A notification has been released by Optus Vodafone for a proposed phone tower for 170 Greenhill Road. Please click on the image below for more details.

Phone tower for 170 Greenhill Road

Phone tower for 170 Greenhill Road

The August 2015 development register is available here. Click on a map marker to display the development details, or click on the “Rows” tab to display tabular information

The July 2015 Development Register for Unley is now available

Please note that the FOCUS AGM will be held on Tuesday 15 th September 2015 at 7.30 pm at the Unley Community Centre in Arthur Street.

It is planned to have a discussion about Significant Trees and have a panel to provide information and suggestions of what we can do to stop the removal of these trees and general greenery in Unley.

More information to follow as available.

Please come along, have a drink and meet fellow members and supporters.

The Committee welcomes new Committee Members so please think about joining us.

Ros Islip President FOCUS

FOCUS is a member of the Community Alliance SA. Members might be interested in attending the below consultation session held by the Alliance on upcoming planning reform.

“Planning Reform – The Next Steps”

With Matthew Loader DPTI – Legislative Reform Program Leader

The Community Alliance SA was set up by the founding members recognising that the only way to “Put the People Back into Planning and Development in SA” was to change the law.

This is a must attend meeting because Mr. Loader and his team are responsible for drafting the new planning legislation. If you want an idea what the the legislation might look like then your Committee urges you to attend the meeting which will begin with Mr. Loader’s presentation. There will be plenty of time for a Q & A Session with Mr. Loader after his presentation. We strongly ask you and your members to be at:

The Box Factory “Regent Room” Thursday 30th July for a 7:00pm start

Please let all your members know about this very important meeting

The Agenda for the General Meeting is attached.

I look forward to catching up with you on the 30th and as usual you can enjoy a cup of tea/coffee and some biscuits.


Tom Matthews
Community Alliance SA
0429 337 453

We are an umbrella organisation representing resident and community groups Dedicated to ‘Putting the People back into Planning and Development’ Our goal is a planning and development process that is accountable, transparent and sustainable, and that guarantees genuine community consultation

Eastern Courier Messenger, 1 July 2015

The Development Assessment Commission approval for the Cremorne Plaza redevelopment – the first multi story project under the new Inner Metro planning rules, ignores the City of Unley Development Plan! FOCUS argues that seven stories and other aspects of the project are not acceptable.

Here is a special opportunity to join a discussion with our Parliamentarians:

David Pisoni MP
Member for Unley

Steven Griffiths MP
Shadow Minister for Planning

Mark Parnell MLC
Parliamentary Leader, Greens SA and planning lawyer


  • Development Assessment Commission approval process
  • Non compliance of this project with Unley’s planning policy
  • Impact of this project on traffic, trees and the Unley community life style
  • How to prevent this project setting a poor precedent for future projects.

Following the presentations and discussion a light supper will be provided concluding with a short General Meeting for FOCUS.

When: Tuesday 14 July 2015
Where: Unley Community Centre, 18 Arthur St Unley
Time: 7:30pm


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