24 October 2021

Full Council meeting : Oct 25th 2021

 You might find the following of interest?

  • 2021-22 Financial Performance Report:
  • Prudential Management Report-Unley Oval Stage 2: it is recommended that Sage 2 of the Unley Oval proceed to tender.
  • Adoption of the Annual Report: This reports tells you where Council gets it revenue and where it spends the money
  • Appointment of an Elected Member to to the Centennial Park Owners Executive Committee: 
  • Appointment of Deputy Mayor: Cr Russo and Cr Palmer have nominated for this  position. There is also an allowance for members to put their names forward on the night.
  • Tree Prosecution-Costs payable:CONFIDENTIAL
  • CEO's Key Performance Indicators: CONFIDENTIAL

16 October 2021

All I need is a can of paint?

Published in the Eastern Herald last week. 

All I need is a can of paint?

This is a plea from a resident this morning.

Where did this start? Many years ago Unley developed a graffiti management program. This recruited a number of volunteers, provided each person with cans  of paint in popular fence colours and let them go. It worked well, response times were quick and graffiti was reduced. At the time the best advice that we had was that to be effective in reducing graffiti it had to be painted out quickly. People who graffiti like to see their work and show it off to others. they don’t like wasting their paint and choose to go elsewhere. Council also  began  funding  mural art on key large walls which were often targeted.

Somehow this program lapsed and, following a recent Council motion, staff have been reviewing the program. The new proposal is somewhat perplexing: volunteers have been consulted on a range of rules that they would need to comply with. These rules propose only painting areas of graffiti that are less than the size of an A4 page, not on private property, below shoulder height, etc:  leaving volunteers with almost nothing they could effectively do.   The restrictions in the name of Risk Management could render the new program as good as useless. I understand that Onkaparinga Council has a couple of vans and trailers that go out each day to remove graffiti, the van is staffed with volunteers and paint in every colour. While I hope that there isn’t this much need in Unley, as it’s a fraction of the size, it might be a good place to get some learnings from.

This, of course still doesn’t manage graffiti within the rail corridors or on DIT owned infrastructure which can be much worse than the stuff on local fences and road signs. They paint it out once a year whether it needs it or not! The two people I had coffee with this morning just need a can or two of paint, preferably bronze olive, as this is still the most popular fence colour, to get the job done as often as they can.

Greening Adelaide Forum


Have you heard of the new environmental organisation Green Adelaide?  

Come along to find out more, share your ideas and shape our community with the Minister for Environment and Water, the Chair of Green Adelaide, and me.

Last year the State Government established Green Adelaide, giving a clear mandate to boldly transform our capital city’s environment. To that end Green Adelaide has set out to create a greener, wilder, cooler, more climate-resilient city.  

Green Adelaide has a range of important responsibilities including caring for our coastline; bringing to life our urban rivers and wetlands; partnering with councils to green our streets and parks; increasing the presence of native wildlife in the city; and driving a more compressive approach to water and biodiversity sensitive urban design.  

The work of Green Adelaide is exciting, innovative and has the potential to be world leading. Its success will secure Adelaide as one of the most liveable cities in the world and fulfil our goal to become the world’s second National Park City. 

Everyone needs to be involved in the vision and implementation of what Green Adelaide is all about. Whether it’s in our backyards, on our balconies, on the nature strip in front of our homes, or in a nearby park, greening Adelaide can be a fulfilling and fun experience.  

So we hope you make it to my Greening Adelaide Forum.

Greening Adelaide Forum:
Tuesday 19 October
6 - 7.30pm
Clarence Gardens Bowling Club, Winona Avenue, Clarence Gardens.  

We’d love to see you there. 

Please RSVP via elder@parliament.sa.gov.au or by calling 8374 1939. 

Yours sincerely, 

Carolyn Power MP - Member for Elder

Kaurna cultural art workshops - weaving


Kaurna cultural art workshops - weaving

Next date: Wednesday, 27 October 2021 | 12:30 PM to 02:30 PM

Meet  Aunty Elaine, a Kaurna woman, who will be hosting cultural weaving and Aboriginal art workshops here at Clarence Park Community Centre.  

During the workshops Elaine will provide a cultural experience by creating a safe and comfortable environment where people can come together to learn new skills while providing an opportunity for conversation about her culture, including Aboriginal diversity of language, art, cultural practices, food and beliefs.  

Weaving Workshop
Wednesday 27 October, 12.30 - 2.30pm

Aboriginal Art Workshop
Wednesday 10 November, 12.30 - 2.30pm

Clarence Park Community Centre, 72 - 74 East Avenue, Black Forest

Cost $5 per workshop, bookings essential, phone 8293 8166 or speak to our office staff.


  • Wednesday, 27 October 2021 | 12:30 PM - 02:30 PM


Clarence Park Community Centre, 72-74 East Avenue, Black Forest 5035  

13 October 2021

Tree canopy cover

You most recent rate notice would have included the canopy cover for your property. The chart below shows the average for each suburb in  Unley. How did you compare? Making these statistics available is just one step closer to achieving at least 30% cover across the city! 




Tree Canopy %

On Private Land only







Unley Park








Myrtle Bank




Kings Park




Hyde Park




Black Forest




Clarence Park




















Everard Park