As part of the multi cultural fair held today by St Augustine’s Anglican Church the Village Green Plaza was opened by Mayor Clyne this morning.
Mayor Clyne, dressed in his Army fatigues (he apparently is on call this weekend as an Army Reservist), was
The plaza was a joint project between St Augustine’s Anglican Church of Unley and council designed to open up access to the village green from the Memorial Gardens on the other side of Unley Road.. The existence of the green, which sits behind the Council’s Civic Centre and St Augustine’s Church is not obvious to may who frequent the area.
The community in the know have already taken the opportunity to make use of the opportunity to walk through what was once a fenced off and inaccessible area. From the church’s point of view Priest in Charge the Venerable Peter Chilver has always maintained that the Church should be open to the whole community. The Plaza project, as with recent other changes including the removal of the gaol like gates to their courtyard, are showing St Augustine’s is welcoming all who venture into Unley Central.
From a Council point of view this project is a demonstration of what can be achieved to build on and improve community open space infrastructure. The joint Library/Church carpark may be the next stage of a series of opportunities in and around Unley Central to shape the area for the community or the future.