Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for the ‘Membership’ Category

Dear FOCUS Member,

FOCUS annual membership subscriptions for the 2017-18 financial year are due for renewal on 1 July 2017.

Your subscription will support us in our efforts to preserve the historical character of Unley.

Could you please check your membership details below and forward the form below by mail or email [scan and attach payment section]. Payment may be made by cash, cheque or direct debit to our bank account.

We aim to keep our members informed about FOCUS’ activities through our newsletter and bi-monthly meetings. If you have an email address, please include it below to help us minimize postage costs. We look forward to your on-going support in the pursuit of our objectives.

Mary Rumbold, Secretary

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

A MESSAGE FROM THE FRIENDS OF THE CITY OF UNLEY SOCIETY (FOCUS)

WHY DO WE LIVE IN UNLEY?……………. ambience, character, trees, heritage houses and public buildings, central ‘village’ around the Town Hall and Green.

Are you aware of what is proposed for the ‘Unley Central Precinct’ in the City of Unley under a new Development Plan Amendment (DPA) devised by Council to meet State Government requirements? Eight storeys on the Village Green and the loss of perimeter heritage villas. Further high rise in the area enclosed by Unley, Oxford, Edmund and Rugby Streets (Civic Precinct). Planned Unley Rd development with up to 5 storeys on the Eastern side and 11 storeys on the Western side.

Do you want a glut of high rise apartments in the historic heart of Unley and traffic disruptions on and around Unley Rd?

WHAT FOCUS ADVOCATES:

Retain Village Green and villas. No high rise in Civic Precinct. Height limits on Unley Rd …7 storeys on west…3 storeys on east. Adequate setbacks. Define development zones by street boundaries. Impose 30-degree angle for all planned buildings.

HAVE YOUR SAY AND TELL COUNCIL WHAT YOU WANT

Contact your local Councillor:

Unley Ward:

Unley Park Ward:

Parkside Ward:

LET COUNCIL KNOW WHAT YOU THINK before Friday 18th November

For information: www.focusonunley.org focusonunley@gmail.com Ros 0438723001 Warren 0419852622

Read Full Post »

Dear FOCUS Member,

FOCUS annual membership subscriptions for the 2015 -16 financial year are due for renewal on 1 July 2015.

Your subscription will support us in our efforts to preserve the historical character of Unley.

Could you please download the form below and forward this form with cash or cheque payable to FOCUS, PO Box 172, Fullarton 5063.

We aim to keep our members informed about FOCUS’ activities through our newsletter and bi-monthly meetings. If you have an email address please include it below to help us minimize postage costs.

We look forward to your on-going support in the pursuit of our objectives.

Mary Rumbold, Secretary

Read Full Post »

The Trees of Unley: A briefing on the Strategic direction and management of the City’s Trees By Mr. Lee Anderson, Technical Officer – Arboricultural, City Of Unley

The Trees of Unley: A briefing on the Strategic direction and management of the City’s Trees
By
Mr. Lee Anderson, Technical Officer – Arboricultural, City Of Unley

The Trees of Unley: A briefing on the Strategic direction and management of the City’s Trees

By

Mr. Lee Anderson, Technical Officer – Arboricultural, City Of Unley

Lee’s address will give an insight into the issues and outline:

  • Council’s Vegetation Policy and procedures
  • The tree management plan including that for Significant and Regulated Trees
  • Tree life cycle and when to intervene
  • Importance of habitat retention and biodiversity
  • The role of the community in the greening of Unley

A free presentation not to be missed! All welcome.

Following the presentation and discussion a light supper will be provided concluding with a short General Meeting for FOCUS.

Here is a special opportunity to meet Lee and hear how the City of Unley manages trees in the public and private realms

When: Tuesday 10 March 2015

Where: Unley Citizens Centre, 18 Arthur St Unley

Time: 7:30pm

Read Full Post »

How to join FOCUS

If you have read about us in the Messenger recently, or seen our website, please join FOCUS for $15 a year and help us save the Character of Unley. See http://focusonunley.org/join-focus/ for more details!

Read Full Post »

Join FOCUS

ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT:

  • the indiscriminate demolition of character stone homes?
  • the “two for one” syndrome, replacing the original buildings with new energy inefficient, out of character, development?
  • removal of trees and gardens to accommodate higher density living?
  • degradation of our streetscapes and living environment with our once leafy suburbs being turned into construction sites?
  • Mobile phone towers inappropriately placed?
  • escalating rates?
  • traffic management?

THEN JOIN FOCUS – FRIENDS OF THE CITY OF UNLEY

Demolished

WHAT IS FOCUS?

FOCUS was formed on 14 October 2003, by a group of concerned residents, to represent your views, to develop a resident’s VISION and to make a difference by:

  • giving residents a stronger voice
  • fighting to protect and enhance our city’s unique character and amenities
  • working with Council to ensure better design guidelines for new development.
  • lobbying and making submissions to State Government for legislative changes

FOCUS seeks

  • council control over demolition for buildings built prior to 1940, which represent our uniquely South Australian architecture
  • our city to be a better and safer place to live.
  • better traffic management
  • increased community open spaces
  • open and accountable governance.

DOCUMENT LIBRARY

A number of documents are available in the document library for reading and prining, such as submissions to government, meeting minutes and the membership form.

For further information please use the Contact page

JOIN AND HAVE YOUR SAY

Join FOCUS for just $10.00 and get an update on developments at Council and Government level.

Join a subcommittee and help build a strong resident and stakeholder society.

Fill in a membership form and become FOCUSED on Unley!

Send membership form and a cheque made payable to FOCUS to:

FOCUS, P.O.Box 172 FULLARTON 5063.

Read Full Post »

There are many ways that you can help preserve the unique character of the City of Unley from demolition and urban infill; here are a baker’s dozen:

  1. Get friends/neighbours to sign and fill at least one petition sheet
  2. Join the letterboxing brigade : we still need to letterbox the following areas: parts of Goodwood and Wayville, Forestville, Everard park, Black Forest, Kings Park, Malvern, Highgate.
  3. Encourage friends/neighbours to join us and be active
  4. Join a roster to sit in the monthly Full Unley Council Meeting once or twice a year
  5. Join a roster to attend the monthly Development Assessment Panel once or twice a year
  6. Join a roster to inspect development applications (Council front desk or at libraries on Saturdays).
  7. Keep an eye out for properties coming up for sale or auction and contact us where the existing sand stone or bluestone or other pre WWII building looks likely to be demolished
  8. Contact/write to your two ward Councillors
  9. Write to papers and The Hon Minister for Urban Development to stop the destruction of the small “h” heritage?
  10. Engage in talk back radio on the issue of uncontrolled demolition
  11. Cut out relevant articles you read and forward to our address, respond to them if you can.
  12. Join one of our subcommittee: Media, Constitution and Incorporation and Unley Way to go
  13. Volunteer for a role one one of the FOCUS committees
  14. Join the Audit of our streets (ask for contact)

Read Full Post »

%d bloggers like this: