- What are we trying to achieve?
- Will cost shifting from state to local be reversed?
- Will state govenment hold its own fee rises to the same amount?
- Will Councils be able to continue to borrow for large infrastructure projects additionally to the capping?
- Will this continue to drive prices down by forcing further collaboration between Councils (eg. bulk buying of rubbish collection)?
- What have we learned from capping interstate?
- How long is it anticiapted that the cap will last for?
13 July 2018
Capping rates would restore the faith that residnts have in local councils according to Minister Knoll. While I am not at today's Town Hall meeting I have had a keem interest in this. While I personally don't think anything will be achieved by rate capping I have said that it is time to work with the state government on this one. The questions that need to be asked are:
|The original paving works|
Following an extensive consultation period over the last 3 months, and an overwhelming response from the local community, traders and visitors, the City Of Unley will now commence draft design plans to transform King William Road, including repaving the much-loved mainstreet.
The concept is based on renewing the iconic paved road surface to preserve the Hyde Park precinct’s distinctive village identity, and provide a more flexible streetscape that increases opportunities for greening, places for people, and regular places to cross the street.
The community was given three road-resurfacing options to choose from and Council gained valuable insights from more than 450 conversations about the transformation of King William Road.
10 July 2018
Marion Council will this week investigate a potential bylaw to ban cats after being invited to do so by Environment Minister, David Spiers. At this stage there are no details of the time that cats would be compelled to stay at home. Hopefully, this will reduce the carnage of small native birds and animals and reduce the resident complaints. This is a good one to watch as it may be helpful in Unley in the future.
I remember when the wearing of seatbelts was made compulsory. After endless whinging and moaning when the day came we simply started wearing them. Same for helmets when bike riding. When I lived in America in the late seventies I was amazed that so many people did not comply with similar laws there. Not part of the culture I was told. I note that they still use their cell phones when driving. So is it any surprise that laws to stop people smoking in bars, playgrounds and coffee shops have needed little policing to get compliance? The same cannot be said for people who choose to park all day in limited hour time zones. There are plenty of complaints from Goodwood people about lack of enforcement of the 4 hour zones. Council are currently doing a cost-benefit analysis to see if and extra compliance officer would cover their wage costs.
08 July 2018
01 July 2018
Following complaints from residents about speeds on Addison Rd, staff Have provided the following traffic counts. The data shows that the amount of traffic is relatively low and decreasing while the speed that the cars travel is lower than trending downwards.
The recent traffic and speed collection data was undertaken the week of the 18th of June on Addison Road, Black Forest between Gordon Road and Coulter Avenue is as follow
• Average Speed – 37km/hr
• 85th Percentile – 44.2km/hr
• Total Vehicles per Day – 628
The data collected in 2015 on Addison Road, Black Forest was as follows:
• Average Speed – 38.5km/hr
• 85th Percentile – 46.8km/hr
• Total Vehicles per Day – 720
As a comparison, the data collected in 2012 on Addison Road, Black Forest was as follows:
• Average Speed – 43.2km/hr
• 85th Percentile – 51.5km/hr
• Total Vehicles per Day – 668