24 September 2017

Activity Program; Free or low cost activities for everyone

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Activity Program

In partnership with local businesses and community groups, we are pleased to offer a range of Unley Active activities for you to try. View the list of free or low-cost activities below and register your interest today!
  • Dance to Stay Young Program | Mondays
    Dance to Stay Young Program at Goodwood Community Centre

    When:  Every Monday from 1.30pm-2.30pm

    Where:  Banquet Hall, Goodwood Community Centre, Rosa St, Goodwood

    Activity details: You don’t stop dancing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop dancing!  Dancing is a great way to keep active and socialise with others. This program is suitable for individuals and groups. Participants are encouraged to bring their own music for a freestyle dance segment.

    Cost: $7 per person, per session

    To register: Phone Goodwood Community Centre on 8272 7148 or email bookings@gwcs.org.au
  • No Lights No Lycra, Goodwood | Thursdays
    No Lights No Lycra, Goodwood

    When: Thursdays, 7:15pm for 7:30pm start (60 mins)

    Where: Goodwood Community Centre, Rosa Street, Goodwood

    Activity details: No Lights No Lycra is a weekly lights-off chance to dance in the dark for the pure joy of dancing. It’s a place to shake out the stresses of the week, let go of your inhibitions and completely be yourself. We're part of a global community providing an inclusive and non-judgmental space to move.  Car parking and toilets available.  All ages and fitness levels welcome and lycra is totally ok!

    Cost: $7 per session

Active Unley; Something to keep you even busier

Get Involved
We'd love you to get involved in the Active Unley initiative:
  • Check off some of the items on our list of 21 Things to do in Unley
  • Join in one of the monthly activities listed below
  • Follow the City of Unley Facebook page for regular tips and ideas
  • Upload your active images to Facebook and Instagram using #activeunley
  • Complete an Active Unley Passport and go into the draw to win a ‘FitBit’® Wireless Wristband
  • If you provide activities through your business or sporting group contact Council’s Sport and Recreation Planner on 8372 5111 or email pobox1@unley.sa.gov.au. We are always looking for partners to help us provide more active opportunities to the community.

21 Things to do in Unley

Need some inspiration? Here’s a list of 21 things to do in the City of Unley.
See what’s growing in the edible orchards at Morrie Harrell Reserve, Ramage Street, Unley, and Fullarton Park, Fisher Street, Fullarton.

Slide, jump, roll and play on lots of fun equipment at the Katherine Street playground, Fullarton. Rocks, logs, sensory planting, and a sandpit provide an area where the kids can interact with nature.

Full Council Meeting: SEPT 25TH, 2017

The following items may be of interest:
·         Mayor’s leave of absence: The mayor has requested leave of absence for 3 months. While he has forgone the use of his Council car, phone , etc. he will still be paid his usual allowance. He is likely to chair the December meeting and then take further leave or resign in January.
·         Leicester St Park-Dogs Off-Leash: dog owners have proved very forceful in their quest to have a small fenced off area for dogs in this small park. Successful enough to have this as an Agenda item and to have convinced at least one of their ward councillors to go against staff recommendation and proceed. Staff have recommended that this is unnecessary as other nearby parks already provide this facility.
·         Environmental health Food Safety Audits: It is mandated that food suppliers to vulnerable or at risk people must be regulated audited, at their own expense. Council has 26 businesses that meet these criteria. Council now has a trained staff member that can carry out the audits.
·         Cleansing Review: The recent trial of cleaning using a developed strategic hierarchy has resulted in a one off saving of $300,000 and ongoing savings of $100,000 per year. While there were more complaints to start with these have now decreased to a level no higher than what previously existed. All roads are cleaned now at least every 6 weeks and as often as weekly. All footpaths are cleaned 3 times per year plus extras during heavy leaf fall.
·         Nairne Tce Forestville: The plans for this have been revised, with consultation,  Council will plant all new trees in the footpath (rather than the street) to retain more parking.
·         Unley Oval Ancillary Matters: Given the recent development approval of the planned Grandstand upgrades there are some  minor matters that need addressing: these include when to build the canteen, additional shedding (6 metre longer) and to allow 41 Oxford Tce to be used a builders yard during construction. As I am no longer likely to be on the DAP (I am proxy for Cr Salaman) I think I’ll express opinions that may be contrary to the recommendation.
·         Representative Creative France SA Committee; Cr Rabbitt has been doing this

Motions with Notice:
·         Opportunities on Existing Facilities and Assets; I have put in this motion, with support of residents, as they are concerned (as am I) that the Civic Centre site has not been discussed by Council following the decisions that were included in the Development Plan Amendment earlier this year. It is easy for us, as Councillors, to start to leave too many decisions to the new council (to be elected, Nov 2018) and become hamstrung in decision making. The motion suggests that staff start considering options and possibilities.

