2017 Community Newsletter

.. Community Newsletter DocX  .. Community Newsletter As many of you may be aware, Lenswood is this year celebrating 100 years since its naming. While there have been people living in the region for much longer, Lenswood itself only came about in 1917. Up until that time, the nearest postal service was at Forest Range. […]

Adelaide Hills growers want fruit fly free status recognised globally

An article  In ABC News by  Nicola Gage :- Cherry, apple, pear and strawberry industries are pushing for the Adelaide Hills region to become globally recognised as a pest-free area, like South Australia’s Riverland, Victoria’s Sunraysia and Tasmania. “We’ve initially identified Thailand — Taiwan is another market that recognises [it] and there’s also a lot of work being […]

Work has commenced on the Lenswood Coldstore Redevelopment.

Minister Geoff Brock Minister for Regional Development Minister for Local Government. Monday, 21 September, 2015. 50 new jobs in Adelaide Hills Co-operative expansion. An $850,000 State Government Regional development Fund grant will go towards a major expansion at iconic Lenswood Apples facilities in the Adelaide Hills. Regional Development Minister Geoff Brock said the proposed $11.37 million […]

Approach to A.H.C. re Croft & Mawson Roads Traffic

  On the 11th of August a small group of Business Owners met to discuss emerging issues with the increased volume of traffic along Croft and Mawson Rds. Residents may be aware that the State Government has encouraged Bike SA to use Mount Crawford Forest for their activities.  Residents will also be aware of the […]


A wide number of cherry varieties are grown in Lenswood and Forest Range. Stella and Lapin are the dominant varieties grown. There is a wide range of other varieties grown based primarily on the market niche of a region/grower. Merchant, Stella, Lapin, Sweetheart and Simone are the main varieties grown. Bing, Supreme, Empress, Van, Summit, […]


South Australia has a long history of apple growing, starting in the Adelaide Hills in the 1860’s.  It produces around 10% of Australia’s apple production, predominantly Cripps Pink (sold as Pink Lady®), Royal Gala, Fuji and Granny Smith, although there is a strong trend towards planting newer varieties of Rockit®, MiApple®, Red Love, Jazz™, Kanzi™ […]


The biggest change in land use in this region came in the 1980s when planting grapes for wine production began.  The cool wet climate is well suited to grape growing and planting has expanded such that Lenswood is now a recognised sub-region of the Adelaide Hills Wine Region and the name Lenswood was entered on […]