Kelvin Avenue agenda for Monday night meeting

We have received our agenda for Monday night’s City Strategy & Policy committee meeting and Kelvin Avenue comes back to us for further consideration.
We have three options being put to us by our administration for consideration including the original option, which remains administrations recommended option. The second option is to not proceed and the third option is one that administration has worked on to address the issues raised during the consultation process and to address issues with ETSA’s transformer.
This option is for a single lane road opening up each end to allow two way traffic. This concept apparently provides ETSA with enough room to access their transformer as and when they may need to and does leave enough room for greenscaping (for want of a better word).
If the original option is Council’s preferred option then it will go back out in time to consultation from DTEI, as I understand it.
If the revised concept gets up then WE will go back out to consultation with the outcome being reported to Council at its meeting on 12 December 2011.  Jennie and I are keen that all people with an interest in the outcome contribute and we will be looking to catch up with each of you in the time available to us.
Watch this space for the result of Monday night’s meeting.


  1. Sue   •  

    The compromise seems at though it should be acceptable to all parties. It is great that you and Jennie have been able to work with staff to achieve what has the potential to be a great outcome for everybody.

  2. Mike   •  

    Let’s move on a real pocket park. This street is not suitable.

  3. Don   •  

    Thank you for yoru comments Sue & Mike. I am sure that, assuming we adopt option 3 tomorrow night, we will get numerous observations.

    I am looking forward to hearing from all those people with an interest in the outcome.

  4. Karen   •  

    My preferred option is to leave Kelvin Avenue as is. $120,000 is too much for this strange attempt to increase open space in Unley.

  5. Concerned user of Kelvin Avenue   •  

    I have looked at the proposed plans/drawing of the modifications to the eastern end of Kelvin Ave. The Administration has proposed to create a bottle neck within one car length of the intersection of Kelvin, East Ave & Frederick. This is a vehicular accident waiting to happen, especially for those traveling south on East Ave turning left onto Kelvin, a blind corner (the NE corner.
    This plan does not allow parking. There are elderly residents who live in the vicinity who are visited by family and friends – these visitors park in that part of Kelvin.
    Any maintenance by ETSA, SAWATER or any other utility including the council or emergency services will only be able to be done by blocking either end of the proposed area.
    This part of the street is very busy during peak traffic periods, morning when most traffic is travelling north on East Ave and there are children being taken to school and then in the afternoon when the traffic is travelling south and there are school children heading home. Any funnelling of vehicles into a confined space will be detrimental to foot, parked and moving traffic

  6. Don   •  

    Thanks for the additonal responses. I refer you all to my latest blog on this topic. The original concepot is likley to fail at the next Council meeting.

    I appreciate much of what concerned user says about the new option.

    If it gets up then I ask all to make sure they contribute to the consultation process that wil follow.

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