Unley Publications : Unley Life Winter 2017
As many of you will know, I’ve decided to run in the next state government election. As a result I will seek a leave of absence as Mayor of Unley from October, followed by my resignation in January next year. There are several reasons for the timing of these moves, neither of which I am obliged to do under the Local Government Act but which I believe is the proper course of action to ensure that State politics doesn’t intrude on the business of Council. In particular, resigning in January will mean we don’t require a costly by-election, and an acting Mayor can be elected from our existing councillors to take my place until the nex t Council elections in November 2018. In the meantime it will very much be business as usual for me as your Mayor, in par ticular seeing through the Ministerial approval of the Unley Central Development Plan Amendment - which I regard as the most radical redefining of Unley’s hear t in more than a century. The Unley community has had great input into this DPA, notably in ensuring the retention of heritage buildings and spaces in the Unley Civic Centre site that might otherwise have been lost if the original plans had gone ahead. And although the plan has now set a height limit of up to 11 storeys, appropriate setbacks and stringent design features will ensure minimal impact on adjoining properties and roads. It’s been an extraordinary balancing exercise as we under take a truly significant change to our development plan whilst maintaining respect for and retention of key heritage features in our city’s centre. I’m also very focused on looking ahead as we put the finishing touches on Council’s 2017-2018 Budget which, if approved, will provide more than $1 million to finally enable a star t on the Brownhill Creek flood prevention project, as well as completion of design work on impor tant upgrades to Unley Oval, and Goodwood and King William roads. These are major projects that I’m sure we will all welcome. Among the other stories in this issue of Unley Life I’d especially draw your at tention to a great little community support program started by Council, in which we take aged care residents and war veterans to the footy at Unley Oval. And a special word of congratulations to Unley’s Active Ageing Citizen of the Year, running coach Dick Vaughan, who we acknowledged on Australia Day for his tireless effor ts to train Unley residents, both young and old. ADVERTISING For information on advertising in Unley Life, contact: The Editor Unley Life Phone: 8372 5111 Email: email@example.com .gov.au Printed on sustainable forestry sourced paper stock, and manufactured using elemental chlorine free pulps. Printed using environmentally responsible vegetable-based inks. 04 What’s On 06 Unley’s murder mystery 10 Unley & You 11 Active Ageing Citizen of the Year 15 Unley Central DPA outcome 16 Local businesses collaborate 18 Your Council 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, Melanie Gibbons, Nigel Hopkins, Nereeda McInnes, Bianca Wordley, Erin Thompson Printing: Lane Print & Post Photography: Elle Dawson-Scott, James Elsby, Michael Haines, Brett Hartwig 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.
Unley Life Autumn 2017