Please find the August 2014 Unley Development Register at the link below


Use the map to select developments of interest and click on them to see details. Each development is colour coded by ward. There is also a chart of the count of developments by ward.

peter wellsA presentation by

Peter Wells B Arch M ICOMOS

Principal Conservation Architect

State Heritage Unit [DEWNR]

Peter has contributed to numerous hands-on conservation projects, heritage seminars, workshops and publications, as well as the reform of the State’s heritage legislation and planning policy.

  • The difference between State and local heritage
  • Unley’s early development
  • Some of the more notable buildings

A free presentation not to be missed! All welcome.

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

When: Tuesday 16 September 2014

Where: Unley Community Centre, 18 Arthur St Unley

Time: 7:30pm


Click here to download the flyer FOCUS Flyer Sept 2014 (0.2 Mb)

A meeting chaired by

Councilor Michael Hewitson


Development Strategy and Policy Committee – City of Unley

Hear residents’ supporting presentations to the committee on the proposed Council Wide Policy and Zoning Policy Amendments which have the potential to affect all residents 

Comments from the floor will only be called from those residents registered to speak [ when lodging of submissions  closed 22 May 100 persons registered to be heard ]

Other members of the public welcome

When: Monday 16 June 2014

Where: Unley Civic Centre, 181 Unley Road, Unley


Session 1 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Session 27:00pm – 10:30pm [FOCUS presentation this session]

Note: This meeting is not a FOCUS function but all FOCUS members and supporters are encouraged to attend.

Continuing difficulties in confirmation with the Department of Planning have caused us to cancel this meeting.

We urge you to attend the public meeting on Monday 16th of June at 7pm at the Unley Civic Centre Oxford Street Unley during which
submissions will be heard in relation to the DPA for the development for the whole of the City of Unley.

We draw attention to the article in the Advertiser dated 27/5/14 page 9 in relation to the proposed development in the heart of Unley.

To:   All FOCUS Members and Supporters

Please see the attached invitation and notices re happenings in Unley in May and June.

FOCUS has been lobbying Council for 4 years to have historical markers and an accompanying brochure in Unley, we have made a donation towards the printing of the brochure. Deane Kemp has been our representative on this committee.

Please come and bring your family to the launch.


Please note the following dates

Thursday 22nd May 2014 by 5pm.  Closing date for Submissions on the Draft Unley Development Plan  Amendment Stage 2.

Public Meeting at 7pm on Monday 16th June 2014 at the Unley Civic Centre re this. All submissions can be viewed between 27th May and the June meeting. Persons are able to elaborate on their Submissions at this meeting.

Tuesday June 17th 2014 FOCUS Meeting with John Hanlon as Guest Speaker, more details to follow.

Looking forward  to seeing you

Ros Islip

Unley Council will be discussing plans for the upgrade of the Unley Oval at the next meeting

Monday 24 February 2014 at 7.00 pm in the Civic Centre, Unley Council Chambers, 181 Unley Road Unley.

The agenda item is here


Also attached

Interested members may wish to attend

 Tuesday 18th February 2014 at the Unley Community Centre, 18 Arthur St. at 7.30pm

Welcome from the President Ros Islip.

 Introduction of the Candidates (in alphabetical order) who will be invited to introduce themselves and address the questions on notice from the FOCUS Committee.

Joanne Blesing Dignity for Disability, Lara Golding Labor , Nicole Mortier Greens, Hon David Pisoni Liberal.

  1. Given local councils give voice to local community issues what is your position about preserving local government powers.
  2. What is your position on the regulation passed on the last day of sitting in the state parliament last year which stripped local government of the power to assess development applications for buildings over 4 stories.
  3. What is your position about making the ICAC more transparent as suggested by the Commissioner.
  4. What is your position about passing state legislation to ban political donations from property developers following the NSW model.
  5. What is your position in relation to the preservation of character & heritage in the City of Unley & the Adelaide Parklands; in particular can you comment on the future for main roads in the area such as Unley, Goodward, Glen Osmond & Greenhill Roads.

The 4 candidates will be given 10 minutes each to introduce themselves & answer the above.

Question time of 15-20 minutes from the audience will follow.


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