29 May 2021

Is your street being swept often enough?



I have been told many times that streets are not being swept often enough or sometimes not swept at all. This seems to be during heavy leaf fall in autumn and during really hot weather from bark shedding. A recent petition delivered to Council  from residents in Andrew Ave indicated that they were not happy with the level of service even though their street was being swept every 3 weeks. The usual rate of service is 6 weekly which for most streets is adequate most of the time.

This does not cover footpath sweeping as well. It used to be that home owners swept up these leaves/debris but now see this as Council's role as well. Just sweeping the leaves into the gutter when the street sweeper is due is fairly effective.

23 May 2021

Full Council meeting: May 24th 2021

 You might find the following of interest;

  • Trader Association Quarterly Reports: The associations have remained busy of this last financial year as they have strived to get people to enjoy the shopping experience that each main street offers.
  • Community Grants: Allocation of Funds: Money has been allocated to Vishva Hindu Parishad for  a lunch program at CPCC, Clarence Park Kindy will get a new bike track, Forestville Hockey Club for school clinics, Millswood Bowls for new seating, plus others not in CP Ward
  • Living Well Plan: This has been to consultation and few  minor changes were made.
  • Cultural Plan 2021-26:This has been to consultation  but no changes were suggested. There were, however, some good ideas to include in the implementation phase.
  • Review of Conservation Grants Policy: This one has me really annoyed as the report suggests that all contributory items in what were Heritage Conservation Zones should no longer be eligible for conservation works. I also think that the order of application will cause many more projects be put off. Even with Council's pleas to conserve significant trees there no additional funds have been allocated. the suggested $50,000 is, in my opinion totally inadequate.
  • Future Economic Development Growth Strategy: Council will discuss that this committee should be disbanded?
  • Chief Executive Officer Review Panel:

12 May 2021

Budget Spending


I can't help but comment on the recent bag of money being thrown at Boothby  in the most recent budget as we head toward an inevitable  Federal  election. The funding is to further progress and build the tunnel under South Rd and for further safety measures at Goodwood Junction. Hopefully this will be the overpass that was originally planned for Leader St? The genuine consultation and fact sharing would be very much appreciated by residents.

04 May 2021

Full Council meeting: April 27th 2021

 You might find the following of interest?

  • Animal Management Plan for Endorsement: this caused some debate as a clause included a trial of on-leash dogs at Unley Oval was suggested. After three deputations and a long debate the controversial clause was excluded from the motion.  
  •  KWR/ Greenhill Rd  Bikeway: The option accepted was the one that best separated cars from bikes.
  • Annual Business Plan for Public Consultation: This suggested a rate rise of 2.25%. Unley balances the increase in your house's value with the desired rate increase. To do this the rate in the dollar is lowered to get the rise desired. Your rate only go up in excess of this if your house value has increased to a greater extent than others. This usually happens after you have renovated or extended your house.
  • Commuter Parking: This motion asked council staff to look for further opportunities to limit commuter parking.
  • Strategic Property Committee Minutes (CONFIDENTIAL)
  • Edmund Ave Cottages Lease (CONFIDENTIAL)
  • Brown Hill Creek Land Acquisition (CONFIDENTIAL)

Clarence Park Community Centre

 Feedback week is coming!

Tell us what you think??

Monday, 10 May—Thursday, 13 May 2021


Join Centre Coordinator Joanna Di Ciocco for a chat on how Clarence Park Community Centre is meeting your needs and wants. Drop in to the House Next Door and share your suggestions, ideas on how we can make our Centre even better.


Not available to pop in but have something to say?

Complete a feedback form, or contact the Coordinator direct by phoning 8293 8166 or             email: jdiciocco@unley.sa.gov.au



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