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									         Notice of Council & Committee Meetings


        NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in accordance with Sections 83, 84, 87 and 88 of the
                     Local Government Act 1999, that a meeting of the


                                              COUNCIL

                                                 and

                        •   Urban Services Standing Committee
                        •   Governance Standing Committee
                        •   Corporate and Regulatory Standing Committee
                        •   Strategy and Community Standing Committee

                                                of the

                                    CITY OF WEST TORRENS

                        will be held in the Council Chambers, Civic Centre
                               165 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Hilton

                                                  on

                                  TUESDAY, 15 JANUARY 2013
                                         at 7.30 PM



                                                             Terry Buss
                                                             Chief Executive Officer


City of West Torrens Disclaimer
Please note that the contents of these Council and Committee Agendas have yet to be considered by
Council and officer recommendations may be altered or changed by the Council in the process of making
the formal Council decision
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                                                            INDEX

1.    MEETING OPENED .............................................................................................. 1
1.1   Evacuation Procedure ......................................................................................... 1
2.    PRESENT .............................................................................................................. 1
3.    APOLOGIES.......................................................................................................... 1
4.    DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS .............................................................................. 1
5.    CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES ............................................................................ 1
6.    MAYOR'S REPORT .............................................................................................. 1
7.    REPORTS FROM MEMBERS ............................................................................... 3
8.    PETITIONS ............................................................................................................ 3
9.    DEPUTATIONS ..................................................................................................... 3
10.   ADJOURN INTO COMMITTEES ........................................................................... 3
11.   ADOPTION OF COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS ......................................... 3
      11.1 Urban Services Standing Committee........................................................ 3
      11.2 Governance Standing Committee ............................................................. 3
      11.3 Corporate and Regulatory Standing Committee ..................................... 3
      11.4 Strategy and Community Standing Committee ....................................... 3
12.   ADOPTION OF GENERAL COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS ...................... 3
13.   QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE ................................................................................. 4
14.   QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE ......................................................................... 4
15.   MOTIONS WITH NOTICE ..................................................................................... 4
      15.1 Thebarton Historical Society - Hindmarsh Bowling Club ....................... 4
      15.2 Bus Only Lanes - Henley Beach Road ...................................................... 4
16.   MOTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE .............................................................................. 5
17.   REPORTS OF THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER ............................................. 6
      17.1 Annual Report - Development Assessment Panel .................................. 6
      17.2 Nomination of LGA President and Metropolitan Adelaide
           Representatives on the LGA State Executive Committee ...................... 8
      17.3 Social Media for the Public Sector Conference 2013 ............................ 15
      17.4 Work Life Balance Advisory Committee - Nominations........................ 19
18.   LOCAL GOVERNMENT BUSINESS .................................................................. 21
      18.1 Local Government Circulars.................................................................... 21
19.   MEMBERS' BOOKSHELF .................................................................................. 30
20.   CORRESPONDENCE ......................................................................................... 30
      20.1 World Bowls Championships .................................................................. 30
      20.2 LGA Response - EPA Waste Levy........................................................... 30
      20.3 Minister Response - EPA Waste Levy .................................................... 30
      20.4 Risky Roads Campaign ............................................................................ 30
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      20.5 Groundwater Contamination Investigations - TAFE SA Marleston
           Campus ..................................................................................................... 31
      20.6 2013 Asia-Pacific Tennis League - Glenlea Gators ............................... 31
      20.7 Adelaide Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board............................................. 31
      20.8 Western Region Waste Management Authority Board ......................... 31
21.   CONFIDENTIAL .................................................................................................. 60
22.   MEETING CLOSE ............................................................................................... 60
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1.     MEETING OPENED



1.1    EVACUATION PROCEDURE



2.     PRESENT



3.     APOLOGIES



4.     DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS

The following information should be considered by Council Members prior to a meeting:

1. Consider Section 73 of the Local Government Act and determine whether they have a conflict
   of interest in any matter to be considered in this Agenda; and
2. Disclose these interests in accordance with the requirements of Sections 74 and 75 of the
   Local Government Act 1999.

The following disclosures of interest have been made in relation to:

      Item                                  Elected Member


5.     CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

RECOMMENDATION
That the Minutes of the meeting of Council held on 11 December 2012 be confirmed as a true
and correct record.


6.     MAYOR'S REPORT

(Preliminary report as of Thursday night 10 January 2013 for the agenda to be distributed
Friday, 11 January 2013)

In the five weeks since the last Council Meeting of 11 December 2012 functions and meetings
involving the Mayor have included:

Wednesday 13 December
12.30      Attended the Mendelson Foundation Committee Christmas Lunch.
7.30pm     Delivered the Christmas message on behalf of the City of West Torrens at the
           annual Christmas Carols at Mellor Park.

Thursday 14 December
1.30pm       Presented Graduation Certificates to students at Richmond Primary School.
7.30pm      Attended the Greek Orthodox Community Christmas Dinner and presentation of
            the Con Marinos Award at Olympic Hall Franklin St Adelaide.
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Friday 15 December
10.30am      Visited the Greek Pensioners and Aged of Thebarton to deliver Christmas wishes.
12 noon      Attended with Mrs Rosemary Trainer the Combined Probus Club of Lockleys Inc
             Christmas Lunch at the Kooyonga Golf Club.
7.00pm       Attended with Mrs Rosemary Trainer the WTCC Christmas function at the
             Adelaide Entertainment Centre.

Tuesday18 December
1.30pm      Attended the St Martins Christmas staff party.

Wednesday 19 December
11.30am    Visited the Italian Pensioners of Thebarton at their Closing Day lunch.
1.00pm     Attended the Executive Christmas lunch.
5.00pm     Attended the St Martins Residents BBQ and Carol Service.

Thurday 20 December
11.30am     Participated in the LGA Senior State Executive Committee meeting.

Friday 21 December
5.00pm       Attended the fundraising Street Party for the Reedbeds Community Centre, 21
             Lysle Street, Brooklyn Park.

Monday 24 December
12 noon     Attended the Depot Staff Christmas BBQ.

Sunday 6 January
12.30pm     Attended the Blessing of the Waters at Glenelg.
1.30pm      Attended the Blessing of the Waters at Henley Beach.

Wednesday 9 January
5.15pm     Attended with Mrs Rosemary Trainer as guests of Adelaide Airport Limited at the
           World Tennis Challenge.

In addition, after the compilation of this report as part of the distributed Agenda, but before next
Tuesday's Council meeting, I also expect to have attended or participated in the following

Saturday 12 January
7.00pm       Thank-you function for the Richmond Oval football volunteers.

Tuesday 15 January
4.30pm      Attending with the CEO a meeting with Steven Griffiths MP - Shadow Minister for
            Local Government.

6.00pm         Pre meeting briefing.
7.30pm         Council meeting.

RECOMMENDATION
That the Mayor's Report be noted.
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7.     REPORTS FROM MEMBERS



8.     PETITIONS

Nil


9.     DEPUTATIONS

Nil


10.    ADJOURN INTO COMMITTEES

RECOMMENDATION
That the meeting be adjourned and moved into Committees and reconvened at the conclusion of
the Strategy and Community Standing Committee.


11.    ADOPTION OF COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

11.1   Urban Services Standing Committee

RECOMMENDATION
That the recommendations of the Urban Services Standing Committee held on 15 January 2013
be adopted.

11.2   Governance Standing Committee

RECOMMENDATION
That the recommendations of the Governance Standing Committee held on 15 January 2013 be
adopted.

11.3   Corporate and Regulatory Standing Committee

RECOMMENDATION
That the recommendations of the Corporate and Regulatory Standing Committee held on 15
January 2013 be adopted.

11.4   Strategy and Community Standing Committee

RECOMMENDATION
That the recommendations of the Strategy and Community Standing Committee held on 15
January 2013 be adopted.


12.    ADOPTION OF GENERAL COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

Nil
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13.     QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

Nil


14.     QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE



15.     MOTIONS WITH NOTICE

15.1    Thebarton Historical Society - Hindmarsh Bowling Club

Cr A O'Rielley has given notice of her intention to move the following motion:

1.     The Administration write to the Thebarton Historical Society expressing Council's
       disappointment with their recent actions, especially with respect to the Hindmarsh Bowling
       Club, which have been both discourteous and disrespectful towards the Mayor, Elected
       Members and the Council generally.

2.     The correspondence should also advise the Society that:

       a)   It should not contemplate the placement of signs/plaques or any other forms of notice
            in, on or nearby Council buildings (or other infrastructure) without first obtaining
            Council's explicit permission and the relevant planning permissions (if required) to do
            so.

       b)   As the owner/custodian of many community, social, sports, recreation and
            commercial facilities, common courtesy would require that the Council be apprised of
            the Society's intentions before it enters into any discussions with the lessees of
            Council properties.

       c)   Council retains serious doubts about the bona fides of the Society while the
            conditions for membership, names of office holders, number of members, ordinary
            and annual meeting dates, times and places are not made available publicly.

       d)   The nomination of a spokesperson authorised to communicate on its behalf with the
            Council on all matters, would help to reduce the likelihood of future inappropriate
            actions.

3.     A copy of the letter be sent to the Mayors and CEOs of adjoining councils, to local
       Members of Parliament and to the lessees of all Council's properties.


15.2    Bus Only Lanes - Henley Beach Road

Cr Mangos has given notice his intention to move the following motion:

The Administration write to the Chief Executive of the Department of Planning, Transport and
Infrastructure seeking an urgent response to the following questions:

1.     What investigations have the Department undertaken, within the last two years, into the
       use of bus only lanes on Henley Beach Road?
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2.    Have the results of those investigations (if any were undertaken) been the subject of
      discussions with stakeholders (e.g. Council, local residents and businesses) and, if so, with
      which groups, when and what were the range of views expressed?

3.    Does the Department have plans to implement a bus only lane on Henley Beach Road in
      the foreseeable future, and if so, what are those plans and what processes will it be using
      to consult/notify the various stakeholder groups?


16.    MOTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE
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17.       REPORTS OF THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

17.1      Annual Report - Development Assessment Panel

Brief
To provide Council with information on activities of, and feedback from, the Development
Assessment Panel.

RECOMMENDATION
It is recommended to Council that the Development Assessment Panel Annual Report be
received.

Introduction
Section 56A(2)(b) of the Development Act 1993, provides opportunity for the Development
Assessment Panel (DAP) to report to Council regarding "... trends, issues and other matters
relating to planning or development that have become apparent or arisen through its assessment
of applications under this Act".
The DAP Terms of Reference as of 1 January 2011 stipulate:
"The DAP shall report to Council at least once per year, detailing issues for consideration by the
Council. The report shall include advice on trends, issues and other matters relating to planning
or development that have become apparent or arisen through the DAP's assessment of
applications under the Act."
The following report contains a summary of the activity of the DAP in 2012 as well as feedback
from the DAP members with regard to trends, issues and other matters relating to planning or
development that have become apparent or arisen through its assessment of applications.
Discussion
The 2012 calendar year was the second half of the Development Assessment Panel's two year
term. The panel was comprised of the following:

      ·   Independent Presiding Member                        Mr Trevor Owen

      ·   Independent Member (Deputy Presiding Member)        Mr Nathan Cunningham
      ·   Independent Member                                  Mr Wayne Stokes
      ·   Independent Member                                  Mr Michael Doherty

      ·   Elected Member                                      Cr Tony Polito
      ·   Elected Member                                      Cr Annette O'Rielley
      ·   Elected Member                                      Cr Helen Scotcher
Statistical Data for 2012

Number of Panel meetings held - 12

Panel Members attendance record:

Mr Trevor Owen                92%
Mr Nathan Cunningham          83%
Mr Wayne Stokes               92%
Mr Michael Doherty           100%
Cr Tony Polito               100%
Cr Annette O'Rielley          83%
Cr Helen Scotcher             60%
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Number of development application reports received by the Panel:

A total of 1,386 development applications were received by the Council in 2012, with 92 of those
applications considered by the Panel.

This equates to a total of 6.6% of the total applications lodged with the Council for 2012.

Break down of decisions:

Approved                 76
Refused                  16

Compromise Plans associated with appeals were presented to the DAP on 4 occasions.

The DAP upheld 85% of the Administration's recommendations.

Types of Development:

Land Divisions           34
Dwellings                32
Signage                   3
Commercial/Industrial     9
Outbuildings              7
Tree removals             7

Appeals to the Environment Resources & Development Court:

No appeals against Panel decisions were decided by ERD Court hearing in 2012.

Two appeals were lodged with the Court and subsequently withdrawn.

Three appeals were finalised through compromise plans being deemed acceptable by the DAP,
with one application being presented twice.

Three appeals remained outstanding as at 31 December 2012.

Feedback to the Council from the Independent DAP members:

None of the Independent DAP members have raised any matters that they wish to have
highlighted to Council.

Conclusion
The Development Assessment Panel (DAP) has endeavoured at all times to assist applicants,
persons making representations, and the general public in understanding the decision making
process and how the final outcomes were arrived at. The DAP expresses its appreciation to
Council Members, Chief Executive Officer and Staff of the City of West Torrens for their support
and assistance.
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17.2   Nomination of LGA President and Metropolitan Adelaide Representatives on the
       LGA State Executive Committee

Brief
This report advises Council that the Local Government Association is seeking nominations for a
LGA President and Metropolitan Adelaide representatives on the LGA State Executive
Committee.

RECOMMENDATION
It is recommended to Council that Mayor Trainer be re-nominated as a Metropolitan Adelaide
Representative on the LGA State Executive Committee.


Introduction
Correspondence has been received from the Local Government Association (LGA) calling for
nominations for the positions of LGA President and Metropolitan Adelaide representatives of the
State Executive Committee (Attachment 1).

Discussion
In accordance with the LGA Constitution, the position of LGA President alternates between
metropolitan and country councils. For the next term, commencing April 2013, an eligible
nominee must be a serving member of a metropolitan council and must have served at least one
year on the LGA State Executive Committee (the Committee).

Nominations are also being sought for the eight "Metropolitan Zone" members and four proxies to
the LGA State Executive Committee. Those members elected to the Committee at the April 2013
meeting will serve from April 2013 until April 2015. To be eligible for nomination, a person must
be an Elected Member (i.e. Mayor or Councillor). Only one person from each council, except for
the President or Immediate Past President, may be nominated to sit on the Committee each
term.

Mayor Trainer's term as a metropolitan zone representative to the Committee will expire at the
end of the General Meeting in April 2013. He is eligible for re-nomination at this meeting and has
indicated his interest in being re-nominated to the Committee.

Attached, for Members' information, are copies of the nomination forms for both the LGA
President and Metropolitan Representative together with a ‘candidate information form’ and an
extract from the LGA Constitution 2007 in relation to the role of the Committee (Attachment 2).

Conclusion
The Committee plays an important role in managing the activities of the LGA which ultimately
support the South Australian Local Government sector. The Administration will submit Council's
nomination(s) to the LGA by Friday 15 February 2013.
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                  ATTACHMENT 1
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17.3      Social Media for the Public Sector Conference 2013

Brief
This report advises Council of the Social Media for the Public Sector Conference being held at
the Menzies in Sydney on 19 and 20 March 2013.

RECOMMENDATION(S)
It is recommended to Council that:

1.       Subject to confirmation, Council approves the attendance of Cr Haese and Cr/s ............. at
         the Social Media for the Public Sector Conference being held at the Menzies, Sydney on
         19 and 20 March 2013.

2.       Expenses be reimbursed in accordance with Council policy.

3.       Subject to their confirmation, Council approve the attendance of the spouses/partners of
         attending Elected Members and further, consistent with Council policy, that costs, other
         than airfares be met by Council.


Introduction
The Social Media for the Public Sector Conference is being held on 19 and 20 March 2013 at the
Menzies in Sydney (Attachment 1).

Discussion
The focus of the Conference is to provide attendees with practical information on how to build an
organisation’s social media presence along with successful social media case studies within the
public sector.

The main topics will include:

     ·    Practical considerations for social media use
     ·    Developing a strategic approach to social media use
     ·    Integrating social media into communication strategies
     ·    Marketing the risks and rewards of social media
     ·    Social media for community engagement
     ·    Building a brand through social media
     ·    Secrets to social media success

The total Conference package is $800 which includes the Conference program,
morning/afternoon teas, working buffet luncheons and networking drinks.

The approximate cost of airfares is $400 return, with early booking and accommodation is
available from $180 for a standard room per night at the Menzies Sydney.

Cr Haese has expressed an interest in attending.
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                  ATTACHMENT 1
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17.4    Work Life Balance Advisory Committee - Nominations

Brief
This report advises Council that the Local Government Association is seeking nominations for the
Work Life Balance Advisory Committee.

RECOMMENDATION(S)
It is recommended to Council that Cr/s ................... be nominated as a Local Government
Member on the Work Life Balance Advisory Committee.

Or

This report be received.


Introduction
The Hon Russell Wortley MLC, Minister for State/Local Government Relations has written to the
Local Government Association (LGA) requesting nominations for a Local Government Member
on the Work Life Balance Advisory Committee (the Committee) for a two year term.

Discussion
The role of the Committee is to oversee key projects associated with South Australia's Strategic
Plan Target 13 Work Life Balance - 'improve the quality of life of all South Australians through
maintenance of a healthy work life balance'.

The two key projects currently underway include:

     · Quality Part-Time Work in the Retail Sector Project
     · Innovations Project.

The sitting fees payable to Members are to be advised at a later date.

Meetings will be held on a quarterly basis (day to be advised) during business hours at a
metropolitan venue.

Nominations addressing the Selection Criteria Part A for the Work Life Balance Advisory
Committee must be forwarded to the LGA by close of business Monday 18 February 2013
(Attachment 1).

Nominations will be considered by the LGA Senior Executive Committee at its meeting on
Thursday 28 February 2013.
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                  ATTACHMENT 1
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18.    LOCAL GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

18.1   Local Government Circulars

Brief
This report provides Elected Members with a listing of current items under review by the Local
Government Association.

RECOMMENDATION
It is recommended that the report be received.


Discussion
The Local Government Association (LGA) distributes a weekly briefing on a range of matters
affecting the general functions, administration and operations of councils through a 'General
Circular'.

The indices attached for Members' information in this report are number 49, 50, 51 52 and 1.

Should members require further information, they may contact the Chief Executive Officer's
Secretariat for a copy. In some circumstances, it may then be appropriate for the Member to
contact the relevant General Manager for more information.
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19.      MEMBERS' BOOKSHELF

·     National Transport Commission Annual Report 2011/12
·     Surf Life Saving SA Inc Annual Report 2011/12
·     City of Charles Sturt Annual Report 2011/12
·     ICLEI Oceania - A Decade of Water Action 2002-12: The Story of the ICLEI Water Campaign

RECOMMENDATION
That the additions to Members' bookshelf be noted.


20.      CORRESPONDENCE

20.1 World Bowls Championships

Correspondence has been received from the Secretary of the Lockleys Bowling Club, Ms Deidre
Day, acknowledging Councils' contribution to the World Bowls Championship at Lockleys
Bowling Club (Attachment 1).

RECOMMENDATION
That the correspondence be received.

20.2 LGA Response - EPA Waste Levy

Correspondence has been received from the Chief Executive Officer of the Local Government
Association, Ms Wendy Campana, acknowledging Council's letter dated 17 December 2012 in
relation to the EPA Waste Levy (Attachment 2).

RECOMMENDATION
That the correspondence be received.

20.3 Minister Response - EPA Waste Levy

Correspondence has been received from the Hon Paul Caica MP, acknowledging Council's letter
dated 17 December 2012 in relation to the EPA Waste Levy (Attachment 3).

RECOMMENDATION
That the correspondence be received.

20.4 Risky Roads Campaign

Correspondence has been received from the Group Managing Director of the RAA, Mr Ian Stone,
regarding the Risky Roads Campaign from 21 January to 30 March 2012 (Attachment 4).

RECOMMENDATION
That the correspondence be received.
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20.5 Groundwater Contamination Investigations - TAFE SA Marleston Campus

Correspondence has been received from the Managing Director of TAFE SA Adelaide South
Institute, Mr Stephen Conway, regarding the groundwater contamination investigations being
undertaken at TAFE SA Marleston Campus (Attachment 5).

RECOMMENDATION
That the correspondence be received.

20.6 2013 Asia-Pacific Tennis League - Glenlea Gators

Correspondence has been received from Tennis Australia advising that the Glenlea Gators have
qualified for the Asia-Pacific Tennis League Playoffs being held in January during the 2013
Australian Open and thanking Council for its support of the Club (Attachment 6).

RECOMMENDATION
That the correspondence be received.

20.7 Adelaide Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board

Correspondence has been received from the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board,
regarding the Minutes of the meeting held on 25 October 2012 (Attachment 7).

RECOMMENDATION
That the correspondence be received.

20.8 Western Region Waste Management Authority Board

Correspondence has been received from the Western Region Waste Management Authority
Board, regarding the Minutes of the meeting held on 13 December 2012 (Attachment 8).

RECOMMENDATION
That the correspondence be received.
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21.    CONFIDENTIAL

Nil


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                                                              INDEX

1.    MEETING OPENED .............................................................................................. 1
2.    PRESENT .............................................................................................................. 1
3.    APOLOGIES.......................................................................................................... 1
4.    DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS .............................................................................. 1
5.    CONFIRMATION OF PREVIOUS MINUTES ........................................................ 1
6.    COMMUNICATIONS BY THE CHAIRPERSON ................................................... 1
7.    QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE ................................................................................. 1
8.    QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE ......................................................................... 1
9.    MOTIONS WITH NOTICE ..................................................................................... 1
10.   MOTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE .............................................................................. 1
11.   URBAN SERVICES DIVISION REPORTS ............................................................ 2
      11.1 Brickworks Markets - Update Following Fire Safety Committee
              Meeting ........................................................................................................ 2
      11.2 Hindmarsh Bowling Club Inc - Grant of New Licence Term and
              Request to Install Solar System .............................................................. 12
      11.3 Messinian Association (MA Hawks) - Grant of Licence - Kings
              Reserve ...................................................................................................... 17
      11.4 DECD - Request for Grant of Lease - Lockleys Kindergarten .............. 21
      11.5 Revocation of Community Land Classification for Allotments 3, 4, 9
              and 28 at 143-147 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Hilton (Star Theatre
              Complex and Hilton RSL)......................................................................... 29
      11.6 Request to Rename Soccer Fields - West Torrens Birkalla Soccer
              Club ............................................................................................................ 33
      11.7 Holland Street / Sir William Goodman Bridge ........................................ 35
      11.8 Street Lighting on Arterial Roads - Council Contribution .................... 39
12.   MEETING CLOSE ............................................................................................... 46
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1.     MEETING OPENED



2.     PRESENT



3.     APOLOGIES



4.     DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS

The following information should be considered by Committee Members prior to a meeting:

1.    Consider Section 73 of the Local Government Act and determine whether they have a
      conflict of interest in any matter to be considered in this Agenda; and
2.    Disclose these interests in accordance with the requirements of Sections 74 and 75 of the
      Local Government Act 1999.

The following disclosures of interest have been made in relation to:

      Item                                  Elected Member


5.     CONFIRMATION OF PREVIOUS MINUTES

RECOMMENDATION
That the Minutes of the meeting of the Urban Services Standing Committee held on 11
December 2012 be confirmed as a true and correct record.


6.     COMMUNICATIONS BY THE CHAIRPERSON



7.     QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

Nil


8.     QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE



9.     MOTIONS WITH NOTICE

Nil


10.    MOTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE
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11.     URBAN SERVICES DIVISION REPORTS

11.1    Brickworks Markets - Update Following Fire Safety Committee Meeting

Brief
This report provides Elected Members with a further update in regard to fire safety issues at the
Brickworks Market complex, following receipt of a report from Council's consultant (Bestec) and
the consideration of that report by the West Torrens Building Fire Safety Committee.

RECOMMENDATION(S)
It is recommended to Council that:

1.     The Notice from the West Torrens Building Fire Safety Committee dated 18 December
       2012 be noted.

2.     The Chief Executive Officer advise the West Torrens Building Fire Safety Committee that
       Council acknowledges their Notice and their expectation that all works as identified in the
       BESTEC report dated November 2012 should be completed by 30 June 2013 however,
       due to a proposed redevelopment of portion of the site by Woolworths Limited Council is
       not in a position to commit to fire safety improvement works at the site at this point in time
       until a decision is made regarding the proposed redevelopment.

3.     Notwithstanding recommendation 2 above, Council commits to making a decision relating
       to fire safety issues at the Brickworks Markets site by 30 April 2013, or earlier if a decision
       is made on the proposed redevelopment of the site before that date.


Introduction
A Notice of Fire Safety Defect was served on the City of West Torrens, as owner of the
Brickworks Market site, by the West Torrens Building Fire Safety Committee on 21 September
2012 (Attachment 1).

That notice required that:

1.     Flow and pressure tests be undertaken on the fire safety system within 14 days of the date
       of the notice. (Subsequent to this it was indicated that if testing did not occur within 14
       days, or where any failure of the system was revealed, the public would be excluded and
       occupants would be required to vacate within an additional 14 days) ; and

2.     A detailed report be prepared within two months of the date of the notice, setting out any
       work and other measures required to ensure that the fire safety of the site is adequate and
       providing a schedule and time frame for the proposed works.

A copy of this notice was provided by Council to the Lessee (Market Investments Pty Ltd) on 24
September 2012 indicating that, under the terms of the lease agreement, Council required
Market Investments to comply by arranging the flow tests and implementing any necessary
actions that were revealed as a result of these tests.

The letter to Market Investments further indicated that Council would arrange for the necessary
report to be undertaken and that it would subsequently advise Market Investments of any works
identified that were deemed to be Market Investment's responsibility under the terms of the lease
agreement.
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Discussion
In accordance with the notice served, and following the replacement of and/or necessary repairs
to portion of the inlet valve manifold, flow tests were undertaken by contractors engaged by
Market Investments. Given the delay in arranging the flow testing, principally resulting from the
need to source replacement parts and undertake necessary repairs, Council issued a notice
resulting in the public being excluded from the site for a short period of time. Further, a Closure
Order was placed on the site by the SAMFS on 6 October 2012 pursuant to the Emergency
Services Act 2005 and an extension of the Closure Order was granted in the SA Magistrates
Court on 11 October 2012 that allowed the Closure Order to remain in place until withdrawn by
the Chief Officer of the SAMFS.

In terms of meeting its obligations, Council engaged BESTEC (Building Engineering Services
Consulting Engineers) to investigate, prepare drawings and provide a comprehensive report for
remedial works associated with the Notice of Fire Safety Defect order placed over the Brickworks
Market.

As it was deemed likely that the Tavern/Western Stalls building would be demolished as part of
the proposed Woolworths development of the site, this building was not included or considered
within the consultant's study.

Cost estimates were also requested from and provided by BESTEC on the remedial works for the
Fire Protection and Life Safety Services for the above project. These estimates indicate that the
cost of the remedial works is in the vicinity of $180,000. Further, the consultant prioritised those
matters that it considered most urgent. The proposed works were prioritised in two stages with
the initial stage addressing upgrade to egress doors, emergency and exit lighting, smoke
detection, occupant warning, portable fire extinguishers, and necessary documentation for the
inspection and testing of Essential Safety Provisions (i.e. the primary emphasis being to ensure
the safety of visitors and occupants to the site in the event of an incident). The second stage
works have been identified as extension of sprinkler systems (kiln building), minor works to
existing sprinkler systems, and modifications to fire hydrants and fire hose reels (i.e. initiatives to
prevent or minimise damage to buildings/improvements in the event of an incident).
(Attachment 2)

The report was received by the Administration and presented to the West Torrens Building Fire
Safety Committee (BFSC) for consideration. Following receipt and consideration of the report,
the BFSC notified Council that it required notification of timeframes for the completion of both
stages of the works, with an expectation that they would be completed by 30 June 2013.
(Attachment 3)

It is noted that the whilst there are works that are required to be undertaken by both Council and
Market Investments, the majority of expenditure required to address the areas of concern will fall
to Council.

Under the terms of the lease agreement, Market Investments' obligations generally relate to
maintenance (and repair or replacement of items where adequate maintenance regimes have not
been implemented) and items/alterations that are now deemed necessary as a result of consents
provided by, or, works or improvements undertaken by, or with the approval of, Market
Investments. Market Investment's obligations would also extend to and include those matters
that would normally be identified as "property management" matters e.g. the need to reposition
items of plant, stock etc. arising from the particular use to which Market Investments and or its
stall holders is now putting the property to.
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All of the above must also be considered within the context of the proposed redevelopment of
portion of the Brickworks Markets site by Woolworths Limited. Council at this point in time has not
provided its consent to the revised Concept Plan proposed by Woolworths to redevelop the site.
Council will further consider its position in terms of providing consent during its February 2013
meeting cycle.

Should the Woolworths proposed redevelopment of the site proceed then under that scenario
certain buildings on the site will be demolished and thus certain works mentioned in the BESTEC
report will not be required. Further, under that scenario the existing lease over the entire site will
be surrendered by the lessee and the site vacated and Council will then need to determine its
position going forward as to use and occupancy (if any) of the portion of the site retained by
Council that includes the Market Hall and Kiln Building.

Should the Woolworths proposed redevelopment of the site not proceed then it is suggested that
the scope of works listed in the BESTEC report will have to be implemented with Council as the
owner and landlord picking up the majority of the costs involved (approximately $150k of the
estimated $180k).

It should also be remembered that the costs mentioned in this report only relate to fire safety
issues and do not take account of any other improvements required on the site, either by the
Council (as owner) or any party as lessee, in order to continue with a Market presence on the
site.

Council also needs to be mindful of the expectations of the West Torrens Building Fire Safety
Committee in that the Committee expects all works to be completed by 30 June 2013. Whilst that
expectation is acknowledged, it is also prudent to remember that any decision made by Council
relating to fire safety issues at the Brickworks Markets must be made within the context of the
proposed redevelopment of the site by Woolworths and whether that redevelopment will proceed
or not.

Conclusion
By notice dated 21 September 2012 the Fire Safety Committee requested that a report be
prepared by a consultant identifying any fire safety concerns/deficiencies at the Brickworks
Market complex. That report has now been received and considered by the Fire Safety
Committee. The report identified that there are a number of issues that require addressing/action
by the parties to attend to fire safety concerns with the majority of the expenditure associated
with these works required to be met by Council.

Given the other issues associated with the site primarily around the proposed redevelopment by
Woolworths and whether that will proceed or not, a decision by Council on the fire safety issues
should be deferred until after that issue has been resolved.
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11.2    Hindmarsh Bowling Club Inc - Grant of New Licence Term and Request to Install
        Solar System

Brief
This report seeks Council approval for the grant of a new licence for the use of the Council
owned premises at 80 South Road, Torrensville for the playing of lawn bowls and associated
activities for a period of 5 years to the Hindmarsh Bowling Club Inc.

Providing Council consents to the grant of the licence, the report also seeks Council's approval,
as landlord, for the Club to install a bank of approximately 24 solar panels on the roof of the
Clubhouse building and infrastructure associated with those panels.

RECOMMENDATION(S)
It is recommended to Council that:

1.     A licence for a period of 5 years, commencing on 4 September 2012 and expiring on 3
       September 2017, be granted to the Hindmarsh Bowling Club Inc for its use of the premises
       at 80 South Road, Torrensville, at a commencing rental of $3,252 pa plus GST. The
       licence fee be indexed by the Adelaide All Groups CPI on each anniversary of the licence
       commencement and the licensee be responsible for meeting user costs attributable to its
       use of the facility.

2.     The Mayor and the Chief Executive Officer be authorised to sign and seal any
       documentation relating to the Agreement.

3.     Council consent to the Club's request to install solar panels on the roof of the Clubhouse
       building and associated infrastructure within the premises on the proviso that the Club:
       (a)     Seeks building and/or engineering advice which indicates that the roof is structurally
               able to support the proposed infrastructure and
       (b)     Seeks and obtains any necessary development consents
       (c)     Is the party responsible for meeting all costs of supply and installation of the
               system, any costs that may arise as a result of the system being installed (including
               any requirement to upgrade other infrastructure and/or undertake any repairs to any
               part of the premises resulting from the installation and/or use of the system) and all
               costs of maintenance and/or replacement of the system or any of its component
               parts
       (d)     Provides a copy of the Certificate(s) of Compliance in regard to the works
               undertaken associated with the project and also provides working drawings
               indicating where wiring /infrastructure is located.


Introduction
The previous 7+7 year licence held by the Hindmarsh Bowling Club for the bowling club premises
expired on 3 September 2012. Rental under the previous licence was adjusted annually by the
Adelaide All Groups CPI (the current rental is $3,252 pa plus GST). The Club has written to
Council seeking the grant of a new licence (Attachment 1).

Discussion
Negotiations between representatives from the Hindmarsh Bowling Club and the Administration
have resulted in agreement to terms and conditions for a new licence of the premises to the Club.
The agreement which has been negotiated provides for the grant of a licence to the club for a
term of 5 years from 4 September 2012 at a commencing rental of $3,252 pa plus GST.
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It is proposed that there be no increase in the current rental at the commencement of the new
licence term in recognition of the fact that the Club relinquished its western green during the
previous licence term (Tennis courts have been recently constructed by Council for the use of the
general public on the former green).

Under the proposed new agreement the Club remains the party responsible for meeting all user
costs associated with its use of the premises, including the costs associated with preparation and
maintenance of its greens.

It should also be noted that the new licence (area) recognises that a portion of land is to be
excised from the eastern side of the current premises to provide a slip lane on South Road into
the eastern Thebarton Oval carpark ingress.

Additionally, clauses within the proposed agreement provide Council with the ability to suspend
the licence in circumstances where a disaster or emergency occurs, where Council may need to
occupy the premises in the event that Council's Business Continuity is triggered and also allow
Council to end the licence should redevelopment of the facility or the Thebarton Oval environs be
proposed in the future.

Concurrent with the request for the grant of a new licence term, the Club has also sought
Council's approval, as landlord, for the Club to supply and install a solar power system within the
premises (Attachment 2).

It is envisaged that approximately 24 solar panels will be installed on the north facing roof of the
clubhouse building (Attachment 3).

Administration supports this initiative on the condition that the Club:

(a)    Seeks building and/or engineering advice which indicates that the roof is structurally able
       to support the proposed infrastructure and
(b)    Seeks and obtains any necessary development consents
(c)    Is the party responsible for meeting all costs of supply and installation of the system, any
       costs that may arise as a result of the system being installed (including any requirement
       to upgrade other infrastructure and/or undertake any repairs to any part of the premises
       resulting from the installation and/or use of the system) and all costs of maintenance
       and/or replacement of the system or any of its component parts; and
(d)    Provides a copy of the Certificate(s) of Compliance in regard to the works undertaken
       associated with the project and also provides working drawings indicating where wiring
       /infrastructure associated with the project is located.


Conclusion
The licence of the Hindmarsh Bowling Club premises at 80 South Road Torrensville to the
Hindmarsh Bowling Club Inc expired on 3 September 2012. The grant of a new 5 year licence to
the Hindmarsh Bowling Club Inc (for the use of the premises for lawn bowls and related bowling
and community activities) is supported and is in line with the community land management plan’s
objectives for the management of this land, being (amongst other things) a venue for organised
sports for the use of clubs and organisations under lease or licence. The Club's request to
supply and install a solar system at the premises is also supported, providing a number of
specified conditions are acknowledged and met by the Club.
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11.3    Messinian Association (MA Hawks) - Grant of Licence - Kings Reserve

Brief
This report seeks Council approval for the grant of a new licence for the use portion of King
Street Reserve and the associated changerooms and canteen for the playing of soccer and
associated activities for a period of 5 years to the Messinian Association Inc (in its capacity as
the incorporated body on behalf of the MA Hawks).

