18 September 2018

Nominations are closed..

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..and the ballot positions determined. At the close of nomination Clarence Park Ward had 4 nominations. The ballot draw was held at 4pm this afternoon. The ballot order will be Palmer Don, Anspach Tamsin, Wallace Angus and Boisvert Jennie. I while being drawn number one is always nice this is probably second best. Will just have to ensure that my How to Vote card is clear for voters to follow. While I knew Tamsin was running I was surprised at Angus' late nomination.   At this time its just a lot of leaflet drops and door knocking.

17 September 2018

Fortnightly garbage collection?

We take for granted that our bins will be emptied regularly, with the recycling and green waste collected bi-weekly and the garbage bin emptied weekly. Today's paper suggested that it may be time to give up the weekly garbage collection. In the past this idea has been rubbished by many and overridden by government even when it may have looked to be a good idea. The issues with smell, hygiene and public safety could easily be overcome if education of residents had them being just a little more careful of what goes where. As an example almost anything that gets smelly in a week or two could be placed in the green bin (which would need to be collected weekly) and the stuff that couln't be could spend a week in the freezer. Over to you. What do you think?

16 September 2018

Conservation Grant’s are open for application..

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Conservation Grant’s are open for application from Monday 10th September 2018 and closing Friday 28th September.  These grants are for restoration of heritagre listed homes. It can include roofing, gutters, stonework, etc.

CSO’s, please refer to website for information or Michelle Penta or myself are happy to answer any queries that customers may still have.  Link to Policy below:

Boomerang Bags

Have you ever visited the library with your kids and they suddenly want to borrow 40 books and you've come prepared to borrow ten?
Then our Boomerang Bags are just for you.

We are so excited to have partnered with our local community and the Boomerang Bags initiative to bring you these gorgeous bags available to borrow in our library. They were made by local residents with the help of children from Unley Primary School. The bags are designed to help get your books home safely and you can simply drop the bag back in to the library on your next visit for someone else to use. 

Mural at the pool looking good enough to swim in!

10 September 2018

Put these events in your diary

Council Events
Zest Fest
This year our Zest Fest event will be combined with the launch of our next Unley Legends.  Held on Wednesday 17 October at 2pm at the Capri Cinema, we will feature the launch of Unley Legends Series Two followed by a free screening of the movie “Ladies in Black”.  As this will be a ticketed event, it is essential to RSVP to events@unley.sa.gov.au

Ignite Unley
Our much loved Ignite Unley cinema events will return for a fifth season, with three outdoor cinemas planned. The first cinema will be held on Friday 2 November at the Village Green screening the movie “Coco”.  We are working with the Mexican Association of SA to ensure this event creates a wonderful celebration of Mexican culture. 

Double Shot Coffee Fiesta
The much loved Double Shot Coffee Fiesta is set to return following the success of the 2017 event. The date is set for Sunday 4 November at the Unley Soldiers Memorial Gardens and we look forward to keeping you informed as plans progress.  We have once again been selected to host the Western Region State Barista Competitions which will attract the best baristas from SA & WA as they battle it out for their chance to compete in the national championships.  We have a refreshed new brand and there is huge anticipation building amongst the coffee loving community.

Unley Gourmet Gala
Planning for Council’s signature event is well underway and everything is on track for our best Gala yet! There are some exciting new features that I look forward to sharing with you over the coming months.   The Unley Gourmet Gala will be held on Thursday 17 January with the Stage 4 Start of the Santos Tour Down Under being held on Friday 18 January 2019.

Community Events

Fork on the Road – Saturday 6 October
Orphanage Park
A food, wine and beer event bringing together food trucks, entertainment, musicians and craft beer and wine.

Mercedes-Benz Unley Long Lunch – Friday 12 October
King William Rd
A showcase of fashion and King William Road Traders as part of the annual Adelaide Fashion Festival.

Halloween on KWR – Saturday 27 October
King William Rd
Family event for children to dress up and trick or treat along King William Road and enjoy the entertainment in Bloomsbury Street.

Goodwood Plant Market - Saturday 1 December              
Goodwood Community Centre
Gardeners market with sales of plants and gardening products

French Market – Friday 23 & Saturday 24 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 24 November
Oxford Terrace
A giftware market celebrating SA handmade, locally designed products and vintage wares. Products include art, crafts, fashion, furniture, homewares, vintage items and clothes.

Two Sisters Celebrate Summer Street Party - Friday 30 November           
Gilbert Street, Goodwood
Community street party with local food and wine celebrated.

09 September 2018

Full Council meeting: 10th September 2018

The following may be of interest;

  • Footpath Trading Policy: This policy builds on existing policy but allows for trading options against the building (presently disallowed but often ignored).
  • Clarence Park Community Centre partnership Agreement: The new agreement has been agreed to by the center and only has minor changes. Interesting to note that Council provides $157,000 per year of funding.
  • Filtered Tap Water: Cr Hewitson has asked again that filtered tap water be provided for staff and elected members within council owned facilities. This is an attempt to reduce the amount of bottled water consumed when made available at meetings. My only problem in this is that people may well choose a flavoured and sugared drink as an alternative that will still have a bottle needing to be disposed of and be much worse for the consumer's health.
  • Variation to the 3 hour parking zone in Meredyth and Graham Aves :  Cr Palmer has asked that the 3 hour parking in these sterrets not be implemented until after the 6 month trial and then only after consultation. While I have had few complaints there are some unhappy residents. More due to have to pay for residential parking that the controls themselves.