Urban Myth Theatre of Youth; Urban Myth have outgrown their home in Unley on the Village Green and are moving to the Mayfair Theatre on Goodwood Rd. This is a wonderful outcome for both sides as the theatre will continue to be able to operate as such and Urban Myth have a more suitable base. This has caused no additional cost to Council. We currently sponsor them to the tune of $5,000 and this report asked that we continue to do this. For our money we are helping to support youth and we will get free performances at some community events.
Environmental Health Services-Shared Services; Council was to explore the benefits of joining the Eastern Health Alliance. This has been completed but after discussion with Mitcham Council we will share services with them instead- the cost benefit of this is much better and as such preferable.
Review of Fees and Charges; Most fees will rise by 3.6% although some have remained stationary. For example non-smoking cafes will see no increase in their outdoor dining fee, children's programmes at the library will remain at $5 and toy library membership will not change. Some of the fees are set by the government and we have no power to change these, eg dog registrations.
Residential Parking Permits and Exemptions; The consultation is complete and now Council will raise the fees to $26 for 2 years. There are very few of these in Goodwoos South.
Planning Policy Programme Update; All the current DPA's that are sitting on the Ministers desk have stayed there, they might be further up in the heap but I have my doubts about even this.