RECOMMENDATION(S)
It is recommended to Council that:

1.     A licence for a period of five (5) years, commencing on 1 January 2013 and expiring on 31
       December 2017, be granted to the Messinian Association of SA Inc for use of Kings
       Reserve, the changerooms and canteen by the MA Hawks, at a commencing rental of
       $1,350 pa plus GST. The licence fee be indexed by the Adelaide All Groups CPI on each
       anniversary of the licence commencement and the licensee be responsible for meeting
       user costs attributable to its use of the facility.

2.     The Mayor and the Chief Executive Officer be authorised to sign and seal any
       documentation relating to the Agreement.


Introduction
The previous 5+5 year licence held by the MA Hawks for the King Street Reserve and associated
changerooms and canteen building expired on 2 January 2012. Since that time the MA Hawks
continued to occupy the premises on a holding over basis. Rental under the previous licence
was adjusted annually by the Adelaide All Groups CPI (the current rental is $630.48 plus GST).

The MA Hawks have written to Council seeking a further licence term for its use of Kings
Reserve (Attachment 1). As the MA Hawks are not an incorporated body, the Club's consent
was sought, and approval received, for the licence to be issued in the name of the Messinian
Association of SA Inc (the umbrella organisation of the MA Hawks). In addition to the initial letter
received from the MA Hawks, a copy of an extract from the Minutes of the meeting of the
Messinian Association of SA Inc of 8 November 2012, indicating the Association's acceptance to
be licensee, is also attached (Attachment 2).

Discussion
As the tenure being granted by Council envisages that the facility may be used by other groups
during the term, the appropriate vehicle to provide for such an arrangement is a licence
agreement.

The negotiated agreement, which is now presented to Council for endorsement, allows non-
exclusive use of the reserve and infrastructure by the MA Hawks during the period 1 January and
31 October in each year of the Licence term, on the following days and times:

(a)    Tuesday and Thursday afternoons - between the hours of 6:00pm and 9:30pm; and
(b)    Saturdays - between the hours of 9:30am and 6:00pm.

(The former agreement provided use of the facility to the club for 26 weeks per year on Tuesday,
Thursday and Saturday afternoons.)
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The MA Hawks have sole use of their canteen building and the storeroom in the back of the
‘Home’ changerooms. The reserve and remainder of the changerooms are available for use by
other groups/parties at times other than those specified above. Additionally, clauses within the
proposed agreement provide Council with the ability to suspend the licence in circumstances
where an emergency occurs, to use (or permit use of) the Reserve and infrastructure for special
events and to end the licence should redevelopment of the facility be proposed.

The commencing licence fee under the proposed agreement has been increased from $630.48 to
$1,350 pa plus GST. This proposed increase in the annual licence fee reflects:

(a)    The additional usage the Club is seeking (both in terms of the period of duration and also
       additional hours per session);
(b)    The Club's desire to formally access the northern area for training purposes (to allow this
       alternate area to be used if there are issues relating to the soccer pitch); and
(c)    The provision of the new change room facility for the use of the club.

Conclusion
The licence of the Kings Reserve to the MA Hawks expired on 2 January 2012. Since that time
the Club has continued to occupy the premises on a "holding over" basis. The grant of a new
five (5) year licence to the Messinian Association of SA Inc (for the use of the Reserve etc by the
MA Hawks for soccer related activities) is supported and is in line with the community land
management plan’s objectives for the management of this Reserve, being (amongst other things)
a venue for organised sports for the use of clubs and organisations under lease or licence.
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11.4    DECD - Request for Grant of Lease - Lockleys Kindergarten

Brief
The Department of Education and Child Development (DECD) has written to Council seeking to
enter into a new lease for the premises at 14A Rowells Road, Lockleys (Lockleys Kindergarten)
(Attachment 1).

RECOMMENDATION(S)
It is recommended to Council that:

1.     The Administration be authorised to enter into negotiations with representatives from
       DECD to facilitate the eventual divesting of the land upon which the Lockleys Kindergarten
       sits to DECD. A further report(s) be provided to Council at such time(s) as significant
       milestones are reached during this process.

2.     Subsequent to satisfactory completion of negotiations in regard to the Lockleys
       Kindergarten, the Administration be further authorised to enter into negotiations with
       representatives from DECD to facilitate the eventual divesting of the land upon which the
       Glandore, Netley and Kurralta Park Kindergartens sit to DECD. Further report(s) be
       provided to Council at such time(s) as significant milestones are reached during these
       processes.


Introduction
DECD have written to Council seeking to enter into a new five (5) year lease of the Lockleys
Kindergarten premises (Attachment 2).

Council currently leases four (4) properties to the Department of Education and Child
Development (DECD) to enable DECD to operate kindergartens from those premises. The
improvements erected on three of those properties (Lockleys, Glandore and Netley) have been
erected by DECD and/or its predecessor agencies and, under the terms of the respective lease
agreements, remain the property of the lessee, whereas those erected on the Kurralta Park
property were erected by the City of West Torrens. All of these kindergartens sit on Community
Land.

The lease agreements for all kindergartens were entered into a significant time ago and all have
subsequently expired. Provisions within the respective agreements resulted in their conversion to
annual licences upon expiry of the respective lease terms.

Members may also be aware that in recent times a fairly large tree limb fell from a significant tree
in the north-western corner of the property which resulted in minor damage to the adjacent
residential premises and an interruption to the kindergarten's telephone and power supply. The
failure of this limb has raised concerns amongst the kindergarten community which has
culminated in the Governing Council of the Kindergarten writing to Council seeking, amongst
other things, "assurance from the City of West Torrens that the [Rowells Road] site is an
appropriate site to hold a pre-school" Attachment 3.

The failure of this limb and the ongoing concerns by DECS with regard to tree limb failure has
also resulted in DECD's desire to formalise its tenure of the property as a matter of priority.
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Discussion
It would appear that the current ownership of kindergarten sites by Council throughout the City of
West Torrens (and indeed many metropolitan Australian cities and towns) results from historical
arrangements where Councils (or other benefactors) traditionally provided (funds and/or) land to
Kindergarten Unions etc for the erection of facilities and provision of kindergarten/pre-school
services to their communities.

Although it can be assumed that local communities still desire kindergartens be provided to cater
for their pre-school population, the provision of kindergartens is not a core business of Council.
This is not to say that Council from time to time undertakes activities that are not "core business",
however it does need to be acknowledged that, at best, Council's provision of land/sites to be
used as kindergartens could be aligned to the following Council function identified within the
Local Government Act, viz

"to establish or support organisations or programs that benefit people in its area or local
government generally"

It is further noted that a number of kindergartens within the metropolitan area and State operate
on land owned by DECD.

Given the above, and the request received from DECD, it is both opportune and appropriate for
Council to determine how it may best wish to engage with DECD in regard to this site in
particular, and the other kindergarten sites, within the City of West Torrens.

Broadly speaking there are two basic alternatives available to Council, viz
(a) enter into an agreement for a further lease of the premises; or
(b) seek to dispose of the property - either to DECD or a third party.

Should Council desire to enter into a further lease of the premises the lease agreement should
continue to acknowledge that the improvements erected on the site remain the property of the
lessee, such that the lessee remains the party responsible for their maintenance, repair,
replacement and upgrading (subject to any necessary Council consents). As ownership of the
improvements continues to vest in the lessee, the lessee will also retain the risk associated with
those improvements and consequently be the party responsible for effecting any and all
necessary insurances in relation to those improvements.

Further, although Council's lease and licence agreements contain standard clauses that require
the lessee/licensee to indemnify Council for any damage or injuries that may occur whilst the
lessee/licensee is in occupation of the premises, except in circumstances where Council's
actions (or lack of actions) are determined to be negligent, it may be prudent to either bring these
clauses to the lessee's attention or alternatively include a clause or clauses that clarify this
position in relation to the associated hazards of the significant trees on the site.

However, for the following reasons it is the Administration’s view that a further lease not be
entered into, but that negotiations occur for the land upon which the Lockleys Kindergarten sits to
be transferred to DECD

      ·   DECD already own the land upon which a number of kindergartens operate within the
          metropolitan area and state. (Thus, the arrangement posed is not a novel one for
          DECD);
      ·   DECD, as a State Government department, does not fall within the ambit of a “typical”
          not for profit sporting or community organisation. Whilst Council does not generally
          charge commercially based rentals to its sporting and community clubs, and whilst
          DECD does not clearly fall within this category, Council currently does not, and is
          unlikely to be able to, receive a commercial rental from any leasing arrangement with
          DECD;
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      ·   Council is effectively “hamstrung” in that it would be unlikely to be able to utilise the
          property for any purpose other than a kindergarten. The Community Land
          Management Plan (CLMP) for these sites specify their use as kindergarten facilities.
          Any potential alternate use of the site would necessitate amendment of the CLMP
          which would also entail public consultation. Administration suggests that it would be
          likely that there would be a considerable public backlash if the community believed that
          Council was contemplating an alternate use for a kindergarten site (unless a
          replacement site had been identified). The issue of alternate use is less likely to arise
          where revocation of the Community Land status of the parcel of land identifies that the
          principal reason for the revocation is to enable transfer of the land to DECD - the
          authority that has the overall responsible for the operation of kindergartens (i.e. no
          change of existing use for the site is envisaged by Council);
      ·   The problematic management of the 12 trees that collectively contribute to a hazard
          assessment that is considered moderate to high risk;
      ·   The operation of kindergartens is not a core function of Council; and
      ·   DECD's advice that "the Lockleys pre-school is a required service from a DECD
          perspective".

Although the specific mechanics of the transfer (e.g. options to purchase alternate sites,
opportunities for land swaps etc) are yet to be determined, should Council determine that it
wishes to transfer ownership of the land to DECD, a further report will be prepared for Council
consideration seeking endorsement for the revocation process for this land to commence (NB:
the current Community Land status of the land will act as an impediment to a transfer occurring in
the very short term).

As indicated above, whilst the lease for the Lockleys Kindergarten expired some considerable
time ago it continues to operate on an annual licence basis. The age of the document and the
terms and conditions contained within it do pose some risk for the parties, however should the
transfer be able to be negotiated within a reasonably short period of time, and provided the
revocation process proceeds relatively smoothly, this should not cause undue concern.

It also needs to be noted that Council does not have a direct relationship with the Governing
Council of the Lockleys Kindergarten. Council's relationship is with the lessee of the facility i.e.
DECD. Similarly, the Governing Council's relationship is with DECD. As the overarching
authority, DECD ultimately determines which sites it deems as appropriate to conduct the
activities which it, and its agents - including the Lockleys Pre-school, operate and deliver their
services from.

Thus, in regard to the Governing Council's letter, whilst the Administration sympathises with the
Lockleys Kindergarten Governing Council's request, it is not appropriate for Council to provide
the assurance that the Governing Council seeks in regard to use of the premises as a pre-school.
As indicated above, the ultimate decision as to the use to which a (prospective) lessee/licensee
wishes to put the property is a decision for that (prospective) lessee/licensee. The (prospective)
lessee/licensee is armed with the intimate knowledge of its operations and it is thus best placed
to determine whether its requirements for the site, or the deficiencies or concerns it perceives or
has in regard to the site, will impair, impact or frustrate its operations or desired outcomes from
being satisfied or achieved. Where the (prospective) lessee/licensee believes it does not
possess the expertise to make an informed decision, it should seek expert advice or guidance
from a suitably qualified and/or experienced independent party.

It is further noted that all Council leases/licences contain a standard "no warranty" clause i.e.
Council specifically does not warrant that any premises will be fit for the activity or purpose which
the lessee/licensee may wish to put them. If such a clause were not included within the
agreements Council could be placed in a position where it was required to undertake any and all
necessary repairs or modifications to make the site and/or improvements suitable for the
activities to which the lessee/licensee may wish to put the premises.
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In relation to some of the other concerns expressed by the Governing Council, the Administration
can advise that Council has, and continues, to monitor the condition of the trees on the site and
engages arborists to undertake inspections and provide reports and recommended actions to
Council. Council then acts on the recommendations provided. Following the recent limb failure
the Administration again engaged an arborist to undertake a thorough examination of all trees on
the site. That initiative resulted in a number of the significant trees being pruned and one non-
significant, non-regulated tree being removed. It is noted that the report indicated that the most
recent limb failure was not as a result of any disease or defect within the particular tree. It is also
noted that in undertaking these inspections and works Council has acted above and beyond its
duty in terms of its obligations under the lease agreement.

Conclusion
DECD has written to Council seeking to enter into a new/extended lease agreement for the land
upon which the Lockleys Kindergarten sits. It is the opinion of the Administration that the
Council’s interests are best served by negotiating a transfer of this land to DECD.
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11.5    Revocation of Community Land Classification for Allotments 3, 4, 9 and 28 at 143-
        147 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Hilton (Star Theatre Complex and Hilton RSL)

Brief
This report seeks formal Council Resolution to revoke the Community Land Classification of Land
and Buildings known as the Star Theatre Complex and Hilton RSL located at 143-145 and 147
Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Hilton.

RECOMMENDATION(S)
It is recommended to Council that:

1.     Having received approval on 13 December 2012 from the Minister for State/Local
       Government Relations and in accordance with Section 194(3)(b) of the Local Government
       Act 1999, Council revokes the Community Land Classification of the properties formally
       described in Certificates of Title 5832/7 (Allotments 3 and 4 Deposited Plan 3002),
       5776/128 (Allotment 28 Filed Plan 145156) and 5792/740 (Allotment 9 Deposited Plan 639)
       Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Hilton.

2.     Pursuant to Section 207 of the Local Government Act 1999, the Chief Executive Officer be
       authorised to amend Council's Community Land Register by removing reference to the land
       described in Recommendation 1 above.

3      The Chief Executive Officer review the options for sale, given the current leasing
       arrangements in place, and report back to Council with a recommendation on how best to
       proceed.


Introduction
As part of Council's Strategic Property Assets Review, the land and buildings located at 143-147
Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Hilton (known as the Star Theatre complex and the Hilton RSL
(Attachment 1) was identified as surplus to Council's needs.

Background
At the meeting held on 5 June 2012, Council endorsed the Revocation Report for the Star
Theatre complex and the Hilton RSL located at Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Hilton for public
consultation as required under Section 194 of the Local Government Act 1999 and in accordance
with Council's Public Consultation Policy A/17/1.

Notification of the proposal was placed in the Guardian Messenger Press on 4 July 2012. In
addition, copies of the Revocation Report were available for viewing on Council's website and at
the Civic Centre. Advice on the proposal was distributed to approximately 150 households and
businesses in the immediate vicinity of the Star Theatre complex and the Hilton RSL and a
notification poster was placed on the front of both buildings.

All notifications provided details of the proposal and advised locations to view the documentation.
Contact details for further information were also advised with submissions closing on 4 August
2012.

Section 194(3) of the Local Government Act 1999 requires Council to consider any feedback or
response arising from the public consultation process. In this instance, despite extensive
notification, no submissions were received.
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It was apparent that there was no community concern regarding the revocation and sale of the
Star Theatre complex and the Hilton RSL and there was no reason why Council should not
proceed with the proposal by seeking formal approval from the Minister to revoke the Community
Land Classification.

Discussion
At the meeting held on 4 September 2012, Council, having completed all requirements of the
Local Government Act 1999, resolved to seek approval from the Minister to revoke the
Community Land Classification of 143-147 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Hilton to enable the
eventual sale of the property. This approval has now been granted in writing (Attachment 2).

Having received approval on 13 December 2012 from the Minister for State/Local Government
Relations and in accordance with Section 194(3)(b) of the Local Government Act 1999, it is
recommended that Council resolve to revoke the Community Land Classification of the properties
formally described in Certificates of Title 5832/7 (Allotments 3 and 4 Deposited Plan 3002),
5776/128 (Allotment 28 Filed Plan 145156) and 5792/740 (Allotment 9 Deposited Plan 639) Sir
Donald Bradman Drive, Hilton.

It is further recommended that the Chief Executive Officer be authorised to amend Council's
Community Land Register by removing reference to the land as formally described above.

Given the current uses of the property, the leasing arrangements in place and Council’s in
principle support for live theatre in the area to continue, it is recommended that the Chief
Executive Officer review the options for progressing the sale of the properties either separately at
the same or different time, or together, and report back to Council.

Conclusion
Ministerial approval for revocation of the land at 143-147 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Hilton allows
Council to proceed with disposal of the site(s) at such time as it considers appropriate.
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11.6   Request to Rename Soccer Fields - West Torrens Birkalla Soccer Club

Brief
West Torrens Birkalla Soccer Club has written to Council seeking Council's consent to rename
the playing fields at Camden Oval.

RECOMMENDATION
It is recommended to Council that it provides its consent to the request of West Torrens Birkalla
Soccer Club to rename the Club's playing fields at Camden Oval to Jack Smith Park and that it
allow "Jack Smith Park" to be painted on the western fascia of the soccer clubroom building.


Introduction
A request has been received from the West Torrens Birkalla Soccer Club to rename the playing
fields at Camden Oval to Jack Smith Park (Attachment 1).

Discussion
It is noted in the Club's letter that Jack Smith has provided service to the Club over a very
considerable period of time - Chair for 3 years, Secretary for 2 years, President for the past 35
years and a member of the Club's Board for some 69 years (since the age of 14).

As the Club has indicated, should Council support the request "Jack Smith Park" would be
painted on the fascia on the western side of the building.

Given the length of service to the Club, and also acknowledging the Club's length of operation
and contribution within the West Torrens landscape, the Administration considers it appropriate in
recommending to Council that the Club's request to rename the playing fields to Jack Smith Park
be supported.

Conclusion
The West Torrens Birkalla Soccer Club is seeking to name the Club's playing fields to Jack Smith
Park to acknowledge and recognise the considerable length of service provided by Mr Smith to
the Club.
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11.7    Holland Street / Sir William Goodman Bridge

Brief
To provide Council with an update on the Holland Street/Sir William Goodman Bridge.

RECOMMENDATION
It is recommended to Council that the response letter from the City of Charles Sturt, dated the
21st December 2012, in relation to their current position on the replacement or upgrade of the
Holland Street/Sir William Goodman Bridge be noted and that no further action be taken until
May 2013 when it is anticipated that the trial findings will be presented to Council for review.


Introduction
The City of West Torrens and the City of Charles Sturt (CCS) are jointly responsible for the
Holland Street /Sir William Goodman Bridge across the River Torrens linking the suburbs of
Thebarton and Hindmarsh.

On 13 March 2012 via a request from the CCS, the CEO's and Mayors of both the City of West
Torrens and the CCS met. At this meeting, the CCS advised that they would like to undertake
some further works in the way of detailed design and costing for the option to reuse the bridge
and reconvene a meeting to discuss their further findings.

As a consequence of the meeting of 13 March 2012, the CCS commenced to progress further
with the investigations to reinforce the bridge, via the development of detailed design drawings,
following which further cost estimates would be sought from a specialist contractor to gain a
greater cost certainty than that previously provided and report back to the City of West Torrens.
To date limited information has been received on the progress.

Discussion
At the meeting on 11 December 2012, Council resolved that:

1.     The CEO writes to the City of Charles Sturt formally requesting a response as to their
       current position relating to the replacement or upgrade of the Holland Street/Sir William
       Goodman Bridge.

2.     Should delays continue to occur beyond March 2013 in terms of the Cities of West Torrens
       and Charles Sturt not agreeing a position relating to the replacement or upgrade of the
       Holland Street/Sir William Goodman Bridge, then the City of West Torrens explore what
       opportunities are available to undertake works that would see the bridge reopen to the
       public including but not limited to the provisions contained within S.214 of the Local
       Government Act 1999.

Subsequent to the resolution, correspondence dated 18 December 2012 was forwarded to the
CCS requesting an update to their current position. Resulting from this request a letter of reply
from the CCS dated 21 December was received (Attachment 1).

As noted in the CCS reply, it is anticipated that their findings will be concluded by April 2013 and
they will then convene a meeting with the City of West Torrens to discuss the merits of the
findings to restore the bridge or the requirement to proceed with construction of a new bridge.

Conclusion
Subsequent to Council resolution of 11 December a letter dated 18 December 2012 was sent to
the CEO of the City of Charles Sturt resulting in a reply dated 21 December 2012 outlining the
current status of the CCS’s further investigations and providing a timeline for completion.
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It should be noted from the CCS letter dated 21 December 2012 that the trial restoration work will
be undertaken in February and March 2013, and a report on the trial works will be received by
the City of Charles Sturt in April 2013. The CCS will then convene a meeting with the City of
West Torrens in May 2013 to progress the matter.

If the trial report and its findings are not able to demonstrate that restoration of the bridge is
possible within acceptable performance standards, then the City of West Torrens will explore the
opportunities that are available to undertake appropriate works that would see the bridge reopen
to the public.
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11.8    Street Lighting on Arterial Roads - Council Contribution

Brief
To advise Council of a recently completed desktop review by the Department of Planning,
Transport and Infrastructure of Council billing arrangements throughout the state based on a
50% recovery of funds where relevant, and new monthly costs that have been identified.

RECOMMENDATION
It is recommended to Council that the report be received.


Introduction
The cost of the provision of street lighting on roads under the care, control and management of
the Commissioner of Highways is generally shared with councils on a 50% recovery basis.

This is in accordance with the provisions of Section 26(11) of the Highways Act 1926:

“if the Commissioner installs or causes the installation of street lighting in a district in the exercise
of the Commissioner’s powers under this section, the Commissioner may require the council to
pay the Commissioner for payment into the Highways Fund (by payment made at times specified
from time to time by the Commissioner) half (50%) the reasonable costs paid by the
Commissioner to an electricity entity for the operation and maintenance of lighting”.

The 50% recovery is based on the provision that the roadway lighting provides an amenity for
local ratepayers through the lighting of footpaths and adjacent areas which can contribute to
overall safety and security for abutting properties.

Discussion
The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) via correspondence received
11 December 2012 (Attachment 1), advised Council that the Department has recently
completed a desktop review of Council billing arrangements throughout the state based on a
50% recovery of funds where relevant, and new monthly costs have been identified.

Through the review each Council area and arterial road was examined. Lights for which a 50%
contribution is sought from Council were identified and a summary sheet prepared (Attachment
2). The summary sheets include the type of luminaries, the number in the Council area, the
relevant rate to be paid by a Council on a monthly basis (i.e. 50% of full cost) and an amount for
the long pipes.

The Department's review process noted the increased cost associated with:

    ·   New SA Power Networks Tariffs (July 2012)
    ·   Network Charges
    ·   Renewable Energy (SRES & LRET)
    ·   Green Energy
    ·   Australian market Operation

This covered a review of any projected changes on the ESCOSA Standard Contract Price
Adjustment, Across Government Contract Bulletins, AEMO Metrology Procedure, ETSA (SA
Power Networks) Network Tariff & Negotiated Services 2012 and direct discussions with both
AGL (DPTI’s retailer) and SA Power Networks for information on Network Charges.
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For some councils’, this process has identified an increase in monthly payments to the
Department. In particular to the City of West Torrens this review will see and average monthly
increase of approximately $4,736 or 46%, with an annual increase totalling approximately
$60,000 dollars. Historically the Department were invoicing councils, based on a 50%
contribution, from a static table listing of luminaries, whereby now they are utilising a live
database. The benefit of this to Council is that we now can analyse the database for any
anomalies and accordingly advise the Department to correct their billing database.

The Local Government Association (LGA) have been advised of this review and its potential
impact to councils and have advised Councils via LGA Circular 50.4, that they corresponded to
the CEO of DPTI seeking to defer application of the new costs, from 1 January 2013 until 1 July
2013 to enable councils to include the increased costs within their 2013/14 budget processes. At
the time of completing this report no further advice from the LGA has been received on this
matter.

Conclusion
The Transport Services Division, of DPTI has recently completed a desktop review of Council
billing arrangements throughout the state based on a 50% recovery of funds where relevant, and
new monthly costs have been identified, effective from the 1 January 2013. This review will see
an increase in cost to the City of West Torrens in the vicinity of $4,736 per month. The LGA have
corresponded to the CEO of DPTI seeking to defer application of the new costs, from 1 January
2013 until 1 July 2013 to enable councils to include the increased costs within their 2013/14
budget process.
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                                                            INDEX

1.    MEETING OPENED .............................................................................................. 1
2.    PRESENT .............................................................................................................. 1
3.    APOLOGIES.......................................................................................................... 1
4.    DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS .............................................................................. 1
5.    CONFIRMATION OF PREVIOUS MINUTES ........................................................ 1
6.    COMMUNICATIONS BY THE CHAIRPERSON ................................................... 1
7.    QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE ................................................................................. 1
8.    QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE ......................................................................... 1
9.    MOTIONS WITH NOTICE ..................................................................................... 1
10.   MOTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE .............................................................................. 1
11.   GOVERNANCE DIVISION REPORTS .................................................................. 2
      11.1 Commencement of the Independent Commissioner Against
           Corruption Act 2012 ................................................................................... 2
      11.2 Legislative Progress Report - December 2012 ........................................ 4
12.   MEETING CLOSE ................................................................................................. 8
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1.    MEETING OPENED



2.    PRESENT



3.    APOLOGIES



4.    DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS

The following information should be considered by Committee Members prior to a meeting:

1.    Consider Section 73 of the Local Government Act and determine whether they have a
      conflict of interest in any matter to be considered in this Agenda; and
2.    Disclose these interests in accordance with the requirements of Sections 74 and 75 of the
      Local Government Act 1999.

The following disclosures of interest have been made in relation to:

      Item                                  Elected Member


5.    CONFIRMATION OF PREVIOUS MINUTES

RECOMMENDATION
That the Minutes of the meeting of the Governance Standing Committee held on 11 December
2012 be confirmed as a true and correct record.


6.    COMMUNICATIONS BY THE CHAIRPERSON



7.    QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

Nil


8.    QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE



9.    MOTIONS WITH NOTICE

Nil


10.   MOTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE
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11.   GOVERNANCE DIVISION REPORTS

11.1 Commencement of the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act 2012

Brief
This report advises of the commencement of the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption
Act 2012.

RECOMMENDATION
It is recommended to Council that this report be received.


Introduction
The Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act 2012 (the Act) commenced by
proclamation on 20 December 2012. However, certain sections of the Act have not yet
commenced operation, including those relevant to Local Government.

As Council is aware from previous reports, the commencement of this Act will result in the
establishment of the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC) and the Office for
Public Integrity (OPI). In addition, there will be changes to the Ombudsman Act 1972 and the
Local Government Act 1999 which increase the investigative powers of the SA Ombudsman.

Discussion
So far only sections 1 (Short Title) and 2 (Commencement) have commenced along with a small
portion of Schedule 3.

The operation of the remaining provisions of the Act have been suspended until a day or time or
days or times to be fixed by subsequent proclamation or proclamations: This has not yet
occurred.

The amendments that result from the proclamation of the ICAC Act to both the Local Government
Act 1999 and the Ombudsman Act 1972 have also not commenced at this stage.

The amendments to the Local Government Act 1999 are expected to include:

 Section       Current Section       Proposed Amendments
               Title
 Section 63    Code of Conduct       The inclusion of a Mandatory Code of Conduct for all
                                     Council Members

 Section 74    Members to             The removal of the Ombudsman’s ability to conduct an
               Disclose Interests     investigation into allegations of fraud and corruption.

 Section 78A   Provision of           The inclusion of a new provision allowing a member of
               Facilities and         Council to directly obtain legal advice at the expense of the
               Support                Council to assist the member in performing or discharging
                                      official functions and duties

 Section 110   Code of Conduct        The inclusion of a Mandatory Code of Conduct for
                                      Employees
 Section 129   Conduct of Audit       The removal of the Minister’s powers to appoint an
                                      investigator/s to carry out an investigation.

 Section 263   Grounds of             The substitution of a section number and removal of the
               complaint              Ombudsman Complaint information.
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 Section       New                    The inclusion of new provisions regarding investigation of
 263A                                 grounds of complaint by the Ombudsman.
 Section       New                   The inclusion of new provisions regarding outcomes of
 263B                                investigations by the Ombudsman.
 Section 264   Complaints            Amendment to include when a public official may not lodge
                                     a complaint against a member of Council

 Section 267   Outcome of            Minor amendments to the outcomes of proceedings
               Proceedings
 Section 272   Investigation of a    The inclusion of a new provision enabling the Minister to
               Council (by the       refer an investigation of a Council to the Ombudsman
               Minister)
 Section 273   Action on a Report    Amendment to include the ICAC
               (by the Minister)
 Section 274   Investigation of a    Ability of the Minister to refer matters involving a subsidiary
               Subsidiary            to the Ombudsman


The amendments to the Ombudsman Act 1972 are expected to include:

 Section       Current Section       Proposed Amendments
               Title
 Section 3     Interpretation        The inclusion of the definition of "agency to which the
                                     Ombudsman Act 1972 applies."
                                     This will result in no change to Local Government.

 Section 12    Officers of           An amendment to clarify the directions of public service
               Ombudsman             employees assigned to work in the office of the
                                     Ombudsman

 Section 13    Matters Subject to    The inclusion of a section clarifying that the Ombudsman is
               Investigation         required to disregard a complaint regarding disciplinary
                                     action against a person.

 Section 19A   Ombudsman may         Substitution of subsections to allow the Ombudsman to
               Issue Direction in    issue directions in relation to administrative acts and the
               Relation to           inclusion enabling the Ombudsman to delegate this power
               Administrative Act
 Section 20    No Obligation on      A minor amendment to include "or an agency to which this
               Persons to            Act applies"
               Maintain Secrecy
 Section 22    Secrecy               The repeal of this section which relates to secrecy

 Section 26    Publication of        The inclusion provisions relating to the confidentiality and
               Report of             disclosure of information obtained in the course of
               Investigation         administering the Ombudsman Act 1972.

 Section 31    Conferral of          The repeal of functions of the Statutory Officers Committee
               Certain Functions
               on Statutory
               Officers Committee


Conclusion
The ICAC Act 2012 was proclaimed on 20 December 2012. A copy of this Act has been provided
either in hard copy or via Dropbox to all Elected Members for their information and reference. In
addition it is available on-line at www.legislation.sa.gov.au.
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11.2 Legislative Progress Report - December 2012

Brief
This report identifies the status of proposed legislative changes, affecting local government, dealt
with in Parliament or the Government Gazette during the preceding month.

RECOMMENDATION
It is recommended to Council that this report be received.


Introduction
This report provides a monthly update on the progress of Bills through Parliament using
Parliament’s defined stages as well as items contained within the Government Gazette that relate
to the City of West Torrens. It also contains information provided by the LGA relating to
consultation for amendments to legislation.

Discussion
The notable legislative amendments for the preceding month are as follows:


Summary of Proposed Amendments to Legislation


Development (Interim Development Control) Amendment Bill 2012


The Development (Interim Development Control) Amendment Bill 2012 was introduced in the
Legislative Council in September 2012. The LGA has been asked to support the Bill and is
seeking feedback from councils before consolidating a position.

The Bill seeks to amend the 'interim development control' provisions of Section 28 of the
Development Act 1993.

Section 28 of the Development Act 1993 allows a Development Plan Amendment (DPA) to be
introduced on 'Interim Development Control', meaning that the policies proposed by the DPA take
immediate effect. The intent of the Bill is to reflect the view that interim operation should be
'limited to stopping inappropriate or undesirable development applications that would undermine
the proposed changes'.

Council feedback is sought on draft guidelines by 25 January 2013.

Further information can be found in LGA Circular 52.1.


Parliamentary Inquiry into the Native Title Amendment Bill 2012


The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Affairs is inquiring into the Native Title Amendment Bill. The Committee is calling for submissions
to the inquiry, to provide views on the Bill and/or on future reform of the Native Title process, by
Thursday 31 January 2013.

Further information can be found in LGA Circular 51.6.
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Native Vegetation (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2011


The Native Vegetation (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2011 has recently been made available
for comment for the third time. The Bill lapsed in late 2011 and was subsequently re-introduced.
The Local Government Association has consulted extensively in the past on the Native
Vegetation (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill (Circular 27.15, July 2011; Circular 8.4, February
2007).

The Government is proposing to introduce amendments to the Bill in the Parliament concerning
significant Environmental Benefit offset provisions.

Submissions are due by Friday 25 January 2013.

Further information can be found in LGA Circular 51.4.


LGA submission on the re-making of the Local Government (Procedures at Meetings)
Regulations


The LGA State Executive Committee has endorsed the LGA's submission on the re-making of
the Regulations which expire on 1 September 2013, which makes nine recommendations for
change. The LGA has forwarded the submission to the Minister for State/Local Government
Relations for consideration, noting that the LGA looks forward to being consulted on the draft
Regulations once they have been drafted.

Further information can be found in LGA Circular 50.12.


Local Government (Rating) Amendment Bill 2012


The Local Government (Rates) Amendment Bill 2012 was introduced into the Legislative Council
on 28 November 2012. Council feedback on the proposed amendments is sought. The Local
Government (Rates) Amendment Bill 2012 (the Bill) is a Private Members Bill to amend the Local
Government Act 1999 (the Act).

The Amendment Bill sits with the Legislative Council for debate as at 28 November 2012 at its
2nd Reading.

Council feedback is sought on draft guidelines by 7 February 2013.

Further information can be found in LGA Circular 59.4.


Electoral (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2012 [Under the Electoral Act 1985.]


The Electoral (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2012 proposes to amend several elements of the
Electoral Act 1985 including scrutinising votes and electoral rolls.

The Amendment Bill was adjourned on 15 November 2012 at its 2nd Reading.
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Safe Drinking Water Act 2011 (SA)


The Safe Drinking Water Act 2011 (SA) will come into operation on 1 March 2013 as published in
the Government Gazette (Number 80) on 6 December 2012.


Food Variation Regulations 2012 [Under the Food Act 2001]


The Food Variation Regulations 2012 will come into operation on 1 March 2013 as published in
the Government Gazette (Number 80) on 6 December 2012.


Road Traffic (Miscellaneous) Variation Regulations 2012 [Under the Road Traffic Act 1961]


The Road Traffic (Miscellaneous) Variation Regulations 2012 will come into operation on 13
December 2012 unless otherwise stated as published in the Government Gazette (Number 82)
on 13 December 2012.


Freedom of Information (Exempt Agencies) Variation Regulations 2012 [Under the
Freedom of Information Act 1991]


The Freedom of Information (Exempt Agencies) Variation Regulations 2012 will come into
operation on 1 April 2013 as published in the Government Gazette (Number 82) on 13 December
2012.


Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Variation Regulations 2012 (SA) [Under the
Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986]


The Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Variation Regulations 2012 will come into
operation on 13 December 2012 as published in the Government Gazette (Number 82) on 13
December 2012.


South Australian Public Health Act 2011 (SA)


Sections 43, 45, 46 and 47 of the South Australian Public Health Act 2011 (SA) came into
operation on 20 December 2012 and Part 4 Division 2 of the Act will come into operation on 1
January 2013 as published in the Government Gazette (Number 83) on 20 December 2012.

