28 April 2022

Full Council meeting: April 26th 2022

 You may find the following of interest: 

  • Mike Turtur Bikeway Overpass: CLMP  Consultation: The response to consultation was an overwhelming no. however, the scene has changed significantly since this began and the new Labor government have already called for nominations for a Community Reference Group to help rework the concept and process. The motion passed was to acknowledge the above but to neither say No or Yes to the project.
  • Clarence Park Community Centre Partnership Agreement: Every 5 years the agreement between the CPCC Board and Council is revamped. This time the Board asked for the surety of an additional $15,000 to help fund the The Shed program. PASSED
  • Proposed Changed to Fullarton South Traders Association fees and area the fees are collected: Th new fees did not resonate with the traders and Council has decided to leave them as they were. PASSED
  • Mainstreet Association Marketing Funding Requests: Each year the traders associations in the mainstreets ask for funding to support the work that they do: this money us raised by charging the traders in each street and additional fee. PASSED
  • Draft Annual Business Plan for consultation: The approved plan allows for a 3% rate rise plus .5 % for growth. However, the March quarters CPI is now 4.7% and this may well be flagging price rises that have not been included in the budget. The Council will seek feed back from ratepayers  on the e projects included and the rate rise. PASSED
  • Code of Conduct Complaint: Mayor Hewitson was the subject of a complaint to Council reading the publishing of an article he title Silly Rules in the Eastern Courier. He was found to have breached 2.4 and 2.7 of the code and the Council agreed to censure him for this.

20 April 2022


Unley  have launched this year’s Tree Voucher Incentive Program, as part of Council’s approach to increasing tree planting on private land.

 The Program builds on the success of last two years offering vouchers to new residents to Unley. This year we are inviting all property owners across the City of Unley to enter the draw to win an $80 tree voucher to plant a new tree in their garden. The voucher can be used towards a native, ornamental or fruit tree which will grow to at least 3m tall at maturity.

 There are 500 vouchers to be won, with 125 being randomly drawn every Thursday with the assistance of one of our Justice of Peace volunteers over a four-week period from 28 April to 19 May 2022.

 Winners will be emailed and need to redeem their unique code voucher by 30 June 2022 at one of the two local garden centres: Barrow and Bench Mitre 10 and The Conservatory.

We have used the Council’s latest LiDAR canopy data to multiply the number of entries received from lower canopy suburbs to increase their chances to win;

    • Entries from suburbs with less than 20% cover will automatically go into draw 3 times (Wayville, Parkside, Forestville, Unley and Everard Park)
    • Entries from suburbs between 20-25% cover will go into draw 2 times (Goodwood, Highgate, Fullarton, Malvern, Clarence Park, Black Forest and Hyde Park)
    • Entries from suburbs over 25% canopy cover will go into draw with single chance per entry (Kings Park, Myrtle Bank, Millswood and Unley Park).

 Entering is easy, however people will need their Rates Assessment Number (found on Council Rates Notice) to prove they are the property owner.

 For more information on the Tree Voucher Incentive program, please follow the link below:



11 April 2022

Shaping Unley:City -wide Parking Strategy


 As exiting way forward.

The City-wide Parking Strategy consultation will officially commence on Monday 11 April 2022 for a four-week period, applying the new and innovative Shaping Unley Process.

 The first phase of the project is the Issues and Ideas Forum, where we will be seeking city-wide community views on:

                  any current issues you have with your on-street parking experience(s); and

                  any ideas on how you think these issues could be resolved.

 We are also seeking community views on good parking experiences and what people think works well.

 We are very excited in anticipation of the feedback we may receive from the community to help inform the future Community Panel discussions. Invites to 1200 randomly selected Unley residents and businesses will be sent on Monday 11 April 2022, seeking to register their interest to form the 30 representative panel (15 residents and 15 businesses). We are seeking a diverse group of people to form part of the Community Panel, the second phase of the Shaping Unley process.

More details can be found at City-wide Parking Strategy Issues and Ideas Forum on Your Say Unley via your networks and discussions. The Shaping Unley process aims to empower the community to influence Council’s decision-making. The more people that Council hears from regarding on-street parking experiences in the City of Unley, and their ideas on how parking can be improved, then the more genuine the process will be.

05 April 2022

Anzac Service: all welcome


 Please find attached our social media post of the 2022 Unley RSL sub-branch Anzac Dawn Service. (Memorial Gardens)

 We are excited to return to a full capacity event this year. Highlights include;

  • Royal Australian Navy catafalque party
  • Unley Council Band
  • Scotch College Piper
  • Singer Georgia Payze
  • Keynote speaker RADM Scarce (former Governor of South Australia)
  • Gunfire Breakfast in the park after the event

 We welcome other groups and businesses to join us afterwards to host the Gunfire Breakfast in the park.