Published 26 March 2021

To keep everyone better informed, we publish a simple overview of key decisions from our Council meetings.  

Updates are limited to decisions that we consider impact the wider community. 

For those who'd like more details, we invite you to take a deep dive into our agendas and minutes

23 March Council meeting

  • Edinburgh reserve playground upgrade – Council considered an internal review by an independent consultant on the 8 December 2020 Council meeting regarding the proposed playground upgrade to Edinburgh Reserve. After considering further information and evidence available, Council made the decision to uphold the original decision and proceed with the upgrade.
  • Rebate Program for Cloth Nappies and Reusable Sanitary Items – Council supported a 12 month trial for a rebate program of cloth and reusable nappy and sanitary items (excluding incontinence products).
  • Westfield Shopping Centre – Installation of Ticketless Parking Infrastructure – Council will write to the State Commission Assessment Panel noting that the proposed installation of ticketless parking infrastructure is not at variance with the City of Tea Tree Gully Development Plan.
  • Tea Tree Gully Gymsports – Council will be undertaking community engagement on the proposal for a 10 year lease for Tea Tree Gully Gymsports, located in Elizabeth Street, Banksia Park.
  • Hope Valley Tennis and Netball Club – Council approved a further 5 year lease for the Hope Valley Tennis and Netball Club.

9 March Council meeting

  • Community Wastewater Management System – Council decided to write to SA Water to request a formal offer in order to progress negotiations for the transfer of Council-owned Community Wastewater Management System (CWMS) resources to SA Water. Once Council receives a formal offer, it will commission a legally required prudential report to assess the offer. More about the CWMS.
  • Golden Grove Park ‘n’ Ride – Council supported the State Government’s compulsory acquisition of the existing Council access road for the Golden Grove Park ‘n’ Ride upgrade - from the Park ‘n’ Ride and the hockey fields to The Grove Way, as well as part of the reserve to be use as a landscape buffer. Council also expressed views on the access road being the ongoing responsibility of the State Government. 
  • Signage and Entrance Statements Policy – Council amended this policy to be clear that memorials and ceremonial structures are not covered by this policy, noting that the Tea Tree Gully Memorial Arch was never covered by this policy. See the updated policy
  • Tea Tree Gully Township Precinct – Council will ask community members to have their say on the future of the Tea Tree Gully Township Precinct. 
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23 February Council meeting

  • Signage and entrance statements – Elected Members will consider on a case-by-case basis whether to repair, replace or remove signage and entrance statements when these fail or are damaged. See the updated policy
  • Westfield Tea Tree Plaza paid parking proposal – Council will write to Westfield Tea Tree Plaza in opposition to a paid parking proposal for the shopping centre. The letter will ask Westfield to consider other options. The Council will also contact the Minister for Transport, Corey Wingard, and the Member for Newland, Richard Harvey, to ask for exact details on when a second Park ‘n’ Ride will be built at Modbury.  

11 February Council meeting

  • Infrastructure damage by developers and builders - In a trial of up to six months, Council will assess the condition of assets - such as roads, footpaths and street trees - before, during and after building projects. Council will continue to lobby the State Government for help to recover the costs on repairing this damage.
  • Golden Grove Road Stage 2 upgrade - Council decided to provide $350,000 to fund footpath construction as part of this State Government project, subject to final approval in our 2021-2022 budget.
  • White Ribbon Accreditation Council will work towards seeking White Ribbon Australia accreditation.
  •  Rebate for cloth nappies and reusable sanitary items Council will look into the feasibility of conducting a 12-month trial of rebates for reusable nappies, sanitary items and incontinence products.

19 January Council meeting

  • Solandra Reserve - Council received the community engagement outcomes and approved a concept design and construction of public toilets for the reserve at Modbury North.
  • Golden Grove Park ‘n’ Ride facility - Council supported a concept to upgrade this facility, including the construction of a multi-level car park and other site improvements. Council will write to the State Government in support of the project - with some suggested amendments. Anyone who uses the car park, might be pleased to know that they can park at the SADNA car park when construction is underway.

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