Further information can be found in LGA Circular 51.11.
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Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (SA)


The Work Health and Safety Bill 2011 was reintroduced to Parliament on 19 May 2011 (originally
introduced on 7 April 2011 and withdrawn on 3 May 2011) and aims to bring South Australia in
line with the national model Act. The Bill progressed to its third reading by the House of
Assembly in late November 2011 and deferred by the Legislative Council to be debated in 2012.
The Bill allows state specific matters to be addressed within our existing legal framework.

The Amendment Bill was passed with amendments by the Legislative Council on 1
November 2012 at its 3rd Reading.

This Act will come into operation on 1 January 2013 and will repeal the Occupational Health,
Safety and Welfare Act 1986.


Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 (SA) [under the Work Health and Safety Act 2012]


The Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 (SA) came into operation on 20 December 2012
as published in the Government Gazette (Number 83) on 20 December 2012.


Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act 2012 (SA)


The ICAC Act has established a new scheme for dealing with corruption allegations against
public officials and public authorities in South Australia, which applies to Local Government.

The Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act 2012 (SA) came into operation on 20
December 2012 as published in the Government Gazette (Number 83) on 20 December 2012.
However, sections 3 to 61 and Parts 1, 2 and much of Part 3, which are relevant to Local
Government, have not yet commenced operation. Amendments made to the Local Government
Act 1999 (SA) have also not yet commenced. Information will be provided as commencement
occurs.

Further information can be found in Circular 52.2 and a more detailed report is included in
this Agenda.


Water Industry Regulations 2012 (SA) [under the Water Industry Act 2012]


The Water Industry Regulations 2012 will commence on 1 January 2013 and were published in
the Government Gazette (Number 84) on 20 December 2012.

Further information can be found in Circular 52.4.
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Development (Water Industry) Variation Regulations 2012 (SA) [under the Development Act
2012]


The Development (Water Industry) Variation Regulations 2012 will commence on 1 January 2013
and were published in the Government Gazette (Number 84) on 20 December 2012.

Further information can be found in Circular 53.1.


Statutes Amendment (Penalty Enforcement) Bill 2012


Council feedback was sought on the aspects of the Statutes Amendment (Penalty Enforcement)
Bill 2012 that affect Local Government, particularly the amendments to the Expiation of Offences
Act 1996. Following significant feedback from councils, the LGA made a submission to the
Attorney-General seeking changes to the proposals and also further information about the
processes.

Further information can be found in Circular 52.7.


Development (Regulated Trees) Amendment Bill 2012


The Development (Regulated Tress) Amendment Bill 2012 was introduced to the Legislative
Council on 28 November 2012. The Bill seeks to exclude trees in particular circumstances from
being considered 'regulated'.

The Amendment Bill sits with the Legislative Council for debate as at 28 November 2012 at
its 2nd Reading.


Bills previously reported on where the status remains unchanged

·     Development Act 1993 – Motion to Disallow Regulated Trees Regulations (Adjourned since
      February 2012)
·     Electoral (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2012 [Under the Electoral Act 1985.] (Adjourned
      since November 2012)



Conclusion
This report on legislative amendments is current at 31 December 2012.




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                                                             INDEX

1.    MEETING OPENED .............................................................................................. 1
2.    PRESENT .............................................................................................................. 1
3.    APOLOGIES.......................................................................................................... 1
4.    DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS .............................................................................. 1
5.    CONFIRMATION OF PREVIOUS MINUTES ........................................................ 1
6.    COMMUNICATIONS BY THE CHAIRPERSON ................................................... 1
7.    QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE ................................................................................. 1
8.    QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE ......................................................................... 1
9.    MOTIONS WITH NOTICE ..................................................................................... 1
10.   MOTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE .............................................................................. 1
11.   CORPORATE AND REGULATORY DIVISION REPORTS .................................. 2
      11.1 Property Leases .......................................................................................... 2
      11.2 Creditor Payments ...................................................................................... 5
      11.3 Mendelson Financial Report December 2012 ........................................ 17
      11.4 Council Budget Report - Six Months to 31 December 2012 ................. 22
      11.5 Activity Report - Corporate and Regulatory........................................... 29
12.   MEETING CLOSE ............................................................................................... 33
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1.    MEETING OPENED



2.    PRESENT



3.    APOLOGIES



4.    DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS

The following information should be considered by Committee Members prior to a meeting:

1.    Consider Section 73 of the Local Government Act and determine whether they have a
      conflict of interest in any matter to be considered in this Agenda; and
2.    Disclose these interests in accordance with the requirements of Sections 74 and 75 of the
      Local Government Act 1999.

The following disclosures of interest have been made in relation to:

      Item                                  Elected Member


5.    CONFIRMATION OF PREVIOUS MINUTES

RECOMMENDATION
That the Minutes of the meeting of the Corporate and Regulatory Standing Committee held on 11
December 2012 be confirmed as a true and correct record.


6.    COMMUNICATIONS BY THE CHAIRPERSON



7.    QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

Nil


8.    QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE



9.    MOTIONS WITH NOTICE

Nil


10.   MOTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE
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11.   CORPORATE AND REGULATORY DIVISION REPORTS

11.1 Property Leases

Brief
Council resolved in July 2011 that a report be prepared every six months on property lease
payments that are overdue.

RECOMMENDATION
It is recommended to Council that the report be received.


Introduction
This report is a six-monthly report providing information on the property lease payments that are
overdue.

Discussion
The following lease amounts have been invoiced and were overdue as at 31 December 2012
(first column). A comparison is provided (second column) with the situation reported to Council as
at 30 June 2012.

                                          31/12/2012               30/06/2012
                                              $                        $
Adelaide Waste & Recycling                 41,488.95                      0.00
West Adelaide Football Club Inc            32,364.26                53,223.26
Weslo Holdings Pty Ltd                     39,803.18                18,519.59
Mellor Park Tennis Club                     1,740.83                 3,198.49
Mighty Good Productions Pty Ltd             2,067.59                 2,568.18
Adelaide Cobras Soccer Club                   929.83                      0.00
Lockleys Riding Club                            73.25                     0.00
Windsor Theatre                                  0.00                1,633.85
Kesmond Tennis Club                              0.00                    25.10
Trainers Association                             0.00                    31.57
Total                                     118,467.89                79,200.04

Adelaide Waste & Recycling Centre
The overdue amount for Adelaide Waste & Recycling Centre relates to Royalties for July to
September, which under the contract are payable in arrears. The invoice was raised in November
and a monthly statement has been issued.

West Adelaide Football Club
The overdue amount for the West Adelaide Football Club comprises the following:

                                               $
Balance of Lighting repayment-Year 2       19,000.00
Monthly lease fees to October to
December 2012                                7,345.83
Interest charges to July 2011 to
October 2012                                5,355.13
Water accounts                                663.30
Total                                      32,364.26
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Communications from the Club in July indicated that the Club anticipated paying off the lighting
advance by December 2012, however regular payments have not been forthcoming. Monthly
statements are issued and interest is being charged on overdue amounts.

Weslo Holdings Pty Ltd
The overdue amount for Weslo Holdings comprises the following:

                                                $
Repairs (Disputed)                           2,574.00
Lease fees-Balance November                 14,254.23
Theatre hire charges-
September/October                            2,516.25
Electricity accounts                         5,798.67
Lease fees-December                         14,660.03
Total                                       39,803.18


Administration has been closely monitoring the outstanding balance on the lessee’s account for
some time. It met with the lessee to discuss this and subsequently wrote to the lessee seeking
the lessee to provide a payment proposal for Council’s consideration.

In response to this request, the lessee has provided a proposal indicating that the outstanding
debt will be fully discharged by no later than 31 March 2013 (with the exception of an amount of
$2574 which remains in dispute) and further indicated that it will continue to meet its obligations
in relation to the two leases it holds (lease of the Thebarton Theatre and the former Thebarton
Town Hall premises at 164-166 South Road).

Administration will continue to monitor the lessee’s account and should the lessee not comply
with the terms of the payment proposal further action will be considered.

Please also note that the first extended term for the lease of the property at 164-166 South Road
is due to commence on 1 July 2013. Under the terms of the lease the request for extension
needed to be exercised by the lessee by no later than 31 December 2012. However, and again
under the terms of the lease, the request for renewal is unable to be validly exercised by the
lessee whilst it is in breach of the terms of the lease (e.g. where amounts due under the lease
remain unpaid). Given this, it is proposed that consideration of the grant of the extension be
reviewed after 31 March 2013.

Mellor Park Tennis Club
The overdue amount relates to revised lease fees for the period 01/03/11-28/02/13. Monthly
statements have been issued.

Mighty Good Productions
The overdue amount relates to lease fees for the period October to December 2012, which the
lessee has been paying off by weekly payments; and an invoice for water charges for July to
September.

In late 2012 Administration wrote to and met with the lessee in regard to the outstanding account
balance and the grant of the new/extended lease term (from 1 January 2013). The lessee has
been advised that the grant of the new/extended term will not occur until the balance outstanding
at the end of December 2012 (expiry of the “current” lease term) has been brought up to date. (It
is anticipated that this should occur in mid to late January, following settlement of a property
which has been sold by the lessee).
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Adelaide Cobras Soccer Club
The overdue amount for the Adelaide Cobras Soccer Club relates to the July to December gas
account. Monthly statements are issued.

Lockleys Riding Club
The overdue amount relates to water charges for July to September. Monthly statements are
issued.

Conclusion
The report provides information on the property lease payments that are overdue, in response to
Council’s resolution in July 2011.
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11.2 Creditor Payments

Brief
This report tables a schedule of creditor payments for December 2012.

RECOMMENDATION
It is recommended to Council that the schedule of creditor payments for December 2012 be
received.


Discussion
A schedule of creditor payments totalling $ 4,680,902.76 ($3,723,401.38 in November 2012) is
attached for the information of Elected Members. Notable items include:

·   A payment to the Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Board of $281,319.50 for
    a quarterly NRM levy payment (refer ref. No12);

·   A payment to Boral Construction Materials Group Pty Ltd for various road treatments of
    $141.891.42 (refer ref. No87);

·   A payment to Davalan Industries Pty Ltd for kerb and gutter reconstruction at various
    locations of $221,862.38 (refer ref. no. 147);

·   A St Martins’ accommodation bond refund of $302,125.49 (refer ref. No. 175)

·   A payment to K & G Constructions (SA) Pty Ltd for kerb and gutter construction at various
    locations of $102.017.53 (refer ref. no. 265);

·   A progress payment of $493,904.04 to Mossop Construction and Interiors for the Thebarton
    Community Hub (refer ref. no. 322);

·   A payment to Solo Resource Recovery for both the waste collection and disposal for August,
    September, October and November 2012 and the hard waste collection for 2012, totalling
    $1,508,808.68 (refer ref. no. 432);

Conclusion
A schedule of creditor payments for December 2012 is provided for Elected Members’
information and review.
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                                                                                                                      ATTACHMENT 1


                      ACCOUNTS DUE AND SUBMITTED TO THE CORPORATE STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING
                                                                  15 JANUARY 2013


 Ref   Cheque/                                   Payee                                          Invoice Description         Cheque
 No.   EFT No.                                                                                                               Total


  1    EFT21744   A & R Castell                                              Cummins Caretaker                                 1,346.80
  2    EFT21785   A Mary Christmas                                           Christmas Decorations                             2,237.50
  3    EFT21790   A Noble & Son Ltd - SA & NT                                Depot Supplies                                    1,775.40
  4    EFT21630   AAPT Limited                                               Internet Connection                               2,341.29
  5     053939    Ace Rent a Car                                             Vehicle Hire                                      1,155.00
  6    EFT21728   Active Mobility Pty Ltd                                    Furniture                                          825.00
  7    EFT21842   Active Mobility Pty Ltd                                    Furniture                                         5,505.50
  8    EFT21715   Adami's Sand & Metal                                       Depot Supplies                                    2,955.10
  9    EFT21727   Adams Pest Control                                         Pest Control                                       256.70
 10    EFT21841   Adams Pest Control                                         Pest Control                                       459.09
 11    EFT21845   Adcorp Australia Ltd                                       Advertising                                       3,539.24
 12    EFT21848   Adelaide & Mt Lofty Ranges Natural Resources               NRM Levy                                        281,319.50
 13    EFT21713   Adelaide Belt & Hose Dist Pty Ltd                          Vehicle Maintenance                                218.82
 14    EFT21720   Adelaide Chainwire & Domestic Fencing Pty Ltd              Fencing                                           2,925.47
 15    EFT21721   Adelaide Curtain Cleaners                                  Clean Curtains                                     274.40
 16    EFT21631   Adelaide Entertainment Centre                              Christmas Function                               22,600.00
 17    EFT21625   Adelaide EWP Inc SA Diesel & Hydraulics                    Depot Supplies                                     786.50
 18    EFT21729   Adelaide Hills Catering                                    Catering                                           100.00
 19    EFT21726   Adelaide Industrial & Tools                                Depot Supplies                                     100.74
 20    EFT21716   Adelaide Merchandising                                     Depot Supplies                                     402.60
 21    EFT21724   Adelaide Oxygen Service                                    St Martins Medical Supplies                        598.70
 22    EFT21627   Adelaide Unique Surrounds & Distinguished Gardens          Landscaping                                       3,708.38
 23    EFT21980   Adelaide Unique Surrounds & Distinguished Gardens          Landscaping                                       9,798.80
 24    EFT21836   Adelaide Waste & Recycling Centre                          Rubbish Disposal                                    40.00
 25     054032    Adler Business Gifts Pty Ltd                               Office supplies                                   1,086.80
 26    EFT21722   Advam Pty Ltd                                              Transaction Fees                                   207.68
 27     053954    Advertiser Newspapers Ltd                                  St Martins Newspapers                              117.50
 28     053981    Advertiser Newspapers Ltd                                  Advertising                                       1,175.79
 29     054031    Advertiser Newspapers Ltd                                  St Martins Newspapers                              316.60
 30    EFT21984   Aged Care Essential Services Ptty Ltd                      physiotherapy                                     3,840.38
 31     053983    AGL South Australia Pty Ltd                                Power                                             1,627.89
 32    EFT21714   Air Filter Cleaners                                        Vehicle Maintenance                                 94.04
 33    EFT21628   Aish Data & Design Pty Ltd                                 Stationery                                         260.30
 34    EFT21671   AJ & CA Mackintosh                                         Weed Spraying                                     2,913.90
 35    EFT21983   Alana Sports Pty Ltd                                       Thebarton Precinct Community Facility              217.80
 36    EFT21730   All About Her                                              Library Performance                                300.00
 37    EFT21717   All Catering Maintenance Pty Ltd                           Maintenance of Catering Equipment                 3,478.02
 38    EFT21834   All Laundry & Linen Pty Ltd                                Contract Linen                                     647.50
 39    EFT21636   Allen Bolaffi                                              Audit Committee Allowance                         1,120.25
 40    EFT21835   Allen Press Pty Ltd                                        Business Cards                                     522.50
 41    EFT21626   Allfresh Fruit & Veg                                       St Martins Food                                   1,674.88
 42    EFT21719   Allfresh Fruit & Veg                                       St Martins Food                                   2,280.26
 43    EFT21979   Allfresh Fruit & Veg                                       St Martins Food                                   1,076.96
 44    EFT21837   Alsco Pty Ltd                                              Dry Cleaning                                        18.82
 45    EFT21844   Amgrow Pty Ltd                                             Depot Supplies                                     517.00
 46    EFT21832   Animal Welfare League SA Inc                               Impound Dogs                                      1,010.50
 47    EFT21624   Animal Welfare League SA Inc                               Impound Dogs                                      1,466.10
 48    EFT21981   Answering Adelaide Pty Ltd                                 After Hours Answering Service                      614.46
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                 ACCOUNTS DUE AND SUBMITTED TO THE CORPORATE STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING
                                                                15 JANUARY 2013


 Ref   Cheque/                                                                                                 Cheque
                                         Payee                                          Invoice Description
 No.   EFT No.                                                                                                  Total


 49    EFT21927    Apex Steel Supplies Pty Ltd                       Depot Supplies                               632.17
 50    EFT21840    APN Outdoor (Trading) Pty Ltd                     Billboard Advertising                        235.72
 51    EFT21634    Aquarium Aid                                      Library Aquarium Maintenance                   90.00
 52    EFT21725    Arborgreen Landscape Products                     Depot Supplies                              1,155.04
 53    EFT21629    Arcs Nursing and Home Support Pty Ltd             Home Assist                                  228.00
 54    EFT21632    Aroma Fresh SA Coffee                             Tea & Coffee Supplies                        133.00
 55    EFT21718    Artcraft Pty Ltd                                  Depot Supplies                               473.00
 56    EFT21633    Assist Home Care                                  Home Assist                                  112.67
 57    EFT21846    Assist Home Care                                  Home Assist                                  210.54
 58    EFT21982    Assist Home Care                                  Home Assist                                  652.08
 59    EFT21830    Atlas Event & Party Hire                          Marquee Hire                                4,650.40
 60    EFT21849    Atlas Healthcare                                  St Martins Medical Supplies                 7,459.54
 61    EFT21985    Atlas Healthcare                                  St Martins Medical Supplies                 1,567.01
 62     053982     Australasian Performing Right Assoc Ltd           Licence Renewal                             2,018.81
 63    EFT21831    Australia Post                                    Postage                                     3,492.65
 64    EFT21731    Australia Post                                    Agency Collection Fees                      5,580.49
 65     053985     Australian Institute of Building Surveyors        Membership                                   365.00
 66    EFT21843    Australian Motors                                 Vehicle Maintenance                          891.25
 67     053938     Australian Property Institute                     Subscription                                 725.00
 68    EFT21723    Australian Water Environments                     Consultants                                 2,384.80
 69    EFT21839    Australian Water Environments                     Consultants                                 8,847.98
 70    EFT21838    Avis Australia                                    Car Hire                                     110.12
 71     053984     Avis Truck Rentals                                Bus Hire                                     302.76
 72    EFT21987    B & H Australia Pty Ltd                           Audio Visual Equipment                     23,138.50
 73     053942     Barbara Dietrich                                  Reimburse Volunteer Expenses                   52.56
 74    EFT21734    Bedford Industries                                Pruning                                     1,895.00
 75    EFT21855    Best Signs                                        Signage                                      539.00
 76     053955     Bestec                                            Consultants                                16,500.00
 77    EFT21856    BGC Industrial Cleaning                           Cleaning Chemicals                          2,564.67
 78    EFT21736    Bidvest Hospitality Supplies                      St Martins Medical Supplies                    64.54
 79    EFT21741    BioSA Conference Centre                           Staff Training                               360.00
 80    EFT21775    BJ Jarrad Pty Ltd                                 GAP to Richmond Oval                        1,650.00
 81    EFT21738    Blade Runner Distributors Pty Ltd                 Depot Supplies                               770.00
 82     053940     Blastmaster Management Pty Ltd                    Depot Supplies                               953.48
 83    EFT21986    Bluebird Horizons                                 Community Art Project                       6,393.20
 84     053986     Bob Jane T Mart - Brooklyn Park                   Tyres                                       9,714.55
 85     053945     Bob Rathbone                                      Reimburse St Martins Volunteer Expenses       46.17
 86    EFT21851    BOC Limited                                       Depot Supplies                               302.81
 87    EFT21852    Boral Construction Materials Group Ltd            Roadworks                                 141,891.42
 88    EFT21854    Bound Consulting Group                            Staff Training                               660.00
 89    EFT21735    Bound Consulting Group                            Staff Training                              2,035.00
 90    EFT21989    Boylen Bridgehead                                 Christmas eCard                              330.00
 91     053998     Brenton Gill                                      Reimburse Volunteer Expenses                  33.72
 92    EFT21786    Brett Mickan                                      Reimburse Expenses                           100.00
 93    EFT21732    Bunnings Building Supplies Pty Ltd                Maintenance Supplies                         695.00
 94    EFT21733    Bunzl Limited                                     Disposable Paper Products                    524.44
 95     053956     Burson Automotive Pty Ltd                         Depot Supplies                               910.35
 96    EFT21850    Butterfields Services (SA) Pty Ltd                Airconditioner Maintenance                  6,368.76
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                       ACCOUNTS DUE AND SUBMITTED TO THE CORPORATE STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING
                                                               15 JANUARY 2013


 Ref   Cheque/                                                                                                       Cheque
                                                Payee                                          Invoice Description
 No.   EFT No.                                                                                                        Total


 97     053987    Cabcharge Australia Pty Ltd                           Cab Fares                                       717.42
 98    EFT21862   Camco SA Pty Ltd                                      Roadworks                                     77,143.16
 99    EFT21749   Camden Athletic Club                                  Sponsorship                                    4,000.00
 100   EFT21859   Campbell's Cash & Carry                               St Martins Food                                  97.42
 101   EFT21639   Campbell's Cash & Carry                               St Martins Food                                 400.71
 102    053946    Cancelled
 103   EFT21640   Canon Australia Pty Ltd                               Copier Charges                                   49.91
 104   EFT21745   CareerOne Pty Ltd                                     Advertising                                    1,210.00
 105    053965    Carina Hanks                                          Reimburse Expenses                               16.78
 106    053978    Carol McHugh                                          Refund Deposit                                   20.00
 107   EFT21750   Carvosso Constructions & Building Services            Building Maintenance                          18,780.30
 108   EFT21992   Carvosso Constructions & Building Services            Building Maintenance                           6,591.20
 109   EFT21990   Cash Security Services Pty Ltd                        Banking                                         641.30
 110    053988    Central Adelaide Local Health Network                 Food and Enviro Testing                        1,016.40
 111   EFT21746   Central Contract Cleaning Supplies Pty Ltd            Cleaning Chemicals                             1,606.59
 112   EFT21816   Chris Smart                                           Reimburse Expenses                              199.00
 113   EFT21644   Chubb Fire & Security Ltd                             Security                                         82.50
 114   EFT21865   Chubb Fire & Security Ltd                             Security                                       9,697.77
 115   EFT21866   City Circle Newsagents                                Library Magazines                               158.14
 116    053958    City of West Torrens                                  St Martins Payments                             158.70
 117    054034    City of West Torrens                                  St Martins Payments                              81.50
 118    053957    City of West Torrens Petty Cash                       Petty Cash                                     2,042.55
 119    054033    City of West Torrens Petty Cash                       Petty Cash                                     3,378.40
 120   EFT21647   Clements Industrial Pty Ltd                           Temp Nursing Home Staff                         266.89
 121   EFT21751   Clements Industrial Pty Ltd                           Temp Nursing Home Staff                        4,781.63
 122   EFT21993   Clements Industrial Pty Ltd                           Temp Nursing Home Staff                        3,918.80
 123   EFT21648   Click Promos                                          Promotional Products                            940.50
 124   EFT21752   Clifford Hallman Healthcare                           St Martins Medical Supplies                    1,421.80
 125   EFT21637   Clive Beere Agencies                                  Stationery                                      264.00
 126   EFT21874   CMA Eco Cycle                                         Recycling                                       500.90
 127   EFT21743   CMI Toyota                                            Vehicle Maintenance                             388.90
 128   EFT21742   Coca-Cola Amatil (SA) Pty Ltd                         Refreshments                                   1,254.74
 129   EFT21643   Colleagues                                            Printing                                       2,055.77
 130   EFT21642   Combo Industries                                      Vehicle Maintenance                            9,680.00
 131   EFT21641   Commercial Food Equipment                             Kitchen Supplies                               1,397.00
 132   EFT21861   Compact Business Systems Pty Ltd                      Medication Charts                               874.83
 133   EFT21867   Computer SOS                                          Library Link Network                           2,200.00
 134   EFT21748   ComWide Radio Services Pty Ltd                        Vehicle Maintenance                             262.57
 135   EFT21864   Concrete Institute of Australia                       Staff Training                                  600.00
 136   EFT21645   Cor Cooling Pty Ltd                                   Vehicle Maintenance                              38.50
 137    053959    Cornes Toyota                                         Vehicle Maintenance                             198.90
 138    053941    Cornes Toyota                                         Purchase Vehicle                              29,120.65
 139   EFT21657   Corporate Traveller                                   Airfares                                         79.51
 140   EFT21747   Custom Gear                                           Safety Vests                                   2,216.50
 141    054030    D Caon                                                Refund Development Fees                          60.50
 142   EFT21754   Daimler Trucks Adelaide                               Vehicle Maintenance                             534.80
 143    053976    Daniel Coombes                                        Cummins Bond Return                             200.00
 144   EFT21756   Data & Voice Pty Ltd                                  Building Maintenance                            275.00
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                      ACCOUNTS DUE AND SUBMITTED TO THE CORPORATE STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING
                                                                    15 JANUARY 2013


 Ref   Cheque/                                                                                                            Cheque
                                                 Payee                                             Invoice Description
 No.   EFT No.                                                                                                             Total


 145   EFT21873   Data Mobility Voice Pty Ltd                                   Purchase Phones                              391.00
 146   EFT21872   Data#3 Limited                                                Computer Software                           3,081.43
 147   EFT21869   Davalan Industries Pty Ltd                                    Roadworks                                 221,862.38
 148   EFT21994   Davalan Industries Pty Ltd                                    Roadworks                                   2,804.36
 149   EFT21996   Davies Electrical                                             Electrical                                  1,522.40
 150   EFT21649   Davis Langdon                                                 Consultants                                  962.50
 151   EFT21995   Davis Langdon                                                 Consultants                                  481.25
 152    053949    Dean Tiver                                                    Reimburse St Martins Volunteer Expenses       70.08
 153   EFT21755   Denturecare Mobile Denture Service Pty Ltd                    St Martins Medical                            59.00
 154    054016    Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure          Schedule 7 Fees                              950.00
 155    053991    Dept of Infrastructure, Transport, Development & Local Govt   Schedule 7 Fees                             3,040.00
 156    053990    Development Assessment Commission                             DA Distribution Fees                        5,877.92
 157    053993    Dial A Tow Aust Pty Ltd                                       Mock Crash                                    66.00
 158    053992    Dina Stavrou Hairdressing                                     St Martins Hairdresser                       340.00
 159    053961    Dina Stavrou Hairdressing                                     St Martins Hairdresser                       723.00
 160    054042    Dionne Wolter                                                 Reimburse Volunteer Expenses                  75.92
 161   EFT21868   Direct Mix Concrete Sales                                     Concrete                                   13,000.33
 162   EFT21870   Diverse Australia                                             Library DVD's                                381.00
 163    053989    Dymocks Adelaide                                              Library Books                                239.29
 164    053960    Dymocks Adelaide                                              Library Books                                357.47
 165   EFT21757   EMA Legal                                                     Legal Fees                                  2,619.43
 166   EFT21878   EMA Legal                                                     Legal Fees                                  2,894.49
 167    053995    Empire Interlink Services                                     Interpreting Service                         354.75
 168   EFT21879   Energy Pacific (Vic) Pty Ltd                                  Green Power Sales                            969.19
 169    053996    Engineering Education Australia Pty Ltd                       Staff Training                              1,210.00
 170   EFT21877   EnvironArc Design Pty Ltd                                     Engineering Services                        1,963.50
 171    054035    Environment Protection Authority                              Environmental Management fee                2,477.50
 172   EFT21653   Equipment Solutions Pty Ltd                                   Depot Supplies                               644.60
 173   EFT21876   Esar Home Care                                                Home Assist                                  295.13
 174   EFT21651   Esar Home Care                                                Home Assist                                  349.50
 175    054046    Estate of Dorothy King                                        Refund Accommodation Bond                 302,125.49
 176    054023    Estate of L Athans                                            Refund St Martins Fees                       100.13
 177   EFT21654   ETM Pacific Pty Ltd                                           Depot Supplies                               795.30
 178   EFT21652   European Catering Reception Pty Ltd                           Catering                                    1,545.00
 179   EFT21997   European Catering Reception Pty Ltd                           Catering                                    1,552.50
 180   EFT21875   Evans Safety Footwear Pty Ltd                                 Safety Clothing                              607.21
 181   EFT21758   Evright.Com Pty Ltd                                           Awards                                       273.40
 182    053962    Fasteners Australia                                           Depot Supplies                              3,125.31
 183   EFT21998   fauNature                                                     Consultancy                                  255.50
 184   EFT21655   Fazz Plumbing                                                 Plumbing                                     330.00
 185    054029    First Choice Verandahs & Carports                             Refund Development Fees                        71.50
 186   EFT21881   First Degree Commercial Refrigeration                         Refrigeration Services                       193.60
 187   EFT21656   Flexible Drive Agencies Pty Ltd                               Depot Supplies                               108.35
 188   EFT21761   Flowers Everywhere                                            Floral Arrangements                            40.00
 189    053997    Foxtel Cable Television Pty Ltd                               Library Connection                             87.00
 190   EFT21759   Freshford Nurseries Pty Ltd                                   Plants                                       572.00
 191   EFT21882   Frontier Software Pty Ltd                                     Software Maintenance                       18,480.00
 192   EFT21999   Fry Library & School Supplies                                 Library Supplies                             104.50
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                 ACCOUNTS DUE AND SUBMITTED TO THE CORPORATE STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING
                                                               15 JANUARY 2013


 Ref   Cheque/                                                                                                  Cheque
                                        Payee                                             Invoice Description
 No.   EFT No.                                                                                                   Total


 193   EFT21880   Fuji Xerox Australia Pty Ltd                       Copier Lease                                   10.18
 194   EFT21760   Future Industrial Supplies                         Depot Supplies                                685.42
 195   EFT21763   Galpins                                            Auditors                                     5,500.00
 196   EFT21661   Garrard's Pty Ltd                                  Rat Bait                                      488.90
 197   EFT21658   GBC South Australia                                Maintenance Agreement                         628.89
 198   EFT21884   GGC Earthmovers Pty Ltd                            Concrete Recycling                           9,385.20
 199   EFT21888   Gleam Team Domestic Services                       Home Assist                                   564.11
 200   EFT21889   Global Dance & Stage                               Mellor Park Carols                           1,628.00
 201   EFT21891   Global Movies Direct Australia Pty Ltd             Library DVD's                                 500.00
 202   EFT21957   Gordon J Tregoning Pty Ltd                         Depot Supplies                                762.30
 203   EFT21887   Government Publishing SA                           Act Amendments                                 46.20
 204    054022    GR Wilson                                          Refund Pension Concession                     190.00
 205   EFT21764   Grace Records Management (Aust) Pty Ltd            Records Storage                              4,098.09
 206   EFT21886   Graphic Print Group                                Printing                                     2,948.00
 207   EFT22001   Greek Lyceum of South Australia Inc                Community Grant                              2,000.00
 208    054036    Green Lifestyle                                    Subscription                                   82.00
 209   EFT21762   Green Pack                                         Depot Supplies                                133.32
 210   EFT21659   Greene Eden Watering Systems Pty Ltd               Irrigation                                   8,480.90
 211   EFT21885   Greene Eden Watering Systems Pty Ltd               Irrigation                                   8,707.60
 212   EFT21883   Greening Australia (SA) Ltd                        Gardening                                    2,112.00
 213   EFT22000   Greening Australia (SA) Ltd                        Native Plants                                2,163.48
 214   EFT21951   Greg Stevens Consulting                            Consultants                                   371.25
 215   EFT21660   GRH Supplies                                       Depot Supplies                                908.92
 216   EFT21890   GRH Supplies                                       Depot Supplies                               3,405.87
 217   EFT22004   Hamilton Holden                                    Vehicle Maintenance                           185.00
 218    054000    Hassell                                            Consultants                                   660.00
 219   EFT21895   Hastie Services Pty Ltd                            Airconditioning Maintenance                  2,921.47
 220   EFT21767   Haughton Honda                                     Vehicle Maintenance                           200.05
 221   EFT21663   Hays Specialist Recruitment (Aust) Pty Ltd         Temp Admin Staff                             1,240.12
 222   EFT21766   Hays Specialist Recruitment (Aust) Pty Ltd         Temp Admin Staff                             1,339.33
 223   EFT21894   Hays Specialist Recruitment (Aust) Pty Ltd         Temp Admin Staff                             1,636.95
 224   EFT22003   Hays Specialist Recruitment (Aust) Pty Ltd         Temp Admin Staff                             1,785.76
 225   EFT21820   Head-Stylist                                       St Martins Hairdresser                        282.00
 226   EFT21970   Head-Stylist                                       St Martins Hairdresser                        801.00
 227   EFT22028   Head-Stylist                                       St Martins Hairdresser                        680.00
 228    053963    Heather Ford                                       Library Workshop                              225.00
 229    054018    HH & MEE Brodersen                                 Refund Pension Concession                     180.00
 230   EFT21769   Hicks Instant Turf                                 Turf                                         1,523.05
 231   EFT21896   High Friction Surfaces Australia                   Roadworks                                    1,191.30
 232   EFT21893   Hi-Line Hardware Distributors Pty Ltd              Home Assist                                   409.00
 233   EFT21662   Hi-Line Hardware Distributors Pty Ltd              Home Assist                                  3,865.50
 234   EFT22002   Hi-Line Hardware Distributors Pty Ltd              Home Assist                                   132.00
 235   EFT21665   Hilton Hemz                                        Clothing Alterations                           60.00
 236   EFT21664   Hilton Locksmiths Pty Ltd                          Home Assist                                   198.00
 237   EFT21765   Hilton Plaza LPO                                   Newspapers                                     92.40
 238   EFT21768   Hindmarsh Bowling Club                             Ex Gratia Payment                             962.50
 239   EFT21892   Holco                                              St Martins Food                              4,194.22
 240   EFT21770   Hospital Safety Services                           Consultants                                   545.00
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                                                               15 JANUARY 2013


 Ref   Cheque/                                                                                                    Cheque
                                           Payee                                            Invoice Description
 No.   EFT No.                                                                                                     Total


