31 July 2019
- Over 30 venues displaying work in a variety of mediums from around 140 artists. This continues to be one the largest responses to SALA in any metropolitan area.
- The City of Unley Active Ageing Award – our fourth year sponsoring this award and promoting our Active Ageing Strategy. Aimed at artists over the age of 60 across the state, we attracted over 30 submissions.
- Chris Webb’s exhibition “Revealing A Narrative” at the Hughes Gallery and Unley Library.
- The SALA Registration Subsidy Scheme which has assisted Unley based artists and venues to cover the costs of registering with SALA. Over 20 artists’ registrations were processed successfully for this scheme.
- Inclusion of a SALA in Unley map to be used in conjunction with the SALA guide;
- The SALA in Unley app. This is an app version of the map with additional information similar to the main SALA guide. This can be downloaded from izi.TRAVEL.
- Coordinating and designing a joint promotion with 18 other councils with a full page advertisement on the back of the main SALA Festival program. The aim of this advertisement is to showcase the role of Local Government supporting the arts.
- And some really innovative promotion on over 40 street and park bins (along with the All Connections to Unley Art Prize winner) and inserts on our community bus.
28 July 2019
19 July 2019
Unley provides just $50,000 each year to assist residents with the maintenance of these properties. To better enable owners of these properties to keep them in good shape, and not fall into disrepair that inevitably then results in demolition applications, far more money is required to be put into this budget line.
- Offer of a Gift: Le Cornu Site Signage: Council have been offered the large sign on Anzac Hwy that is in itself quite iconic. Nevertheless, the sign would cost many thousands of dollars to remove and store until Council found an alternate site for display.PASSED. No-one supported this suggestion
- Discretionary Rate Rebate Applications: Organisations are able to apply for rate relief each year due to the nature of the service they provide to the community. This is additional to those sites that get a 100% rebate , these being religious organisations and schools run by them. Organisations applying for relief include St John Ambulance, The Bible Society, various Childcare Centres and the RSL PASSED
- Undergrounding of Power Lines: Council have considered King William Rd (north of Arthur St), Fullarton Rd (Glen Osmond to Cross Rd), Goodwood Rd (north of the railway line) and our side of Glen Osmond Rd. Given that Council borrowings are approaching debt capacity (as described in the report)any site chosen will need to be budgeted for in the Long Term Financial Plan PASSED
- 5 Year Cultural Plan: This will build on the Public Arts Strategy with a slightly broader focus PASSED
- Request to Fly the Rainbow Flag: Feast have asked council to fly the rainbow flag in November at the same time as the Feast Festival PASSED
- Application to become a Tree City of the World: If Unley's application is successful we will join a new global network of communities recognised as leaders in the sustainable management of trees PASSED
- Establishment of a Strategic Property Committee: This committee existed during the last Council term and identified buildings suitable for both disposal and acquisition. The new committee structure is outlined in the agenda PASSED
- Centennial Park Cemetery Authority Budget: CONFIDENTIAL
18 July 2019
Many of you would have seen the footage on the ABC last week of a Shadow Minister at Millswood Station. He was there to spruik his idea that the current governments privatisation of service notion would somehow result in a loss of service to some stations. I guess he chose Millswood as this is the most recently re-opened station. I called David Pisoni's office to ascertain where the truth lay and was reassured that there was no intention on behalf of the state government to see a loss or reduction of service at any station. Nevertheless, this matter has frightened and concerned many residents.
12 July 2019
1. What projects for the entire Brown Hill Creek catchment have been completed so far?
Ridge Park Detention Dam – City of Unley. BHC Diversion Culvert by DPTI – City of Unley. Upper BHC – Hawthorn Reserve – City of Mitcham. Mount Osmond interchange dam modification. Currently in year 3 (2018/19) of a 20-year program to implement the flood mitigation works.
2. What projects for the entire Brown Hill Creek catchment are in the planning stage?
South Parklands – Victoria Park City of Adelaide (Public consultation of proposed works to close 5 July 2019. Construction to commence 19/20FY and be completed 2020/21). Page 411 of Council Agenda 24 June 2019 South Parklands – Park 20 City of Adelaide (Public consultation of proposed works to close 5 July 2019. Construction to commence 2020/21 and be completed 2021/22). Glenside – City of Burnside (Construction to commence as part of the Cedar Woods development at Glenside). Upper BHC Area 1 Wilberforce Walk (Anzac Highway to Third Avenue only) – City of Unley Construction to commence 2019/20 following land acquisition.
3. What projects have been identified but are yet to be planned or completed in Unley?
Brown Hill Creek – Creek upgrade areas (widening) Upper BHC Area 1 (Third Avenue – Forestville Reserve) Area 2 (Victoria Street – Mitchell Street & Orphanage Park culvert option) Area 3 (Douglas Street – Malcolm Street) Area 4 (Malcolm Street – Cross Road) Bridge/culvert upgrades – Second Avenue, Forestville First Avenue, Forestville Regent Street, Millswood Orphanage Park (internal road bridge) concept design through Orphanage Park yet to be confirmed Charles Street, Forestville Ethel Street, Forestville Northgate Street, Unley Park Goodwood Road Culvert Keswick Creek Le Hunte Street Diversion – All three sections (Program 2025/26 – 2031/32). Glen Osmond Creek Fern Avenue, Fullarton Bridge upgrade. Torrens Avenue, Fullarton Bridge upgrade. Minor upgrades along Glen Osmond Creek between Braeside Avenue and Burnham Avenue.
4. For each project completed so far how much has the risk of flooding in Unley reduced?
It is not possible to quantify the exact extent of reduction in flood risk, however, in the proximity of each project and immediately downstream there is a significant reduction in flood potential. The projects completed and soon to be completed in the next few years have/will greatly reduce the risk of flooding along Glen Osmond Creek, Parklands Creek and, to some extent, Keswick Creek. The minor projects that have been completed along Brown Hill Creek have had little impact on flood reduction accept in the local area of the works.
5. At what point will the risk have been reduced to an acceptable level?
The widely accepted stormwater industry standard for flood protection is 100yr ARI (Average Recurrence Interval) or 1% AEP (Annual Exceedance Probability). This standard is what has been assumed in the BHKC SMP. The project is scheduled to be completed over 20 years and therefore the modelled 100yr ARI flood protection will not occur until all projects are completed. Within the City of Unley – the Creek widening and bridge replacement between Victoria Street and Cross Road (Area 2 ‐ Area 4 including Orphanage Park) and Glen Osmond Creek minor upgrades are the last projects scheduled and are proposed to be completed in year 20, 2035/36.
11 July 2019
08 July 2019
- Citizen of the Year
- Young Person of the Year
- Best Event of the Year
King William Road will be closed to traffic for the next 4 weeks as Council takes a major step forward in getting the roadway paved. Businesses have now been asked to park their cars in the car park on Arthur St (Plymouth Brethren site). Council has introduced some goodwill initiatives to continue to support business. It was also good to see a couple of new shops preparing to trade in the near future. The initiatives include:
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