01 April 2012

April 2012 Update

I've been busy responding to some of the items below as well as attending various budget deliberation sessions and briefings on other matters;

  • East Avenue Refuge; the Staff recommended refusal for this based on feedback from DPTI, however, the Road Safety Committee chose to defer the debate and decision while more information is obtained. The staff suggested a location a little to the south.
    Page Park Toilets; These are now able to be used.

  • Mills St Traffic Controls; The results from the consultation were overwhelmingly in favour of the to proposals, making it more difficult to U turn on Goodwood Rd at the intersection with Mills St and replacing t the most easterly angled slow point with an ordinary one. Millswood Crescent Parking Controls; Staff are investigating lengthening the new yellow lines and painting a central bar at the fist corner. When we inspected this site there was a tow truck illegally parked in the corner which made it very dangerous.

  • The Goodwood Precinct Sign; This sign is continuously graffited. Staffs are investigating the painting of a protective coat to allow easy removal that will not damage the plastic surface.

  • Ecobums; I attended one of the meetings on 21st March that was attended by a few soon to be Mums young women. Their enthusiasm for a more ecological solution for nappies rather than the disposal ones was unquestionable. On average it is estimated to cost $3,500 to keep a baby in disposable nappies for 21/2 to 3 years; the cost for reusable cloth nappies is $960. If the family anticipate using the cloth nappies for more than one child the savings are even greater. On average from recent waste audits it is estimated that 6% of waste in the blue bins is made up of disposable nappies. This equates to 31 full trucks per year of nappies alone. At 10 tons per truck load this is 310 tons of used nappies. The cost for disposal is currently 77$ per ton; the total cost for disposal alone is therefore $23,000.

  • Clarence Park Community Centre- Critical Incident; more important than the incident itself has been the response by Council and how learnings from this experience will better inform Council practice in the future to ensure the safety of the people working at the Centre and the people who use the centre. These learnings will result in new emergency procedures for CPCC and for the City of Unley.

  • Merlon Ave; This street has been approved for new planting, the existing trees are in a pretty poor state. The selected tree is the golden rain tree.

  • King William Rd; 40km or 50km

  • Oakley Ave: There has been a request for additional line marking in Oakley Ave to improve the safety of the bike pathway. This is being investigated and will go to consultation in the near future.

  • Langdon Ave; How to move forward with the replacement of trees?

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