 241   EFT21898   Hyde Park Press                                     Printing                                     14,437.50
 242    053944    Hy-way Truck Accessories Pty Ltd                    Vehicle Maintenance                             51.04
 243   EFT21900   IBM Global Financing Australia Ltd                  Lease Payment                                66,335.42
 244   EFT21712   Imagination Kidz                                    Family Day                                     649.40
 245   EFT21666   Independent Fuels Australia Pty Ltd                 Fuel                                         19,402.15
 246   EFT21771   Industrial First Aid Service                        First Aid Supplies                            2,241.91
 247    054037    Inner West Business Enterprise Centre               Sponsorship                                  13,750.00
 248   EFT21899   Instant Windscreens                                 Vehicle Maintenance                            245.00
 249   EFT21901   Institute of Public Works Engineering Aust Ltd      Subscription                                   550.00
 250   EFT21772   Instyle Catering                                    Catering                                       679.00
 251    053966    Internode Systems Pty Ltd                           Internet Connection                           1,155.10
 252   EFT21959   ISS Facility Services Aust Limited                  Cleaning                                      3,184.12
 253   EFT21776   J & J Grease Cleaning Services Pty Ltd              Cleaning                                        30.80
 254    054026    Jack Scheer                                         Junior Development Grant                       200.00
 255    054027    Jackson Holland                                     Junior Development Grant                       200.00
 256   EFT21897   James Hay                                           Reimburse Expenses                              60.00
 257   EFT21902   Jasol Australia                                     Cleaning Chemicals                            1,938.48
 258   EFT21774   Jeffries Garden Soils                               Mulch                                         4,266.00
 259    054001    Jim's Mowing (Cowandilla)                           Mowing                                          45.00
 260    054045    Joshua Nicholls                                     Junior Development Grant                       200.00
 261   EFT21871   JR Devereaux                                        Reimburse Volunteer Expenses                    24.30
 262   EFT21670   Judith Lord                                         Reimburse St Martins Volunteer Expenses         87.60
 263    054044    Julie Thompson                                      Bond refund                                    200.00
 264   EFT21667   K & G Constructions (SA) Pty Ltd                    Roadworks                                    71,869.82
 265   EFT21904   K & G Constructions (SA) Pty Ltd                    Roadworks                                   102,017.53
 266   EFT21668   K & T Pty Ltd                                       Plant Maintenance                              641.30
 267   EFT21779   Kaladari Industries                                 Depot Supplies                                 203.50
 268   EFT21962   Karen Trowbridge                                    Reimburse Expenses                             640.00
 269   EFT22024   Karen Trowbridge                                    Reimburse Expenses                             100.00
 270   EFT21906   Kellogg Brown & Root Pty Ltd                        Professional Fees                              341.00
 271   EFT21905   Kerb Tec Pty Ltd                                    Footpath Works                                3,272.50
 272   EFT21778   Kone Elevators                                      Lift Maintenance                              1,121.74
 273   EFT21669   Kwik Kopy                                           Printing                                       143.00
 274   EFT22005   Kwik Kopy                                           Printing                                       718.52
 275   EFT21638   Kym Strelan                                         Home Assist                                    514.00
 276   EFT21857   Kym Strelan                                         Home Assist                                    803.00
 277   EFT21988   Kym Strelan                                         Home Assist                                    254.00
 278   EFT21782   L&H Lawrence & Hanson                               Electrical Supplies                           2,069.63
 279    054024    Lan Tran                                            Compost Bin Rebate                               28.00
 280   EFT21909   Land Services Group                                 Searches                                       729.80
 281   EFT21773   Laundry Solutions Australia                         St Martins Laundry Labels                      252.30
 282   EFT22009   Lawn Bowls Online                                   Thebarton Precinct Community Facility         4,400.00
 283   EFT21677   LD&D Australia Pty Ltd                              St Martins Food                               1,800.63
 284   EFT21918   LD&D Australia Pty Ltd                              St Martins Food                               2,100.78
 285    053977    Lee Baker                                           Cummins Bond Return                            200.00
 286   EFT21753   Lio D'Amico                                         Reimburse Expenses                             391.25
 287   EFT21781   Lion's Club of West Beach                           Clean Butt Out Bins                            120.00
 288   EFT21907   Local Government Association of SA                  Staff Training                                   99.00
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                                                            15 JANUARY 2013


 Ref   Cheque/                                                                                                            Cheque
                                             Payee                                      Invoice Description
 No.   EFT No.                                                                                                             Total


 289   EFT21780   Local Government Association of SA                AGM Registration / Kuarna Native Title Contribution     5,829.77
 290   EFT22006   Local Government Association of SA                Project Management                                       594.00
 291   EFT22008   Local Government Managers Australia               Subscription                                            4,200.00
 292   EFT22007   Local Government Risk Services                    Library insurance                                       2,648.59
 293   EFT21908   Local Govt Assoc Workers Compensation Scheme      Contribution                                           10,000.00
 294    054020    M Gruszecki                                       Refund Pension Concession                                190.00
 295   EFT21910   MacDonald Johnston Engineering Co P/L             Vehicle Maintenance                                     2,240.12
 296   EFT21788   Manual Hydraulics & AE Mechanics                  Vehicle Maintenance                                      165.00
 297   EFT21913   Maps Consulting Services Pty Ltd                  Transportation Consulting                               1,980.00
 298   EFT21676   Maps Consulting Services Pty Ltd                  Transportation Consulting                               7,927.92
 299   EFT21783   Marino Uniforms                                   Uniforms                                                 583.60
 300    054041    Marjorie Tuckfield                                Reimburse Volunteer Expenses                               79.24
 301    053968    Master Tanks Pty Ltd                              Rainwater Tanks                                         3,290.00
 302   EFT21787   Materne Pennino Hoare Architects                  Professional Fees                                       1,735.45
 303   EFT22011   Matlin Auto Pty Ltd                               Vehicle Maintenance                                      764.00
 304   EFT21911   Maxima Group Training                             Temp Depot Staff                                        3,291.51
 305   EFT21956   Maxima Tempskill                                  Temp Depot Staff                                        7,663.82
 306   EFT21914   Maxima Training Services                          Staff Training                                           800.00
 307   EFT21701   Mayor John Trainer                                Reimburse Expenses                                       184.00
 308    053967    McCombe Workplace Safety                          Consultants                                             1,102.50
 309    054003    McCombe Workplace Safety                          OHSW Assistance                                         1,190.00
 310    054039    McCombe Workplace Safety                          OHSW Assistance                                         1,207.50
 311   EFT21784   McDougall & Vines                                 Heritage Advices                                         364.37
 312   EFT21912   Mechanical Vegetation Solutions Pty Ltd           Tree Maintenance                                        2,750.00
 313   EFT22010   Media Monitors                                    Media Monitoring                                         580.57
 314   EFT21673   Metropolitan Machinery Pty Ltd                    Vehicle Maintenance                                      306.11
 315   EFT21646   Michael Craig Consulting                          Consultants                                              412.50
 316   EFT21991   Michael Craig Consulting                          Consultants                                              330.00
 317    053994    Michael Doherty                                   DAP Member Allowance                                    1,120.25
 318    053964    Michael Giuffreda                                 Reimburse Expenses                                        85.00
 319    053975    Michelle Barton                                   Cummins Bond Return                                      200.00
 320   EFT21672   Modern Teaching Aids Pty Ltd                      Library Supplies                                         101.97
 321   EFT21674   Momar Australia Pty Ltd                           Depot Supplies                                          4,497.91
 322   EFT22012   Mossop Construction & Interiors                   Thebarton Precinct Community Facility                 493,904.04
 323    053980    Ms Tamra Read                                     Reimburse Expenses                                       936.00
 324   EFT21675   Mulhern Waste Oil Removal Pty Ltd                 Waste Removal                                            403.43
 325    054028    Nathan Watson-Haigh                               Worm Farm Rebate                                          50.00
 326   EFT21919   National Credit Management Ltd                    Debt Collection                                          929.50
 327   EFT21793   National Credit Management Ltd                    Debt Collection                                         1,091.27
 328   EFT21679   National Credit Management Ltd                    Debt Collection                                         3,931.54
 329   EFT22014   National Credit Management Ltd                    Debt Collection                                         2,095.50
 330   EFT21917   Nelson Locksmiths Pty Ltd                         Locks                                                    742.70
 331   EFT21789   Nelson Locksmiths Pty Ltd                         Locks                                                   1,248.00
 332   EFT22015   Newstyle Printing                                 Printing                                                8,473.30
 333    053972    Nick Tsolakakis                                   Reimburse Expenses                                       100.00
 334   EFT21796   Nicole Orlando                                    Reimburse Expenses                                        91.70
 335   EFT21678   NN Associates                                     Recruitment                                              203.50
 336   EFT22013   NN Associates                                     Pre Employment Assessment                                528.00
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                  ACCOUNTS DUE AND SUBMITTED TO THE CORPORATE STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING
                                                             15 JANUARY 2013


 Ref   Cheque/                                                                                                Cheque
                                             Payee                                      Invoice Description
 No.   EFT No.                                                                                                 Total


 337   EFT21737   Norm Biggs                                        Reimburse Expenses                            769.40
 338   EFT21916   Norman Waterhouse                                 Legal Fees                                  17,786.21
 339   EFT21791   North East Isuzu                                  Vehicle Maintenance                          1,522.77
 340   EFT21792   North Plympton Pharmacy                           St Martins Chemist                           4,114.38
 341   EFT21974   NR & VJ Webb                                      Library Magazines                             146.38
 342   EFT21794   Nuturf Australia Pty Ltd                          Turf                                          664.84
 343   EFT21920   Oaklands Road Mower Centre                        Mower Repairs / Purchases                    1,548.00
 344   EFT21795   Oce Australia Ltd                                 Lease                                         302.36
 345    054004    Optus Billing Services Pty Ltd                    Telephone                                      29.47
 346   EFT21922   Orana                                             Home Assist                                   723.15
 347    054005    Origin Energy Electricity Limited                 Power                                       25,329.12
 348   EFT21923   O'Shea's Organisation                             Carpet Cleaning                               145.00
 349   EFT21797   Otis Elevator Company Pty Ltd                     Lift Maintenance                             1,521.17
 350   EFT21799   Packwise                                          Depot Supplies                                297.00
 351   EFT21684   Paper Pak Pty Ltd                                 Paper                                         389.40
 352    053969    Parchem Construction Supplies Pty Ltd             Depot Supplies                                 92.49
 353   EFT21915   PayTec Technology That Counts                     Support                                      1,692.90
 354   EFT21706   Pegi Williams Book Shop                           Library Books                                 150.80
 355    054006    Peter Shiell                                      Reimburse Volunteer Expenses                   51.10
 356   EFT21973   Peter Varricchio Podiatry                         St Martins Podiatrist                         468.70
 357   EFT21825   Peter Varricchio Podiatry                         St Martins Podiatrist                        1,216.90
 358   EFT22029   Peter Varricchio Podiatry                         St Martins Podiatrist                         563.30
 359   EFT21928   PFD Food Services (SA) Pty Ltd                    St Martins Food                             16,281.25
 360    054007    Pinz Pty Ltd                                      Depot Supplies                                682.00
 361    054021    PK Turner                                         Refund Pension Concession                     190.00
 362   EFT21680   Platters Plus Catering Pty Ltd                    Catering                                      250.20
 363   EFT21924   Platters Plus Catering Pty Ltd                    Catering                                      721.00
 364   EFT21798   Platters Plus Catering Pty Ltd                    Catering                                     1,285.95
 365   EFT22016   Platters Plus Catering Pty Ltd                    Catering                                     1,019.15
 366   EFT21929   Plumbing & Pipeline Solutions SA Pty Ltd          Plumbing                                     2,780.80
 367   EFT21683   Plumbing & Pipeline Solutions SA Pty Ltd          Plumbing                                    10,510.50
 368   EFT21803   PNR Project Management                            Consultants                                  2,200.00
 369    053970    Powerdirect Pty Ltd                               Power                                        9,410.36
 370    054008    Powerdirect Pty Ltd                               Power                                       35,802.44
 371   EFT21926   Prime Medical Placements                          Temp Nursing Home Staff                     60,724.75
 372   EFT22017   Prime Medical Placements                          Temp Nursing Home Staff                     18,144.89
 373   EFT21801   Priority One Care & Service Staff                 Temp Nursing Home Staff                      1,132.37
 374   EFT21932   Pro Bitumen Pty Ltd                               Roadworks                                    1,089.00
 375   EFT22018   Programmed Facility Management Pty Ltd            Maintenance                                  5,995.00
 376   EFT21681   Projection Graphics                               Signage                                      4,290.00
 377   EFT21833   Protector Alsafe Pty Ltd                          Depot Supplies                               6,550.54
 378   EFT21802   Provider Assist Pty Ltd                           Temp Nursing Home Staff                      5,247.00
 379   EFT21930   Provider Assist Pty Ltd                           Temp Nursing Home Staff                     17,028.00
 380    053951    PRS Conveyancing Trust Account                    Refund Overpaid Rates                           11.65
 381    053953    PRS Conveyancing Trust Account                    Refund Overpaid Rates                         240.00
 382   EFT21931   Public Libraries SA Inc                           Membership                                    891.00
 383    054019    R J & J B Wiseman                                 Refund Pension Concession                     190.00
 384   EFT21937   Raptek Pty Ltd                                    IT Supplies/Services                         6,338.20
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                        ACCOUNTS DUE AND SUBMITTED TO THE CORPORATE STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING
                                                         15 JANUARY 2013


 Ref   Cheque/                                                                                                       Cheque
                                                 Payee                                  Invoice Description
 No.   EFT No.                                                                                                        Total


 385    054040    Red Kite (Christmas Appeal)                       Staff Casual Day Donations                             90.35
 386   EFT21804   Reece Pty Ltd                                     Irrigation                                            349.26
 387   EFT21933   Reece Pty Ltd                                     Irrigation                                            529.48
 388   EFT21934   Reedbeds Community Centre                         Partnership Agreement                               8,250.00
 389   EFT21805   Rehtek Pty Ltd                                    Repairs                                               255.00
 390   EFT22019   Rentokil Tropical Plants                          Indoor Plant Hire                                     649.43
 391   EFT21935   Resource Furniture                                Office Furniture                                      771.32
 392   EFT21686   Rhino Play Pty Ltd                                Playground Equipment                                1,870.00
 393    054043    Richard Battifuoco                                Worm farm rebate                                       50.00
 394   EFT21687   Ricoh Australia Ltd                               Copy Charges                                          272.80
 395   EFT21938   Ricoh Australia Ltd                               Copy Charges                                        4,089.69
 396   EFT21807   Roadrunner Couriers                               Couriers                                              778.27
 397    054010    Roads Corporation                                 Vehicle Searches                                       17.00
 398   EFT21688   Roadshow Films Pty Ltd                            Library Film Showing                                  110.00
 399   EFT21936   Roadside Services & Solution                      Depot Supplies                                        677.60
 400   EFT21806   Roadside Services & Solution                      Depot Supplies                                      1,829.18
 401    054009    Rockin Rocky                                      Library CD's                                           96.00
 402   EFT21685   Roofing Constructions                             Building Maintenance                                1,335.40
 403   EFT21808   Roofsafe Industrial Safety                        Building Maintenance                                7,920.00
 404   EFT21939   Rundle Mall Plaza Newsagency                      Library Magazines                                     666.96
 405   EFT21952   SA Healthfirst Solutions Pty Ltd                  Temp Immunisation Staff                               250.25
 406   EFT21809   SA Linen Service Pty Ltd                          Contract Linen                                      4,465.90
 407    053947    SA Power Networks                                 Street Lighting / Public Lighting Upgrade          41,194.50
 408    054012    SA Power Networks                                 Street Lighting / Public Lighting Construction     60,330.00
 409    054011    SA Water                                          Water                                                 459.55
 410    053971    SA Water                                          Water                                               4,053.00
 411   EFT21941   SAI Global Limited                                Standards                                           1,895.38
 412   EFT21949   Salmat Mediaforce Pty Ltd                         Distribution                                        3,433.78
 413   EFT22020   Salmat Mediaforce Pty Ltd                         Printing                                            2,219.86
 414   EFT21822   Samsung Communications Centre                     Phone Repairs                                         239.25
 415    054002    Sandy Lowe                                        St Martins Speech Pathology                            45.00
 416    054038    Sandy Lowe                                        St Martins Speech Pathology                            45.00
 417   EFT21946   Sanofi-aventis Australia Pty Ltd                  Immunisation                                          338.80
 418   EFT21811   Saundersons Florist                               Floral Arrangements                                   123.00
 419   EFT21711   Schindler Lifts Australia Pty Ltd                 Install Lift                                       20,182.80
 420   EFT21947   Seamless (Aust) Pty Ltd                           Staff Training                                      1,001.00
 421   EFT21692   Seaton Mower Service                              Mower Repairs / Purchases                              75.00
 422   EFT21948   Seaton Mower Service                              Mower Repairs / Purchases                             150.00
 423   EFT21814   SEDCO Communications                              Building Maintenance                                  750.00
 424   EFT21695   Seek Limited                                      Advertising                                         1,941.50
 425    054013    Service SA                                        Vehicle Searches                                    1,568.00
 426   EFT21813   Simply Ice                                        Depot Supplies                                         65.18
 427    054014    SITA Environmental Solutions                      Rubbish Removal                                     1,485.73
 428   EFT21689   SJ Services (SA) Pty Ltd                          Install Gazebo                                      9,966.00
 429   EFT21940   SJ Services (SA) Pty Ltd                          Install Shelter                                     9,966.00
 430   EFT21953   Skynet Satellite Communications                   Tracking                                               52.25
 431   EFT21815   Slade Fencing                                     Fencing                                             7,480.00
 432   EFT21942   Solo Resource Recovery                            Garbage Collection                               1,508,808.68
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                                                         15 JANUARY 2013


 Ref   Cheque/                                                                                           Cheque
                                          Payee                                    Invoice Description
 No.   EFT No.                                                                                            Total


 433   EFT21944    Somersault Design and Marketing            Artwork Design                                 992.75
 434   EFT21863    Southern Cross Protection                  Patrol Service                               2,811.79
 435   EFT21691    SPNT Pty Ltd                               Payroll Salary Sacrificing                      53.35
 436   EFT21945    SPNT Pty Ltd                               Payroll Salary Sacrificing                      53.35
 437   EFT21817    Spray Shop                                 Depot Supplies                                 198.90
 438   EFT22023    Spray Shop                                 Depot Supplies                               1,104.99
 439   EFT21810    St John Ambulance Australia SA Inc         First Aid Training                             500.00
 440   EFT21860    Staples Australia Pty Ltd                  Stationery                                     403.13
 441   EFT21950    Star Safety                                Depot Supplies                               2,182.08
 442   EFT21943    Starkey Zone                               Photography                                  1,100.00
 443   EFT21812    Starkey Zone                               Photography                                  1,375.00
 444   EFT21954    State Library of Queensland                Library Books                                   74.00
 445   EFT21690    State Records of SA                        Staff Training                                 382.80
 446   EFT21694    Stumpy Small Tree & Stump Removal          Grind Stumps                                   352.00
 447   EFT21955    Stumpy Small Tree & Stump Removal          Grind Stumps                                 1,408.00
 448   EFT21696    Styleside Plumbing Services Pty Ltd        Plumbing                                    13,828.43
 449   EFT22022    Styleside Plumbing Services Pty Ltd        Plumbing                                     5,926.80
 450   EFT21693    Sunny Industrial Brushware                 Sweeper Brooms                               1,661.00
 451   EFT22021    Sunny's Independent Learning               Library Workshop                             2,090.35
 452   EFT21739    Susan Bourne                               Reimburse Expenses                              39.70
 453   EFT21697    Tailor Maids Home Help Agency              Home Assist                                    569.05
 454   EFT21968    TAV Productions Pty Ltd                    Video Production                             7,375.50
 455    053948     Telstra                                    Telephone                                       45.10
 456    054015     Telstra                                    Telephone                                   11,131.67
 457   EFT21958    Terrain Services                           Irrigation                                  25,473.80
 458   EFT21853    Terry Buss                                 Reimburse Expenses                             149.70
 459   EFT21635    The Adelaide Tree Surgery                  Tree Maintenance                             3,146.00
 460   EFT21847    The Adelaide Tree Surgery                  Tree Maintenance                            12,012.00
 461   EFT21740    The Borderers                              Entertainment                                1,760.00
 462    053979     The Estate of Leonard John Coverlid        Refund St Martins Fees                         152.32
 463    053999     The Good Guys                              Electrical                                      65.00
 464   EFT21925    The Paper Bahn                             Stationery                                   7,262.21
 465   EFT21800    The Personnel Risk Management Group        Security Checks                                 62.50
 466   EFT21682    The Personnel Risk Management Group        Security Checks                                193.60
 467   EFT21966    The Table and Chair Co                     Furniture                                    2,248.40
 468   EFT21969    Tie Networks Pty Ltd                       Phone Equipment                                453.75
 469   EFT21967    Tip Top Bakeries                           St Martins Food                                244.43
 470   EFT21819    Tip Top Bakeries                           St Martins Food                                488.86
 471   EFT22026    Tip Top Bakeries                           St Martins Food                                242.81
 472   EFT21963    TNPK Staff Pty Ltd                         Temp Compliance Staff                       19,767.00
 473   EFT21965    Tom's Car Wash                             Vehicle Maintenance                            167.80
 474   EFT21699    Tonkin Consulting                          Consultants                                  6,195.76
 475   EFT21961    Tonkin Consulting                          Consultants                                 18,480.00
 476   EFT21818    Toro Australia Pty Ltd                     Mower Repairs                                  603.00
 477   EFT21964    Torrens Safety                             Depot Supplies                               2,046.00
 478   EFT21698    Total Construction Surveys Pty Ltd         Survey and Setout                           21,799.25
 479   EFT21960    Total Construction Surveys Pty Ltd         Survey and Setout                           27,156.25
 480   EFT21903    Tracey Beaumont                            Catering                                     1,155.00
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                                                              15 JANUARY 2013


 Ref   Cheque/                                                                                                 Cheque
                                         Payee                                         Invoice Description
 No.   EFT No.                                                                                                   Total


 481   EFT21777   Tracey Beaumont                                   Catering                                       1,411.50
 482   EFT22025   Tracking, Labels & Consulting Pty Ltd             Library Supplies                                 124.85
 483   EFT21971   Transpacific Cleanaway Ltd                        Rubbish Disposal                               1,901.07
 484   EFT22027   Tree Care Machinery                               Depot Supplies                                   183.60
 485   EFT21700   Treevolution Arboricultural Consultants Pty Ltd   Consultants                                      528.00
 486   EFT21921   Trevor Owen                                       DAP Member Allowance                           2,240.75
 487   EFT21702   Triple Cherry Coffee                              Coffee Supplies                                  290.00
 488   EFT21821   Unicard Systems Pty Ltd                           Computer Equipment                             3,212.00
 489    053952    Vasso Gouros                                      Refund Deposit                                    72.50
 490   EFT21703   Veolia Environmental Services                     Rubbish Removal                                  202.11
 491   EFT21824   Veri Fire                                         Fire Safety                                    1,573.00
 492   EFT21705   Veri Fire                                         Fire Safety                                    1,917.94
 493   EFT21704   VIP Commercial Cleaning                           Cleaning                                         300.00
 494   EFT21823   Vital Wireless Pty Ltd                            Repair Pagers                                    189.75
 495   EFT21972   Vital Wireless Pty Ltd                            Repair Pagers                                    203.50
 496    053950    Vivacity Engineering Pty Ltd                      Depot Supplies                                    66.00
 497   EFT21707   Wacker Neuson Pty Ltd                             Depot Supplies                                   300.30
 498   EFT22030   WAX Design Pty Ltd                                West Torrens Corridor Structure Plans         24,420.00
 499   EFT21710   WC Convenience Management Pty Ltd                 Public Toilet / BBQ Cleaning                   3,433.83
 500   EFT21828   WC Convenience Management Pty Ltd                 Public Toilet / BBQ Cleaning                   3,754.21
 501   EFT22031   WC Convenience Management Pty Ltd                 Public Toilet / BBQ Cleaning                   5,195.57
 502   EFT21826   Web Safety Pty Ltd                                Safety Clothing                                1,257.55
 503   EFT21827   West Adelaide Football Club                       Christmas Function                             5,309.85
 504    054017    West Torrens District Cricket Club                Donation                                         120.00
 505   EFT21708   Westaff (Aust) Pty Ltd                            Temp Admin Staff                                 523.12
 506   EFT21976   Westaff (Aust) Pty Ltd                            Temp Admin Staff                                 875.04
 507    053973    White Ribbon Foundation                           Staff Casual Day Donations                        84.35
 508   EFT21977   Woodpend Hardware Premier Locksmiths              Locks                                             83.60
 509   EFT21975   Worlds Best Specialised Cleaning                  Graffiti Removal                               9,262.00
 510   EFT21709   Worm Affair Pty Ltd                               Worm Farms                                       217.80
 511   EFT21858   WP Crowhurst Pty Ltd                              Paint Supplies                                 4,151.04
 512    053943    WR Haslam                                         Audit Committee Allowance                      1,120.25
 513    053974    Yakult                                            St Martins Food                                   18.48
 514   EFT21978   Your Nursing Agency Pty Ltd                       Temp Nursing Home Staff                          581.10
 515   EFT21829   Your Nursing Agency Pty Ltd                       Temp Nursing Home Staff                        1,982.51
 516   EFT22032   Your Nursing Agency Pty Ltd                       Temp Nursing Home Staff                        1,047.48
 517    054025    Zac Nicholls                                      Junior Development Grant                         200.00
 518   EFT21650   Zoe Delmenico                                     Reimburse Expenses                               100.00


                                                                                                             $ 4,680,902.76
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11.3 Mendelson Financial Report December 2012

Brief
This report provides information on the financial performance of the Mendelson Foundation as at
31st December 2012.

RECOMMENDATION
It is recommended to Council that the report be received.


Discussion
The following financial reports as at 31st December 2012 are attached for Elected Member
information:

        ·   Balance Sheet (Attachment 1);
        ·   Redgum Wealth Group Portfolio Report (Attachment 2);
        ·   Cash Movement Report (Attachment 3).

For the six month period ended 31st December 2012, Redgum Wealth Group Pty Ltd is reporting
a net return on investments of 10.4 per cent, as follows:

                                                     Dec               Nov

                                                  Current            Previous
                                                 Month YTD          Month YTD

              Market Movement on Equities      $    88,735.59      $   60,361.87

              Add Dividends                    $    15,494.36      $   12,327.82

              Add Interest                     $     3,422.74      $    2,746.66


                                               $ 107,652.69        $   75,436.35

              Less Trustee Charges             $     4,735.21      $    3,917.58


              Net Return                       $ 102,917.48        $   71,518.77


              Fund Balance @ 1 July 12         $ 991,343.05        $ 991,343.05

              Net Return on Investments                 10.4%                7.2%


Attachment 2 shows defensive (or income) assets and growth assets separately, to highlight the
weighting between the two as a way of monitoring compliance with investment policy targets.
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The weighting at 31st December 2012 is 40 per cent for income assets and 60 per cent for growth
assets, which contrasts favourably with our policy targets as shown below:

                                           Target     Actual
                                          Weightings Weightings
                              Income        No Less
                                                           40.0%
                              Assets       Than 35%
                              Growth      No Greater
                                                           60.0%
                              Assets      Than 65%


Conclusion

Information is provided in this report on the financial performance of the Mendelson Foundation
as at 31st December 2012.
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                                                                             ATTACHMENT 1


                                  CITY OF WEST TORRENS
                          MAX AND BETTE MENDELSON FOUNDATION
                         BALANCE SHEET AS AT 31ST DECEMBER 2012


                                                    $              $            $
                                                  Final          Actual
                                               at 30/06/12   at 31/12/2012   Variance

      CURRENT ASSETS
        Cash held at Council                       16,475         21,247         4,772
        Investments - Redgum Wealth Group         986,657      1,073,427        86,770
        GST Refunds/Imputation Credits Due         11,996            250       (11,745)
        Dividend Income due not yet received        4,686            360        (4,326)
        Interest Income due not yet received            0              0             0

      Total Current Assets                      1,019,814      1,095,285       75,470

      Non-Current Assets                                0              0             0


      TOTAL ASSETS                              1,019,814      1,095,285       75,470

      Less Liabilities                                  0              0             0


      NET ASSETS                                1,019,814      1,095,285       75,470




      FOUNDATION WEALTH
        Accumulated Funds **                    1,019,814      1,095,285       75,470
        Reserves                                        0              0            0



      TOTAL FOUNDATION WEALTH                   1,019,814      1,095,285       75,470




         **   Accumulated Funds - Opening                      1,019,814
               Plus Revenue                                      124,053
               Less YTD Expenditure                               48,582




               Accumulated Funds - Closing                     1,095,285
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                                                                                                                ATTACHMENT 2

                                                CITY OF WEST TORRENS
                                        MAX AND BETTE MENDELSON FOUNDATION
                                 REDGUM WEALTH GROUP PORTFOLIO REPORT AS AT 31/12/2012

                                                  Balance at      Weight at      Balance at      Weight at
                                                  30/06/2012      30/06/2012     31/12/2012      31/12/2012     Variance     Variance
                                                      $               %              $               %             $            %

ANZ Convertible Pref Shares                           33,823              3.4%       34,085              3.2%          262          0.8%
CBA PERLS IV                                          62,000              6.3%              0            0.0%     (62,000)     -100.0%
General Property Trust                                19,796              2.0%       22,143              2.1%       2,347        11.9%
Macquarie Goodman Ind Property Trust                  11,267              1.1%       13,293              1.2%       2,026        18.0%
InsAustPrefSh                                         38,259              3.9%              0            0.0%     (38,259)     -100.0%
Stockland Trust Group                                 29,322              3.0%       33,606              3.1%       4,284        14.6%
Westpac Prefer Sec                                    80,730              8.1%              0            0.0%     (80,730)     -100.0%
Cash                                                 160,804           16.2%        236,369           22.0%        75,566        47.0%
ANZ Convertible Pref Shares CPS2                             0            0.0%       30,059              2.8%      30,059           0.0%
AMP Unsecured Sub Frn                                        0            0.0%       30,030              2.8%      30,030           0.0%
Westpac Prefer Sec II                                        0            0.0%       29,520              2.7%      29,520           0.0%
Dividends due not yet received                            4,686           0.5%            360            0.0%      (4,326)      -92.3%
Total for Defensive Assets:                          440,686           44.5%        429,465           40.0%       (11,221)       -2.5%


Argo                                                  17,922              1.8%       21,402              2.0%       3,480        19.4%
BGP Holdings PLC                                             0            0.0%              0            0.0%           0           0.0%
BHP Billiton                                          61,799              6.2%       72,902              6.8%      11,102        18.0%
CBA                                                   73,544              7.4%       86,119              8.0%      12,576        17.1%
CSL                                                   66,935              6.8%       91,522              8.5%      24,587        36.7%
MLC Platinum Global Fund                              40,285              4.1%       45,088              4.2%       4,802        11.9%
NAB                                                   35,545              3.6%       37,750              3.5%       2,205           6.2%
OneSteel                                                  2,232           0.2%           2,348           0.2%          116          5.2%
Origin Energy Limited                                 21,814              2.2%       20,777              1.9%      (1,037)       -4.8%
QBE Insurance Group Limited                           30,506              3.1%       24,852              2.3%      (5,654)      -18.5%
Rio Tinto                                             51,867              5.2%       77,496              7.2%      25,629        49.4%
Santos Limited                                        34,932              3.5%       36,408              3.4%       1,476           4.2%
Westpac Corporation Deferred Ex St George             27,406              2.8%       33,774              3.1%       6,368        23.2%
Woodside Petroleum Ltd Ord                            41,195              4.2%       44,993              4.2%       3,798           9.2%
Woolworths                                            44,676              4.5%       48,893              4.6%       4,218           9.4%
Total for Growth Assets:                             550,657           55.5%        644,322           60.0%        93,665        17.0%




Total Investments                                    991,343          100.0%       1,073,787         100.0%        82,444           8.3%
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                                                                              ATTACHMENT 3

                                 MENDELSON RECONCILIATION
                             CASH HELD BY REDGUM WEALTH GROUP
                                        AS AT 31/12/2012

                                                                          $          $

Balance at 30/06/2012                                                              160,803.50

Add    Sales Equities
       Insurance Australia - Conv Pref (IAGPC) 390 shares              39,134.56
       Westpac Tps Trust - Conv Pref (WCTPA) 920 shares                81,063.69
       Commonwealth Bank - Perls IV (CBAPB) 310 shares                 62,000.00
                                                                                   182,198.25
Less   Equities - Purchases
       Rio Tinto Ltd - (RIO) 256 shares                                14,113.24
       ANZ Convertible Pref Shares CPS2 - (ANZPA) 296 shares           30,119.96
       AMP Unsecured Sub Frn - (AQNHA) 286 shares                      30,229.43
       Westpac Prefer Sec II - (WBCPB) 288 shares                      30,203.61
                                                                                   104,666.24
Add    Dividends/Interest/Income
       Interest Received in July 2012                                     484.23
       Dividend Income Received in July 2012                            3,825.00
       Interest Received in August 2012                                   474.76
       Dividend Income Received in August 2012                          1,418.70
       Interest Received in September 2012                                390.18
       Dividend Income Received in September 2012                       4,683.85
       Interest Received in October 2012                                  534.00
       Dividend Income Received in October 2012                           506.47
       Dividend Income Due Received in October 2012                     6,296.80
       Interest Received in November 2012                                 863.49
       Dividend Income Due Received in November 2012                      282.80
       Interest Received in December 2012                                 676.08
       Dividend Income Received in December 2012                        2,806.29
                                                                                    23,242.65

Less   Fees
       Redgum Wealth Group Administration Fee inc.   GST (July)           888.63
       Redgum Wealth Group Administration Fee inc.   GST (August)         864.58
       Redgum Wealth Group Administration Fee inc.   GST (September)      830.41
       Cash Call - Cash held at council                                20,000.00
       Redgum Wealth Group Administration Fee inc.   GST (October)        879.54
       Redgum Wealth Group Administration Fee inc.   GST (November)       846.18
       Redgum Wealth Group Administration Fee inc.   GST (December)       899.39
                                                                                    25,208.73

Cash at 31/12/2012                                                                 236,369.43

Less   Redgum Wealth Group Balance (Macquarie CMT)                                 236,369.43


Imbalance                                                                                  -
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11.4 Council Budget Report - Six Months to 31 December 2012

Brief
This report provides information to Council on budget results for the six months ended 31st
December 2012.

RECOMMENDATION
It is recommended to Council that the report be received.


Introduction
The report provides year to date (YTD) budget results for December 2012.

Discussion
Budget variances are summarised in the financial report which is included as Attachment 1, with
key variances explained below in terms of:

   ·   Operational income
   ·   Operational expenditure
   ·   Capital expenditure and sales
   ·   Capital income
   ·   Capital works expenditure

Operational Income

Key variances include:

   · Statutory charges are below budget by $71,027, due to parking income and development
     act fees being less than expected YTD ($44,690 and $21,130 respectively).

   · User charges are $62,357 below YTD budget due to St Martins' fees ($19,776), garbage
     income ($73,354), HACC ($18,605) all being under budget. Partially offsetting these are
     facility hire income ($27,500), property search fees ($15,569) and Cummins House
     ($19,487). Most of these are timing related variances, although variations will be reviewed
     in the December budget review process.

   · Grants and subsidies are above YTD budget by $109,469. Variances include St Martins'
     subsidies ($56,558), highway median strips ($32,300), special local road funding
     ($251,527) and offsetting these are below budget variations for roads to recovery
     ($219,420) and community development grant income ($12,500). Most of these are timing
     related variances, although variations will be reviewed in the December budget review
     process.

   · Reimbursements and other income is $248,036 above budget YTD, largely due to
     investment income ($126,865) which is timing related, Mendelson income ($109,053) and
     reimbursements ($11,220).

The end of year (EOY) forecast for operational income is estimated to decrease by $190,200
based on variances, key information to date and expected adjustments. Recommendations will
be made in the December budget review.
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Operational Expenditure

Key variances include:

   · Staff and related costs are below YTD budgets by $229,815. Variances are a combination
     of unfilled vacancies and timing related events, although variations will be reviewed in the
     December budget review process.

   · Buildings, furniture, plant and equipment costs are above budget YTD by $176,550, largely
     due to the timing of software and computer lease payments and plant hire (offset by
     expenditure recovered). Variations will be reviewed in the December budget review
     process.

   · General expenses are $490,105 below YTD budget. Variations are largely timing related
     and include professional fees ($317,510), minor capital ($48,041) and stationery,
     publications and printing ($47,180). Variations will be reviewed in the December budget
     review process.

   · Council related expenditure is below budget YTD by $101,623, and includes timing related
     variations for emergency services levy ($19,323), donations awards contributions and other
     rebates ($24,733), street lighting ($48,461) and other levies ($14,583).

   · Contract and material expenses are $5,497 below budget YTD. An above YTD budget
     variance for waste disposal and collection is offset by under YTD budget variations for
     depot related contractors and materials. Variations will be reviewed in the December
     budget review process.

