Dear Friends and Owners of Unley,
Please enjoy the Autumn News, having survived last week’s 41°C you may like to see the link on my new Mayoral Unley Facebook page the link to the article, ‘We’re doomed’: Expert loses it over the jaw-dropping image. https://www.facebook.com/MayorMichaelHewitsonAM
This new page seeks to build our community with accurate information about things Unley. You are welcome to join in to provide links to your story and events. Please ‘like’ or ‘follow’ the page to show your support.
On Monday night our Council unanimously resolved to approve the submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry to the Urban Forest: Parliamentary Urban Forest inquiry Unley Council SubmissionWhy we lose our trees, $552,857.07 submission to Parliament Mayor
ROLE OF Council? Australians want more from Councils
Unley loses $552,857
Unley Road Plans
Free Fringe events
Citizen of the year
Two more schools safe to cycle to.
LeCornu park needed.
At the Council Meeting on Monday; with the Council vote I expect to result in spending the estimated $190,000 of Australian carbon credit shortfall to be Carbon neutral within Unley. This will actively reduce our Carbon emissions within Unley, but we would not be Carbon neutral until 2030. I hope we can achieve Carbon Zero by then! I have attached the motion and voting for this and the Tour Down Under motion and voting as a late press release. Go to the Mayor’s Facebook page where I will discuss the meeting and the 2023-4 budget.
With my best wishes,
Mayor Michael Hewitson AM
Council’s submission to the parliamentary inquiry into trees canopy can be found and to Council Planning Rules submission to Ministerial review here.
- Every Year we lose another 2 Unley ovals of trees and we have less than 200 across the whole city,
- A once-off offset payment is a license to never plant trees.
- In four years of accelerated planting Unley will run out of Council land, we need to increase from 22% to 27% canopy on private property.
I have made a complementary submission as Mayor to highlight the lack of power the Council has to enforce even the weak current rules. and what we need to do, Mayor Planning Rules submission on trees to Ministerial review