Councillor Don Palmer Providing Local Leadership & Working for You

Climate Change Policy adopted unanimously.

Council this week unanimously adopted our Climate Change Policy. The policy is one of the first initiatives of our recent Climate & Energy Plan. The Policy reflects the strategic directions of both the Climate and Energy Plan and Waste Management and Resource...

Black Forest may not be Saved.

I wrote a blog back in November titled Black Forest has been saved, Glandore devastated. That may no longer be the case. That is what appears to be the case after an announcement last weekend by our new Minister for Transport, Tom Koutsantonis. It was certainly my...

A Time Trial for Page Park Pooches

A time trial for Page Park Pooches is the cornerstone of a decision taken by Council last week. This is after a well-attended community survey provided us with suggestions for better sharing of the park. You told us about many things regarding the use of Page Park...

Will you be one of 500 Tree Voucher Winners?

Unley Council is conducting a lottery aimed at improving our tree canopy coverage. As many as 500 Tree Voucher Winners will reap the benefit.   This is one of the many initiatives in our recently developed tree strategy to encourage ratepayers to contribute to the...

City-wide Parking Strategy seeks your input.

Unley Council is conducting a City-wide Parking Strategy consultation. It will run from today for a four-week period. In so doing, we will be applying a new and innovative Shaping Unley Process for this consultation.   We are aware that many (ratepayers and...

Ensuring Access & Inclusion for All

Ensuring access & inclusion for all, Council has developed, with input from people with disabilities, our new Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2022-26 (DAIP). We adopted it at our last Council Meeting.   Council has developed the Disability Access and...

What Canopy Cover have you got?

What Canopy Cover have you got? Do you have more than 15%? Or more than your suburb’s average? That is the question. To be or not to be. Many of our ratepayers would be aware of Council’s aim to achieve a 31% canopy cover across the Council area. Many are also aware...

How will you vote?

Seriously, how will you vote and who will you vote for? For many, this will depend on which level of government you are voting for. This calendar year we have three elections here in South Australia. The State Election, which is in the process right now. Polling day...

Mike Turtur Bikeway Overpass on hold

Minister Wingard has listened to the Forestville Community. As a result, he has put the Mike Turtur Bikeway Overpass on hold. Putting the Mike Turtur Bikeway Overpass on hold will permit a review of the project. It will also permit a wider and more consultative...

Mike Turtur Cyclist/Pedestrian count

The confusion continues and so I find a need to blog yet again on this subject. Are you aware of a Mike Turtur Cyclist/Pedestrian count conducted yesterday?   I was one who was counted as I walked the precinct. Others I am aware of also witnessed the count going on....

Update on the Mike Turtur Bikeway Overpass

Further to my last blog post, I offer the following update on the Mike Turtur Bikeway Overpass for you. It is good news. At the very least it is buying time. Some of you would be aware in subsequent conversations that I was hoping that we could convince DIT to brief...

We are all on the same Cross Road page.

We are all on the same Cross Road page is the clear and decisive message heard last night. No one wants Cross Road to become a designated freight route. Not the State or Federal Government, not the respective oppositions. Not the Greens, and likewise none of the...

There will be no new dance steps

Remember the 90’s hit movie, Strictly Ballroom. Strictly ballroom is famous for the catchphrase “there will be no new dance steps”.  State Government Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Corie Wingard MP, has uttered similar words regarding...

East-west connectivity not addressed.

Not only is East-West connectivity not addressed in the North-South Corridor reference design, it has been exacerbated. I trust you have read my two blog posts yesterday. The first, “public scrutiny is invited”. The second,” influence the design”. More to the point I...

Is Cross Road earmarked as a freight route?

Is Cross Road earmarked as a freight route? That is what many people are asking. Others are convinced that Cross Road IS earmarked for a freight route.   These conflicting but compatible concerns prompted a public meeting on the future of Cross Road. The meeting was...