   · Occupancy and property costs are below YTD budget by $40,097 due to the timing of
     water rates against budget.

   · Expenditure recovered is $128,803 greater than budget YTD and is offset by plant hire
     above.

The EOY forecast for operational expenditure is estimated to remain unchanged from the current
revised budget.

Capital Expenditure and Sales

Key variances include:

   · Motor vehicle expenditure is under budget by $55,084 YTD and is timing related.

   · Computer equipment expenditure is $42,774 below YTD budget and is timing related.

   · Other plant and equipment expenditure is $401,141 below budget YTD. This is timing
     related and predominately relates to depot plant although does include a variation for the
     later than expected changeover of a community bus.

   · Land and buildings expenditure shows a $758,764 variance due to the timing of actual
     expenditure against budget for St Martins' and property projects.

   · Library resource costs are below YTD budget by $15,233 YTD and is timing related.

The EOY forecast for capital expenditure and sales is estimated to remain unchanged from the
current revised budget.
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Capital Works

A capital works expenditure summary for YTD December 2012 is attached with appropriate
comments provided on the status of individual budget lines. 45.8 per cent of the capital works
revised budget has been spent or committed by way of purchase orders or contracts as at 31st
December 2012.

It is estimated that 100 per cent of the forecast budget of $22,469,055 is required to complete the
program of works and that 99.6 per cent of the program will be completed by 30 June 2013.

The EOY capital works expenditure budget is forecast to remain unchanged from the current
revised budget.

Conclusion
Council's financial forecast has been adjusted, reflecting key information available, and
explanations for key variances YTD have been provided for income and expenditure.
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                                              ATTACHMENT 1
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11.5 Activity Report - Corporate and Regulatory

Brief
This report provides information on activities of the Corporate and Regulatory Division for
December 2012.

RECOMMENDATION
It is recommended to Council that the activity report be received.


Introduction
Each month the Corporate and Regulatory Division details activities for the information of
Council.

Discussion
Environmental Health
Number of routine premise inspections = 24 + 2 Food Safety Audits.

 Inspection Class                           Routine         Routine      Re-Inspections
                                            Inspections     Audits
 Food Premises                              17              0            1
 Cooling Towers                             0               0            0
 Swimming Pools                             5               0            0
 Supported Residential Facility             2               0            0
 Hairdresser/Skin Penetration               0               0            0

 Number of Complaints acted upon = 16

 Total Number of Inspections                16        102            21       117
 Complaint Type Acted Upon                  Dec 12    YTD 12/13      Dec 11   YTD 11/12

 Environment:
 Stormwater                                 4         15             2        13
 Drag Out                                   0         1              0        0

 Nuisances:
 Noise                                      0         5              3        14
 Odour                                      3         8              1        4
 Smoke                                      0         1              0        3
 Dust                                       1         5              1        4

 Public & Environmental Health
 Insanitary Condition:
 Premises                                   2         12             1        11
 Bins                                       0         1              2        4
 Stables                                    0         0              0        1
 Hairdressers/Skin Penetration              0         0              0        0
 Swimming Pools/Spas-Water Quality          0         1              0        1

 Vermin:
 Rats/Mice                                  4         26             7        27
 Mosquitoes                                 0         0              0        4
 Public Health Pests                        0         1              1        3
 Communicable Disease                       1         2              0        1
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 Complaint Type Acted Upon              Dec 12   YTD 12/13    Dec 11   YTD 11/12

 Food
 Temperature Storage                    0        2            0        6
 Date Labelling                         0        2            0        1
 Contamination – Foreign Matter         1        6            0        4
 Contamination – Microbial              0        0            0        0
 Contamination- Chemical                0        0            0        1
 Hygiene – Personal                     0        0            0        0
 Hygiene – Unclean Premises             0        1            1        4
 Food Poisoning - Campylobacter         0        0            0        0
 Food Poisoning - Salmonella            0        0            0        0
 Poisoning – Non-Specific/Alleged       0        5            0        7
 Pests                                  0        2            0        0
 Food Handling                          0        2            2        4
 Recall                                 0        1            0        0
 Food Premises -Fit out                 0        3            0        0

 Supported Residential Facilities
 Personal Care Conditions               0        0            0        0
 Condition of Premises                  0        0            0        0


Immunisation

 Vaccine Description                                         Number
 Flu- Influenza Seasonal Flu Vaccine                         0
 Hepatitis A Adult/Paediatric                                2
 Hepatitis B Adult                                           20
 Adult Diphtheria Tetanus                                    11
 IFXIPV – Child Diphtheria Tetanus Whooping Cough, Polio     3
 IFX HEXA - Diphtheria Tetanus Whooping Cough Polio HIB      45
 Hiberix – HIB Bacterial Meningitis Vaccine                  14
 RotaTeq - Gastroenteritis Vaccine                           43
 Hepatitis B Paediatric                                      3
 Hepatitis B (HBVAXII) School Yr 8                           0
 Prevenar - Pneumococcal Vaccine                             45
 Meningococcal C - Meningococcal Meningitis                  17
 Priorix - Measles, Mumps and Rubella                        24
 Pneumococcal 23 valent Pneumonia Vaccine                    0
 Twinrix - Hepatitis A&B Vaccine                             0
 Varicella - Chicken Pox                                     11
 Boostrix - Adult Diphtheria Tetanus Whooping Cough          7
 IPV - Inactivated Polio Vaccine                             15
 Gardasil - Cervical Cancer and Genital Wart Vaccine         5
 Adacel - Adult Diphtheria Tetanus Whooping Cough            5
 Vaccines Administered (Episodes) TOTAL                      270
 People Vaccinated (Encounters) TOTAL`                       214
 Purchased Vaccines Administered (inc CWT Staff)             7
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Waste Management

Waste Bin Inspections

 Total Number of Inspections                   13        93            31       122
 Waste Bin Complaints                          Dec 12    YTD 12/13     Dec 11   YTD 11/12
 Residents Bins Left on Verge                  4         26            5        23
 Residents Bins Complaints                     2         9             6        29
 Residents Bins Missed (escalated issues)      2         13            7        26
 Residents Bins Contamination                  1         3             1        3
 Residents Bins Misc/Other                     2         25            9        17
 Street Bins Odour/Repairs/Damaged             0         5             2        9
 Street/Reserve Bin Requests                   0         6             0        11
 Street Bin Removal                            0         0             0        0
 Street Bin Overflow                           2         6             1        4


Food Waste Program

 Worm Farm, Compost Bin and Kitchen Caddy Subsidy
 Total number of residents applied for subsidy since 1/7/ 2012   11
 Total amount reimbursed                                         $438.95
 Total number purchased items through Council                    3
 Total number purchased items privately                          8
 Type                                                            Number
 Worm Farm                                                       4
 Worms                                                           4
 Accessories                                                     0
 Compost Bins                                                    7
 Kitchen Caddy (privately purchased)                             0


Illegal Dumping

 Requests and Cubic Metres                    Dec 12             May-Dec 12
 Number of requests to Works Depot and
                                              101                775
 Waste Management Areas
 Cubic Metres approx                          36.3               297.04
 Number of requests where items removed
                                              72                 418
 by Residents
 Cubic Metres of items removed by
                                              26.5               160.40
 residents (approx)


 Type of Items                                Dec 12             May-Dec 12
 Mattresses                                   17                 98
 TV's                                         25                 215
 Lounge Chairs and suites                     18                 109
 Non TV Electrical/Microwave/Fridge/Stove     6                  55
 Cupboards/Entertainments Units etc
                                              41                 221
 (larger wooden furniture)
 Tyres                                        3                  35
 Other ( Bags of rubbish/Green waste          30                 197
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                            Number of Requests
 Suburb                     Dec 12       May-Dec 12
 Ashford                    1            9
 Brooklyn Park              9            39
 Camden Park                8            36
 Cowandilla                 3            28
 Fulham                     2            15
 Glandore                   1            14
 Glenelg North              1            11
 Hilton                     1            15
 Keswick                    3            22
 Kurralta Park              5            35
 Lockleys                   5            30
 Marleston                  6            39
 Mile End                   14           94
 Netley                     1            10
 North Plympton             6            32
 Novar Gardens              1            18
 Plympton                   11           59
 Richmond                   6            62
 Thebarton                  4            52
 Torrensville               11           104
 Underdale                  1            28
 West Beach                 0            10
 West Richmond              1            11


Mattress and Sofa Collection Bookings

 Month                Number of       YTD 2012-
                      Bookings        2013

 December 2012        52              196


Compliance

 Total Number of Inspections                  171      1298    167      1649
                                              Dec 12   YTD     Dec 11   YTD
                                                       12/13            11/12
 Dog Attack on Animal                         2        9       0        10
 Dog Attack on Human                          0        7       0        1
 Dog Wandering at Large                       35       172     22       232
 Lost Dog                                     11       41      12       94
 Barking Dogs                                 4        21      3        22
 Dog Harassments to Animals                   0        1       1        3
 Dog Harassments to Humans                    0        4       2        9
 Dogs Creating a Nuisance                     0        8       3        18
 Dogs Not Registered                          5        19      1        3
 Number of Animals on Property                1        11      0        10
 Cats Creating a Nuisance                     0        3       0        4
 Other Animals Creating a Nuisance            3        16      1        30
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 General Compliance                            Dec 12     YTD        Dec 12    YTD
                                                          12/13                11/12
 Bees on Public Land                           9          35         4         47
 European Wasp Nest Sighting                   7          15         18        45
 Council Tree Damage                           1          3          0         3
 Environment – Backyard Burning                1          9          0         7
 Environment – Pick up Syringes                1          7          2         14
 Environment - Drag Out Building Sites         0          1          0         0
 Development /Utilities Damage                 1          9          1         7
 Damaged Driveways/Footpaths                   2          5          0         3
 Damaged Incorrect Crossovers                  0          3          1         10
 Signs Banners and Posters                     0          6          1         5
 Signs - Installation                          0          0          0         0
 Signs – A Frames                              0          6          1         4
 Election Signs                                0          0          0         0
 Littering by Contractors                      0          2          2         4
 Litter and Dumping                            3          12         13        81
 Unsightly Yards                               2          16         1         33
 Sleeping on Council Land                      1          2          1         4
 Overgrown/Fire Hazard                         6          59         8         43
 Trees Overhanging from Private Properties     9          52         2         41
 Obstruction on Footpaths -Goods/Bins          1          10         1         4
 Obstruction on Road                           0          1          1         3
 Rubbish Hard Waste/Rubbish                    0          295        0         370
 Conducting Business on a Road                 0          0          0         0
 Shopping Trolleys                             1          2          0         2

 Parking                                       Dec 12     YTD        Dec 11    YTD
                                                          12/13                11/12
 Abandoned Vehicles                            21         149        24        182
 Parking Complaints                            44         287        41        301


Conclusion
This report provides a summary of activity in the Corporate and Regulatory Division for the month
of December 2012.




12.   MEETING CLOSE
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                                                            INDEX

1.    MEETING OPENED .............................................................................................. 1
2.    PRESENT .............................................................................................................. 1
3.    APOLOGIES.......................................................................................................... 1
4.    DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS .............................................................................. 1
5.    CONFIRMATION OF PREVIOUS MINUTES ........................................................ 1
6.    COMMUNICATIONS BY THE CHAIRPERSON ................................................... 1
7.    QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE ................................................................................. 1
8.    QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE ......................................................................... 1
9.    MOTIONS WITH NOTICE ..................................................................................... 1
10.   MOTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE .............................................................................. 1
11.   STRATEGY AND COMMUNITY DIVISION REPORTS ........................................ 2
      11.1 Regional Sporting Facility Study Proposal .............................................. 2
      11.2 Open Space and Public Place Plan for Consultation .............................. 6
      11.3 Corporate Waste to Landfill ....................................................................... 9
      11.4 City Strategy Activity Report ................................................................... 12
12.   MEETING CLOSE ............................................................................................... 13
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1.    MEETING OPENED



2.    PRESENT



3.    APOLOGIES



4.    DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS

The following information should be considered by Committee Members prior to a meeting:

1.    Consider Section 73 of the Local Government Act and determine whether they have a
      conflict of interest in any matter to be considered in this Agenda; and
2.    Disclose these interests in accordance with the requirements of Sections 74 and 75 of the
      Local Government Act 1999.

The following disclosures of interest have been made in relation to:

      Item                                  Elected Member


5.    CONFIRMATION OF PREVIOUS MINUTES

RECOMMENDATION
That the Minutes of the meeting of the Strategy and Community Standing Committee held on
11 December 2012 be confirmed as a true and correct record.


6.    COMMUNICATIONS BY THE CHAIRPERSON



7.    QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

Nil


8.    QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE


9.    MOTIONS WITH NOTICE

Nil


10.   MOTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE
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11.   STRATEGY AND COMMUNITY DIVISION REPORTS

11.1 Regional Sporting Facility Study Proposal

Brief
Council has received a request from the City of Charles Sturt to collaborate in the development of
a regional sporting facility supply and demand study.

RECOMMENDATION(S)
It is recommended to Council that it:

1.    Participate in the development of a regional sporting facility supply and demand study with
      the City of Charles Sturt, the City of Port Adelaide Enfield and Adelaide Shores.

2.    Allocate $20,000 in the 2013/14 budget to support this project.


Introduction
Council has received a request from the City of Charles Sturt to collaborate in the development of
a regional sporting facility supply and demand study (see Attachment 1).

The invitation to participate has also been extended to the City of Port Adelaide Enfield and
Adelaide Shores.

The City of Charles Sturt has endorsed a $20,000 budget bid to be included in their 2013/14
budget process. It has also requested that each of the potential partners include a sum of
$20,000 in their 2013/14 budgets.

The balance of funding for the $100,000 project would be sought from the Office for Recreation
and Sport’s Community and Sporting Facilities Program.

Discussion
Like the City of Charles Sturt, West Torrens is experiencing pressure on its sporting facilities, as
well as increasing and often conflicting community demands on the use of open space for
sporting, recreation and other amenity. With anticipated population growth in West Torrens and
projected infill development, there is likely to be significant escalation of demand for sporting
facilities over coming years.

The proposed study would assist Council to determine how best to meet this demand through
providing an understanding of the:
   · current provision of sporting facilities, both in the Council area and regionally
   · current participation data and future trends
   · gaps in provision
   · future options and funding implications
   · opportunities for shared use of facilities

It is anticipated that the study would begin in the 2013/14 financial year, with project
management provided by the City of Charles Sturt.

A steering committee made up of staff from each partner authority would be established to
oversee the project.
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Budget impact
It is recommended that $20,000 be provided in the 2013/14 budget to contribute to the study, on
the proviso that the project proves successful in attracting participation and funding from all of the
proposed partners.

While this represents a budget impact in the coming year, there is likely to be a significant
positive long-term financial impact as a result of opportunities for facility sharing, better informed
asset management and facility planning and development which is targeted to future community
need.

Social impact
Council is committed to supporting a healthy community, and is aware of the social impacts of
the increasing prevalence of obesity, especially in young people. It participates in the OPAL
(Obesity Prevention and Lifestyle) program, which works with communities to increase
opportunities to eat well and be active locally.

The provision of appropriate sporting facilities is an important component of social infrastructure
necessary to support active lifestyles, improved physical health, social connection and wellbeing.
Research which provides information about current and future community sporting needs, and
scopes options for meeting these needs in a cost effective way, will help ensure that the right
sporting facilities are provided where they are needed.

Many residents travel beyond the borders of West Torrens, and some travel significant distances
to participate in their preferred sport, making a regional study of particular relevance. A regional
planning approach is also more likely to gain State government support than planning at an
individual council level.

Strategic Directions impact
A regional sporting facility study will assist in delivery of Community Plan strategies:

·   Encourage all members of the community to pursue active and creative lifestyles
·   Support and enhance sporting and recreational programs and facilities to provide a range of
    activities for all ages and capabilities.

A draft Open Space and Public Place Plan has recently been developed for pubic consultation,
and, while it is the subject of another report to Council in this agenda, it emphasises the
importance of access to sporting activity for community health:

·   Building for the Future (Strategy 2.2) – Identify, monitor and provide for the cultural, sport and
    recreation needs of a growing community and urban population.
·   Supporting Open Space in Growth Corridors (Strategy 2.3) – Increase the provision of open
    space associated with growth corridors in order to address the potential demand for cultural,
    recreation and sports facilities
·   Sports Facilities (Strategy 2.4) – Ensure that existing and future demands for sports facilities
    are met through the continued management and development of sportsgrounds within the
    Council area.

Conclusion
The City of West Torrens has been presented with an opportunity to participate in the
development of a regional sporting facility supply and demand study.

It is recommended that Council participate in the project which could provide the necessary data
to meet the changing sporting needs of its community more effectively and economically.
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11.2 Open Space and Public Place Plan for Consultation

Brief
To present the draft Open Space and Public Place Plan for Council's consideration and
endorsement to undertake public consultation, along with details of the public consultation
strategy.

RECOMMENDATION
It is recommended to Council that the Draft Open Space and Public Place Plan be endorsed for
public consultation, subject to any amendments agreed as a result of feedback from Council.


Introduction
The provision of open space and quality public place forms a key component of the community's
long term vision outlined in the Council's Community Plan. Council plays a major role in the
provision and management of open space for the community's benefit and in 2004 adopted an
Open Space Strategic Plan in order to strategically manage issues. Council's Open Space
Strategic Plan was adopted well before the State Government's 30 Year Plan population and infill
development pressures had emerged.

In 2010 Council was successful in securing a State Government Open Space Grant of $30,000 to
engage consultants to review and update the Open Space Strategic Plan. Given that a more
dense urban form places increased importance upon public places, they were also included in
the scope of the strategic plan's review.

The Draft Open Space and Public Place Plan (Plan) has been circulated to Members under
separate cover. The draft Plan provides the following definitions:

Open space     Refers to land that is either owned or under the control of Council and which is
               publically accessible and provided for community benefit (recreation park, linear
               trail, sportsground).
Public place   Refers to publically accessible places that are part of the urban fabric (main
               streets, jetties, waterfronts, building edges plazas, squares) alternatively referred
               to as the public realm.

Discussion
Given the projected population growth and infill development pressures upon Council - evident by
Council's Housing Diversity Development Plan Amendment to plan for this growth - it is expected
that there will be increased demand for existing open space. Unless this increased demand can
be met there is a risk that the quality of life of West Torrens' residents and visitors could be
compromised.

New forms of housing have smaller areas of private open space, while mixing land uses aims to
activate streets in certain locations and encourage more pedestrian activity and street life.
The changing patterns of urban development and increased densities mean that public places
such as squares, malls, streets and laneways, where people move through and gather, will be of
as much importance as open space.

Although the acquisition of additional open space is recommended, it is possible to manage the
projected population growth without additional space, but only if there is effective strategic
management of existing open space and improvements to the quality of public places to offset
any deficit in the provision of open space.
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The draft Plan outlines a vision to provide an equitable distribution of quality open space and
public place that will benefit residents, workers and visitors, and responds to existing and future
community needs. This includes opportunities to improve existing open space facilities and
public place to achieve active, vibrant and connected communities.

The Plan aims to:

·    Deliver on a number of the Community Plan's aspirations by supporting open space and
     public place provision, which improves not only the built and natural environments but also
     opportunities for community life
·    Provide strategic direction and supporting actions to implement an open space and public
     place network that responds to community needs
·    Aid in directing infrastructure and service provision planning, and asset management
·    Improve funding opportunities through demonstrated consistency with State and Federal
     policies directions

The Plan will also be supported by the development of management guidelines for the ongoing
maintenance and performance of those spaces.

The draft Plan is being presented to Council for endorsement for public consultation as it is
opportune to undertake public consultation while the Housing Diversity Development Plan
Amendment is on consultation (4 December 2012 to 22 February 2013). This will raise
community awareness that Council has begun work in addressing the implications of population
growth and a more dense urban form.

It is proposed to release the Plan for public consultation from 18 January 2013 to 22 February
2013. The draft Plan will, where possible, run parallel with the consultation methods being used
for the Housing Diversity Development Plan Amendment (as endorsed by Council on the 20
November 2013). It includes:

1.     Messenger Advertisement
       A notice in local newspapers outlining the consultation period and process.

2.     Use of Council's website
       A webpage will be accessible during the consultation period with a copy of the Plan.

3.     Information sheet and Submission form
       An A4 information sheet and submission form will be accessible online and via displays
       during the consultation period.

4.     Displays
       Displays will be prepared for the Civic Centre and Hamra Library foyers for the consultation
       period including copies of the Plan and facility to provide comment.

5.     Correspondence to key stakeholders
       Correspondence outlining the consultation process will be forwarded to key stakeholders
       including leases of Council owned open space.

6.     Staffed displays at Shopping Centres
       A number of staffed displays as local shopping centres are planned for the Housing
       Diversity Development Plan Amendment consultation. These displays will also include
       information about the Draft Open Space and Public Place Plan.
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Once public consultation has completed the Plan will be revised and presented to Council for
adoption. This will include presenting the outcomes of public consultation including all
submissions received and any changes proposed to be made to the Plan.

During the consultation period the Plan will be reviewed in detail by key staff including City Works
and City Assets to ensure that it can be effectively implemented via the management guidelines
to be developed.


Conclusion
That the draft Open Space and Public Place Plan is presented for Council's consideration and,
subject to any feedback, is recommended for endorsement so that public consultation may be
undertaken during the Housing Diversity Development Plan Amendment consultation period.
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11.3 Corporate Waste to Landfill

Brief
To clarify information about corporate waste and conversion rates contained in the Carbon
Footprint Report 2011/12 which was presented to Council on 11 December 2012.

RECOMMENDATION
It is recommended to Council that the report be noted.

Introduction
The Carbon Footprint Report 2011/12 was presented to the Strategy and Community Standing
Committee at its meeting on 11 December 2012.

While the Committee received the report, it requested that further information be presented to the
next meeting of Council to clarify why the level of corporate waste has escalated and the impact
of changes to the emissions factor since the 2010/11 report.

Corporate Waste
Figures provided in the Carbon Footprint Report 2011/12 show that the volume of corporate
waste to landfill has increased by 51.58 tonnes in comparison to the 2008/09 benchmark year,
representing an increase of 24.76 per cent.

The volume of corporate waste sent to landfill is estimated based on the number, size and type of
bin collected from Council premises including, the Civic offices, Hamra Centre Library, Works
Depot and St Martins and their pick up frequency.

Data is not available for actual volumetric rates of waste collected for individual bulk bins, as this
is not measured by the waste contractor. Therefore the accepted methodology used to calculate
waste rates for the carbon footprint is to assume all bins are full at time of collection. This
methodology was considered appropriate by the independent Carbon Auditor who reviewed
Council’s carbon footprint calculation methodology at the commencement of the carbon reporting
process in 2009.

Since 2008/09, the total number of landfill bins has increased from 9 to 13. Table 1 shows the
change in bin numbers, waste volumes and CO2-e emissions since 2008/09.

Table 1: Waste volumes and emissions

Year       Number Waste             % change in       Co2-e            % change in
           of bins volume (t)       waste volume      emissions (t)    waste volume
                                    from 2008/09                       from 2008/09
2008/09    9          208.32                          208.32
2009/10    10         234.72        +12.67            234.72           +12.67
2010/11    11         264.93        +27.17            317.92           +52.61
2011/12    13         259.90        +24.76            311.88           +49.71

Additional bins are listed as having been requested for:

   ·   A medical waste bin at St Martins
   ·   A bulk waste bin at the Works Depot
   ·   A larger bulk bin at the Civic Centre
   ·   A kerbside bin at a storage property on Somerset Avenue.
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The number of bins required has increased owing to several factors, including variances in
number of people using buildings, changed activities resulting in varying waste outputs, and
different waste separation practices eg. at St Martins, a new waste contractor with dedicated
separation services was engaged, hence the specific medical waste bin.

Since 2008/09 the total pick-up frequency across all landfill bins also increased from 1,080 per
year to 1,135, equalling an additional 55 pick ups. This has contributed to an increase in the
overall estimated volume of waste sent to landfill compared to 2008/09.

Table 1 also shows a reduction in total waste to landfill despite an increase in the number of bins
between 2010/11 and 2011/12. This is due to a change in the pick up frequency of landfill bins at
some sites between these two years with more accurate information now being provided on pick
up rates on the invoices provided by the waste services contractor.

The Climate Change Action Plan, developed from data and information provided from 2007/08
and 2008/09 carbon footprint reports, included an action to undertake a corporate waste audit to
determine waste streams and recycling opportunities.

This audit is expected to ascertain if the bulk bin contracts currently servicing Council are
appropriate for the type and volume of actual waste produced, as well as providing the most
accurate data to measure the actual weight of corporate waste going to landfill. The audit is
scheduled to be complete by June 2013.

Conversion rates
Each year the Australian Government releases the Australian National Greenhouse Accounts -
National Greenhouse Accounts Factors workbook. The workbook contains all conversion
methods for calculating default greenhouse gas emissions from identified sources.

Methods for calculating emissions in the workbook are derived from the National Greenhouse
and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Determinations 2008 which incorporates the National
Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Amendment Determination 2012 (No.1) and
the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Technical Guidelines 2012.

Emissions factors and calculation methods are reviewed annually and where necessary, updated
or revised to ensure consistency with the National Greenhouse Accounts. They are subject to
international expert review each year and are consistent with international guidelines.

Emission factors used to calculate Council’s carbon footprint is provided in Table 2 below.

Table 2: Municipal solid waste emissions factor

 Waste type                         Municipal       Commercial        Construction
                                    solid           & industrial      & demolition
                                    waste           waste             waste
 Emission factor (t CO2-e/ t
 waste)                                      1.2                1.1                0.2
Source: 2012 National Greenhouse Accounts (NGA) Factors Table 43: Waste emission factors for total waste
disposed to landfill by broad waste stream category

The emissions factor for municipal solid waste is based on the volume of methane released at
landfill sites via the venting process. In 2011 the factor was revised up from 1 tonne of CO2-e
per tonnes of waste to 1.2 tonnes of CO2-e per tonne of waste.
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This has resulted in emissions from council’s corporate waste increasing at a faster pace than
the actual volume of waste, however there has been a general trend over the last five years of an
increase in the volume of waste sent to landfill from corporate activities as a result of an
increased number of bins and an increased number of pick-ups (as mentioned above).

Conclusion
The reported figures for waste sent to landfill from corporate activities have increased over time
due to an increase in the number of bins and frequency of pick ups upon which landfill waste
volumes are calculated. A waste audit is due to be conducted in the first half of 2013 will identify
if current waste contracts are appropriately servicing Council’s requirements.
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11.4 City Strategy Activity Report

Brief
To provide Elected Members with information on activities being undertaken by the City Strategy
department.

RECOMMENDATION
It is recommended to Council that it receive the report and endorses Sunday 10 March 2013 for
the official opening of the Thebarton Community Centre.


Discussion
An update on key projects and activities is provided below:

Key activities Update
Community Planning

Thebarton         As previously advised, completion of the Thebarton Community Centre has
Community         been delayed until the end of January 2013, it is anticipated that community
Centre            use will commence (as planned) in February.

                  It is recommended that the official opening now be held on Sunday March
                  2013, during the Adelaide Cup long weekend, formalities (including lunch)
                  from 12pm until 1pm then the public celebration from 1pm until 4pm. Given
                  the timing, Council endorsement is sought via this Committee, rather than
                  Community Hubs.

Demographic       The Community Profile has now been updated on Council's website to reflect
data              the new 2011 census data. It can be accessed by clicking on the 'Community
                  Profile' icon on the home page, or through the 'Our City' link.

                  Community profile provides population characteristics for the City of West
                  Torrens and suburbs. It shows how they have changed over time and how
                  they compare to other areas. The data is presented in tables and charts, with
                  commentary to answer most frequently asked socio-demographic questions.

Communications

Talking Points    The summer edition of Talking Points, the final edition for 2012, has been
                  distributed to local residents, and planning has commenced for the autumn
                  edition.

Budget survey     To support development of the Annual Business Plan and Budget 2013-14,
                  a Community Panel survey has been conducted to gain residents’ views on
                  how funds could be prioritised to provide services in our community.

                  The survey ran from early December 2012 to 6 January 2013, and the results
                  are currently being collated. All those who participated had the chance to win
                  one of three $200 Bunnings or Coles/Myer vouchers.
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Strategic Planning

Open Space         Council secured a State Government Open Space Grant to engage
and Public         consultants to review and update its Open Space Strategic Plan. A draft Open
Place Plan         Space and Public Place Plan has been developed for public consultation over
                   the period 18 January to 22 February. It is the subject of a separate report to
                   Council in this agenda.

Housing            The consultation period for the draft Housing Diversity DPA began on 4
Diversity DPA      December 2012, and strategic planning staff have been responding to a
                   number of enquiries and feedback from residents.

Environmental Planning

Local              The Australian Government has developed the $24 million Local Government
Government         Energy Efficiency Program which will support local governing authorities to
Energy             install energy efficient solar and heat pump hot water systems in their
Efficiency         buildings and community facilities. Councils are required to contribute funding
Program            at a ratio of 40%, with the maximum allowable grant being $122,000 in total.

                   At its meeting of 2 October 2012, Council resolved that staff prepare an
                   application to the fund based on a maximum contribution of $48,800 for up to
                   21 sites throughout West Torrens. The fund was opened in late November.
                   Work has begun on the application, which is due to be submitted by 29 April
                   2013.

NRM                Council was invited to provide feedback to Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges
Investment         Natural Resources Management Board on its Draft NRM Regional Investment
Plan response      Plan, and a report outlining a response was considered by the Strategy and
                   Community Committee at its last meeting in December 2012.

                   Based on this report, a submission has been developed and was submitted to
                   the NRM Board in late December.


Other projects and activities are in progress according to the 2012/13 City Strategy Service Plan.

Conclusion
This report details recent activities of the City Strategy department.




12.   MEETING CLOSE
STRATEGY AND COMMUNITY STANDING COMMITTEE
MEETING

15 JANUARY 2013


Attachment Under Separate Cover


Item 11.2 - Open Space and Public Place Plan for
            Consultation
                Open Space and Public Place Plan
Draft for Consultation 18 January to 22 February 2013

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Access to Document                                 Document History
This document has been prepared by the City
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this document from Council's website at               1.0     9.10.12    Draft for internal Council Review                 URPS/WAX     Project
www.westtorrens.sa.gov.au. You may                                                                                                     Manager
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form, only for your personal use or use by your                          consultation                                                  Manager
organisation.                                         1.2     18.01.13   Draft for public consultation                     URPS/WAX     Council
                                                      2.0                Amended post public consultation and adopted as     Project    Council
                                                                         strategic document                                 Manager
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Disclaimer
While reasonable efforts have been made to
ensure that the contents of this document are
factually correct, the City of West Torrens does
not accept responsibility for its accuracy or
currency. As information is subject to change,
the City of West Torrens shall not be liable for
any loss or damage that may be occur through
the use of, or reliance on, the contents of this
document.

Front Cover (and Part Covers):
Summer Festival held at the City of West
Torrens Memorial Gardens (2012).




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Production Acknowledgment
This document was produced by the City of West Torrens.

With valuable assistance from:-

    ·   Post public consultation - insert recognition of the community's participation,

    ·   Consultants URPS and WAX Design in researching, analysing, developing this document, and the

    ·   Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, Open Space Grant which made this work possible.




Kaurna Acknowledgement
The City of West Torrens acknowledges the Kaurna Aboriginal people and their descendants are still and will always be
the first peoples of the land. The City of West Torrens commits to valuing and supporting the Kaurna people’s inherent
relationship to the land.




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Message from the Mayor
With its central metropolitan location and its
proximity to the coast, West Torrens is an
appealing place to live, and this will inevitably
lead to a future of population growth and of infill
development.
It is important that we plan for this future and
thus ensure that the environmental, social,
economic and community qualities that create
our city’s appeal are not just maintained but are
also enhanced during that growth.
In serving our diverse community, Council is
committed to strive for excellence. Indeed, it is
my personal hope that the broader Adelaide
community eventually refers to our district as
being ‘the leafy western suburbs’.
This Open Space and Public Place Plan helps
deliver the Community Plan's aspirations by
providing open space and public places which
not only improve the built and natural
environments, but also create opportunities for
a healthy community life.


Hon. John Trainer
Mayor




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Table of Contents
Message from the Mayor............................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 4
Executive summary ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 6
1       Introduction .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 7
2       State Strategic Context ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 10
3       Issues Impacting Upon Open Space and Public Place ........................................................................................................................................................................... 11
4       Existing Supply and Condition of Open Space ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 14
5       Demand for Open Space ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 18
6       Strategy ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 22
7       Draft Action Plan ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 35
Appendix ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 46


List of Tables
Table 1: Open Space Type and Area ............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 15
Table 2: Open Space Provision Comparison with other Council Areas.......................................................................................................................................................... 15
Table 3: Population Growth Scenarios for the City of West Torrens............................................................................................................................................................. 20


List of Figures
Figure 1: Connection with Corporate Planning Framework ............................................................................................................................................................................ 9
Figure 2: Public Open Space Provision 12.5% Development Site Contrasted with 3 Hectares/1000 People ................................................................................................. 19


List of Maps
Map 1: Council Open Space ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 16
Map 2: Non Council Open Space, Connections and Flood Prone Land.......................................................................................................................................................... 17
Map 3: Open Space Provision ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 24
Map 4: Open Space Hierarchy ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 26


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Kings Park
Executive summary
Population growth and urban development will have a significant
bearing on how open space and public place is planned for and
used in the City of West Torrens. Planned growth will increase
demands on existing open space and public place. New forms of
housing have smaller areas of private open space, while mixing
land uses might activate streets in certain locations, and encourage
more pedestrian activity and street life.
The changing patterns of urban development and increased
densities means that public places such as squares, malls, streets
and laneways, where people move through and gather, will be of as          Public open space is the most visible indicator of the
much importance as open space.                                           health and vitality of our cities and by the same token the
Projected population growth with no additional provision of open           health of our communities. The future planning and
space is conceivable but would result in a significant open space                delivery of quality open space is critical.
deficit. This scenario would have significant implications for the                  Warwick Keates (2011), WAX Design
provision and management of open space in West Torrens as well
as impacting directly on the community's quality of life.
The Open Space and Public Place Plan outlines a vision to provide
an equitable distribution of quality open space and public place that
will benefit residents, workers and visitors, and responds to existing
and future community needs. It includes opportunities to improve
existing open space facilities and public place to achieve active,
vibrant and connected communities.
This Plan provides strategic direction and supporting actions to
deliver an open space and public place network that responds to
community needs. This includes identifying opportunities to
increase and enhance open space provision.




