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Over the past year, the Friends of the City of Unley Society (FOCUS) committee has been in the process of developing a revised set of constitutional rules for our incorporated association. Members may remember at the 2018 AGM a draft set of rules was shared with the members present. Feedback from the night and from the membership has been incorporated into a document and has the approval of the committee to be shared to  members, as the draft. The intent is to formally present the document for approval by members at the next general meeting of FOCUS, as required under the current association rules. FOCUS-rules-Jan2019 are the draft rules, approved by the committee, for member consideration.

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TONIGHT – Wednesday February 20th – 7.30pm

Fullarton Park Community Centre
411 Fullarton Road (Corner Fullarton Road and Fisher Street)

Ask questions of the Mayor and Councillors and also to mingle with them and other residents informally.

Refreshments provided.

Wednesday February 20th – 7.30pm

Fullarton Park Community Centre
411 Fullarton Road (Corner Fullarton Road and Fisher Street)

FOCUS invites you to a Meet the New Unley Council. Our new Mayor, Michael Hewitson AM and elected Members of the new Unley Council will be present.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions of the Mayor and Councillors and also to mingle with them and other residents informally.

Refreshments will be provided.
Enquiries: Warren Jones 0419852622

  • David Pisoni MP SA Liberal Party
  • John Wishart The GREENS SA
  • Candidate to be advised SA Labor Party
  • Candidate to be advised SA Best
  • Candidate to be advised Dignity PARTY

Here is an opportunity to hear from each of them as they address some key issues relevant to the Electorate of Unley on Local Heritage, the Assessment of Development Proposals and the Greening of our City. There will be opportunity for questions from the floor.

When: Tuesday 27 February 2018

Where: Unley Park Sports Club, 8 Northgate St, Unley Park. Wheelchair accessible venue

Time: 7:30pm

Contact: Ros Islip 0438723001 or Warren Jones 0419852622

As you may be aware the City of Unley is establishing a Civic Precinct Development Working Group, http://www.unley.sa.gov.au/unley-news/november-2017/expression-of-interest-%E2%80%93-civic-precinct-working-grNominations are open until 1 December (http://www.unley.sa.gov.au/forms/civic-precinct-working-group-expression-of-interes).
 
This working party will look at and report to Council on options for the Civic Precinct, an area bounded by Unley Rd, Edmund Ave, Rugby St and Oxford St. This is the area inclusive of St Augustine’s Church, Halls and presbytery, Unley Town Hall, Civic Centre and library and the Unley Village Green (the villas and associated grassed areas). 
 
A ‘sister’ community based organisation (SOS Unley Village Green Inc) has created an online survey to gain opinions and insights into what the residents wish to see or not see for the this area. The survey can be found at, https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/unleyvillagegreen.

Screen Shot 2017-10-24 at 8.36.59 pmA presentation by

Norman Etherington AM

President
National Trust of South Australia

Heritage is sometimes said to be a polarising issue. That proposition was put to the test in a wide-ranging public consultation conducted in 2016 by South Australia’s Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure.

The Community Consultation process is over and the Minister for Planning, John Rau has deferred consideration of legislative changes to Heritage legislation until after the State elections in March 2018.

So now what? Is local heritage still under siege? Norman, an Emeritus Professor of History and former Alderman of the City of Adelaide, has a rare insight into the State’s heritage issues.

Do come and hear Norman’s views. A presentation not to be missed! Following the presentation and discussion a light supper will be provided.

When: Tuesday 21 November 2017

Where: Unley Community Centre, 18 Arthur St Unley

Time: 7:30pm

Contact: Ros Islip – 0438723001 Warren Jones – 0419852622

 

When: Tuesday 19 September 2017
Where: Unley Community Centre, 18 Arthur St Unley
Time: 7:30pm
The formalities of the AGM will follow the presentations below.

Nomination Form for the FOCUS Committee of Management is available from the Secretary; Mary Rumbold phone 0450 434 167 or the FOCUS website.

Prior to the FOCUS AGM formalities, come and hear updates from Councillor Rabbitt and representatives of some great groups actively working in the City of Unley to preserve the City’s Heritage, History and Character.

Threats to the City of Unley
The implications of ad hoc and haphazard development – Councillor Michael Rabbitt

Community Group Highlights

  • Save Our Heritage Trees
  • Malvern DPA
  • SOS Unley Village Green
  • Friends of the Unley Museum
  • Grow Grow Grow
  • FOCUS

Question and answer session to follow the presentations.

A free presentation not to be missed!

Following the presentation and discussion a light supper will be provided concluding with the Annual General Meeting for FOCUS where President’s and Treasurer’s reports will be presented and Committee of Management for 2017/18 appointed.

 

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