Consultations and News

  • Proposed Changes to Dog Off-Leash Hours

    16 days ago
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    We invite you to comment on proposed changes to Dog Off-Leash Hours at selected Unley parks and reserves.

    Please view the list of parks and provide your feedback on the options available.

    Consultation ends close of business on Wednesday 31 August 2016.


    We invite you to comment on proposed changes to Dog Off-Leash Hours at selected Unley parks and reserves.

    Please view the list of parks and provide your feedback on the options available.

    Consultation ends close of business on Wednesday 31 August 2016.


  • Rugby/Porter Street Bicycle Route Improvements

    about 1 month ago
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    We invite you to comment on plans to improve the Rugby/Porter Street Bicycle Route.

    The improvements include changes to traffic priority at four intersections and safety improvements at three intersections. The goal of this is to provide a safer and more free flowing bicycle route, which will encourage more people to ride.

    Please access the consultation page for additional information, to view concept plans, and to to provide feedback by completing a survey (consultation closes 31 August 2016).

    We invite you to comment on plans to improve the Rugby/Porter Street Bicycle Route.

    The improvements include changes to traffic priority at four intersections and safety improvements at three intersections. The goal of this is to provide a safer and more free flowing bicycle route, which will encourage more people to ride.

    Please access the consultation page for additional information, to view concept plans, and to to provide feedback by completing a survey (consultation closes 31 August 2016).

  • Are our opening hours working for you?

    4 months ago
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    The City of Unley Libraries are important and critical community resources and are considered to be the backbone for community information, literacy and lifelong learning.

    When we are open is therefore an important facet of our service to you, and we are now seeking your feedback on the current opening times of the Unley and Goodwood Libraries.

    This consultation will be open from Wednesday 1 June 2016 until close of business, Wednesday 30 August 2016, and will include a range of opportunities for participation, including surveys and workshops.


    The City of Unley Libraries are important and critical community resources and are considered to be the backbone for community information, literacy and lifelong learning.

    When we are open is therefore an important facet of our service to you, and we are now seeking your feedback on the current opening times of the Unley and Goodwood Libraries.

    This consultation will be open from Wednesday 1 June 2016 until close of business, Wednesday 30 August 2016, and will include a range of opportunities for participation, including surveys and workshops.


  • Unley Central Precinct Update

    6 months ago
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    Thanks to all who have provided feedback to our community consultation. We received valuable and constructive feedback on subjects such as:
    • land use
    • building height
    • transport and parking
    • amenity and the environment
    This feedback was considered by the Development Strategy and Policy (DSP) Committee and by the City of Unley Council in February 2016. A further hands on stakeholder workshop to explore potential options was conducted on 13 April 2016 and the outcomes considered by the Committee and Council in April 2016.

    Following conclusion of these discussions and further investigations, a draft Development Plan Amendment was presented for consideration... Continue reading


    Thanks to all who have provided feedback to our community consultation. We received valuable and constructive feedback on subjects such as:

    • land use
    • building height
    • transport and parking
    • amenity and the environment

    This feedback was considered by the Development Strategy and Policy (DSP) Committee and by the City of Unley Council in February 2016. A further hands on stakeholder workshop to explore potential options was conducted on 13 April 2016 and the outcomes considered by the Committee and Council in April 2016.

    Following conclusion of these discussions and further investigations, a draft Development Plan Amendment was presented for consideration of the Committee in July 2016 and recommended for endorsement, with minor alterations, for public release to the Council.

    Agenda, DSP Committee Meeting, 15 February 2016

    Minutes, DSP Committee Meeting, 15 February 2016

    Agenda, Full Council Meeting, 22 February 2016

    Minutes, Full Council Meeting, 22 February 2016

    Agenda, DSP Committee Meeting, 18 April 2016

    Minutes, DSP Committee Meeting, 18 April 2016

    Agenda, Full Council Meeting, 26 April 2016

    Minutes, Full Council Meeting, 26 April 2016

    Agenda, DSP Committee Meeting, 18 July 2016

    Minutes, DSP Committee Meeting, 18 July 2016

    The State Government’s 30-Year Plan requires Council to advance the goals of higher density mixed use proposals in such precincts. The current process is important to help Council determine how this might be best achieved.

    What happens next?

    The DSP Committee and Council aim to finalise the planning policy proposals and a draft Development Plan Amendment (DPA) by August 2016.

    The draft DPA will then be open to extensive stakeholder and public consultation in the later part of 2016, when community views will again be valued.

    Feedback will be reviewed and any changes considered before the Committee and Council consider a finalised DPA for submission to the Minister for Planning in the first half of 2017.

    Unley Central Precinct Plan wins South Australian Award

    Unley Central Precinct Plan has received an Urban Design Landscape Architecture Award at the 2016 SA Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) Awards

    The Unley Central Master Plan was described as “a comprehensive, clear and accessible document which represents a cross-disciplinary achievement focused decisively on local community benefits. Since its endorsement in 2014, this clarity has enabled Council to move forward with projects seen as part of a bigger strategic picture of improvement, and leverage funding and state government partnership.”

    “Developed from six guiding principles, the plan led by Taylor, Cullity Lethlean (TCL) and team linked policy considerations with technical ones and economic outcomes, all under the driving objective of improving social conditions. In keeping with the visual accessibility of the document, TCL had also suggested a governance model for delivery, with a non-hierarchical forum for discussion of development involving Council as an equal stakeholder with others.”