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1 Introduction
1.1   Glossary
This Plan uses the following definitions:                                This Plan will aid in directing infrastructure and service provision
                                                                         planning, asset management and supporting funding requests.
Open space     Refers to land that is either owned or under the          While a public document, the primary audiences of this Plan include
               control of Council and which is publically accessible     but are not limited to;
               and provided for community benefit (recreation park,
                                                                             · All open space and public place users, professionals,
               linear trail, sportsground).
                                                                                 leasees and providers (governmental, commercial and
Public place   Refers to publically accessible places that are part of           community),
               the urban fabric (main streets, jetties, waterfronts,         · State and Local Government officers involved in physical
               building edges plazas, squares) alternatively referred            and social infrastructure provision,
               to as the public place.                                       · Professionals who impact upon the built environment
                                                                                 including; planners, development assessment officers,
1.2   Purpose of Document                                                        builders, engineers, and
                                                                             · Professionals involved in community development.
Council owns, maintains and facilitates the provision of open space
for the community's benefit. Since 1997 Council has had, in one          1.3   Structure of Plan
form or another, an Open Space Strategy to identify and
strategically address open space issues. Given expected infill           This Plan provides strategic direction and supporting actions to
development growth pressures the need for quality public place has       deliver an open space and public place network that responds to
been incorporated into this document. The provision of open space        community needs. The components of the Plan are;
and quality public place also forms a key component of the                   · State Strategic Context
community's long term vision outlined in the Council's Community             · Issues Impacting Upon Open Space and Public Place
Plan; and this Plan contributes to delivering that vision.                   · Existing Supply and Condition of Open Space
                                                                             · Demand for Open Space
This Plan outlines a vision to provide an equitable distribution of          · Strategies, and
quality open space and public place that will benefit residents,             · Actions.
workers and visitors, and responds to existing and future
community needs. This includes opportunities to improve existing
open space facilities and public place to achieve active, vibrant and
connected communities.


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1.4    Delivering the Community Plan's Vision                                        · Incorporate native and local indigenous drought resistant plant
                                                                                       species into streetscapes and open spaces.
The City of West Torrens Community Plan represents the                               · Develop water-smart open spaces.
community's long term vision and aspirations. With regard open
                                                                                Aspiration - An attractive and functional open space network
space and public place the Community Plan states;                               Strategy;
      Open space is a valuable part of the urban environment, catering for           · Facilitate equitable access to open spaces.
      a range of active and passive recreational uses by the community, as           · Develop a network of open spaces across Council, based on a
      well as enhancing the character of the area. Currently, about six per             balance of environmental, social and economic factors.
      cent of the total land area within the city is dedicated to public open        · Establish a hierarchy of maintenance for Council’s open spaces in
      space, including the River Torrens Linear Park, local and                         accordance with identified priorities.
      neighbourhood parks, public ovals and sporting grounds. Access to
                                                                                Aspiration - Healthy and learning communities
      quality open space is recognised as an extremely important issue to
                                                                                Strategy;
      the community and facilitating this remains a Council priority.
                                                                                     · Encourage all members of the community to pursue active and
      Future challenges facing the Council include demand for new and                   creative lifestyles.
      affordable residential housing and higher and better use of land, while        · Support sporting leaders to engage with the local community and
      protecting areas of high character value. There will also be pressure             encourage greater participation.
      to provide quality public open spaces as the size of private backyards         · Enhance recreational facilities to provide a range of activities for all
      diminishes. Council is also likely to face significant and increasing             ages and capabilities.
      requirements for effective infrastructure such as good road networks,
      safe walking paths and bikeways, increased accessibility to public        To ensure delivery of this vision and aspirations, the City of West
      transport and effective stormwater management.                            Torrens has adopted a Corporate Planning Framework to aid
                                                                                strategic management and the translation of the vision into
                                                                                operational outcomes. This Plan's association within the Corporate
This Plan delivers upon the following Community Plan aspirations,
                                                                                Planning Framework is outlined in Figure 1.
Aspiration - A community that embraces diversity.
Strategy;                                                                       Within the Corporate Planning Framework;
     · Facilitate opportunities for people from diverse social backgrounds         · The Community Plan is Council's overarching strategic
        to come together.                                                               management plan.
     · Foster a sense of identity and pride within the West Torrens                · This Plan outlines strategies and actions that are
        community.                                                                      incorporated into Council Departments' Service Plans.
     · Encourage and facilitate art in public spaces including community
                                                                                   · Service Plans, adopted each financial year, outline what
        buildings, streetscapes and open spaces.
                                                                                        projects will be budgeted for and delivered. Service Plans
Aspiration - Enhanced natural environment                                               are thus key instruments in the focusing of resources
Strategy;
                                                                                        towards the delivery of the Community Plan.
     · Create green streetscapes and open spaces.
     · Design streetscapes to maximise opportunities for greening.
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             Figure 1: Connection with Corporate Planning Framework           Annual Service Plans
                                                                              The priorities, strategies, and actions contained within this Plan will
Community Plan                                                                be incorporated into the City of West Torrens' annual service plan
Long Term Vision and Aspirations                                              and budget. This will ensure the use of Council resources is
                                                                              focussed on delivering strategic priorities outlined in Council's
Open Space and Public                                                         strategic documents.
                                        Focus of Council     Delivery of
Place Plan                                Resources        Community Vision
Strategies and Actions                                                        Review of Plan
                                                                              The City of West Torrens will review this Plan ideally after the next
Annual Service Plans                                                          review of the Community Plan, anticipated in 2016/17.
Council Budgeted Projects and Actions
                                                                              Advocacy and Collaboration
                                                                              This Plan will aid in determining those matters Council needs to
 The Corporate Planning Framework ensures connectivity from the               advocate to the State and Commonwealth Governments, private
 Community Plan's long term vision into the Annual Budget and                 sector and developers to enlist their collaboration to ensure
 Departmental Service Plans.                                                  priorities are actioned.

 The research and investigations that informed the Issues and                 Regional Implementation Strategy
 Opportunities Paper (see Appendix) provides the basis for the                The State Government's 30 Year Plan for Greater Adelaide requires
 objectives, strategies and actions contained within this Plan.               Regional Implementation Strategies to be developed through
                                                                              Regional Partnership Forums. This Plan will aid in determining
                                                                              those matters the Regional Implementation Strategy should
 1.5     Implementation                                                       address and will thus ensure priorities are actioned.
 To implement this Plan the following will be applied.
                                                                              Funding Opportunities
 Corporate Planning Framework                                                 This Plan provides a framework and direction to assist in sourcing
 This Plan will be incorporated into the City of West Torrens                 external funds to deliver the identified outcomes for the community.
 Corporate Planning Framework to ensure all strategic documents
 (which direct the use of resources) have regard for the strategic            Asset Management and Provision
 direction.                                                                   To ensure community needs are met, this Plan provides a
                                                                              framework for the management and provision of open space and
                                                                              public place cared for by the City of West Torrens.



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2     State Strategic Context
2.1   Seven Strategic Priorities
In early 2012 the Premier outlined seven immediate priorities for the       Goal: New developments are people friendly, with open spaces
state’s future, stating they would deliver the focused action needed              and parks connected by public transport and bikeways.
to achieve the visions, goals and targets outlined in South                        Target 2: Cycling - Double the number of people cycling in
Australia’s Strategic Plan. The seven priorities are:                              South Australia by 2020
    · Creating a vibrant city
    · Safe communities, healthy neighbourhoods                              Goal: We are physically active.
    · An affordable place to live
    · Every chance for every child                                                 Target 83: Sport and recreation - Increase the proportion of
    · Growing advanced manufacturing                                               South Australians participating in sport or physical recreation
                                                                                   at least once per week to 50% by 2020.
    · Realising the benefits of the mining boom for all
    · Premium food and wine from our clean environment.                     2.3   30 Year Plan for Greater Adelaide
                                                                            The 30 Year Plan for Greater Adelaide: A volume of the South
This Plan will guide the improvement of residential neighbourhoods
                                                                            Australian Planning Strategy provides the spatial land use
so that it’s easy for people to lead healthy lives and feel safe in their
                                                                            framework to support the achievement of the following targets
communities, contributing to “safe communities, healthy
                                                                            across the Greater Adelaide region over its 30 year time frame:
neighbourhoods”.
                                                                                · Population growth of 560,000 people
                                                                                · The construction of 280,000 additional homes
2.2   State Strategic Plan                                                      · Economic growth of $127.7 billion
South Australia’s Strategic Plan sets the broad objectives and                  · The creation of 282,000 additional jobs.
targets for the State for which all other plans should have regard.
                                                                            This Plan has regard for the 30 Year Plan's direction by:
This Plan has regard for the following State Strategic Plan's specific         · Providing “a net contribution of active and passive open
goals and targets:                                                                 space” in corridors and other infill areas.
                                                                               · Promoting the development of walkways and greenways
Goal: We are committed to our towns and cities being well                          along transit corridors and a well-designed network of linked
      designed, generating great experiences and a sense of                        open spaces.
      belonging.                                                               · Emphasising the importance of good urban design in
                                                                                   promoting safe, healthy and attractive neighbourhoods and
       Target 1: Urban spaces - Increase the use of public spaces
                                                                                   community participation.
       by the community
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3     Issues Impacting Upon Open Space and Public Place
State, Local Government and Council's own strategic plans identify       The City of West Torrens is in the process of amending its planning
a range of issues that impact upon open space and public place           controls to provide the necessary statutory framework to support
which this Plan responds to. These include;                              the urban infill development envisaged by the Council and State
    · Growth and public places                                           Government.
    · Open space corridors and linkages
                                                                         Projected population growth and infill urban development will
    · Biodiversity
                                                                         increase demands on existing open space and public place. New
    · Stormwater management and water sensitive urban design             forms of housing have smaller areas of private open space, while
    · Health and wellbeing                                               mixing land uses might activate streets in certain locations, and
    · Climate change adaptation.                                         encourage more pedestrian activity and street life. This changing
                                                                         pattern of urban development and increased densities means that
                                                                         public places such as squares, malls, streets and laneways, where
3.1   Growth and Public Places
                                                                         people move through and gather, will be of as much importance as
Population growth and urban development will have a significant          open space.
bearing on how open space and public place is planned for and
used in the City of West Torrens.                                        Council’s Community Plan and 2008 Strategic Directions Report
                                                                         draw attention to the importance of streetscapes and open space as
The City of West Torrens Community Plan supports sustainable             we plan for population growth and urban development. In a similar
population growth and providing a range of housing types and             vein, the 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide talks about excellence
densities. Council’s 2008 Strategic Directions Report, which             in design and liveable public places. This includes tree lined streets,
predates the State Government's 30 Year Plan for Greater                 spaces that are safe, inviting, facilitate social interaction and
Adelaide, identifies the areas in West Torrens that are well suited      support community activities and cultural expression.
for an increased residential population in the form of high density,
medium density and mixed use precincts.                                  3.2   Open Space Corridors and Linkages
In order to meet the population targets in South Australia’s Strategic   There is renewed focus on the development of open space
Plan, the 30 Year Plan for Greater Adelaide outlines how population      corridors and linkages between individual sites. Council’s 2008
growth will be accommodated across Greater Adelaide. This will           Strategic Directions Report also draws attention to open space
involve denser infill development within West Torrens to maximise        linkages, and its Community Plan commits to 'develop a network of
the use of existing infrastructure and services, such as bus and         open spaces across Council, based on a balance of environmental,
tram services. The 30 Year Plan for Greater Adelaide also seeks to       social and economic factors' as a five-year strategy. South
‘provide a net contribution of active and passive open space’ in         Australia’s Strategic Plan contains the goal that “new developments
corridors and other infill areas, recognising the importance of open     are people friendly, with open spaces and parks connected by
space in a dense urban environment.                                      public transport and bikeways”.
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Similarly, the 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide seeks the              restore biodiversity. The Draft Adelaide and Mount Lofty Region
development of walkways and greenways. Greenways, are                   Natural Resources Management Plan also acknowledges the
connected areas of open space along transit corridors,                  importance of the River Torrens, and emphasises that "the urban
watercourses and linear parks which link open space areas, public       landscape is highly modified, which makes all natural resource
facilities, provide local biodiversity corridors and support walking    areas highly valuable. Within Metropolitan Adelaide valuable natural
and cycling. The 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide also identifies      areas include watercourses, beaches and parks."
a goal of creating open corridors along the flood lines which
traverse the Council area to reinforce other corridors, such as the     3.4   Stormwater Management and Water Sensitive Urban
Torrens Linear Park and the Westside Bikeway.                                 Design
These directions are supported by the State Government's Draft          In largely developed places like West Torrens, greater attention is
Inner Metro Rim Structure Plan which identifies Keswick and             needed to foster positive stormwater management outcomes.
Brownhill Creeks as ‘greenway’ corridors that might provide             Council’s Community Plan contains strategies aimed at increasing
pedestrian/cyclist connections with the surrounding neighbourhood.      the amount of stormwater captured and reused including; identifying
                                                                        potential sites for local catchment storage, developing alternate
3.3   Biodiversity                                                      water resources, and improving the quality of stormwater. Open
                                                                        space can play an important role in stormwater management.
An important function of open space is biodiversity conservation
and enhancement. Urban areas can support a diversity of plant           Increasingly, water sensitive urban design (WSUD) techniques are
and animal species, and provide essential links between otherwise       being applied to the design and management of streets and open
isolated ecological communities.                                        space. WSUD is an approach to water management that restores,
                                                                        where possible, the natural water cycle in built up areas. This
Council’s Community Plan contains strategies to improve the
                                                                        means using streets and open space to reduce the flow of, treat
condition of local biodiversity, participate in local environmental
                                                                        and capture stormwater, minimising and improving the quality of
projects and incorporate native and local indigenous plants into
                                                                        water run-off into stormwater infrastructure networks.
streetscapes and open spaces. This is supported by the 30-Year
Plan for Greater Adelaide which notes that the region is biologically   The State Government is committed to the widespread application
diverse, and re-establishing biodiversity throughout urban areas is a   of WSUD. The State’s Water for Good strategy outlines WSUD as
priority. The 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide considers open          a key way to securing the State’s long term water future, while the
spaces, greenways and streetscapes as pivotal to the enhancement        30 Year Plan for Greater Adelaide contains a number of policies
of urban biodiversity and connection of different ecological            and targets regarding the incorporation of WSUD across Adelaide
communities. The 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide also seeks to        and in planning processes, including a target to achieve
develop urban forests, restore watercourses and use of local            independence from mains water supplies for public open spaces in
indigenous species.                                                     transit corridors.
The Draft Inner Metro Rim Structure Plan identifies Keswick and
Brownhill Creeks as ‘greenways’ where there is opportunity to
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3.5   Health and Wellbeing                                               3.6       Climate Change Adaptation
Open space plays an important role in facilitating opportunities for     The potential impacts of Climate change upon the City of West
recreation, social interaction and cultural activities, which together   Torrens include;
underpin active lifestyles and improved physical and mental health
                                                                               ·    Sea level rises and potential loss of coastal reserves and
and wellbeing.
                                                                                    inundation of low lying areas,
The Council's Community Plan emphasises the need for embracing                 ·    Reduced rainfall resulting in reduced amenity, maintenance
diversity, encouraging healthy and learning communities, as well as                 and loss of flora and fauna,
interaction and engagement. Open space and public places aid in                ·    Longer and hotter summers with increased heat island effect
delivering these by serving as venues for numerous formal cultural                  with higher density urban form,
events and community celebrations, as well as informal activities.             ·    Increased peak rainfall events resulting in stormwater
                                                                                    inundation from greater urban runoff.
The City of West Torrens participates in the OPAL (Obesity
Prevention and Lifestyle) program which works with communities to        The Council's Community Plan endeavours to actively respond to
increase opportunities to eat well and be active locally.                the challenges of climate change, and a range of strategies and
                                                                         actions are being implemented through Council's Water
South Australia’s Strategic Plan has a target to “increase the           Management Action Plan and Climate Change Action Plan.
proportion of South Australians participating in sport or physical
recreation at least once per week to 50% by 2020”. It also includes      Open space and public place will helps serve to mitigate and
a goal that “New developments are people friendly, with open             manage climate change affects, by providing sites that allow for the
spaces and parks connected by public transport and bikeways”,            management of resources including flora, fauna, stormwater and
linked to the target to “double the number of people cycling in South    even wind or solar power generation.
Australia by 2020”.
To help achieve these targets, the State Government's Eat Well Be
Active Strategy outlines goals and actions for supporting healthy
lifestyles. The Strategy notes that open space and trails networks,
underpin physical activity, social inclusion and healthy lifestyles.
The 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide contains polices and targets
aimed at ensuring pedestrian and cyclist links are established to
support active and inclusive lifestyles, along with ensuring that
residential density, land use mix and urban design create the
conditions that are conducive for physical and mental wellbeing.


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4     Existing Supply and Condition of Open Space
4.1   Setting the Scene
The character of a local government area can have a substantial                ·    Low quality public places given existing streetscapes
influence on the value and use of open space and public place.                      (Henley Beach Road, Sir Donald Bradman Drive and Anzac
Therefore, it is important to consider the character and quality of                 Highway) predominance for vehicle movement, however
existing open space to provide a context for future planning and                    potential good access via a traditional grid street network
enhancement. The main features and the potential implications for              ·    The urban fabric of the City is extremely segmented with
open space and the public place in West Torrens are:                                private land, administrative boundaries or transport corridors
     · Total Council area of 36 square kilometres, roughly bounded                  separating the residential population from access to open
        by the City of Adelaide Parklands to the east, the River                    space, and inhibiting connections between open space
        Torrens to the north, Anzac Highway and the Adelaide -                 ·    Large areas of commercial land offering potential for urban
        Glenelg tramline to the south, and the Gulf of St Vincent to                regeneration and increased residential density
        the west
                                                                               ·    Good distribution of district sports and recreation reserves
     · Predominantly suburban in character having experienced                       and facilities
        urban development for the majority of European occupation
                                                                               ·    Good distribution of open space and playgrounds to the
        of South Australia, resulting in limited remaining areas of
                                                                                    Council's western suburbs, particularly Fulham and Novar
        indigenous habitat
                                                                                    Gardens.
     · Industry is a significant land use, particularly in the eastern
        and central portion of the Council area
                                                                         4.2       Provision of Open Space in West Torrens
     · Adelaide Airport is a dominant feature of the region – the
        large area of land and associated infrastructure is managed      Table 1 indicates that the City of West Torrens currently has 150.27
        independently, creating a planning hole within the Council       hectares of open space that is either owned or under the care and
        which affects open space provision and connections               control of Council. With a residential population of 56,960 1 people,
     · Many suburbs' (especially in the central and eastern              this equates to 2.63 hectares per 1,000 people. Other forms of open
        portions of the City) useable public open space is located       space, such as golf courses and school ovals are excluded from
        greater than 400m from many houses                               this equation as they are generally not freely available to the public
                                                                         and, generally, are beyond the scope of Council’s influence.
     · The City contains the River Torrens Linear Park and
        Westside Bikeway which provide east to west connectivity


                                                                         1
                                                                           Australian Bureau of Statistics (2011) Regional Population Growth, Australia
                                                                         (3218.0)
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Table 1: Open Space Type and Area

Open Space Type                           Hectares (Ha)   Ha/1,000 People   Contemporary planning thinking suggests, ideally, that residents
                                                                            should not need to walk more than 300 to 400 metres to access a
Linear Parks                                  67.34            1.18
                                                                            local level park, and 250 to 300 metres to access a playground.
All other Parks, Reserves and Gardens         42.30            0.74
Sportsgrounds                                 40.63            0.71         Map 1 displays the spatial distribution of open space and
Total                                        150.27            2.63         playgrounds either owned by or under the care and control of the
Source: WAX Design and URPS (2012)                                          City of West Torrens. Map 1 also indicates significant gaps in the
                                                                            distribution where residents currently need to;
                                                                                · walk more than 400 metres to access open space, and
A large proportion of the open space includes the River Torrens                 · walk more than 250 metres to access a playground.
Linear Park and the Westside Bikeway which serve as regional
connections, followed by sportsgrounds. Consequently, in terms of           This lack of access to open space and play opportunities is
an open space hierarchy, the City of West Torrens is reasonably             compounded by the quality of many spaces. This also reinforces
well serviced at the regional and district level, but lacks open space      the significance the Torrens Linear Park and Westside Bikeway
at a neighbourhood and local level.                                         serve, further demonstrating the need for strategic planning that
                                                                            enhances their regional status.
Table 2 indicates that, the City of West Torrens does not have a
high provision of open space when compared with a number of                 Map 2 displays the spatial distribution of non-council open space
other local government areas.                                               (including schools, commercial businesses, et cetera), currently or
                                                                            potentially available to meet community needs. Map 2 also displays
Table 2: Open Space Provision Comparison with other Council Areas           connections and flood prone areas which present opportunities to
                                                                            improve the provision and connectedness of open space.
Local Government             Open Space      Population    Hectares Per
                              (hectares)       (2011)      1,000 People
City of Mitcham                 468.00         61,853           7.57
City of Norwood
                                180.00         33,729           5.34
Payneham & St Peters
City of Burnside                199.43         41,175           4.84
City of Campbelltown            160.00         46,160           3.47
City of Charles Sturt           343.24         106,995          3.23
City of West Torrens            150.27          56,960          2.63
City of Holdfast Bay             68.00         33,229           2.04
City of Unley                    44 .00        35,998           1.22
Source: WAX Design and URPS (2012)
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5         Demand for Open Space
5.1       Current Planning Standard
Section 50 of the Development Act 1993 states;                                Figure 2 contrasts the impacts of open space provision by the
                                                                              current 12.5% development site standard and the alternative 3
 Where an application ...provides for the division of land into more than
 20 allotments, and one or more allotments is less than one hectare in        hectares per 1,000 people. Figure 2 demonstrates that the current
 area [the relevant planning authority] may require—                          12.5% standard means you get more open space in less dense and
                                                                              less populated urban areas. Conversely the 3 hectares per 1,000
 (c) that up to 12.5 per cent in area of the relevant area be vested in the   people standard provides a framework to enable more open space
 council or the Crown (as the case requires) to be held as open space...
                                                                              to be provided where there are larger populations and more
Historically, the 12.5% provision of open space has worked                    potential users.
effectively in providing open space to the low-density pattern of
settlement in South Australia.
                                                                              5.3   Population Projections
Also, the State Government's South Australian Planning Policy
Library includes an open space and recreation module which                    The rate of infill development within the City of West Torrens is
recommends an open space hierarchy based on:                                  estimated to be between 4,000 and 8,000 new dwellings in the
                                                                              medium to long term, accommodating population growth in the
      ·    District level parks of at least 3 hectares in size located
                                                                              order of 9,000 to 15,000 people.
           within 2 kilometres of all households.
      ·    Neighbourhood level parks of at least 0.5 hectares in size         The actual rate of development and population growth will depend
           located within 500 metres of all households.                       upon a range of factors, such as the State’s fertility and migration
      ·    Local level parks of at least 0.2 hectares in size and located     rates, investment in infrastructure (such as public transport), the
           within 300 metres of all households.                               amount of land released for housing on the urban fringe, market
                                                                              demand for medium and high density housing and disparate
                                                                              landowners making larger redevelopment opportunities more
5.2       Alternative Planning Standard                                       difficult.
Another common standard applied to the provision of public open
space is 2.83 hectares per 1,000 people. This figure, which is often
rounded up to 3 hectares per 1,000 people, is derived from the
early 1900’s British standard of 7 acres per 1,000 people (2.83
hectares per 1,000 people), based on the concept that this provides
adequate space for play and gymnastics for children.


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Figure 2: Public Open Space Provision 12.5% Development Site Contrasted with 3 Hectares/1000 People




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5.4     Applying the Planning Standards
                                                                                                    Projected population growth with no additional provision of open
Table 3 illustrates population growth scenarios for West Torrens                                    space is conceivable and would result in a significant open space
along with estimated open space provision utilising the                                             deficit. This scenario would have significant implications for the
Development Act 1993 standard of 12.5% of development sites as                                      provision and management of open space in West Torrens as well
well as the standard of 3 hectares per 1,000 people.                                                as impacting directly on the community's quality of life.
It is estimated that a ‘worst case’ scenario, based on population
growth of 18,728 and no additional open space, could result in a
potential deficit of approximately 73 hectares of open space.


Table 3: Population Growth Scenarios for the City of West Torrens
 Population Scenario                      Projected            Total             Required   Potential       12.5% Open       Total Space       3 Hectares       Open Space           Ratio of
                                           Growth            Population          Dwelling    Land              Space         Provision**         per 1000          Deficit         Open Space
                                                                                 (approx)   Required         (hectares)                        Open Space       (hectares)***       to People
                                                                                                                                                Provision                         (hectares)****
                                                                                                                                                (hectares)

                                                                                                                               150.27 ha
 1. Existing situation                          -               56,960                -         -                 -                             166.86 ha          (16.61)         2.60 ha/1000
                                                                                                                               (existing)
 2. Modelling of Development
                                            14,967              70,587             7,484     136 ha              17            167.27 ha        211.76 ha          (44.50)         2.37 ha/1000
    Potential Across Council
 3. Long Term Realistic
    Maximum Growth Corridor                 18,728              74,348             9,363     170 ha             21.25          171.52 ha        223.04 ha          (51.52)         2.31 ha/1000
    Capacity
 4. Worst case scenario based
    on no delivery of open space
                                            18,728              74,348             9,363     170 ha              Nil           150.27 ha        223.04 ha          (72.77)         2.00 ha/1000
    and maximum population
    growth


Source:                                                                                             Notes
1. Existing situation: Australian Bureau of Statistics (2011) Regional Population Growth,           *     Based on a gross yield of 55 dwellings per hectare
Australia (3218.0)                                                                                  **    Based on 12.5 % development site Standard
2. Profile ID Consulting (2010)                                                                     *** Deference between 12.5% Standard and recommend 3 hectares per 1000 people
3. Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (2010)                                            Standard
4. Urban and Regional Planning Solutions (2012)                                                     **** Based on Total Population divided by Total Open Space provision under 12.5%
                                                                                                          Standard.


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5.5       Recommended Planning Standard                                   experiences through diverse settings, equity of access, efficient
                                                                          resource management and preservation for future generations.
Public open space provides opportunities for:
                                                                          In order to provide 3 hectares of open space per 1,000 people, an
      ·    Recreation – a variety of structured and unstructured          additional 16.61 hectares of open space may be required to serve
           activities.                                                    the current population. Clearly, to purchase and develop this
      ·    Conservation – protection, integration and restoration of      additional open space would be expensive and beyond the financial
           natural features and cultural sites.                           ability of the Council alone.
      ·    Amenity – greening of the urban environment and a spatial
           setting for housing.                                           Critically, as the Council progresses towards a more dense urban
      ·    Utility – stormwater management, buffers between different     form it will more difficult to provide 3 hectares of open space per
           land uses, repair of degraded land, biodiversity and climate   1,000 people unless significant new areas or ways of delivering
           change adaptation.                                             open space are provided. Importantly, this shortfall will continue to
                                                                          grow even if new residential development is able to dedicate 12.5%
                                                                          to open space.
The design and function of open space should aim to meet user
requirements for outdoor recreational and social activities, and for      Clearly, the provision of open space is easier in a ‘greenfield’
landscaping that contributes to the identity and environmental            scenario where open space can be provided in a holistic manner to
health of the community.                                                  achieve equitable distribution and access for all new households.
                                                                          However, in the case of West Torrens, the challenge of retrofitting is
Figure 2 indicates that to meet user requirements as urban                much greater - but not impossible - through infill redevelopment.
densities increase, it is more appropriate to link open space
provision to the number of people within an area, rather than a           It is recommended that;
percentage of the overall land. This is particularly the case as the         ·   A standard of 3 hectares per 1,000 people for open space
current 12.5% standard within higher density development areas                   provision be used to address the recreation, play and
will continue to deliver an under provision of open space, especially            sporting requirements of West Torrens,
as it cannot be applied if the development provides for the division
of land into less than 20 allotments.                                        ·   The strategies and actions within this Plan are pursued to
                                                                                 ensure the equitable provision and distribution of open
While a standard of 3 hectares per 1,000 people better addresses                 space,
users needs in higher density developments, it is important that
these standards are not applied too strictly, without due regard to          ·   Consideration is given to other urban spaces, streets,
the needs of a particular community, as the quality or ‘usability’ of            natural areas and connections that provide places for
open space is just as critical a factor in planning for open space.              people, and
The principles that guide open space planning should include the             ·   A hierarchy and framework are adopted to maintain the
provision of areas of high-quality open space, that offer a variety of           quality or ‘usability’ of open space and public place.


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6    Strategy
The objectives, strategies and actions contained within this Plan
help to deliver the West Torrens Community Plan's vision for open
space. The five key objectives are;




These objectives are supported by strategies outlined within this
section which are designed to addresses open space and public
place issues. These strategies are further supported by an Action
Plan which details more specific actions needing to be undertaken.
The Action Plan is not absolute, as further actions will emerge
during the implementation of this Plan. However, in addressing
open space and public place, the objectives and general direction of
the strategies should remain steady.




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                                                                        Open Space Provision
                                                                        Strategy 1.1 – In accordance with Map 3, address Council wide
                                                                        and localised open space deficiencies through shared use
                                                                        agreements for non Council open space, and providing and
                                                                        negotiating improved open space and public place provision.
                                                                        Open Space Target
                                                                        Strategy 1.2 - Adopt an open space target of 3 hectares per 1,000
                                                                        people and ensure that new areas of open space are identified
                                                                        within development areas and growth corridors to achieve this
                                                                        target.
                                                                        Future Planning
                                                                        Strategy 1.3 – Prepare detailed concept designs for open space
                                                                        identified through Council and State Government structure planning
                                                                        processes, and incorporate into relevant management plans.
Rationale                                                               New Open Space
The open space network within the City of West Torrens does not         Strategy 1.4 – Increase the provision of open space in order to
meet many of the standards in terms of supply or distribution. This     deliver reserves within walking 400 metres of dwelling. Seek to
situation is likely to be exacerbated by the anticipated population     provide additional, innovative areas of open space in strategic
growth over the next 30 years. Therefore, it is important for Council   locations within local road reserves to create informal gathering
to establish a recognised hierarchy of provision across the Council     spaces and promote unstructured recreational activities.
area that addresses existing and future needs. In addition Council
will need to work with developers and the State Government to           Shared Open Space
ensure that future areas of open space are provided while also          Strategy 1.5 – Explore the potential to deliver increased open
improving the facilities available on existing areas of open space.     space provision across the Council area by partnering with other
The strategies proposed under this objective seek to address the        Councils, schools and other private open space areas.
issues identified in section 3.1. In particular, they seek to ensure    Rationalisation of Open Space
that open space is provided in appropriate locations to serve an
increased residential population in the form of high density, medium    Strategy 1.6 – Explore the potential to rationalise open space that
density and mixed use precincts.                                        does not contribute to the open space hierarchy and facilitates
                                                                        opportunities to improve the delivery of the hierarchy.


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Open Space Hierarchy
Strategy 1.7 – In accordance with Map 4 adopt an Open Space
Hierarchy which responds to the varying purpose, function and
characteristics of open space.

Regional Destination
Strategy 1.8 – Establish regional parks and play spaces that
reinforce and enhance the open space hierarchy and ensure an
equitable distribution of facilities that support community needs as
well as providing open space destinations that attract visitors.

District Open Space
Strategy 1.9 – Ensure that District level open space caters for
sport, recreation, play and other community needs.

Neighbourhood Reserves
Strategy 1.10 – Improving the provision and quality of open space
at a neighbourhood level to compensate for the lack of open space
within certain areas, and the segmentation across the Council due
to main roads and other barriers.

Local Open Space
Strategy 1.11 – Improve the quality of local open space particularly
in areas of low open space provision by providing shade, seating,
landscape amenity and paths.




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                                                                        Open Space Quality
                                                                        Strategy 2.1 - Ensure that planning, design, maintenance and
                                                                        implementation reinforce the open space hierarchy in Map 4 and
                                                                        there is an equitable spread of regional, district, neighbourhood and
                                                                        local open space.

                                                                        Building for the Future
                                                                        Strategy 2.2 – Identify, monitor and provide for the cultural, sport,
                                                                        recreation and health needs of a growing community and urban
                                                                        population in accordance with Map 4.

                                                                        Supporting Open Space in Growth Corridors
                                                                        Strategy 2.3 – Increase the provision of open space associated
                                                                        with growth corridors in order to address the potential demand for
                                                                        cultural, recreation and sports facilities

                                                                        Sports Facilities
Objective 2: Recreation Quality and Function                            Strategy 2.4 – Ensure that existing and future demands for sports
Rationale                                                               facilities are addressed through the continued management and
                                                                        development of sportsgrounds within the Council area.
Open space has an important role to play in meeting the recreation,
sporting and health needs of the community. This can be achieved        Play Destinations
through the provision of high quality recreational, cultural and
sporting facilities. Enhancements to existing areas of open space       Strategy 2.5 – In Regional and District open spaces maintain and
and through improvements to facilities and amenity will be required     enhance their attraction as play destinations through the provision
to a number of reserves within the Council.                             of equipment, nature based play elements, public art and
                                                                        landscaped area to create a range of play opportunities.
The strategies proposed under this objective seek to address the
issues identified in section 3.1 and 3.5. In particular, they seek to   Enhanced Child Development
ensure that open space is designed and developed to provide a           Strategy 2.6 – Promote and enhance child development by
range of facilities to meet the recreation, sporting, cultural and      progressively providing all Neighbourhood and Local open spaces
health needs of the community.                                          with nature play spaces that afford a range of sensory experiences.


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Universally Accessible Open Space                                        Urban Food Production
Strategy 2.7 – Comply with the spirit and principles of the Disability   Strategy 2.13 – Promote community interaction, healthy eating,
Discrimination Act 1992, to apply access and mobility standards          alternative forms of recreation, food security, and urban food
that ensure equality of access.                                          production within reserves and streetscapes.

Enhanced Natural Landscapes                                              Valuing Kaurna Heritage
Strategy 2.8 – Preserve and enhance the quality and biodiversity of      Strategy 2.14 – Acknowledge and celebrate the Kaurna heritage in
natural landscapes and waterways, in balance with retaining              the landscape.
recreational and cultural activities which add to the social fabric of
West Torrens, and limiting activities which denigrate and pollute.       Dog Parks
                                                                         Strategy 2.15 – Establish a dog park that meets the developing
Integrated Design
                                                                         need for off-leash dog destinations.
Strategy 2.9 – Adopt a strategic and integrated planning and
design process to improve the function and amenity (facilities and
visual appearance) of open space.

Infrastructure
Strategy 2.10 – Encourage the integration of infrastructure and
facilities to limit physical and visual impact and maximise open
space value and function.

Stormwater Management
Strategy 2.11 - Given Council's flood risk (as shown on Map 2)
acknowledge that open space has a role to play in stormwater
management and utilise the flood prone areas as tools to negotiate
open space provision outcomes with developers which address
open space deficiencies.

Water efficiency
Strategy 2.12 - Develop water-smart open spaces, and ensure use
of Water Sensitive Urban Design principles.


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                                                                       Connected Open Space
                                                                       Strategy 3.1 – Increase open space and public place connectivity
                                                                       in accordance with Map 3 through the use of bicycle lanes,
                                                                       appropriately located pedestrian crossings and clear directional
9.3 O                                                                  signage, which establish walking and cycling links between existing
                                                                       and proposed areas of open space.

                                                                       River Torrens Linear Park
                                                                       Strategy 3.2 – Enhance and maintain the River Torrens as a
                                                                       significant regional and State wider linear connection.

                                                                       Westside Bikeway
                                                                       Strategy 3.3 – Increase and develop the significance of the
                                                                       Westside Bikeway as a regional linear connection between
                                                                       Adelaide CBD and the coast.

