Councillor Don Palmer Providing Local Leadership & Working for You

Council last night moved a motion as follows on Brownhill Creek:

1. Receives the ‘Part B’ report from the Brown Hill Keswick Creek Stormwater Project Group contained within Attachment 1 – Brown Hill Keswick Creek Stormwater Management Plan – ‘Part B’.
2. Notes that the report (Attachment 1) recommends Option D – Creek Capacity Upgrade as a preferred technical solution to flood mitigation 
properties in upper Brown Hill Creek.

3. Notes that the Project on behalf of the five councils (Adelaide, Burnside, Mitcham, Unley and West Torrens) will undertake community engagement relating to ‘Part B’ Works within the first half of 2015.

4. Notes that feedback collected from the community during this period will be summarised in a report to the five catchment councils who will then review and make a final recommendation to the Stormwater Management Authority on ‘Part B’ Works.

This is effectively a motion that simply recognises that we will allow the Project Group to run the public campaign rather than each of the five councils doing so independently. The period of consultation as seen above will be in early 2015, when the respective new councils have the obligation to see this project through to the next stage.

The public, for the first time, will have the opportunity to engage with us on the full storey and not one component of it as has been the case to date. The full report is available for all to read and digest between now and then, the best opportunity ever for people (elected members included) to study and understand what is on offer.

A summary report is available here.

And we have been promised by our CEO that a do nothing option will be available on the table when it does go out to consultation.