29 March 2019

Tyres reused to make footpaths

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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 April School Holidays are upon us!


It feels like we just farewelled the January School Holidays yet here we are, excited about April! We've got some different programs this time, we hope you'll find something exciting to attend.

It feels like we just farewelled the January School Holidays yet here we are, excited about April! We've got some different programs this time, we hope you'll find something exciting to attend.

26 March 2019


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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 Coordinator.

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

24 March 2019

Goodwood Oval

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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.

23 March 2019

Inside the gates of Centennial Park; something different

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. 

Cafe Design Revealed 

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 of light. 

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Present Box Book Launch 

Tuesday 9 April, 6pm
A warm and gentle way of introducing all the components of a funeral to a young child.

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Yoga For Health 

Friday 15 March, 7am
‘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 mental resilience.

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Planning Ahead Seminar 

Wednesday 3 April 10am 
We at 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

Tai Chi In The Park  

Saturday 6 April, 10am 
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 and anxiety. 
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Full Council meting: March 25th 2019

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The following items may be of interest:

  • Nominations for various outside Committees;
  • 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.