Friday, 2 July 2021

Mayor July Report... climate, budget, and, a musical and sensory garden

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City of Unley Mayor Michael Hewitson talks about highlights from the June meeting of Council, including endorsement of the 2021-22 Business Plan and Budget and some of the key items funded, and about more investigation into elements of the city's climate and energy initiatives.

(Apologies for the softer than usual focus, there was a technical problem while shooting.)

Friday, 28 May 2021


Mayors May message 


May Council meeting report

A divided vote "what should we do?' and three 4 year plans sail through after you had your say. 

Thursday, 15 April 2021


Mayor's Message 

Published on 01 April 2021       Cntrl Click           Mayor's March 2021

Mayor Hewitson's highlights from the March meeting of Council cover three important draft plans:

  • Waste Management and Resource Recovery Plan 21-25
  • Climate and Energy Plan and
  • Cultural Plan 21-26.

We are also seeking community feedback on the structure of Council in its Representation Review - the proposal is to reduce the number of elected members and wards within the City of Unley.

The Draft Cultural Plan and Representation Review Phase 2 community consultation are now open on Your Say Unley for your feedback.

The Draft Climate and Energy Plan and Waste Management and Resource Recovery Plan will be open for consultation from mid-April.

Watch the video and visit Your Say Unley to provide your feedback on these plans.

Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Dear Owners of Unley

I sent out my newsletter in ignorance.  How silly are our SA laws? In Victoria, ACT, NT and Tasmania you can ride an approved e-scooter limited like our hire scooters to 10 KPH.

Can I ride my own e-scooter?

You can only ride your privately owned e-scooter on private property - not on roads, footpaths or other public spaces. Otherwise, you may use the e-scooters owned by the operators permitted in each trial, as per applicable rules and restrictions.

If you are caught riding an e-scooter not approved for this trial you may be fined for driving an unregistered and uninsured motor vehicle $1,232.00

 With only 2,000 receiving my regular email quarterly newsletter this newsletter is being distributed to every house hold and postbox across Unley. 

We have a range of policies actions and expenditure proposals coming to final consultation I believe will shape life in our City. We are looking for community feedback and involvement in shaping our out future direction. 

Ros and I are paying for 20,000 coloured printed copies and distribution across Unley with two post codes by Australia Post and our grand children and I delivering the balance.


Mayor's Message - February 2021

Published on 01 March 2021                       right click

The key topic this month is the Economic Development Growth Strategy and what it means for the people and businesses of Unley. The Strategy will be open for public consultation and seeking feedback from residents and businesses during March 2021.

Thursday, 18 February 2021


Dear Friends and Owners of Unley,

                                    2020 is behind us but the impact of COVID19 is not. We need jobs and a determination to work together. We are delighted with the support from for the Unley Central development reported in the newsletter attached.

Rates for 2022



Climate Change action


 Congratulations to Unley’s Isobel Marshall, Young Australian of the year.  In 2016 with Eloise Hall won our inaugural City of Unley Fish Tank, an entrepreneurship competition. “Taboo” is a great success as a business and as a leader in social justice. The village green cottages house entrepreneurial start-ups and our museum, pottery and planned gallery.


            With the loss of the delivered Eastern Messenger a new regional paper called the EASTERN HERALD is up and running. It is a local newspaper covering news, events and current affairs in the Adelaide Eastern Suburbs and copies can be picked up from many newsagents and shops… Unley Council also has copies at it Civic Centre and Community Centres