·         Significant and/or Regulated Tree Removal; Cr Salaman has called for Council to lobby the LGA to communicate with the Minister that all significant and regulated trees are assessed by accredited arborists only and that the arborist doing the assessment is not in line to get the job to remove the tree, if an application is successful.

17 September 2017

A little something for everyone: Events Calendar

Events Calendar
Our annual events calendar fridge magnet is ready for printing and will be distributed with the rates notices in mid-October. Council Events
Celebrate Goodwood Alive
This event will be held on Sunday 22 October from 10am to 2pm, to celebrate the partnership between City of Unley, DPTI, SA Power Networks, PLEC (Power Line Environment Committee) and to launch the new Goodwood Road streetscape. 
 Zest Fest (formerly known as Every Generation Festival)
This year our Zest Fest event will feature a celebration for the 50th birthday of the Unley Community Centre.  A “High Tea” event will be held on Wednesday 25 October from 3pm to 6pm
Ignite Unley
Our much loved Ignite Unley cinema event will return for its fourth season, with a Christmas event/outdoor cinema to be held on Friday 8 December. 
Double Shot Coffee Fiesta
The 2017 Double Shot Coffee Fiesta is set to return bigger and better than ever before after an 18 month hiatus. The event has moved to a more coffee-friendly time of year and the date is set for Sunday 5 November at the Unley Soldiers Memorial Gardens.  
Unley Gourmet Gala
The Unley Gourmet Gala will be held on Tuesday 16 January with the Stage 2 Start of the Santos Tour Down Under being held on Wednesday 17 January 2018.

Community Events - What’s Ahead……..

Fork on the Road – Sunday 24 September
Orphanage Park, 11am to 4pm
A food, wine and beer event bringing together food trucks, entertainment, musicians and craft beer and wine.
 Mercedes-Benz Unley Long Lunch (formerly Variety on King William) – Friday 13 October
King William Rd, 12pm to 4pm
A showcase of fashion and King William Road Traders as part of the annual Adelaide Fashion Festival.
 Deepavali Carnival 2017 – Festival of Lights – Saturday 14 October
Adelaide Showgrounds, 1pm to 10pm
Family friendly showcase of multicultural performances, culture, vegetarian food and entertainment.
 Clarence Park Kindy Verandah Vibes – Sunday 22 October
Clarence Park Kindergarten, 11am to 3pm
Music and entertainment event held at the Kindergarten for families and the community to attend.
 Halloween on KWR – Saturday 28 October
King William Rd, 10am to 2pm
Family event for children to dress up and trick or treat along King William Road and enjoy the entertainment in Bloomsbury Street.
 French Market – Friday 24 (5pm to 10pm) & Saturday 25 (10am – 10pm) November
Soldiers Memorial Gardens
A French Market event showcasing local French exhibitors selling traditional French wine, cheese, pastries, jewellery and handicrafts. The event also includes live music and children's activities.
 ETSY Made Local – Saturday 25 November
Oxford Terrace, 10am to 4pm
A giftware market celebrating SA handmade, locally designed products and vintage wares. Products include art, crafts, fashion, furniture, homewares, vintage items and clothes.


Book Noooks for a good read.

Book Nook Launch
Book Nooks
New little free libraries for our community

You are invited to join us in celebrating the launch of our new Book Nooks. These charming little libraries will be placed in strategic spots throughout the City of Unley, enabling the sharing of books amongst our community. Each Book Nook has been lovingly painted by renowned children's illustrator, Donna Gynell. At the launch there will be storytelling with our children's team and giant games to play - a great family morning out. The launch is Wed 27th Sept at 11am.

12 September 2017

Mayor takes leave

I wasn't shocked when I read in yesterday's paper that Mayor, Lachlan Clyne, would take immediate leave from his position. However, I was disappointed that we, as Councillors, were not told first. He had told us that he would take leave from October until January and that he would then resign. This leaves the current Deputy Mayor, Don Palmer as Acting Mayor until January. I need to seek clarification from the CEO as to exactly how he intends for the vacant Mayoral position in January will be filled. It is certainly true that the position of Mayor and candidate for Badcoe were increasingly coming into conflict with one another. Whether he has served the City well only history will really tell. I certainly know how I feel about it but not won't say here at this time.

09 September 2017

Goodwood Oval Residents Group

I attended the recent meeting of this group last Wednesday. It is refreshing to see that Tennis World seems to have moved in seamlessly. The new staff, while temporary, are enthusiastic and the permanent positions are being filled. These people will have an opportunity to become part of the community and enjoy the generous nature of the residents. Other matters discussed included the upgrading of the Grandstand and the options that are currently on the table. The preferred $4 million option would either be a complete refurbishment (if structurally sound) or bull doze and rebuild. My suggestion was that a bulldoze would also raise the question as to whether the current location is the best available or should other sites be considered?