I have represented the Ward in 1995-7 and again from 2006 to the present time. I find being your representative on Council to be very rewarding. Please find out more about current items that I think are of interest as well as my achievements for the Ward and plans for the future.
Fremantle Council is experimenting with using recycled tyres to build a surface that is similar to soft-fall (that you would find in a playground and occasionally around a troublesome tree) This will allow for less damage by tree roots and lower immanence costs. You can read the full article here. Currently only 5% of 51 million tyres is recycled each year!
The City of Unley is
calling for South Australian artists of all ages and career stages to enter the
All Connections to Unley Art Prize, which is returning for its second instalment.
Entries are now open
for artworks that represent a personal connection to the City of Unley, with a
major prize of $5000 on offer to the overall winner. A $500 Elected Members
Choice Award will also be awarded and artwork from finalists will be exhibited
at the Hughes Gallery in June.
The winning artwork
will be reproduced as posters on public bins and limited-edition bin stickers will
be available to City of Unley residents.
The City of Unley Mayor
Michael Hewitson said the initiative was in support of the growing arts
community in Unley and aimed to provide additional opportunities within the
City of Unley for artists to create exhibit artwork.
“We want to show off our
gorgeous city through the eyes of the talented artists of Unley and all of
South Australia and encourage artists of every calibre to continue to
contribute to our arts culture,” Mayor Hewitson said.
“Art is a catalyst to
increasing diversity and representation, so we encourage art from artist at all
career stages and all cultural backgrounds, forms and mediums.”
In 2019, the
competition will require entrants to explore a connection to Unley, which is
open to each artist’s interpretation.
City of Unley
Coordinator of Cultural Development Matthew Ives said the inaugural award
winner Peter Barnes had set a high benchmark for the competition with his work
‘God and Mammon’.
“We want to see
creative interpretation take centre stage, something I believe Peter Barnes did
extremely well,” Mr Ives said.
“His piece was able to
capture a collision of two worlds within Unley, which really impressed the
judges in 2016.”
Entries will be judged
by a panel consisting of a City of Unley Elected Member, a representative from
the Art Gallery of South Australia and the City of Unley Cultural Development
Artworks may be two or three-dimensional, any medium
and will be subject to a pre-selection process by the judging panel based upon
digital images submitted. The finalist list will be published on the City of
Unley website from May 10, 2019.
Entries can be submitted via the City of Unley website
with an image of the artwork and a 60-word description of how the piece is
connected to Unley. Applications are open until April 8 and finalist artworks
will be exhibited at the Hughes Gallery from June 7- 28.
For more information, visit unley.sa.gov.au/unley-art-prize
The construction of the new grandstand was approved at CAP meeting on the 26th Feb. However, an appeal has been lodged by residents on a number of concerns that they still have. I don't know what these are. The matter will now play out in the Environment and Resources Court. Council are working with the relevant government agencies to ensure that funding remains available.
Centennial Park is
a symbolic place where family, friends and future generations can visit to
express their deepest thoughts and feelings about the life of a loved one.
It is a place that connects people through a rich tapestry of beautiful
gardens, services, events and stories.
Our plans to build a beautiful cafe
and function space are really taking shape.
Our architects considered a range of inputs when developing the design.
The result - a simple, uplifting space that is open, welcoming and full
Friday 15 March,
‘Yoga for Health’ – Embracing Life at Centennial Park.
Beginning the day with some form of gentle movement and calm breathing
has been shown to reduce stress, inflammation and increase physical and
Centennial Park, along with legal experts, Julie Height and Karina
Huddleston from DBH Lawyers, will be providing a free seminar to equip
you with information on;
• Wills and Estates
• Advanced Care Directives
• Nominating Powers of Attorney
Join us for a relaxing morning of Tai Chi in the Park. Facilitated by the
Chinese Welfare Services, join us in this ancient Chinese tradition
that has evolved over centuries to become a means of alleviating stress
Designated Smoke Free Spaces;This motion seeks to ensure that smoking cannot legally occur within fenced playgrounds. I was shocked late last year to find that there were areas at both the Dora Guild Playground and the Princess Margaret Playground had areas in which people could legally smoke. After much work from Council staff this motion will keep 20 fenced playgrounds in Unley Smoke fee PASSED
Canopy Improvement Action Plan; This plan outlines a range of strategies that Unley can use to improve tree canopy. PASSED
Mainstreet Association Marketing Fund Requests: Council collects a separate rate for businesses in the Mainstreets. Moneys to be raised include $113000 for Unley Rd, $147,00 for King William Rd, $13,000 for Fullarton Rd and $57,000 for Goodwood Rd PASSED
Civic Precinct Working Group: Update; This group has been working on a strategy and concept development to improve the Village Green area. New ideas include irrigation, more footways, more attractive fencing on Rugby St, event power services, Way finding signage and improved landscaping.