03 March 2012

March Update 2012

It good to see some ongoing projects completed, these include;

The completion of the hooped fence on the southern side of the Goodwood Oval Playground.

The removal of the left turn bans off East Ave.

The completion of the consultation regarding the pedestrian refuge in East Ave. The likely result of this when it goes to the Road Safety Committee is that they will recommend moving the refuge south to be opposite the Church. DPTI objected to the proposal as it was too close to a bus stop and there was some strong opposition from the houses and people most affected. There was also strong support for a refuge at or near this location. Further consultation on the new location will follow.

I have also spent some time working with staff on ensuring that adequate disabled parking bays are available during the Fullarton park monthly market. At the current time the existing parks are used for market stalls and there is no vehicle access into the market.
Also of interest should be the following events;
Parks Alive! 2012 Grants :Local community and resident groups are encouraged to hold picnics, BBQs, parties, games and other activities in local parks on the weekend of Saturday, 31st March and Sunday 1st April to celebrate Parks Alive!
Ride-2-School Day: Ride2School Day is on Friday 23rd March 2012 when parents and teachers are encouraged to leave the car at home and get students riding, walking, skating or scootering to school.
Scooter safety in the spotlight: Community urged to take part in safety survey
NRMA Motoring & Services, ACCC, CHOICE, Enable NSW and Vision Australia have banded together to launch a national survey to help understand how and why Australians are using mobility scooters. Interested members of the community are invited to take part in the survey. The survey closes 5 April 2012 and is available from the NRMA website at www.mynrma.com.au/scooters and the Product Safety Australia website at www.productsafety.gov.au/mobilityscooters. Mailed copies are also available by calling the ACCC’s Infocentre on 1300 302 502.

Further information on each of these is on the Council website at http://www.unley.sa.gov.au/

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