    “The compelling graphic design and quality of diagrams, images and mapping, communicate the specific character of Unley’s valued heritage, while making a persuasive case for vibrant future developments embracing new transport, infrastructure and sense of community identity”.

    Background on the Unley Central Precinct Plan

    The Unley Central Precinct is the heart of our City. We want to create a smart city that:

    • is highly accessible and inclusive
    • promotes innovation, health and wellbeing and
    • provides opportunities for connection, inclusion and participation.

    Council prepared a plan for the Unley Central Precinct in 2014. Investigations for the plan looked at the potential for higher and denser building forms to achieve new commercial and residential developments in and around the District Centre. The plan also identified opportunities to improve the public realm and movement through the area.

    To help guide new development and achieve the goals of the Precinct Plan, Council needs to change its Development Plan. A consultant team led by URPS, (Urban & Regional Planning Solutions), has been engaged to provide recommendations on the desired urban design, built form, land use, traffic, transport and parking to guide the preparation of revised planning policy as part of the draft DPA.

    For more information about the Unley Central Precinct visit the Unley Civic Centre, Unley Road, or phone 8372 5111.

    Consultations will continue throughout 2016. Details will be posted on this page.

    Artist's Impression by Taylor, Cullity Lethlean.
  • Short Term Library Closures - RFID Works

    7 months ago
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    The City of Unley’s Libraries are currently in the process of installing Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology in the Unley and Goodwood branches.

    To undertake the necessary RFID infrastructure works, both library branches will be required to close for a short period as there are extensive power and data works involved that will blackout each entire library building for extended periods at a time:

    • Goodwood Library: 2 – 9 May 2016
    • Unley Library: 16 – 29 May 2016

    The Library Service as such will not close.

    During the RFID infrastructure installation, residents and library members will continue to have access... Continue reading

    The City of Unley’s Libraries are currently in the process of installing Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology in the Unley and Goodwood branches.

    To undertake the necessary RFID infrastructure works, both library branches will be required to close for a short period as there are extensive power and data works involved that will blackout each entire library building for extended periods at a time:

    • Goodwood Library: 2 – 9 May 2016
    • Unley Library: 16 – 29 May 2016

    The Library Service as such will not close.

    During the RFID infrastructure installation, residents and library members will continue to have access to at least one library branch that has full functionality and full staff complement during standard opening times.

    Arrangements are in place to ensure ongoing library services during the short term closures. For more information, click here

    If you want to know what RFID is, or wish to find out more about the RFID project, click here

    Contact details for more information / assistance:

    Goodwood Library: 101 Goodwood Rd, Goodwood. Phone: 8372 5166

    Unley Library: 181 Unley Rd, Unley. Phone: 8372 5100

    Email: pobox1@unley.sa.gov.au


  • Katherine Street Park Update

    8 months ago
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    Thanks to all who have recently provided feedback on design options for the Katherine Street Park in Fullarton. Your survey responses and comments have been important to ensure design concepts reflect the aims of the community and deliver an ‘attractive and inviting’ identity for Katherine Street Park.

    The development of this Park addresses a gap in the provision of local open space. As well as a place for relaxation, a key element to local open space is the inclusion of a junior playground.


    Feedback has shown that the community values:

    • an attractive and accessible open space
    • a safe and inviting... Continue reading

    Thanks to all who have recently provided feedback on design options for the Katherine Street Park in Fullarton. Your survey responses and comments have been important to ensure design concepts reflect the aims of the community and deliver an ‘attractive and inviting’ identity for Katherine Street Park.

    The development of this Park addresses a gap in the provision of local open space. As well as a place for relaxation, a key element to local open space is the inclusion of a junior playground.


    Feedback has shown that the community values:

    • an attractive and accessible open space
    • a safe and inviting park
    • a meeting place with opportunities for passive recreation, reflection and play.

    Features will include a junior playground with a theme of integrating play with nature. Other facilities will provide accessible pathways with seating and shelter for all users, with spaces for contemplation and communal gathering.

    The table below shows the results from the survey. The additional suggestions and comments have been considered and those that are consistent with the provision of local open space will be considered in the design phase.

    As the design develops, updates will be posted on this page.

    Katherine Street Reserve Concept Plan

    Our design for the Katherine Street Local Park has taken shape. The concept plan draws from key themes:

    • a safe and inviting space
    • an accessible local park
    • passive recreation and reflection and
    • junior nature play

    As well as features from the community survey, additional survey suggestions have been included:

    • drinking fountain
    • fences
    • solar lighting and
    • bins (with dog bag dispensers – for dogs on lead at all times)

    View the concept plan here. As the design develops, updates will be posted on Council's web page.



  • The Goodwood Main Street Upgrade

    over 1 year ago
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    The Goodwood Main Street Upgrade 'Yoursay' web page is intended to provide those interested in the precinct and its long term development with the opportunity to:

    · Share your knowledge and experiences as a building owner, local business, resident or visitor to the precinct

    · Influence the planning and design direction for the Precinct

    · Be informed of regular updates as the concepts develop



    The Goodwood Main Street Upgrade 'Yoursay' web page is intended to provide those interested in the precinct and its long term development with the opportunity to:

    · Share your knowledge and experiences as a building owner, local business, resident or visitor to the precinct

    · Influence the planning and design direction for the Precinct

    · Be informed of regular updates as the concepts develop