- ADELAIDE: $1 million
- BURNSIDE: $40,000
- CHARLES STURT: $15,000
- CLARE GILBERT VALLEY: $26,000
- GAWLER: $40,000
- HOLDFAST BAY: $50,000
- MITCHAM: $25,000
- MT BARKER: $10,000
- NARACOORTE LUCINDALE: $15,000
- ONKAPARINGA: $40,000
- PORT ADELAIDE ENFIELD: $35,400
- PROSPECT: $15,000
- TATIARA: $4000
- TEA TREE GULLY: $10,000
- UNLEY: $50,000
- VICTOR HARBOR: $12,000
- WEST TORRENS: $20,000
13 December 2018
Council will be briefed on Monday about the proposed grandstand for Goodwood Oval. This will include a background for new councillors and a summary of feedback from the Open Day held late last month. The design of this has also been the subject of consultation for development approval. This briefing will be open to the public. The location is the bar area at the Civic Centre at 6:30pm. You won't be allowed to contribute but the information should be well worth listening to.
09 December 2018
This meeting is the final for 2018. It contains the following matters that may be of interest:
- Petition regarding jacaranda trees in Macklin Ave, Hyde Park: residents are unhappy with the nuisance that their street trees are causing.
- Traffic Management Infrastructure: On resident is particularly concerned about the addition traffic management devices near Goodwood Primary School. She will also draw councils attention to other devices that she feels to be intrusive.
- Welcoming Cities: this is a new initiative that will build on council's established reputation of being welcome to new residents and visitors.
- Community Grants program: Some $37,175 has been recommended for grants to organisations including;
*"Come and Try" day to encourage girls to play cricket by the Goodwood Cricket Club
*Upgrading of equipment for coaches and players of the Forestville Hockey Club
- Management of Weeds: I have put a Motion on Notice, in response to resident concerns, about council use of glyphosate for weed killing. I hope to get council support for the staff to investigate and trial other options.
- Future Tree Strategy; Cr Palmer has as for council to bring forward the revising of the current plan as the existing 2016-19 plan is already outdated. in particular he and I are concerned about just how difficult it is to remove a healthy tree that is a nuisance.
06 December 2018
An article in the paper earlier this week talked about just how few votes it can take to get elected. It even discussed the 2 seats in the recent Unley election where candidates were elected unopposed. Generally there is a perception that people are elected unopposed because the electorate sees the incumbents as doing a good job and they see no need to change what is working well. The Advertiser did not afford them this honour. More to the point when there are multiple candidates it is possible to get elected with far less than a quota (if 2 to be elected, one third of the formal vote plus one). At the most recent election in Unley the lowest vote to get elected was just over 200 votes (Parkside). It seems in some councils people have been elected with as few as 11 votes. While this is almost certainly well under quota the individual may have had number 2 preferences from someone who had gone well over quota. The count works the same as the Senate and Legislative Council where some senators have been elected with 200 votes as well. It generally works well in local government.
03 December 2018
We are really lucky to have had Santa's elves deliver a beautiful, red post box to our library!
Here you can post a letter to Santa, using a supplied letter template and addressed envelope. Post it in the post box and we'll make sure that Santa gets them.
To get your personalised reply, visit the library during opening hours Monday 16 December - Friday 21 December.
Flinders University is conducting a survey asking about the physical activity dads do with their children and what physical activity programs they would like to participate in around the Unley Council area.
The survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete and it completely anonymous and no identifying information is sought. The information will be accessible to the City of Unley to inform our strategies going forward.
If you'd like to complete the survey, you can find the link here
26 November 2018
It is tree trimming time again and some 6,014 Council owned trees are getting pruned as well as an additional 916 trees on private land. This amounts to 25% of Council tree stock These works are likely to continue until March 2019 Residents are likely to get a general notice that works will take place and you may see advertisements in the local paper. Council arborist, Joel Ashforth will work closely with SAPN to get the best outcome for both parties. Feedback surveys can be found at the libraries and/or you may be selected by SAPN to offer feedback.