Councillor Don Palmer Providing Local Leadership & Working for You

The Unley Voices for Climate Action is seeking your support to present to the Legislative Council’s inquiry into public and active transport. In particular the effect of a public and active transport on climate change mitigation.


They have asked elected members of the Council to help promote their effort. To that end, I provide a complete copy of their correspondence below. I encourage you to attend and contribute. I sense we will see pragmatic local solutions to addressing climate change.

Dear Unley resident

We invite you to come and have your say about public and active transport in our community and across greater Adelaide.

Our roads have never been busier. In response, governments are widening roads and intersections. Invariably, this involves the loss of roadside trees, increased areas of hard and heat-absorbing surfaces and more and faster traffic flows through our communities. Almost half of all Greenhouse Gas Emissions from transport come from cars.

Are there other ways we can move around our communities and city with less adverse impacts?

What transport choices might we make if these alternatives were safe, affordable and convenient?

We will have a speaker to talk you through the issues and you will also hear from people in our community who are making different transport choices. We will then discuss what we have heard, record your ideas and use them in developing our submission to the SA Legislative Council Select Committee that is inquiring into and reporting on public and active transport.

Here is our invitation and at the bottom of this email the terms of reference for the SA Legislative Council Select Committee.

Please forward on this email to anyone in the City of Unley who you think may be interested.

We hope you can join us.

Andrew Boorman

On behalf of

Unley Voices for Climate Action


*Legislative Council Select Committee terms of reference 


  1. That a select committee of the Legislative Council be established to inquire into and report on public and active transport with particular reference to—
  • (a) the availability and quality of public transport, including:

(i) infrastructure and services in metropolitan and regional areas.

(ii) the impact of fares and frequency; and

(iii) the efficacy and impacts of on-demand public transport.

  • (b) the role of government in enabling and encouraging active transport, including:

(i) measures to enable more participation.

(ii) the effect on community health and wellbeing.

(iii) the effect on climate change mitigation; and

(iv) measures to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists.

  • (c) the use of e-scooters and potential opportunities for expansion or further regulation.
  • (d) any other related matters.
  1. That this council permits the select committee to authorise the disclosure or publication, as it sees fit, of any evidence or documents presented to the committee prior to such evidence being presented to the council.