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I am enjoying serving as your Mayor and working together to achieve community and regional goals.
Encourage and support the introduction of a Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) in order to engage young people in Council and Community affairs
Support the introduction of Pedestrian (Zebra) Crossings as a road safety measure as a means for pedestrians to safely cross mains streets or roads in our towns where required.
23/7 Kapunda Business Alliance Meeting
24/7 Heritage Policy Review Working Party Meeting Freeling
25/7 Official Opening Jam Factory Barossa Artisans - Be Consumed Exhibition Seppeltsfield
28/7 Meeting Rates Brochure Preparation Deputy Mayor, June Austin, Leanne Ober
28/7 Meeting Martin Evans & Michael Hickinbotham - Deputy Mayor & CEO
29/7 Meeting National Trust - Anlaby Station via Kapunda Inspection
05/8 Heritage Policy Review Working Party - Open House Kapunda
06/8 Meeting Kapunda Business Alliance
11/8 Meeting Engineering GM Re Traffic Issues Roseworthy PS Council
18/8 Kapunda Primary School Address- Local Government
18/8 Meeting Roseworthy Primary School Council - Minister Tony Piccolo MP Roseworthy
21/8 Media Interview & Photo Shoot Barossa Leader
23/8 Presentation Greenock Community Association 2014 Tour Down Under Greenock
26/8 Pre Council Briefing Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Committee Chairs, CEO, gm's
26/7 Council Meeting
Proposed renaming of a small section of the Freeling Railway Yard Reserve as the 'ANZAC Memorial Garden'
Light Regional Council advises pursuant to Section 219 of the Local Government Act 1999, that it proposes to rename a small section of the Freeling Railway Yard Reserve as the 'ANZAC Memorial Garden'. The following Council-owned properties are affected:
Reserve – Part Allotment 32 in Deposited Plan 32894, Certificate of Title Volume 5103, Folio 418, Hundred of Light, and
Reserve – Part Allotment 33 in Deposited Plan 39837, Certificate of Title Volume 5199, Folio 515, Hundred of Light.
The renaming of the affected area is proposed to recognise a small garden which will be established within the Freeling Railway Yard Reserve to recognise local service in the ANZAC armed forces since World War One. It is intended to have this new commemorative area completed before the ANZAC Centenary in 2015.
Background information including the Concept Plan for the new garden is available for viewing at the Principal Office of Council at 93 Main Street, Kapunda, or the Branch Office of Council at 12 Hanson Street, Freeling. The plan & report may also be accessed on Council's website: www.light.sa.gov.au
Light Regional Council is planning a Shared Use Path – Have your say!
What's this about?
Council is preparing to construct a shared walking and cycling path along the Kapunda rail corridor and is seeking community feedback to assist with finalising the design for this exciting initiative.
What's being proposed?
After receiving a submission from the community highlighting the opportunity for a safe and convenient 'off-street' connection between the southern area of Kapunda and key educational and community facilities within the town, Council has pursued an opportunity to utilise a part of the dormant railway corridor which runs through Kapunda to provide a shared walking and cycling track.
More recently, Council has been fortunate to receive funding support from the State Government to undertake this exciting project and is now seeking community input to finalise the design of the shared use path.
What are the details?
The project involves the construction of a 2.4 metre wide sealed shared use path running within part of the dormant railway corridor from the car parking area at Coghill Street (Davidson Reserve) to High Street, a distance of some 780 metres.
As the path will cross two (2) roads, appropriate safety devices will be installed to provide protection to users. Existing walking links to, and across, the corridor will be maintained and enhanced.
How do I find out more?
Further important information, including the proposed Concept Plan is available at Council's website www.light.sa.gov.au
How can I be involved?
Where can I get further information?
Stormwater Management Plans for Freeling, Greenock and Kapunda Townships
The Light Regional Council, in partnership with the Stormwater Management Authority and Adelaide & Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board, has commissioned Stormwater Management Plans for Freeling, Greenock and Kapunda as part of its council-wide stormwater management planning strategy.
Mayor Bill O’Brien explains "Detailed Stormwater Management Plans for all of Council’s major townships will help the Council in its planning for infrastructure upgrades. Wasleys already has an approved Plan and Council is continuing to work with the Town of Gawler and The Barossa Council to develop an overall Plan for Gawler which includes the Light Regional Council areas of Hewett and the Gawler Belt." Nathan Cunningham, Council’s General Manager for Strategy, Projects & Engineering adds "The Council has commenced the progression of a Development Plan Amendment for the township expansion of Roseworthy, which will consider stormwater drainage issues within the existing and proposed township catchment. The completion of Stormwater Management Plans for all major townships will drive a consistent approach to stormwater management across Council’s urban areas."
The Council is keen to engage with the community early in the preparation of the Plans and is seeking interested members of the public to form focus groups from each township (Freeling, Greenock and Kapunda). The focus groups are intended to represent a cross section of the general public involving people who have experienced historical flooding, may be living in a flood prone area, have an interest in stormwater and natural resource management and/or strategic planning of infrastructure. Council’s Manager of Engineering & Assets, Kieren Chappell elaborates "Following on from the recent flood modelling undertaken for Freeling, Greenock and Kapunda, we are about to engage an expert stormwater management consultant to assist in preparing the Plans. Our first step after engaging a consultant is to workshop objectives for the Plans with Elected Members and the township focus groups.
The initial and ongoing focus group workshops will assist the project team in identifying the Council’s (and communities) appetite for managing flood risk and improving stormwater and natural resource management service levels. Ultimately this will lead to allocation of funding for prioritising drainage upgrades, water sensitive urban design, water quality improvements, watercourse rehabilitation and stormwater harvesting & reuse into the future." If any members of the public are interested in representing the community on either of the focus groups from Freeling, Greenock or Kapunda, they are asked to contact Council on the details below, briefly outlining their alignment with any of the following objectives: Experiencing historical flooding Living in a flood prone area Interested in stormwater and natural resource management Interested in strategic planning of infrastructure
The Council is seeking registrations of interest to be on the focus groups prior to 5.00pm Friday 22 August 2013.
Go to Light Regional Council's website for more detailed information.
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