Jennie & I, along with neighbouring Unley Park councillor Michael Rabbitt and our Acting Mayor Peter Hughes, met with Steph Key yesterday. Topic of discussion was to discuss the consultation report on the Subway Project.
Steph may no longer be the local member of Parliament, but she is still passionate about getting the Subway Project up and running. She presented, along with Mark Thomson from her electorate office, the results of the consultation from late last year to the group above.
The results of the consultation are quite clear. The local community wants some form of artwork on the underpass. They provided some great ideas to the project group.
The strongest support clearly is for a “green” solution. This could be anything from paint to live greening or a combination of both.
We all agreed last night the project should not be limited to the concrete walls. It should extend to the surrounding “precinct”. This would mean replicating elsewhere what has been done in the north west corner of the precinct. It would mean beautifying the vacant land in the south east, adjacent the now successful re-opened Millswood Rail Station.
It seems like this project has been going for ever. Well before my entry into Council. My predecessor Les Birch championed the Subway Project way back in the 90’s.
Seems now that, with community backing and some clever thoughts on how artwork could help maintain the infrastructure and extend its life that DPTI may well be on board. Well tentatively at least.
You can check out the recent history of the project on the project groups website or their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/goodwoodsubway17/
Steph will present the Subway Project Consultation Report to Unley Council (possibly at the June meeting) the results of the consultation. She will also suggest the next step.
With the replacement artwork in tow at the Capri Cinema, this may well be an ideal next project for artwork in Goodwood.