                                                                       Connections to the Coast
Rationale                                                              Strategy 3.4 – Establish stronger connections to the coast
                                                                       capitalising on the open space provision of Coast Park and
The open space network in the City of West Torrens benefits from
                                                                       Adelaide Shores
two major linear reserves – the River Torrens Linear Park and the
Westside Bikeway. These corridors provide considerable
                                                                       Waterways
opportunity to link open space and build upon existing assets to
create a truly connected network across the City and adjoining         Strategy 3.5 – Encourage the planning and development of
councils.                                                              waterways, creeks and drainage channels as green infrastructure
                                                                       assets that deliver recreational and environmental benefit.
The strategies proposed under this objective seek to address the
issues identified in section 3.2. In particular, they seek to ensure   Connecting Growth Corridors
that a network of connected open space is provided with a focus on
linear parks that link to important destinations and facilities.       Strategy 3.6 – Through the structure planning process, ensure that
                                                                       designated connections are provided between growth corridors and
                                                                       nearby open space.



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Greenways
Strategy 3.7 – Continue to support alternative modes of transport
such as cycling through the development of Greenways as
described in the 30 Year Plan for Greater Adelaide.

Accessibility
Strategy 3.8 – Improve walking and cycling connections within
existing areas of open space such as Plympton Green through the
establishment of ‘all accessible’ pathways that form part of a
consistent and legible network.




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9.4                                                                    Growth Corridors and Road Corridors
                                                                       Strategy 4.1 – Incorporate public place making into structure
                                                                       planning for growth corridors and increase the public place
                                                                       significance of certain road corridors within the Council.

                                                                       Creating a Civic Heart
                                                                       Strategy 4.2 – Reinforce the open space and public place
                                                                       associated with the civic centre and seek to increase the open
                                                                       space provision in order to provide a strong community centre.

                                                                       Gateways to the City
                                                                       Strategy 4.3 – Reinforce Sir Donald Bradman Drive as the
                                                                       entrance to South Australia from the Airport through the
                                                                       development of ‘gateway’ statements.

                                                                       Productive Landscapes
Objective 4 Public Realm                                               Strategy 4.4 – Investigate and promote opportunities for public
Rationale                                                              place to contribute towards food security via productive street tree
                                                                       plantings and community gardens.
While public place within the City of West Torrens is limited, there
are opportunities for improvement, largely to the streets and road     Movement and Place
corridors. The public space within the urban fabric of the City
requires careful planning and design in order to maximise the          Strategy 4.5 – Integrate public place outcomes for the City of West
potential for place making, which in turn leads to vibrancy and        Torrens with strategic movement outcomes.
diversity.
                                                                       Local Character and Identity
The strategies proposed under this objective seek to address the
issues identified in section 3.1. In particular, they seek to ensure   Strategy 4.6 – Promote and enhance the unique and special
that public places are designed and developed to encourage more        qualities that reinforce the character and identity of local places.
pedestrian activity and active street life, local prosperity and
                                                                       Urban Design
expression of cultural identity and heritage, as well as engendering
a sense of community pride.                                            Strategy 4.7 – Promote well-designed, multi-functional urban
                                                                       environments which encourage active street life and use of public
                                                                       place.
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Public art and cultural expression
Strategy 4.8 – Encourage and facilitate art and cultural expression
in public places including opportunities for public art, festivals and
cultural events.

Culture and Heritage
Strategy 4.9 – Promote cultural diversity and the recognition of
cultural heritage, and create greater public awareness of heritage
sites, events and people of local significance.

Street Furniture
Strategy 4.10 – Develop a street furniture guide to consider factors
such as function, purpose, location, visual impact and asset
renewal to achieve a consistent approach to the provision of street
furniture across the Council area.

Prosperity
Strategy 4.11 – Support thriving local business through the
development of attractive, well-frequented public spaces.




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                                                                       Community Engagement
9.5
                                                                       Strategy 5.1 – Encourage active community participation in open
                                                                       space, including in planning, development, design and ongoing use.

                                                                       Collaborative Approach
                                                                       Strategy 5.3 – Create formal linkages between the planning,
                                                                       implementation and asset delivery sections of Council and with
                                                                       external partners to ensure that a coordinated approach is adopted
                                                                       in relation to the identification, design, consultation and installation
                                                                       of open space facilities.

                                                                       Land Management Plans
                                                                       Strategy 5.4 – Develop an Asset Management Plan – Open Space
                                                                       which will consolidate Council’s requirements under Section 122
                                                                       and 196 of the Local Government Act (1999) and aid in the effective
                                                                       management and maintenance of Council’s open space assets in
Rationale                                                              line with strategic directions.
In order to improve the design, function and management of open        Management Guidelines
space, it is important that the planning and implementation roles of
Council be closely aligned. It is also important that open space be    Strategy 5.6 – Develop management guidelines built upon
maintained according to its purpose, and that the community is         maintenance and development principles that ensure open space
engaged, and made aware of the existing facilities within the          and public places are responsive to the community; and establish
Council area.                                                          maintenance standards based on the open space hierarchy.
The strategies proposed under this objective seek to establish a       Irrigation Management
governance framework which will ensure that Council’s decision
making and management processes are consistent with and deliver        Strategy 5.8 – Irrigate in accordance with the open space hierarchy
the Plan's priorities.                                                 and the South Australian Water Code of Practice for Irrigated Public
                                                                       Open Space.

                                                                       Promoting Open Space
                                                                       Strategy 5.9 – Encourage community engagement with the City of
                                                                       West Torrens open space through promotion and marketing

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Open Space Design
Strategy 5.10 – For open space design including Council's
playground upgrade and renewal programme separate the strategic
planning responsibilities for identification, consultation and design
from the operation responsibilities of construction and installation.




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 7 Draft Action Plan
The draft Action Plan outlines operational activities designed to
deliver the strategy. All Actions are subject to operational,            .
budgetary and community consultation requirements.


Action

Objective 1: The open space we need
Action 1.1.1
Indentify opportunities for new areas of open space within the following growth corridors as part of the structure planning process:
    · Anzac Highway
    · Sir Donald Bradman Drive
    · Henley Beach Road
    · Port Road
Action 1.5.1
Future planning should address:
    · the provision and purpose of the open space
    · the intended user groups
    · community and stakeholder engagement processes
    · function of open space
    · types of facilities within open space such as playgrounds, shelters and pathways
    · landscape treatment including significant plantings
    · stormwater management (WSUD)
    · opportunities to support biodiversity
Action 1.5.2
Work with the Urban Renewal Authority, developers and land owners to ensure that identified areas of additional open space within growth
corridors are developed in accordance with detailed concept designs.
Action 1.5.3
Prepare and incorporate concept designs for open space into Council's Community Land Management Plans and Asset Management Plans.



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Action 1.5.4
Undertake a cost benefit analysis to determine whether or not additional land for open space should be acquired in the following locations to
address the existing shortfall:
    · North and south of Richmond Road between Marion Road and Brooker Terrace
    · Western edge of Brooklyn Park along May Terrace
    · North of Henley Beach Road between Holbrooks Road and South Road
    · North and South of Henley Beach Road between South Road and James Congdon Drive
    · North of Sir Donald Bradman Drive between South Road and Halifax Street
Action 1.5.5
Explore the potential for local road closures and street widening programmes that provide additional open space within areas lacking open
space as indicated in Action 1.5.4.
Action 1.6.1
Establish formal agreements with the following schools to provide access for structured and unstructured recreation opportunities for the
wider community:
    · Underdale High School
    · Torrensville Primary School
    · Cowandilla Junior School
    · Lockelys North School
    · Plympton Primary School
Action 1.6.2
Explore the potential of utilising and increasing access to areas of private and semi-private open space in relation to the following:
    · Santos Stadium
    · ETSA Park Netball Stadium
    · Adelaide Shore
    · Adelaide Airport
    · Local golf courses
Action 1.6.3
Establish a Memorandum of Understanding with adjoining Councils in relation to the future development of parks located near Council
boundaries:
    · City of Charles Sturt (Breakout Reserve, Toledo Reserve, Mountbatten Reserve, Flinders Park, George Jones Reserve)
    · City of Holdfast Bay (Anderson Reserve, Fordham Reserve)
    · City of Adelaide (Adelaide Park Lands – Bonython Park)

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Action 1.8.1
Undertake feasibility and masterplaning for a regional playspace facility as part of the ongoing development of Lockleys Oval and Kings Park
Action 1.9.1
Plan, manage and develop the following reserves as district open space:
    · Kings Park and Thebaton Oval
    · Lockleys Oval
    · Weigall Oval
    · Richmond Oval
    · Western Youth Reserve
    · Camden Oval
Action 1.10.1
Increase the function and amenity of existing open space to provide high quality neighbourhood destinations. Focus on the following
upgrades:
    · Mellor Reserve
    · Ashburn Reserve
    · Golflands Reserve
    · Lindfield Reserve
    · Pacific Reserve
    · Peake Gardens
    · Dove Street Reserve
    · Mile End Common
    · Keswick Reserve
    · Joe Wells Reserve
    · Cromer Reserve
    · Rex Jones Reserve
    ·  Jubilee Reserve
    ·  George Avenue




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Action 1.10.2
Maintain the following reserves as quality neighbourhood open space
    · Andrews Reserve
    · Britton Street Reserve
    · Carolyn Reserve
    · Weetunga
    · College Grove Park
    · Frank Norton Reserve
    · Mulga Street Reserve
Action 1.11.1
For all open spaces not listed as regional, district or neighbourhood; plan, manage and develop them as local open space.
Action 1.12.1
Consider the potential to rationalise irregular or underutilised open space:
    · Helenslea Avenue Reserve.
    · Lindsay Reserve
Action

Objective 2: Healthy spaces and place
Action 2.2.1
Use Council powers under Section 52 of the Tobacco Products Regulation Act (1997) to ban smoking within all open spaces and significant
public places.
Action 2.3.1
Prepare detailed concept designs for the following reserves which are located close to growth corridors and could accommodate additional
facilities and landscape treatments such as playgrounds, improved pathways, picnic settings, playing fields, fitness equipment, shelters for
shade, public/community art, walking/cycling/running trails and landscape amenity:
    · Kings Park/Thebarton Oval
    · Richmond Oval
    · Cowandilla/Western Youth Reserve
    · Weigall Oval




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Action 2.4.1
Establish high quality sportsgrounds that build on Council’s approach to district level community hubs. Focus on the following:
    · Kings Park/Thebarton Oval
    · Lockleys Oval
    · Richmond Oval
    · Camden Oval
Action 2.4.2
Ensure Council's Community Land Management Plans and Asset Management Plan include projected demand scenario to aid facility
planning.
Action 2.5.1
As part of the continuing upgrade and renewal of playgrounds across the Council area (to ensure compliance with relevant standards),
consider the following design factors:
    · Demographic needs – i.e. the provision of age appropriate playgrounds in suitable locations
    ·   The impact of fencing around playgrounds which may restrict the integration of play spaces with the wider open space
    ·   The introduction of shade and shelter (including trees and structures) in association with playgrounds
Action 2.5.2
Introduce natural play spaces (to encourage the exploration of natural settings) as part of the playground upgrade and renewal programme.
Adopt a benefit-risk management model which utilises the Australian Early Development Index in the needs assessment and design. Seek to
exploit the natural context of reserve such as:
    · Torrens Linear Park
    · Apex Park




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Action 2.5.3
Provide additional play opportunities or improve the quality of reserves to ensure that the number of households within 250m to 300m walking
distance of a playspace is increased. Focus on the following suburbs:
    · Underdale (southeast)
    · Torrensville (south)
    · Brooklyn Park (northeast)
    · Mile End
    · Hilton
    · Richmond
    · Marleston
    · Keswick
    · Ashford
    · Glandore
    · Plympton
Action 2.5.4
Develop regional playspace destinations as part of Kings Park and Lockleys Oval upgrades.
Action 2.6.1
As part of the playground upgrade and maintenance programme replace all play equipment in neighbourhood and local open spaces with
nature based landscapes, including the provision of promotional signage about the benefits of nature based play to child development.
Action 2.7.1
Undertake an accessibility audit of existing open space in accordance with the principles of universal access and the requirements of the
Disability Discrimination Act (1992).
Action 2.7.2 Ensure Council's Community Land Management Plans and Asset Management Plans has regard for its Disability Action Plan.
Action 2.8.1
Maintain and enhance the natural landscape value and biodiversity in the following reserves
    · Torrens Linear Park Reserves
    · Apex Park
    · Lockleys Oval
Action 2.8.2
Increase the landscape treatments and potential biodiversity of the Westside Bikeway
Action 2.8.3
Investigate and implement management techniques to enhance water quality along the River Torrens while retaining equestrian activities
within the City of West Torrens.
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Action 2.9.1
Undertake master planning of open space and reserve in accordance with the Open Space Framework.
Action 2.9.2
Increase shade provision within open spaces in relation to facilities and seating areas and balance the use of constructed shade structure and
tree planting
Action 2.9.3
Provide additional shade for the recreation and gym equipment on the Westside Bikeway
Action 2.11.1
Ensure all Community Land Management Plans and Asset Management Plans incorporate planning and design which considers stormwater
management and climate change adaptation including revegetation.
Action 2.11.2
Amend Development Plan policy to improve Council's capacity to negotiate with developers for open space, public place and stormwater
outcomes which are consistent with the Open Space and Public Place Strategy.
Action 2.11.3
Design open space within flood prone areas to accommodate stormwater inundation while maintaining open space function and landscape
amenity. Consider specific stormwater design response in relation to:
    · Richmond Oval
    · Western Youth Reserve
    · Frank Norton Reserve
Action 2.11.4
Consider the flooding impact of Brownhill and Keswick Creeks on the function and design of open space
Action 2.13.1
Recognise and maintain the unique open space function and character of certain reserve within the Council, in particular:
    · Tennis at Peake Gardens
Action 2.13.2
Provide observation facilities at the following locations to take advantage of views of the Adelaide Airport:
    · Kitt Street Reserve
    · Britton Street Reserve
    · Watson Lewis Reserve




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Action 2.13.3
Promote and maintain the heritage character and cultural significance of the following reserves:
    · Aroona Place Reserve
    · Sandison Reserve
    · Cummins House
Action 2.13.1
Develop community gardens within open spaces. Consider the following locations:
    · Clifford Street Reserve
    · West Side Bikeway
Action 2.13.2
Investigate productive street plantings within a trial site via engaging the community to increase ownership, and review merits for roll out
across Council.
Action 2.14.1
Determine the extent and location of open space of Kaurna cultural significance and work with the Kaurna people to acknowledge and
respect their heritage in the landscape.
Action 2.15.1
Undertake analysis, including community consultation, into the establishment of a dog park(s) at the following locations:
    · Weigall Oval
Objective 3: Making connections
Action 3.2.1
Working in partnership with the City of Charles Sturt, the Adelaide City Council and the State Government, continue to implement the River
Torrens Linear Park Management Plan while also establishing or reinforcing a series of ‘destination’ playspaces, natural habitats and other
recreation opportunities at regular intervals along the Linear Park.




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Action 3.3.1
With the State Government, prepare a Structure Plan for the Westside Bikeway which provides clear direction in relation to:
    · promotion as a key cycling connection between Adelaide City Council and the City of Holdfast Bay
    · the continuation of the Bikeway into the Adelaide City Council and City of Holdfast Bay as a key cycling connection for the Western
       Region
    · increased housing densities and improved urban design which respect, reinforce and improve the bikeway as a public space
       connection
    · improved linkages to surrounding suburbs and areas of open space through the use of signage and cycle lanes
    ·  the provision of opportunities for associated activities including community gardens as well as additional facilities such as fitness
       equipment, shade, trees, shelters, barbecues etc
    ·  consistent approaches to the treatment of road crossings, path width/design, lighting and signage.
Action 3.4.1
Explore the potential to increase connection to the coast through agreement with Cities of Charles Sturt and Holdfast Bay and Adelaide
Shores to increase east/west connections
Action 3.4.2
Increase natural landscape qualities of the coastline to increase habitat connections and biodiversity
Action 3.5.1
Prepare concept designs for the development of linear reserves with associated environmental rehabilitation initiatives along the following
waterways:
    · Keswick Creek
    · Sturt Creek
    · Brownhill Creek
    · Adelaide Airport ring-route
Action 3.7.1
Review Council's Strategic Bicycle Plan and Transport Strategy to provide better integration with open space and public place planning.
Objective 4: Vibrant public place
Action 4.1.1
Implement the recommendations of the West Torrens Corridor Structure Plan Report for Sir Donald Bradman, Henley Beach Road and
Airport Road.
Action 4.1.2
Undertake structure planning projects for Anzac Highway, Port Road and the Westside Bikeway.


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Action 4.1.3
Lobby/with the State Government to manage the potential impact of the South Road upgrade on the associated public place of the corridor
and develop design responses that mitigate the effect of traffic on the surrounding suburbs
Action 4.1.4
Increase the public place and landscape amenity of the following roads to improve public space within the City:
    · Sir Donald Bradman Drive
    · Henley Beach Road
    · Anzac Highway
    · Port Road
    · Airport Road
    · Brooker Terrace
    · Bagot Avenue
Action 4.3.1
In association with the recommendations of the West Torrens Corridor Structure Plan, develop a gateway statement at Mulga Street Reserve
at the intersection of Sir Donald Bradman Drive and Marion Road.
Action 4.5.1
Review Council's Transport Strategy and Asset Management Plans to incorporate link and place assessment of corridors.
Objective 5: Caring for our open space
Action 5.1.1
Establish a cross departmental working group within Council to progress opportunities to increase the provision of accessible open space
through:
    · Developer contributions
    · Formal access agreements with schools, church owned and private open space
    · Agreements with adjoining Councils
    · Access to parts of golf courses for informal recreational opportunities such as walking and cycling
Action 5.1.2
Develop an Asset Management Plan – Open Space which will consolidate Council’s requirements under Section 122 and 196 of the Local
Government Act (1999) and aid in the effective management and maintenance of Council’s open space assets in line with this Strategy’s
direction.
Action 5.1.3
Develop management guidelines built upon maintenance and development principles that ensure open space and public places are
responsive to the community; and establish maintenance standards based on the open space hierarchy.
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Action 5.2.1
Develop an asset renewal and depreciation programme for open space that includes vegetation, paths, street furniture, recreational facilities,
irrigation, toilets, lighting and play equipment.
Action 5.5.1
Update the ‘Parks and Playgrounds’ section of Council’s website to include photos of the reserve, additional information about the available
facilities and an ‘electronic suggestion box’ to encourage community feedback.
Action 5.5.2
Develop a map of the Council area which identifies areas of open space.
Action 5.5.3
Introduce way finding – directional signage to ensure consistent promotion of open space across the Council area for pedestrians and
cyclists.




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Appendix




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               Open Space and
         Public Realm Strategy
Issues and Opportunities Paper
West Torrens Open Space and Public Realm Strategy
Issues and Opportunities Paper




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Front cover image by Warwick Keates of WAX Design.

Document History
 Version   Date         Details                                Author         Approver

 1.0       10.10.12     Draft Report for Review (URPS/WAX)     Nathan Sim     Project
                                                                              Manager
Contents
1.0 Introduction                                                                                            1
      1.1.   Background                                                                                     1
      1.2.   The purpose of this Issues and Opportunities Paper                                             1
2.0 Strategic Context                                                                                       2
      2.1.   Population Growth and Urban Development                                                        2
      2.2.   Urban Spaces and the Public Realm                                                              3
      2.3.   Open Space Corridors and Linkages                                                              4
      2.4.   Biodiversity                                                                                   4
      2.5.   Stormwater Management and Water Sensitive Urban Design 4
      2.6.   Physical Activity and Health                                                                   5
3.0 Population Profile                                                                                      6
      3.1.   Demographic Review                                                                             6
      3.2.   Localised Population Profiles                                                                  9
      3.3.   Population and development projections                                                       14
4.0 Trends in Recreation and Open Space                                                                   17
5.0 Understanding the Place                                                                               19
6.0 Open Space Provision and Distribution                                                                 20
      6.1.   Planning Standards for Open Space                                                            20
      6.2.   Open Space Provision in West Torrens                                                         23
7.0 Site Analysis Findings                                                                                32
      7.1.   The key benefits and qualities of open space in West Torrens                                                        32
      7.2.   Open Space Findings                                                                          32
8.0 Public Realm                                                                                          41
      8.1.   Urban Design Analysis                                                                        41
9.0 Appendices                                                                                            44
Appendix A                                                                                                45
Appendix B                                                                                                46




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1.0 Introduction
1.1.    Background
In 2004, Council endorsed the existing Open Space Strategy Plan for the City of West Torrens. Eight
years on it is now timely that this Open Space Strategy be reviewed to ensure that Council continues
to achieve its vision for West Torrens as a City of opportunities and a place where people want to live,
work and enjoy life.
In reviewing the Open Space Strategy, Council recognises the important role open space plays in the
everyday lives of its community. In this way, Council seeks to ensure that the approach to open
space planning and provision of open space remains appropriate and relevant so that the various
needs and aspirations of the general community are met.
Since the existing Open Space Strategy was released in 2004, there have been a number of
significant changes to the strategic environment that also require consideration by Council. This
includes the preparation of the 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide, South Australia’s Strategic Plan
and adjoining Council plans such as the Adelaide City Council Activity Plan.
There are also emerging trends and issues that require consideration and update. For example,
since 2004, there is increasing awareness about climate change and the need to adapt Council
operations and maintenance programs to respond to changing circumstances such as reduced water
availability to use for the irrigation of open space. There is also the changing urban density occurring
as a result of the 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide which seeks to increase housing densities within
the metropolitan area and along key transport routes. This densification has implications for the
provision of open space as new houses are less likely to have private open space available to them.
In addition, the scope of the open space strategy has been expanded to include the “public realm”.
This will result in better alignment with the 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide. The public realm
means the main “people precincts” where people gather to celebrate, recreate and socialise. This
includes civic parks/plazas, town squares and popular section in main streets.
At the same time, the City of West Torrens has embarked on the preparation of a Housing Diversity
Development Plan Amendment, a large component of which relates to the key growth corridors of
Anzac Highway, Henley Beach Road and Port Road. It is critical that these two projects work in
concert to activate these growth corridors to create greatly improved neighbourhoods and
communities in these locations. Therefore, a key focus for the consideration of the public realm will
be along these growth corridors.
1.2.    The purpose of this Issues and Opportunities Paper
This Issues and Opportunities Paper provides a strategic context for the Open Space Strategy and
brings together the initial findings of the consultant team. The findings will provide a foundation for
the directions and future strategies articulated in the final Open Space and Public Realm Strategy. Its
main purpose is to provide a mechanism for detailed discussions with Council staff in terms of the
provision and improvement of open space and the continued activation of the public realm across the
Council area.




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2.0 Strategic Context
The Open Space and Public Realm Strategy will need to respond to the strategic context established
by State and Local Governments. The strategies and plans of both levels of Government outline how
open space and the public realm is understood, planned for, managed and resourced.
       The following issues are addressed in multiple State and Local Government
        Strategies and Plans:
       Population growth and urban development
       Urban spaces and the public realm
       Open space corridors and linkages
       Biodiversity
       Stormwater Management and Water Sensitive Urban Design
       Physical Activity and Health.
2.1.    Population Growth and Urban Development
Population growth and urban development will have a significant bearing on how open space is
planned for and used in the City of West Torrens.
The City of West Torrens Community Plan supports sustainable population growth and providing a
range of housing types and densities in West Torrens. Council’s Strategic Directions Report, which
predates the 30 Year Plan for Greater Adelaide, identifies the areas in West Torrens that are well
suited for an increased residential population in the form of high density, medium density and mixed
use precincts.
At the same time, in order to meet the population targets in South Australia’s Strategic Plan, the 30
Year Plan for Greater Adelaide outlines how population growth will be accommodated across Greater
Adelaide. The 30 Plan envisages more new housing being built in existing areas, such as West
Torrens, to maximise the use of existing infrastructure and services, such as bus and tram services,
and reduce the amount of urban development occurring on the urban fringe. Key areas identified for
redevelopment at higher densities in West Torrens are Henley Beach Road, Anzac Highway and Port
Road. At the same time, the Plan seeks to ‘provide a net contribution of active and passive open
space’ in corridors and other infill areas, recognising the importance of open space in a dense urban
environment.
To help implement the 30 Year Plan vision, the Draft Inner Metro Rim Structure Plan is being
developed. The Structure Plan, which covers all of the land in West Torrens east of South Road,
provides an urban design framework that considers infill opportunities, land use mix, key movement
linkages and destinations/activity points.




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Image Source: Draft Inner Metro Rim Structure Plan, Sector 12.

The City of West Torrens is in the process of preparing a Housing Diversity DPA to provide the
necessary Development Plan framework to support the urban infill development envisaged by Council
and State Government planning processes. The draft DPA proposes to rezone Port Road, Henley
Beach Road and Anzac Highway as “urban corridors” to be developed with a mixture of compatible
land uses in medium rise buildings between 3 and 8 storeys in height. The DPA also restructures
residential policy in the Council area, including identifying five new “character areas” and introducing a
new high density and medium density residential policy areas.
2.2.     Urban Spaces and the Public Realm
Population growth and urban development will impact on open space and the public realm. The
planned growth will increase demands on the existing open spaces, especially as new forms of
housing have smaller areas of private open space, while mixing land uses might activate streets in
certain locations, and encourage more pedestrian activity and street life.
The changing patterns of urban development and the growing importance of public open space as
densities increase means that ‘urban spaces’ and the public realm are central open space concerns.
Urban spaces, in this context, relates to any public places in the physical environment, such as
squares, malls, streets and laneways, where people move through and gather.
This focus on urban spaces and the public realm is reflected in the 2011 update of South Australia’s
Strategic Plan which contains a new target regarding the use of public spaces by the community. In a
similar vein, the 30 Year Plan talks about excellence in the design in the public realm, liveable public
spaces, tree lined streets, public spaces that are safe, inviting, facilitate social interaction and support
community and cultural events and activities.
Council’s Community Plan, Strategic Direction Report and Housing Diversity DPA also draw attention
to the importance of streetscapes and open space as we plan for population growth.




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2.3.    Open Space Corridors and Linkages
There is renewed focus on the development of open space corridors and linkages between individual
sites. At a very strategic level, the 2011 update of the State Strategic Plan contains the goal that
“new developments are people friendly, with open spaces and parks connected by public transport
and bikeways”.
In a similar vein, the 30 Year Plan seeks the development of walkways and greenways along transit
corridors, such as the Glenelg tram line, and a well-designed network of linked open spaces.
Greenways, in the 30 Year Plan, are connected areas of open space along transit corridors,
watercourses and linear parks which link open space areas, public facilities, provide local biodiversity
corridors and support walking and cycling. Targets in the Plan include completing the coastal linear
park and a greenway along the Adelaide to Glenelg Tram corridor by 2020.
These directions are supported by the Draft Inner Rim Structure Plan which identifies Brownhill Creek
as a ‘greenway’ corridor that might provide pedestrian/cyclist connections with the surrounding
neighbourhood.
Council’s Strategic Directions Report also draws attention to open space linkages. Under the heading
of natural environment, the Plan identifies a goal of creating open corridors along the flood lines which
traverse the Council area to reinforce other corridors, such as the Torrens Linear Park and the
Westside Bikeway.
2.4.    Biodiversity
An important function of open space is biodiversity conservation and enhancement. Urban areas can
support a diversity of plant and animal species, and provide essential links between otherwise
isolated ecological communities.
The 30 Year Plan addresses urban biodiversity, noting that the Greater Adelaide region is biologically
diverse, and re establishing biodiversity throughout urban areas is a priority. The Plan considers
open spaces, greenways and streetscapes as pivotal to the enhancement of urban biodiversity and
connection of different ecological communities. The plan also seeks to develop urban forests in
locations, restore watercourses and use of local indigenous species.
The Draft Inner Rim Structure Plan identifies Brownhill Creek as a ‘greenway’ where these is
opportunity to restore biodiversity. Council’s Community Plan contains strategies and success
indicators linked to the improvement of the condition of local biodiversity, participation in local
environmental projects and the incorporation of native and local indigenous plants into streetscapes
and open spaces.
2.5.    Stormwater Management and Water Sensitive Urban Design
Open space plays an important role in stormwater management. When new areas are being
developed, land that is set aside for stormwater detention can also be used for public open space. In
places like West Torrens which are largely developed, greater attention is given to fostering positive
stormwater management outcomes in existing streetscapes and open space.
Increasingly, water sensitive urban design techniques are being applied to the design and
management of streets and open space. Water sensitive urban design is an approach to water
management that restores, where possible, the natural water cycle in built up areas. Practically, this
means using streets and open space to reduce the flow of, treat and capture stormwater, minimising
and improving the quality of water run-off into traditional stormwater infrastructure networks.




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Image Source: Healthy Waterways



The State Government is committed to the widespread application of Water Sensitive Urban Design
Techniques. The State’s Water for Good strategy outlines WSUD as a key way to securing the
State’s long term water future. The 30 Year Plan contains a number of policies and targets regarding
the incorporation of WSUD techniques across greater Adelaide and in planning processes, including a
target to achieve independence from mains water supplies for new public open spaces in transit
corridors through WSUD techniques.
The Draft Inner Rim Structure Plan identifies Brownhill Creek as a ‘greenway’ where these is
opportunity to improve stormwater management, incorporate WSUD initiatives and biodiversity.
Council’s Community Plan contains a number of strategies aimed at increasing the amount of
stormwater captured and reused (including identifying potential sites for local catchment storage),
developing alternate water resources for Council and the community, and improving the quality of
stormwater.
2.6. Physical Activity and Health
Open space plays an important role in facilitating recreational activities, which underpins active
lifestyles and improved health and wellbeing. The 2011 update of the State Strategic Plan has a
number of goals and targets regarding active lifestyles, including the target to “increase the proportion
of South Australians participating in sport or physical recreation at least once per week to 50% by
2020”. A new goal in the updated plan is that “New developments are people friendly, with open
spaces and parks connected by public transport and bikeways”, linked to the target to “double the
number of people cycling in South Australia by 2020”.
To help achieve these targets, the State recently released the Eat Well Be Active Strategy which
outlines goals, along with actions for each State Government agency, in supporting healthy lifestyles.
The Strategy notes that Local Government facilities, such as open space and trails networks,
underpin physical activity and healthy lifestyles.
The 30 Year Plan contains polices and targets aimed at ensuring pedestrian and cyclist links are
established to support active lifestyles, along with ensuring that residential density, land use mix and
urban design in new urban areas, such as along transit corridors, creates the conditions that are
conducive for physical activity.



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3.0 Population Profile
The character of the existing and future population of West Torrens has implications for the way open
space and the public realm are planned for, and managed. Age, family and household type, people’s
ability to travel to open space, the sorts of housing people live in today and into the future and other
characteristics will influence the activities that people undertake and the environments that are
sought.
The population profile has three components:
1. Demographic review - defining characteristics of the City of West Torrens’ existing population,
   and what this means for open space and the public realm. The data has been drawn from
   Australian Bureau of Statistics Census Data, and the Social Health Atlas for South Australia.
2. Localised Population Profiles - specific population characteristics for suburbs/suburb clusters
   based on ABS Census data to guide specific open space investigations.
3. Population and development projections - population projections and possible development
   scenarios are outlined based upon population modelling as well as investigations about potential
   dwelling yields based on the 30 Year Plan and Councils Housing Diversity DPA rezoning process.


3.1.    Demographic Review

Topic                 Characteristic                               Implications

Age Profile           At 30 June 2010, the ABS estimated the       The above average and growing age
                      population of West Torrens to be 56,169,     cohort of young adults in West Torrens is
                      up by approximately 4,000 people from the    likely being driven by the gentrification of
                      2006 Census figure of 52,159.                some inner urban areas, which is a trend
                                                                   likely to continue. Open space planning
                                                                   needs to meet the needs of this age group,
                      When compared with the Adelaide              who are likely to be involved in more active
                      Statistical Division (ASD), West Torrens     forms of recreation.
                      has above average proportions of older
                      people and young adults. At the 2006
                      Census, those aged over 70 accounted for     The high proportion of older people in the
                      12.1% of the population (compared with       Council area highlights the needs to plan
                      9.2% for the ASD) and young adults aged      and manage open space and the public
                      25-34 years represented15.2% of the          realm in an ‘age friendly’ manner to
                      population, compared with 12.9% for the      support active ageing. That being said,
                      ASD.                                         generational change will occur in time,
                                                                   potentially drawing a much younger
                                                                   population who will have different open
                      There are proportionally fewer children in   space requirements.
                      West Torrens, with those aged under 18
                      accounting for 17.6% of the population,
                      compared with 22.0% for the ASD.


                      Between the 1991 and 2006 censuses,
                      population growth in West Torrens was
                      concentrated amongst people their late
                      teens and early twenties (students and
                      young workers) while there was a loss of
                      people in their late 20s and early 30s.




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Topic                Characteristic                                 Implications

Family and           At the 2006 Census, West Torrens had           The large number and proportion of non-
Household            above average proportions of lone person       family households suggests that there is a
Characteristics      households, and below average                  need to plan for facilities and spaces that
                     proportions of family households.              are inclusive of these household types.


                     Family households accounted for 56.9% of       More than a third of all household types in
                     total households in West Torrens while         West Torrens are lone person households
                     lone person households comprised 34.1%,        – supporting formal and informal social
                     (66.2% and 27.3% respectively for              interaction in open space and the public
                     Adelaide Statistical Division).                realm is therefore particularly important in
                                                                    West Torrens.

                     Of the ‘family’ households, 37.6% were
                     couples with children, 42.7% were
                     childless couples and 16.4% were one
                     parent families. Compared with the ASD,
                     West Torrens is home to proportionally
                     more childless couple and fewer couples
                     with children.


                     Between the 1996 and 2006 Censuses,
                     West Torrens experienced growth in the
                     number and proportion of lone person
                     households, single parent families and
                     group households.

Cultural Diversity   The City of West Torrens is culturally         Different cultural groups use and identify
                     diverse. At the 2006 census, 20% of the        with open space differently. The planning
                     population came from a non-English             and management of open space and the
                     speaking background, compared with 13%         public realm provides opportunities to
                     across metropolitan Adelaide.                  acknowledge and celebrate West Torrens’
                                                                    cultural diversity.

                     At the 2006 Census, 16.4% of the
                     population reported to speaking English
                     ‘not well’ or ‘not at all’, much higher than
                     the ASD proportion of 9.6%.


                     West Torrens is home to large numbers
                     and proportions of residents born in
                     Greece, Italy, China, India and the
                     Philippines (3.3%, 2.9% and 1.7%, 0.8%
                     and 0.7% respectively at the 2006 Census,
                     all of which were higher than the ASD
                     proportions).

Income               At the 2006 Census, income levels in West      Some people in West Torrens may not
                     Torrens were slightly below metropolitan       have the financial capacity to participate in
                     Adelaide averages.                             organised activities. This highlights the
                                                                    need for spaces and activities that allow
                                                                    community participation with minimal or no
                     18.4% of households were earning more          cost.
                     than $1,700 per week (compared with
                     22.1% for the ASD), while 25.5% of
                     households were earning less than $500
                     per week (compared with 22.1% for the
                     ASD).




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Topic                 Characteristic                                   Implications

Housing               At the 2006 Census, 60% of the housing           People living in units, townhouses and
                      stock was detached dwellings, compared           apartments often have limited private
                      with 71.0% for the ASD. As such, West
                      Torrens has proportionally more residents        open space and therefore are more likely
                      living in units, townhouses, semi-detached       to use public open space.
                      dwellings and apartments.


                      Analysis undertaken by ID Consulting as
                      part of the Housing Diversity DPA revealed
                      that younger people in West Torrens are
                      generally occupying smaller higher density
                      housing stock and older residents
                      occupying the larger family homes.

