Councillor Don Palmer Providing Local Leadership & Working for You

D-Day or PDC-Day beckons as PDI Act 2016 commences

D-Day, or should I say PDC-Day has been confirmed as March 19. It heralds the arrival of the new Planning & Design Code, complete with its anomalies, errors, and omissions. PDC-Day (March 19) is the date the State Planning Commission has set for the launch of the...

Community to Influence the T2D South Road Design

If you have not heard already I have good news. We will have a chance to influence the T2D South Road Design, via a formal community consultation process.   The Department of Infrastructure and Transport (DIT) will be seeking community input into the design and...

Now is the Hour when we must lodge our representation.

Indeed! Now IS the hour when we must lodge our representation. Our representation on the current draft of the new Planning & Design Code.   If we don’t then we must forever accept the result. Of what might happen next door to you.   In my August blog on the...

We could go carbon neutral almost immediately.

We could go carbon neutral almost immediately is the advice Council received at a briefing last night. At our operational level at least.   At the briefing, Council received an introduction to our emerging Climate and Energy Plan. A plan that will hopefully be...

Time for Refocusing on Your 2018 Election Wishes

This blog focuses on your 2018 election wishes. It follows on from my blog last month, reporting on my 2018 election promises.   Some of your 2018 election wishes are well advanced or completed. Some are still in the “frying pan”. Others are yet to be followed...