Dora Guild Playground upgrade

As part of our ongoing asset renewal/restoration program we are looking to replace the small children’s play house and provide additional shade around the sand pit area.

 

Cubby House at Dora Guild

Cubby House at Dora Guild

We think the existing play house is well loved and we could replace it with something similar in the same location, but would appreciate your views to help finalise the plans.

We also want to upgrade the soft fall and provide additional shade around the sand pit area and can provide either a shade sail (similar to the existing structure) or a colorbond steel ‘all-weather’ structure over a seat/table area.

Our Sport & Recreation Planner letterbox dropped local residents yesterday and will also have placed a poster at the playground. Just in case you did not receive it or have not been to the playground recently and you have an interest in how this playground evolves this blog is designed to alert you.

It’s only a small project, but we appreciate getting your feedback. Details and a feedback form are available on our website. Please return the form via the website, posting to PO Box 1 Unley SA 5061, or hand delivering it to our Civic Centre 181 Unley Road.

 

What new programs should we run with young people this year?

Unley Council is asking our youth via our have your say website what new programs should we run with young people this year?

 

Only a handful of ideas have been put forward thus far. The consultation has been open just a month so far and closes 16 November. I encourage you to either contribute because you can or ask those who should to. You can access the Have Your Say webpage here.20151027_104147

Of interest to me is one from the west which I like and it appears has attracted interest thus far from the majority of observers.

That is to provide additional infrastructure to the recently revamped skate park in Forestville Reserve. I like what “Seabrookbridge” has to say. Logical and appropriate. A user for sure. Find out what “Seabrookbridge” suggested here.


What ideas do you have?

 

Living Young Action Plan Endorsed by Council

Council endorsed last night the draft Living Young Action Plan for our Young People 2015- 2017.

 

The development of a Young People’s Action Plan is a specific Year 1 action in Council’s 4 Year Plan to support the objectives of the Living: Our Path to a Vibrant City theme. The draft Living Young Action Plan for Unley’s Young People 2015-17 has been developed to consider the needs and aspirations of young people, as well as the City of Unley’s approach in supporting this segment of our community.

Young people represent 24% of the City of Unley population and total 8,680. According to the 2011 Census:
• 5.6% of the population were 5-9 years old (approximately 2,000 people)
• 5.1% of the population were 10-14 years old (approximately 1,900 people)
• 5.6% were 15-19 years old (approximately 2,000 people)
• 7.7% were 20-24 (2,800 people), the largest five year age group in the City of Unley.

Living Young represents a new direction in our engagement with young people and is a consultative document which trials new programs and approaches. Through the Plan, the aim for the next two years is to increasingly engage with our young people in the community, putting the City in a better position to inform future planning and program delivery.

In addition, Living Young is not just for young people; many of the actions will interest the broader community and encourage inter-generational opportunities wherever possible.

The actions included in the Plan are aligned to three key objectives:
• Engage and Enhance Leadership in Young People
• Encourage Positive Connections and Learning
• Promote Wellbeing and Resilience

Check out the plan on our website.