For FOCUS Members Information

Each year Council must make important decisions about how to allocate ratepayers funds to the vast range of programs and services it provides via its Annual Business Plan.

Before a council adopts its Annual Business Plan it must prepare a Draft Annual Business Plan and undertake a public consultation process.

The purpose of the Draft 2019-20 Annual Business Plan is to impart understanding of:

  • Services provided by the City of Unley
  • Proposed new initiatives and projects, and
  • The Draft budget for 2019-20.

Ways you can provide feedback

Your feedback will be accepted between Wednesday 1 May and 6pm on Wednesday 29 May. Have your say by:

  • Providing your comments online through Your Say Unley
  • Sending an email with “Draft Annual Business Plan 2019-20” in the subject heading, to pobox1@unley.sa.gov.au
  • Sending a written submission to “Draft Annual Business Plan 2019-20”, The City of Unley, PO Box 1, Unley SA 5061.

Public meetings

City of Unley staff will be available to discuss the Draft Plan with you at the following public information sessions:

  • Monday 27 May, 10 – 11.30am Fullarton Park Community Centre, 411 Fullarton Road, Fullarton
  • Monday 27 May, 5.30 – 6.30pm Unley Civic Centre (Council Chamber), 181 Unley Road, Unley
  • Tuesday 28 May, 10 – 11.30am Goodwood Library, 101 Goodwood Road, Goodwood
  • Tuesday 28 May, 6 – 7.30pm Clarence Park Community Centre, 72-74 East Ave, Black Forest.

What happens next?

Following consultation, the community’s feedback will be provided to Council for consideration prior to finalisation of the plan.


A worthwhile article written by Renato Castello, Urban Development Editor for the Adelaide Advertiser, was published on Friday 3 May 2019. It’s lead was “About 12,000 historic buildings across Adelaide’s prestigious suburbs risk losing their automatic heritage protection under the state’s new planning system.” Well worth a read.

FOCUS acknowledges News Ltd and The Advertiser holds exclusive copyright to this published article.


Heritage at risk:

New planning laws undermining heritage protection.

Speaker: Dr. Darren Peacock
CEO National Trust of South Australia

When: Tuesday 7th MAY 2019

Where: Unley Community Centre
18 Arthur Street. Unley

Time: 7.30pm

Due to ill health Hon. Mark Parnell MLC is unable to speak at the FOCUS Meeting.

We have been fortunate to have Dr Darren Peacock step in.

Please join us for a light supper and informal discussion at the conclusion of the presentation. This will be followed by a brief FOCUS Members Meeting.

A gold coin donation would be appreciated to cover costs of Hall Hire and Supper.

Important Diary Date – 7 May 2019

Important Public Meeting …. All Welcome

Speaker: Mark Parnell MLC – Greens Member of SA Parliament


When: Tuesday 7th May 2019
Where: Unley Community Centre, 18 Arthur St Unley
Time: 7.30 pm.

Enjoy a light supper to conclude the evening with drinks and nibbles.

Click HERE to RSVP.

PO Box 172 Fullarton SA 5063
Email: focusonunley@gmail.com
Web: www.focusonunley.org

See “The Advertiser” article reporting on the the City of Unley investing in a new strategic tree canopy plan where more than 14,000 tree are to be planted over the next 5 years. The Plan was approved by elected members at Monday 25 March 2019 Council meeting.


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.

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.

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