
ridden many times which incorporates the Barossa
“If feasible, it will be included in the new brochure to
be released later this year. It would not be an expensive
project as much of the path already exists,” he explained.
In the NFA’s effort to attract a diverse range of
visitors to the area, the “A” team are developing
Nuriootpa’s geocaching presence.
“Geocaching and in particular Geo Tour is a project
that is really high on our agenda at the moment. It’s
very important to offer and promote another activity
to our local community, tourists and the wider Barossa
to participate in,” said Lyndon.
“We would all recall doing treasure hunting as kids,
well, this is a real world outdoor high-tech treasure
hunting game that everybody can do. All you need is
a Smartphone, the Geocaching App and away you go!
The project works in hand with Nuriootpa’s linear
paths and bikeways and Lyndon believes it will add
further value to local business.
“It can contribute to more usage of those paths,
resulting in a greater return for our shops in town.
“It also allows us the opportunity to show off the
history of Nuriootpa and, as a consequence, bring people
into Nuri and the broader region.
“You can see that we are focusing these activities
in Nuriootpa because we are attempting to raise the
Nuriootpa town profile, but ultimately we are ensuring
that we also achieve a Barossa focus overall.”
A proposal to increase the use of Tolley Reserve as
a venue for community events will create an outdoor
facility that is set to impress.
“It is important to us as a community to ensure
that we have activities that have a focus on our youth
and given that the Barossa Valley Skate Park and a
playground including the train are located there, why
wouldn’t we look for other opportunities in the same
Recent discussions with The Barossa Council has
revealed there are no major plans for the site and the
A-Team are keen to make their visions a reality.
“Of course there is much to do,” admitted Lyndon.
“The NFA needs people to make this all come true
– these people need to come from the local community.
“We believe in what we are doing and that it will
address Nuriootpa and overall the Barossa Valley’s
future for our kids. Get in touch with us and be a part
of the future!”
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Celebrating 165 years
Lyndon Stoll, Nuriootpa Futures
Association, is heading up a sub-
committee that will enhance Nuriootpa’s
profile in the Barossa.
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