Councillor Don Palmer Providing Local Leadership & Working for You

East-west connectivity not addressed.

Not only is East-West connectivity not addressed in the North-South Corridor reference design, it has been exacerbated. I trust you have read my two blog posts yesterday. The first, “public scrutiny is invited”. The second,” influence the design”. More to the point I...

Is Cross Road earmarked as a freight route?

Is Cross Road earmarked as a freight route? That is what many people are asking. Others are convinced that Cross Road IS earmarked for a freight route.   These conflicting but compatible concerns prompted a public meeting on the future of Cross Road. The meeting was...

Black Forest has been Saved. Glandore Devastated.

Black Forest has been saved from property acquisitions for the North-South Corridor tunnel project. Glandore not so. It has been devastated. You are probably aware that the northern portal of the T2D southern tunnels has been announced. DIT held back to ensure all...

Deputy Dawg back as Deputy Mayor of Unley

Last night I was elected by my peers to take on the role, next year, of Deputy Mayor of Unley. This will be my second stint in the position. The first time was in 2017. On that occasion, I was Deputy to then-Mayor Lachlan Clyne. Council elects their Deputy Mayor,...

A Call To Action: Protecting Adelaide’s Tree Canopy

Last month, we debated and decided to endorse in principle “A Call to Action”. This was by way of a Motion on Notice by Cr Bonham. A decision by the way that was unanimous.   “A Call to Action” is a report prepared on behalf of the Conservation Council of South...

Representation Review is “Finally” Complete

I say the Representation Review is “Finally” Complete because we thought we might be way back in April. As I indicated in my blog post of April 1, we must review the representation of our Council. The Local Government Act forces us every 8 years to do this. This is a...

Demolition does not require approval anymore.

Without knowing demolition does not require approval anymore, we figured we won the war earlier this year. The war against an inappropriate change in zoning in Black Forest and Clarence Park (west). We did, but little did we realise that hidden away in the detail,...

Where to go if Council can’t help you.

Where do you go if Council can’t help you? Two days ago I provided a list of things that might cause you concern about developments next door. Yesterday I followed this up with an explanation of where you can obtain assistance from Council. Accordingly, today I...