As I continue my regular efforts to meet as many local people as possible, you may have seen me out doorknocking in Felixstow or at your local supermarket in Marden and The Avenues.
I will continue to update you with my movements, but if you do see me come say hello if you're in the area.
As always, I am eager to hear about the issues that concern you the most.
Fund My Neighbourhood
Do you believe your neighbourhood needs improving? Do you have a brilliant idea? Then I encourage you or your club to apply for Fund My Neighbourhood. Once applications have been finalised you can have a say in what will be funded.
One off grants between $10,000 and $150,000 are available and applications close 8 September 2017.
Click here for more information on how to apply.
Life Care developments
The Minister for Planning recently declared all proposed residential care and retirement villages valued over $20 million as being eligible for Major Development status.
These changes have an impact on local developments in Dunstan, namely the proposed Life Care developments on Payneham Road in Joslin and Beulah Road in Norwood.
After hearing from a number of concerned residents from Norwood and Joslin, I met with Life Care and have requested a meeting with the Minister to discuss the issues.
Life Care have assured me that a community consutation workshop will be going ahead throughout September. Residents are encouraged to attend this workshop where they can discuss what issues matter most to them.
What has been happening locally?
The Norwood Residents' Association recently held their AGM with guest speakers Carlos Buzzetti from Norwood, Payneham & St Peters Council and Cr Anne Moran from Adelaide City Council. Residents were able to ask their questions on planning reform and how if affects our community.
I would like to thank Jim Dunk for his tireless work over the years as President of the NRA. Your efforts have not gone unnoticed. I would encourage Norwood residents to get involved in the NRA.
Norwood, Payneham & St Peters Council recently held a Citizenship Ceremony where they welcomed new citizens into our community. Dunstan is a unique community and I look forward to meeting with all new citizens in the future.
I recently met with students from Rose Park Primary School where I read to the reception class and spoke to year 4 and 5 students. The year 5 class asked some very interesting questions about technology and how it has changed and evolved over the years. It was great to be able to explain the role of state government to the year 4 class as they are learning about government.
Congratulations to Cr Mike Stock who was recently elected to represet the Maylands/Trinity Ward in the Norwood, Payneham & St Peters Council following Cr Sophia McRae's resignation. Cr Stock has previously been a Mayor and Councillor so will bring a wealth of experience to Council.
Congratulations to students from Marryatville High School who recently took part in a trip to the Flinders Ranges as part of Operation Flinders. I was fortunate enough to meet and chat where they were able to enlighten me on what they learnt.