Unley Publications : Unley Life Summer 2015
Never have I been more aware that the City of Unley is a place for people of all ages - from the newly born (more on that later) to those in their later years. After a great deal of hard work behind the scenes, Council recently endorsed the City of Unley Active Ageing Strategy, which is the focus of our cover story in this issue. In 2012 the City of Unley became the first Council in South Australia and is now one of only eight in Australia to gain membership to the WHO Global Net work of Age-friendly Cities. We’ve now followed that through with an ageing strategy based on the premise that ageing is a celebration of life. We are living longer and healthier and everyone always has a meaningful contribution, which means we must ensure that our City is accessible for everyone, promotes health and wellbeing and provides opportunities for connection, inclusion and participation. Two other stories in this issue also require a mention. Firstly, the preparation by Council of the Unley Central Precinct Plan, which provides a clear vision for development of the Unley District Centre and will be the subject of extensive community consultation. We believe the Plan provides us with an ideal opportunity to set a strong future direction for the City with a focus on community. Secondly, at long last we have agreement in favour of creek widening by all five Councils in the Brown Hill Keswick Creek catchment area. From the beginning, Council has been committed to finding the best drainage solution that protects houses and businesses and will have the least environmental, financial and social impacts. As for the newly born, my wife Jocelyn and I are very proud to be the parents of one of Unley’s newest citizens, our daughter Matilda. I was most privileged to have been able to spend the first few weeks of her life as a stay at home dad. Whilst not everyone's situation allows them the time or space to spend a few weeks devoted to the needs of their family after a birth, I do believe that our society is seeing the impor tance of the father in the family unit and enabling more dads to spend a good chunk of time being only that, a Dad. I’ve loved it and thanks to my colleagues and Council staff for making that possible. ADVERTISING For information on advertising in Unley Life, contact: The Editor Unley Life Ph: 8372 5111 Email: email@example.com Printed on sustainable forestry sourced paper stock, and manufactured using elemental chlorine free pulps. Printed using environmentally responsible vegetable-based inks. 04 Summer in Unley 06 The Longevity Revolution 10 Unley & You 14 Annual Report Highlights 16 Your Council 18 Unley Central 24 Councils finalise flood plan Unley Life magazine is published quarterly by the City of Unley and distributed to homes and businesses within the Council area. Every care has been taken in compiling the contents of this publication. However, the publisher assumes no responsibility for the effects arising therefrom. The views expressed are not necessarily those of the publisher. Editor: Erin Thompson Design and artwork: Inga Lidums, Salmon Studio Contributors: Karen Cini, Nigel Hopkins, Helen Lewis, Nereeda McInnes, Cheryl Rabbah, Anthony T Schmidt, Bianca Wordley, Erin Thompson Printing: Lane Print & Post Photography: Elle Dawson-Scott, James Elsby, Michael Haines, Brett Hartwig, Ben Searcy Have a say and contribute to your community magazine: We welcome comments about Unley Life magazine. Suggestions for articles or feedback should be forwarded to: The Editor, Unley Life Magazine, PO Box 1, Unley, SA, 5061. Phone: 8372 5111 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org unleycouncil UNLEY LIFE IS PUBLISHED QUARTERLY BY THE CITY OF UNLEY. 02 Mayor Lachlan Clyne with wife, Jocelyn, and daughter, Matilda.
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