Time for your help again

The Cities of Unley and Mitcham are seeking your views on the key directions for the Regional Public Health and Wellbeing Plan

The Cities of Unley and Mitcham are working together to prepare a Regional Public Health and Wellbeing Plan for their communities.
This plan is aimed at ensuring that both Councils provide every opportunity for a “Healthy Community” – where each community and the region overall is active, connected, safe and equitable and embraces healthy living and wellbeing.
Have your say on-line at regional-public-health-and-wellbeing-plan or contact Pam Hocking on phone 8372 5108 or email [email protected] for a hard copy of the community engagement flyer on the project and/or for a feedback form.

Environmental Health Services-Shared Services

An alternative has been provided the City of Unley in sharing services for the provision of Environmental Health Services.


The Council’s partner in Centennial park Cemetary may be the ideal partner for Environmental Health.

As I reported in a blog on the 15th April Council considered a report discussing the City of Unley becoming a constituent member council of the Eastern Health Authority (EHA) for the provision of Environmental Health Services. Following consideration of this item, Council resolved that alternative opportunities for shared services be explored and reported back to Council in June 2012.

That report has been completed and submitted to us at our upcoming City Strategy and Policy committee meeting . We will be asked in that meeting to consider a partnership with the City of Mitcham.

Meetings have been held with representatives from the City of Mitcham to explore the potential to share Environmental Health Services. 
The sharing of the Manager role would enable time for consideration of a more advanced shared services model.
I suspect this will provide a more cost beneficial solution than that we considered back in April and one where we are not contributing to another level of bureaucracy for the sake of it and not losing control over the process of delivery of services.