Councillor Don Palmer Providing Local Leadership & Working for You

After months of residents being told by DPTI representatives that Council is or will be responsible for this and/or that we now will be involved.

Beginning this week Council and DPTI will begin a community engagement process with residents and property owners along the Greenways aspect of the rail corridor works that are occurring through Unley for the purpose of re vegetation.
Council has identified ‘Nodes of Opportunities’ along the route where we believe positive outcomes can be achieved from the completion of these projects.
We will be engaging with residents through a feedback form process and also offering opportunities for residents to meet on site through to the end of July. These letters identify the background, opportunities to contribute and meeting opportunities with Council staff and DPTI.
In summary the meeting locations, dates and times are as follows:
·         Cromer Parade Node – Cnr Cromer Parade and Meredyth Avenue – Thursday 18th July 2013 – 4.00pm to 6.00pm
·         Black Forest Node (Emerson Crossing to Byron Road) – Off Road Path – Thursday 25th July 2013 – Cnr Byron Road and the Path – 4.00pm to 6.00pm
·         Richards Tce, Nairne Tce and Lyons Parade Node – Wednesday 31st July 2013 – Cnr Nairne Tce and Nichols Street (at Forestville Reserve) – 4.00pm to 6.00pm
Council has also identified the Parker Terrace and Canterbury Terrace area by the Clarence Park Station as a specific Node that we are consulting on traffic design and Ash tree replacement. Option plans will be provided to residents seeking their input and comments.

An opportunity has been offered for these residents to meet with Trevor Stein (our Sustainable Landscape Specialist) and DPTI staff on Wednesday 24th July 2013 at the Clarence Park Community Centre between 4.00pm and 6.00pm.
Three of these nodes are within Goodwood South Ward and I will attend each. I am looking forward to your observations. Jennie is due back shortly from her sojourn and i expect she will also be attending I expect 2 of them.