What do you want from Council

What do you want from Council in the next 12 months or even the next 4 years.

We are asking you to help us prioritise what Council does for you in the next 12 months and beyond. The first step was for us to prepare a draft Community and Business Plan, and accompanying budget for next year, which we have now done.

You have had and many of you have taken opportunity previously to help and guide us to design our individual programs.

The next step is for you to provide your input into how we should prioritise the many programs we have or envisage. We would dearly love to hear from you. Check out this video and be stimulated into giving us your thoughts as to how we should prioritise the many things we do.

For more detail and an opportunity to respond check the links below which from part of our Have Your Say webpage.

Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget 2017 – 2018

This sets out the program we expect to conduct over the next twelve months, including the budget.

Draft Community Plan and 4 Year Delivery Plan 2018 – 2021.

We have taken the opportunity to review our Community Plan. This review coincides with the development of a new 4 Year Delivery Plan which provides focus for priority in program delivery.

How to provide comment
Have your say by:

  • Providing feedback online at Your Say Unley
  • Sending a written submission to The City of Unley, PO Box 1, Unley SA 5061

Hard copies of the draft plans are available from the Unley Civic Centre, 181 Unley Road, Unley.

Public Meetings
Our staff will be available to discuss the draft plans with you at the following public information sessions:

  • Monday 15 May, 10.30 – 11.30am. Goodwood Library, 101 Goodwood Road, Goodwood
  • Tuesday 16 May, 2 – 3pm. Fullarton Park Community Centre, 411 Fullarton Road, Fullarton
  • Wednesday 24 May, 5.30 – 6.30pm. Unley Civic Centre, 181 Unley Road, Unley

So! What do you want from Council?



  1. Gregory Willson   •  

    Thanks for asking Don. I read your outline of borrowings that Unley undertakes and gave that some thought. I reckon councils should borrow less, have at best only a small amount of debt and make do with that. Of course that would lead to councils becoming smaller and dispensing with staff and resources. So be it. It would make councils focus on their core reason for existence [whatever that is]. Overall I think councils do too much for too many and I am guessing this would be demonstrated by the levels of borrowings they have become accustomed in order to function.

  2. Don Palmer   •     Author

    Thank you Greg for your input.

    I hope you take the time to put this comment into our system so all may see it.

    Just a note in closing. The loan funding is only for capital works so a reduction will not impact on staffing levels. It is their to fund such things as the Goodwood Oval grandstand and redeveloping Millswood Sport Ground, Unley Oval, King William Road etc.

    The way to reduce staffing and what we do needs to be directly through the rates.

    That said we have investigated recently a number a number of services that one might consider removing only to get a significant backlash from the community.

    Thanks again and see you soon.

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