18 October 2018

Goodwood Grandstand new plans avaiable

In the November Council Agenda the new plans have been released. The consultant and architect have tried to get the plan closer to the funded amount and fine tuned the plans to better fit the feedback received from the community. You can find the agenda item here , (page 133 and 134) A development application will be lodged next month. This will go back to consultation through this process and you will have time to make a representation if your are happy or not happy for it to proceed in the current form.

17 October 2018

Why you should vote?

Image result for voting in council elections saFor me the campaign is nearly over. I have knocked on nearly every door and distributed a couple of leaflets to each home. I still have a How to Vote leaflet to distribute this weekend. Then it's over to you. The hard work was not done in the last few weeks but over the last 4 years in this  term of office. It's now up to all of you to take your turn and complete the ballot when it arrives in the mail next week. This is the best way for you to say thank you.
You should vote because:

  • it reinforces to me that I have been doing the job well
  • you are happy with the progress that you can see
  • you like the team effort that my co-councillor and I have made to work together 
  • You appreciate the regular newsletters and our informative blogs
Now is the time to talk to family members, neighbours and friends and ask them if they have voted intend to vote and discuss the benefits of each candidate. When it comes to experience and achievement I hope I'm on the top of your list.

15 October 2018

Freight train diversion

Image result for globelink saThis matter raised awareness again during the state election campaign with the elected government promising to fund a study called Globelink that would see both road and rail freight diverted from Murray Bridge to north of Adelaide. The following link has a more detailed story. The project would also include moving freight by air. https://www.saglobelink.com.au/freight_corridor 
The diversion of freight would make the amenity of those living near the line better and allow for a regular passenger train service to Mt Barker.

14 October 2018

Corflutes; do we really need them?

Friday was the first day that corflutes were allowed to be put up in this election campaign. There seems to be a plethora of them advertising for one Mayoral candidate and a few for hopeful ward councillors. While the corflutes do nothing to enhance the character of the city, I wonder if they result in increased votes for the candidates concerned. And what a waste of plastic as they are single use. Unlike state corflutes where they can use younger images (and can recycle),  in local government the photo should be less that 12 months old. I looked carefully at them all and it reinforced my view that they are unnecessary in any campaign. They are worse in state and federal elections even when they might as well be blue, red or green as people generally vote for the party and not the candidate.

13 October 2018

Dads, Lads & Daughters

Dads, Lads & Daughters
Playtime is an excellent way to help your child's development, and research shows that Dads appear to be the key factor in their child's physical activity levels. This program involves a series of games to develop fundamental movement skills (running, jumping, throwing, catching, kicking and striking).

So come along, have some fun, and spend some quality Dad/Lad/Daughter time together. You can attend one, several or all of the sessions. For ages 5 - 9 years.

For more information, please contact deb.agnew@flinders.edu.au.

This program is funded by an Unley City Council Community Grant and run by Flinders University.

FRIDAY 2 NOVEMBER, 5.30 - 6.30PM
Free, bookings essential, book via Facebook or book online

12 October 2018

Double Shot is back on Sunday 4th Nov

The Double Shot Coffee Fiesta will once again be hosted by the City of Unley and presenting partner Milk Lab – suppliers of quality milk and non-dairy products to cafes throughout Australia.

What: Double Shot Coffee Fiesta
When: Sunday, November 4, 10am to 4pm
Where: Soldiers Memorial Gardens, Unley Road, Unley SA

For more information, please visit the event’s Facebook page (facebook.com/doubleshotcoffeefiesta) or the City of Unley website unley.sa.gov.au.

11 October 2018

Glyphosate : time to try new options

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A resident has asked me to put a motion to Council early in the new year if I am re-elected. Her complaint was about the heavy use of glyphosate to kill weeds on council land. This chemical has received some bad press this week and rightly so. It is already banned for use in the USA and may European countries. My undertaking is  that I will ask that Council staff investigate the use of this chemical and report back on alternative methods of killing weeds. I understand that Adelaide Hills Council is currently trialling a program that use steam.