How main street Uraidla empowered a community
From thriving local businesses to popular community events and planter boxes, the recent revitalisation of Uraidla’s main street has been a big feat for the small Adelaide Hills town.
Much of the rebirth can be attributed to the passion and hard work of local group, Imagine Uraidla (IU), which has been building community spirit since 2014.
Uraidla – home to market gardeners and fruit orchardists – had become a ghost town with local businesses including the hotel shutting their doors.
Resident Ben Hopkins and two other locals from the district saw the lack of activity as potential for greater community connection and a chance to help rebuild business interest.