Vehicle Ownership     At the 2006 Census, residents in West            Most households should have the capacity
and Travel Patterns   Torrens reported generally below average         to travel to significant parks, sportsgrounds
                      rates of vehicle ownership, and above            and recreation and sport facilities.
                      average rates of public transport and
                      ‘active’ travel methods.
                                                                       However, there should also be local open
                                                                       space to cater for people who do not have
                      41.1% of households had 1 vehicle                access to a motor
                      (compared with 37.6% for the
                      ASD) while 37.8% had 2 or more vehicles          vehicle, including the large number of
                      (compared with 46.0% for the ASD).               households with only one vehicle (which
                                                                       might be used by one person for travel to
                                                                       work).
                      At the Census, nearly 10% of West
                      Torrens’ working population reported to
                      travelling to work by bus (compared with         The high incidence of people catching
                      5.9% for the ASD). 3.2% walked and used          public transport, walking and cycling to
                      no other method (compared with 2.6% for          work presents opportunities to reinforce
                      the ASD), and 2.3% travelled to work by          open space linkages and support the use
                      bicycle (compared with 1.3% for the ASD).        of open space on the way to and from
                                                                       work.



Health and            In the 2007-08 ABS National Health               Open space and public realm planning is
Wellbeing             Survey, 3.6% of West Torrens’ population         important in supporting healthy lifestyles,
                      reported to having Type 2 Diabetes, while        which is particularly important in West
                      7.6% reported high cholesterol. The rates        Torrens where rates of some chronic
                      of these chronic diseases were higher than       diseases are high, and there is an above
                      metropolitan Adelaide averages.                  average incidence of key health risk
                                                                       factors.

                      57.2% of the population have at least one
                      of four of the following health risk factors -
                      smoking, harmful use of alcohol, physical
                      inactivity and obesity. This was slightly
                      higher than the ASD proportion of 56.1%.




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3.2.   Localised Population Profiles

Suburb/Suburb Cluster   Characteristics                        Implication

Brooklyn Park           Defining characteristics of Brooklyn   The large proportions of
                        Park’s population are large            young adults suggests there
                        proportions of young adults, large     may be a particular need for
                        proportions of older people and        open spaces that support
                        small proportions of youth.            active recreation in Brooklyn
                                                               Park.

                        Specifically, at the 2006 Census,
                        there was:                             At the same time, the larger
                                                               cohort of older people will
                           A very large percentage of 25 to   require age friendly facilities in
                            34 year olds (17.0% compared       open space to support active
                            to 12.9% for the ASD)              ageing.
                           A larger percentage of 60-84
                            year olds (19.2% compared with
                            17.8% for the ASD)
                           A significantly smaller
                            percentage of 12 to 17 year olds
                            (4.9% compared to 7.8%).

Camden Park             Defining characteristics of Camden     The large proportions of
                        Park’s population are large            young adults suggests there
                        proportions of young adults, large     may be a particular need for
                        proportions of older people and        open spaces that support
                        small proportions of children and      active recreation in Camden
                        teenagers.                             Park.


                        Specifically, at the 2006 Census,      At the same time, the larger
                        there was:                             cohort of older people will
                                                               require age friendly facilities in
                           A very large percentage of 25 to   open space to support active
                            34 year olds (16.9% compared       ageing.
                            to 12.9% for the ASD)
                           A larger percentage of 70 to 84
                            year olds (12.8% compared to
                            9.2% for the ASD)
                           A very small percentage of 12 to
                            17 year olds (3.7% compared to
                            7.8% for the ASD).

Cowandilla-Hilton       Defining characteristics of            The very large proportion of
                        Cowandilla-Hilton’s population are     older people (and people at
                        large proportions of young adults,     the upper end of this age
                        large proportions of older people      group) suggests that age
                        (especially over the age of 85) and    friendly facilities in open space
                        small proportions of children and      will be particularly beneficial in
                        teenagers.                             Cowandilla-Hilton.


                        Specifically, at the 2006 Census,      That being said, generational
                        there was:                             change will occur in time,
                                                               potentially drawing a much
                            A larger percentage of 25 to 34    younger population who will
                            year olds (15.9% compared to       have different open space
                            12.9% for the ASD)                 requirements.

                           A smaller percentage of 12 to 17
                            year olds (4.5% compared to

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Suburb/Suburb Cluster    Characteristics                          Implication
                             7.8% for the ASD)
                            A larger percentage of 70-84
                             year olds (11.2% compared with
                             9.2% for the ASD)
                            A very large percentage of
                             people over the age of 85 (4.4%
                             compared with 2.1% for the
                             ASD).

Fulham-West Beach        Fulham-West Beach’s population           The very large proportions of
                         generally mirrors Adelaide-wide          older people (and people at
                         trends, albeit with a very large         the upper end of this age
                         cohort of older people.                  group) suggests that age
                                                                  friendly facilities in open space
                                                                  will be particularly beneficial in
                         Specifically, at the 2006 Census,        Fulham-West Beach.
                         there was:
                            A very large percentage of 70 to     That being said, generational
                             84 year olds (17.4% compared         change will occur in time,
                             to 9.2% for the ASD)                 potentially drawing a much
                            A larger percentage of persons       younger population who will
                             aged 85 and over (4.2%               have different open space
                             compared to 2.1% for the ASD)        requirements.

                             A smaller percentage of 25 to
                             34 year olds (9.5% compared to
                             12.9% for the ASD).

Kurralta Park-Glandore   Most people in Kurralta Park-            The large proportions of
                         Glandore are in the ‘adult’ lifecycle,   young adults suggests there
                         insomuch as there are below              may be a particular need for
                         average proportions of children and      open spaces that support
                         older people.                            active recreation in Kurralta
                                                                  Park-Glandore.
                         Specifically, at the 2006 Census
                         there was:
                            A larger percentage of 25 to 34
                             year olds (19.5% compared to
                             12.9% for the ASD)
                            A larger percentage of 18 to 24
                             year olds (16.4% compared to
                             10.1% for the ASD)
                            A smaller percentage of 5 to 11
                             year olds (5.6% compared to
                             8.5% for the ASD)
                            A smaller percentage of people
                             in all age groups over 50.

Lockleys                 The defining characteristic of           The very large proportions of
                         Lockley’s population is the high         older people (and people at
                         numbers of older people.                 the upper end of this age
                                                                  group) suggests that age
                         Specifically, at the 2006 Census         friendly facilities in open space
                         there was:                               will be particularly beneficial in
                                                                  Lockleys.

                            A very large percentage of 70 to
                             84 year olds (14.0% compared         That being said, generational
                             to 9.2% for the ASD)                 change will occur in time,

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Suburb/Suburb Cluster       Characteristics                         Implication
                               A larger percentage of persons      potentially drawing a much
                                aged 85 and over (3.9%              younger population who will
                                compared to 2.1% for the ASD)       have different open space
                                                                    requirements.
                               A smaller percentage of 25 to 34
                                year olds (10.8% compared to
                                12.9% for the ASD).

Marleston-Ashford-Keswick   Marleston-Ashford-Keswick’s age         The large proportions of
                            structure is characterised by very      young adults suggests there
                            high proportions of young adults.       may be a particular need for
                                                                    open spaces that support
                            Specifically, at the 2006 Census        active recreation in Marleston-
                            there was:                              Ashford-Keswick.
                               A significantly larger percentage
                                of 25 to 34 year olds (20.8%
                                compared to 12.9% for the ASD)
                               A smaller percentage of 12 to 17
                                year olds (3.9% compared to
                                7.8% for the ASD)
                               A smaller percentage of 5 to 11
                                year olds (5.7% compared to
                                8.5%).

Mile End                    The defining characteristic in Mile     The large proportions of
                            End is the high proportions of young    young adults suggests there
                            adults.                                 may be a particular need for
                                                                    open spaces that support
                            Specifically, at the 2006 Census        active recreation in Mile End.
                            there was:
                               A very large percentage of 25 to
                                34 year olds (19.5% compared
                                to 12.9% for the ASD)
                               A larger percentage of 18 to 24
                                year olds (14.3% compared to
                                10.1% for the ASD)
                               A smaller percentage of 5 to 11
                                year olds (5.5% compared to
                                8.5%).

North Plympton-Netley       North Plympton-Netley is home to        The very large proportions of
                            very large proportions of older         older people (and people at
                            people, and small proportions of        the upper end of this age
                            teenagers and younger adults.           group) suggests that age
                                                                    friendly facilities in open space
                            Specifically, at the 2006 Census        will be particularly beneficial in
                            there was:                              North Plympton-Netley.
                               A significantly larger percentage   That being said, generational
                                of 70 to 84 year olds (18.0%        change will occur in time,
                                compared to 9.2% for the ASD)       potentially drawing a much
                                A significantly larger percentage   younger population who will
                                of persons aged 85 and over         have different open space
                                (7.9% compared to 2.1% for the      requirements.
                                ASD)
                               A smaller percentage of 35 to 49
                                year olds (18.2% compared to
                                21.9% for the ASD)




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Suburb/Suburb Cluster    Characteristics                         Implication
                            A smaller percentage of 12 to 17
                             year olds (4.6% compared to
                             7.8% for the ASD).

Novar Gardens-Glenelg    Novar Gardens-Glenelg North has a       The large proportions of older
North                    comparable age structure to             people suggests that age
                         metropolitan Adelaide, albeit with      friendly facilities in open space
                         more older people. This suburb          will be particularly beneficial in
                         cluster is one of the few places in     Novar Gardens-Glenelg North.
                         West Torrens where there are a
                         large number of teenagers.
                         Specific population characteristics     This area may also benefit
                         at the 2006 Census included:            from facilities and spaces that
                                                                 cater to the needs of
                            A larger percentage of 60 to 69     teenagers.
                             year olds (12.6% compared to
                             8.6% for the ASD)
                            A larger percentage of 70 to 84
                             year olds (12.9% compared to
                             9.2% for the ASD)
                            A larger percentage of 12 to 17
                             year olds (10.2% compared to
                             7.8% for the ASD)
                            A smaller percentage of 25 to 34
                             year olds (8.8% compared to
                             12.9% for the ASD).

Plympton                 Plympton’s age structure is             The large proportions of
                         characterised by large proportions      young adults suggests there
                         of young adults, small proportions of   may be a particular need for
                         teenagers and average proportions       open spaces that support
                         of children and older people.           active recreation in Plympton.
                         Specifically, at the 2006 Census
                         there was:
                            A larger percentage of 18 to 24
                             year olds (14.0% compared to
                             10.1% for the ASD)
                            A larger percentage of 25 to 34
                             year olds (16.5% compared to
                             12.9% for the ASD)
                            A smaller percentage of 12 to 17
                             year olds (5.6% compared to
                             7.8% for the ASD)
                            A smaller percentage of 5 to 11
                             year olds (6.7% compared to
                             8.5% for the ASD).

Richmond-West Richmond   Richmond-West Richmond-Mile End         The larger cohort of older
– Mile End South         South are characterised by small        people in Richmond-West
                         proportions of children and large       Richmond-Mile End South
                         proportions of older people and         suggests there may be
                         young adults.                           demand for age friendly
                                                                 facilities in open space to
                         Specifically, at the 2006 Census        support active ageing.
                         there was:
                            A very large percentage of 70 to
                             84 year olds (13.3% compared        That being said, the large
                             to 9.2% for the ASD)                proportions of young adults

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Suburb/Suburb Cluster   Characteristics                        Implication
                           A larger percentage of 25 to 34    suggests there may be a
                            year olds (15.3% compared to       particular need for open
                            12.9% for the ASD)                 spaces that support active
                                                               recreation in Brooklyn Park.
                           A smaller percentage of 12 to 17
                            year olds (6.2% compared to
                            7.8% for the ASD).

Thebarton               Thebarton is characterised by a        The very large proportions of
                        large proportion of very old people,   older people (and people at
                        young adults and young children,       the upper end of this age
                        and small proportions of teenagers.    group) suggests that age
                                                               friendly facilities in open space
                        Specifically, at the 2006 Census       will be particularly beneficial in
                        there was:                             Thebarton.
                           A larger percentage of 25 to 34
                            year olds (19.1% compared to
                            12.9% for the ASD)                 That being said, generational
                                                               change will occur in time,
                           A large percentage of older        potentially drawing a much
                            people over the age of 70          younger population who will
                            (13.5% compared with 11.3% for     have different open space
                            the ASD)                           requirements. This appears
                           A large percentage of children     to have already commenced,
                            under the age of 5 (6.4%           with above average
                            compared with 5.7% for the         proportions of young adults,
                            ASD)                               and small children, already
                                                               evident in the population.
                           A smaller percentage of 12 to 17
                            year olds (4.2% compared to
                            7.8% for the ASD).

Torrensville            Torrensville’s age structure is        Torrensville is likely to have
                        characterised by large proportions     demand for playgrounds for
                        of adults under 50, and comparable     children, along with active
                        proportions of children to             recreation options for the large
                        metropolitan Adelaide.                 population of young adults.
                        Specifically, at the 2006 Census
                        there was:
                            A larger percentage of 25 to 34
                            year olds (15.9% compared to
                            12.9% for the ASD)
                           A larger percentage of 35 to 49
                            year olds (24.4% compared to
                            21.9% for the ASD)
                           A smaller percentage of 50 to 59
                            year olds (9.9% compared to
                            13.2% for the ASD)
                           A smaller percentage of 12 to 17
                            year olds (5.5% compared to
                            7.8% for the ASD).

Underdale               The age structure of Underdale’s       Having a similar age structure
                        population is similar to that of       to the ASD, there is likely to
                        metropolitan Adelaide.                 demand for a range of spaces
                                                               in Underdale, including those
                        Defining characteristics at the 2006   appropriate to children and
                        Census were:                           older people.




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Suburb/Suburb Cluster                 Characteristics                        Implication
                                         A larger percentage of 25 to 34    The above average proportion
                                          year olds (16.1% compared to       of young adults suggests that
                                          12.9% for the ASD)                 active recreation options may
                                                                             also be needed.
                                         A larger percentage of 70 to 84
                                          year olds (10.6% compared to
                                          9.2% for the ASD)
                                         A smaller percentage of 50 to 59
                                          year olds (10.3% compared to
                                          13.2% for the ASD.

3.3.      Population and development projections
3.3.1. Population Projections
The following population projections were prepared by the then Department of Planning and Local
Government in 2011. These population projections were developed using the same methodology and
modelling which informed the growth projections in the 30 Year Plan for Greater Adelaide, based on a
number of assumptions about fertility, mortality, migration and residential development.
The projections suggest that by 2026, West Torrens will be home to 64,390 people, or grow by
approximately 12,000 residents over the next fifteen years.
When the 2006 Census age structure is compared with the 2026 projections, it becomes clear that it
is anticipated that population will age in coming years, evident in Figure 1 below. The age group that
is projected to experience the greatest growth is the cohort between the ages of 50-74 years. This
age group is likely to be active as they grow older, both physically and in their involvement in
employment and community life. As already discussed, a large and growing number of older people
presents challenges and opportunities for the way open space and the public realm is planned and
managed.
Table 1: Population projections for 2026 for the City of West Torrens.

                      Number                      Percent

0-4 years                  3,278                  5.09

5-9 years                  3,177                   4.93

10-14 years                3,131                  4.86

15-19 years                3,942                   6.12

20-24 years                5,094                  7.91

25-29 years                5,069                   7.87

30-34 years                4,310                  6.69

35-39 years                3,985                   6.19

40-44 years                4,142                  6.43

45-49 years                4,015                   6.24

50-54 years                4,018                  6.24

55-59 years                3,872                   6.01


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60-64 years                        3,451            5.36

65-69 years                        3,149            4.89

70-74 years                        2,724            4.23

75-79 years                        2,429            3.77

80-84 years                        2,101            3.26

85+ years                          2,501            3.88

Total                              64,390           100.00

Data Source: Department of Planning and Local Government, 2011.



Figure 1: Comparison of West Torrens’ 2006 Age Structure with 2026 Projections.


                                  Age Structure of the Population
                              9
   Percentage of Population




                              8
                              7
                              6
                              5
                              4
                              3                                                   2006
                              2                                                   2026
                              1
                              0



                                     Age Group (years)


Data Source: ABS 2006 Census and Department of Planning and Local Government Population Projections
(prepared in 2011).



3.3.2. Development Projections
Investigations undertaken by DPLG to inform the draft Housing Diversity DPA suggest that land in the
Henley Beach Road, Anzac Highway and Port Road corridors could yield an additional 4672 new
dwellings, accommodating approximately 9,344 new residents (assuming an occupancy rate of 2
people per dwelling).
This was considered the ‘likely provision to 2038’ which covers the life of the current 30 Year Plan to
achieve its dwelling targets, although it was estimated that the ‘Long Term Realistic Maximum Zone
Capacity’ for these three road corridors is in the order of 9,363 dwellings, or 18,728 people.
These development projections do not, however, take into account additional dwelling yields and
population growth associated with urban infill in other parts of the Council area.




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Table 2: Projected dwelling yields for key growth corridors in the City of West Torrens

           Corridor                          Likely Provision to 2038                 Long Term Realistic Maximum Zone
                                                                                                  Capacity

                                          Dwellings                People*                Dwellings            People*

     Henley Beach Road                       843                     1,686                 1,686                3,372

           Port Road                        1,539                    3,078                 3,098               6,196

        Anzac Highway                       2,290                    4,580                 4,580               9,160

Total                                       4,672                    9,344                 9,363               18,728

Data Source: Department of Planning and Local Government (2011) cited in draft Housing Diversity DPA.

* Assumes a household occupancy rate of 2.0 dwellings/hectare in Urban Corridor Zones.



The DPLG estimates regarding dwelling potential and population growth concur with investigations
undertaken by ID Consulting on behalf of Council in 2010. ID Consulting used a different
methodology to DPLG and made different assumptions about densities around the Council area and
found that the Council area could accommodate approximately 7,488 additional dwellings around
existing centres and ‘intensification areas’, accommodating approximately 14,976 people.
3.3.3. Summary: How Big Will West Torrens Grow?
While the magnitude of urban development and population growth is difficult to estimate in an infill
context with disparate land owners, it is likely that between 4,000 and 8,000 new dwellings will be
created in West Torrens in the medium term, accommodating population growth in the order of 9,000
to 15,000 people (see Table 3 below).
The actual rate of development and population growth will depend upon a range of factors, such as
the State’s fertility and migration rates, investment in infrastructure (such as public transport), the
amount of land release for housing on the urban fringe and market demand for medium and high
density housing.


Table 3: Summary of Population and Development Projections


                                                            Additional Population Growth

DPLG 2026 Population Projections Based on                   12,231
Modelling

Modelling of Development Potential in                       9,344
Growth Corridors to 2038 by DPLG

Modelling of Development Potential Across                   14,967
Council Area by ID Consulting

Data Source: Department of Planning and Local Government, ID Consulting and the draft Housing Diversity DPA.




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4.0 Trends in Recreation and Open Space
Open space plays an important role in meeting people’s recreational needs, both structured (through
clubs and schools) and unstructured. It provides opportunity for relaxation, community interaction,
health and fitness, children’s play and social development. However, it is important to understand
that open space is not only about recreation and sporting facilities. Rather, open space provides a
range of functions that enhance people’s sense of well being and ‘quality of life’, including:
       Conservation and biodiversity – protection of natural features and cultural sites, and
        development of natural habitats;
       Amenity – greening the urban environment and providing increased aesthetic value
        and a balanced mix of land uses;
       Utility – stormwater management;
       Transport and Access – pedestrian and cycle linkages and networks; and
       Tourism – tourist destinations and attractions and off-road routes/linkages between
        attractions.
The quality and ‘useability’ of open space is becoming an important planning consideration and there
is increasing recognition of the need to provide a range and mix of recreational opportunities, settings
and experiences to cater for a variety of community needs.
The following national and state-wide trends in the way people recreate are considered to be
particularly relevant to the West Torrens Open Space Strategy:
       Many people, particularly young people, prefer to participate in individual and
        unstructured/informal activities such as walking, exercising the dog and cycling,
        rather than structured team or group activities. One reason for this is that flexibility in
        participation is more attractive for many people than being committed to a club or
        team.
       Walking is the most significant outdoor activity for adults in the community. There
        appears to be a general trend away from structured sports for adults toward casual
        activities, with three of the top 10 activities (walking, walking the dog and
        picnics/barbecues) utilising areas of public open space.
       People are increasingly looking for the provision of public areas to exercise dogs off
        their leashes.
       People are increasingly looking to use alternative travel corridors away from roads,
        and preferably in ‘green’ and attractive surroundings. Linear parks along creeklines
        play an important role in providing these travel corridors, combined with biodiversity
        conservation opportunities.
       Australia is an ageing society and this is likely to shift the priorities in leisure and
        recreation provision. As a result, older people may increase their range of ‘at home’
        recreation activities rather than ‘away from home’ activities. However, it is important
        that access is provided to activities where older people feel safe and able to
        participate, offering them continued social contact with other members of the
        community.
       There is increasing recognition by the general public of the benefits of recreation and
        sport in improving quality of life, general health and enjoyment. This has led to
        higher expectations regarding the standard of recreation and sport facilities that are
        provided.
       There is growing flexibility in the working arrangements of many people, including
        working on any of the seven days of the week at any time. Therefore, recreational
        spaces need to be accessible and available for use at all times of the week (including
        evenings).

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   South Australia has the lowest participation rate in the country in relation to physical
    activity, with many Government agencies attempting to encourage participation in
    both deliberate and incidental activities.
   Over twenty percent (22.4%) of the South Australian population have some degree of
    disability. This figure represents a higher than national average, combined with
    growth in participation by individuals with disabilities in recreation activities.
   There is general recognition of the need to distribute open space and recreation
    resources more equitably, including a re-allocation away from traditional male
    dominated team sports to those groups who have previously had less opportunity
    e.g. women and people with disabilities.
   There is increasing concern about the conservation of ‘green space’, not only to
    satisfy recreation needs but also to satisfy environmental sustainability and
    biodiversity conservation objectives.




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5.0 Understanding the Place
The character of a local government area can have a substantial influence on the value and use of
open space and public realm and it is important to consider the character and quality of the urban
realm in order to provide a context for open space planning and enhancement. The main features
and the potential implications for open space and public realm are outlined below:
       Total Council area of 36 square kilometres
       The City is roughly bounded by the River Torrens in the north, the West Parklands in
        the east, Anzac Highway and the tramline to the south and the coast to the west
       Comprised of inner and middle suburban development
       Industry is a significant land use, particularly in the eastern and central portion of the
        Council area
       Adelaide Airport is a dominant feature of the region – the large area of land and
        associated infrastructure creates an administrative hole within the Council which
        effects open space provision and connections
       Although located on the coast, the Council is effectively land-locked with no Council
        owned land accessing the coastline
       There are a number of major areas of open space in and around the Council area
        that affect the provision of open space
       Many suburbs do not have good access to useable public owned open space,
        (especially in the central and eastern portions of the City) with open space located
        greater than 400m from many houses
       The City contains two major linear reserves (River Torrens Linear Park and Westside
        Bikeway)
       Absence of significant public realm (reinforced by the existing quality of streetscape
        (Henley Beach Road, Sir Donald Bradman Drive and Anzac Highway)
       The urban fabric of the City is extremely segmented with private land, administrative
        boundaries or transport corridor separating the resident population from easy access
        to open space
       No significant areas of natural vegetation
       Linkages/access to open space is an issue across the entire Council area
       Large areas of industrial land with the potential for urban regeneration and increased
        residential density




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6.0 Open Space Provision and Distribution
6.1. Planning Standards for Open Space
Public open space provides opportunities for:
       Recreation – a variety of active and passive facilities.
       Conservation – protection and integration of natural features and cultural sites.
       Amenity – greening of the urban environment and a spatial setting for housing.
       Utility – stormwater management, buffers between different land uses and repair of
        degraded land.
The design and function of open space should aim to meet user requirements for outdoor recreational
and social activities, and for landscaping that contributes to the identity and environmental health of
the community.
The Development Regulations 2008 state that for large subdivisions (more than 20 allotments), 12.5%
of the land area should be dedicated to public open space. Another common standard applied to the
provision of public open space is 2.83ha/1000 people. This figure, which is often rounded up to
3ha/1,000 people, is derived from the early 1900’s British standard of 7 acres/1,000 people
(2.83ha/1,000 people), based on the concept that this provides adequate space for play and
gymnastics for children.
Historically, the 12.5% standard for the provision of open space has worked effectively due to the low-
density pattern of settlement in South Australia. However, as urban densities increase, studies have
shown that is more appropriate to link the provision of open space to the number of people within an
area rather than just as a percentage of the overall land. Therefore, given the proposed increase in
population density within West Torrens, it is recommended that a ‘base provision’ standard of 3
hectares per 1,000 people should be adopted to address the recreation, play and sporting
requirements of West Torrens.
While a ‘base provision’ scenario of 3 hectares per 1,000 people is recommended, it is acknowledged
that the adoption of planning “standards” for public open space and recreation facilities has been
subject to criticism. It is important that these standards are not applied too strictly, without due regard
to the needs of a particular community. Rather, it is important that the quality or ‘usability’ of open
space is the critical factor in planning for open space.
In addition, the 12.5% standard within higher density development areas will continue to deliver an
under provision of open space. As a consequence, consideration will need to be given to other open
spaces, streets, natural areas and connections that ‘contribute’ to the open space provision.
For these reasons, planning standards should be viewed as one of the available tools in open space
planning rather than the sole determinant of supply. The principles that guide open space planning
today should include the provision of areas of high-quality open space, open spaces that offer a
variety of experiences through diverse settings, equity of access, efficient resource management and
preservation for future generations.
In terms of the ideal distribution and access to open space, the NSW Department of Planning has
produced a useful document titled “Recreation and Open Space Planning Guidelines for Local
Government”. While the guidelines recommend that a detailed supply and demand analysis be
undertaken for each site, they also contain a ‘default standard’ for the provision of open space (see
table below). The guidelines also specify the ideal distance between different levels of open space in
order to cater for the needs of the population (see figure below).




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In South Australia, the South Australian Planning Policy Library includes a standard ‘module’ relating
to open space and recreation. This module contains a number of guidelines which, amongst other
things, recommends that there should be a hierarchy of open space based on:
       District level parks of at least 3 hectares in size located within 2 kilometres of all
        households.
       Neighbourhood level parks of at least 0.5 hectares in size located within 500 metres
        of all households.
       Local level parks of at least 0.2 hectares in size and located within 300 metres of all
        households.
Clearly, the various standards outlined above are most easily adopted in a ‘greenfield’ scenario where
open space can be provided in a holistic manner to achieve equitable distribution and access for all
new households. However, in the case of West Torrens, the challenge is much greater.
6.2. Open Space Provision in West Torrens
The City of West Torrens currently has 150.27 hectares of open space, which represents 2.70
hectares per 1,000 people based on an existing population of 55,620 people. As shown in the
breakdown of the ‘types of open space’ below and illustrated on the map on the following page, a
large proportion of the open space is devoted to Linear Parks (specifically The River Torrens Linear
Park and the Westside Bikeway).


Open Space Type                    Hectares                           Hectares per 1,000 People
Linear Parks                                    67.34                              1.210
Sportsgrounds                                   40.63                              0.730
Parks                                           12.00                              0.210
Recreation Reserves                             14.98                              0.270
Recreational Park / Natural                      6.16                              0.110
Reserve
Drainage Reserves                                1.64                              0.030
Entrance / Road Reserves                         1.96                              0.040
Linear Reserves                                  4.06                              0.070
Memorial Gardens                                 0.06                              0.001
Undeveloped Land                                 0.25                              0.005
Civic Park                                       1.19                              0.020
Total                                          150.27                                 -




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In terms of the distribution of open space in West Torrens, the map on the following page clearly indicates that there are significant gaps where residents currently need to walk more than 400m to access areas of open
space. If the Torrens Linear Park and Westside Bikeway were removed from the analysis, these gaps would become even more significant.



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Of further interest to open space planning in West Torrens is the relative shortage of playgrounds which results in undesirable walking distances for many households. Ideally, each household should be within 250m to
300m walking distance of a playground. The map on the following page indicates that, in many locations across West Torrens, this is not the case.

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Of further concern is the number of playgrounds that are currently non-compliant across the City of West Torrens. The map on the following page indicates that, as at July 2008, only two playgrounds within the Council
area were fully compliant.

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In terms of the hierarchy of open space in West Torrens, the map on the following page indicates that the Council area is reasonably well serviced by regional and district level open space, but is lacking at the
neighbourhood and local level.

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As shown in the table below, the City of West Torrens does not have a high provision of open space
when compared with a number of other local government areas.
                             Hectares of Open         Population (2006)          Hectares Per
Local Government
                                        Space                                    1,000 People
Area

                                      150.27 ha                    55,620               2.70 ha
City of West Torrens

                                      343.24 ha                  106,995                3.23 ha
City of Charles Sturt

                                       68.00 ha                    33,229               2.04 ha
City of Holdfast Bay

                                       44 .00 ha                   35,998               1.22 ha
City of Unley

                                      199.43 ha                    41,175               4.84 ha
City of Burnside

                                      160.00 ha                    46,160               3.47 ha
City of Campbelltown

                                      468.00 ha                    61,853               7.57 ha
City of Mitcham

                                      180.00 ha                    33,729               5.34 ha
City of Norwood
Payneham & St Peters


As can be seen from the table above, the provision of open space in West Torrens does not currently
meet the ‘base provision’ standard of 3 hectares per 1,000 people. It is estimated that, in order to
meet this standard, an additional 16.61 hectares of open space would need to be provided. Clearly,
to purchase and develop this additional amount of open space in order to achieve ‘base provision’,
would be exceptionally expensive and beyond the financial ability of the Council.
Critically, as the Council progresses towards a more denser urban form (both along the main road
corridors and within existing suburbs), it will inevitably move further and further away from achieving
‘base provision’ of 3 hectares per 1,000 people unless significant new areas of open space are
provided. Importantly, this shortfall will continue to grow even if new residential development is able
to dedicate 12.5% of its land to open space. The figure on the following page demonstrates the
impact of 12.5% open space in medium and higher density areas. It is also important to note that,
given that much of the new urban form is likely to be in the form of residential flat buildings
(apartments), it will not ‘trigger’ the 12.5% open space requirement which only applies to land
divisions of more than 20 allotments.
The above scenario is graphically illustrated in the table on page 34. This table compares the various
population projections for West Torrens (as outlined in section 3.3) and identifies the amount of open
space that would be required based on the 12.5% standard as well as the recommended ‘base
provision’ standard of 3 hectares per 1,000 people. It is estimated that a ‘worst case’ scenario, based
on population growth of 18,728 and no additional open space, would result in an overall deficit of
72.77 hectares of open space. Such a scenario is conceivable and would have significant
implications for the provision and management of open space in West Torrens.



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Note: This Figure was prepared for the Local Government Research Project “Best Practice Open Space Provision for Higher Density Infill Development” for the City of Charles Sturt and LGA in association with Suter Planners


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Population Scenario           Projected        Total         Required          Potential    Open Space      Potential Open    Open Space      Open Space          Open Provision
                               Growth        Population      Dwelling         Devt Land      Provision     Space Provision    Provision as      Deficit             as Ratio of
                                                             (approx)         Required      from 12.5%         (based on     Base Provision                           Actual
                                                                             (based on a    contribution     existing plus     (based on         (ha)               Population
                                                                             gross yield        (ha)         future 12.5%)     3ha/1000)                         (based on 12.5%
                                                                             of 55 dw/ha)                                                                           provision)

Existing situation                                                                                            150.27 ha
                                  -            55,620            -                -              -                             166.86 ha        (16.61)              2.70 ha/1000
                                                                                                              (existing)

Modelling of Development
Potential in Growth
                                9,344          64,964          4,672            85 ha          10.63          160.90 ha        195.00 ha        (34.10)              2.48 ha/1000
Corridors to 2038 by
DPLG

DPLG 2026 Population
Projections Based on           12,231          67,851          6,116           111 ha          13.88          164.15 ha        203.50 ha        (39.35)              2.42 ha/1000
Modelling

Modelling of Development
Potential Across Council       14,967          70,587          7,484           136 ha           17            167.27 ha        211.76 ha        (44.50)              2.37 ha/1000
Area by ID Consulting

Long Term Realistic
Maximum Growth Corridor        18,728          74,348          9,363           170 ha          21.25          171.52 ha        223.04 ha        (51.52)              2.31 ha/1000
Capacity

Worst case scenario
based on no delivery of
                               18,728          74,348          9,363           170 ha           Nil           150.27 ha        223.04 ha        (72.77)              2.00 ha/1000
open space and maximum
population growth

      Data source: DPLG, ID Consulting and Council’s Housing Diversity DPA




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7.0 Site Analysis Findings
The City of West Torrens has 100 parcels of open space which have been visited and assessed in
detail by Council staff. A summary of the findings from the site visits is outlined below. These
findings will form the basis of strategies and actions in the Open Space Strategy Plan.
7.1. The key benefits and qualities of open space in West Torrens
       Larger extents of linear reserves providing connectivity east/west to the northern and
        southern edges of the City
       Well-connected urban realm with good access to open space along road network and
        linear open space
       Good distribution of district sports and recreation reserves and facilities
       Good provision of sportsgrounds
       Good distribution of open space and playgrounds to the western suburbs of the
        Council area, particularly Fulham and Novar Gardens
       Strong community art focus within reserves


7.2. Open Space Findings

Topic              Findings

Hierarchy             General lack of open space hierarchy
                      Lack of planning and design to reinforce an open space hierarchy
                      Absence of precinctual open space thinking to assist with the planning and
                       design of open space and to reinforce the hierarchy of open space across
                       the Council area



Connections and       Poor connections within open spaces limiting access to facilities and features
Access                Lack of connectivity through and between reserves
                      Lack of connected bikeways – need to build on Westside Bikeway
                      Lack of ‘all accessible’ pathways
                      Need to create consistent footpath connections to create a legible access
                       network within reserves
                      Opportunities to provide additional links to potential regional open space
                       through local and neighbourhood open space (Plympton Green)
                      Need to reinforce connections between residential areas, Adelaide Shores
                       and Coast Park



Regional Open         Need to develop open space with a regional focus in terms of both
Space                  recreational and cultural aspects
                      Need to develop a regional playspace to support the open space hierarchy
                      Need to develop wider regional connections to open space outside the
                       Council area to meet open space shortfalls (partnerships with Charles Sturt,
                       Holdfast Bay and Adelaide)



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Topic              Findings
                      Potential to increase connections and open space links to recreation and
                       sports facilities at Mile End and West Park Lands (netball and athletics)
                      Potential links to Sturt Linear Park and the tramline (Mike Turtur Bikeway)



Playground            Quality, location and condition of playgrounds is not of a high standard and
Function and           require upgrade and review
Quality               195 non compliant items within playgrounds (2008 assessment)
                      89 sites requiring upgrade of softfall area (2008 assessment)
                      58 compliant playground items across entire Council area(2008 assessment)
                      Provision of open space value: strong focus on constructed play equipment
                       rather than the exploration of natural play values
                      Limited asset renewal of playgrounds (no removal of equipment that fails to
                       meet current Australian standards)
                      Review playground distribution – future sustainability, asset renewal
                       demands and costs (balance against future demographic needs)
                      Impact of playground surfacing and edging and potential liability and risk
                      Impact of fencing around playgrounds and potential to limit integration of play
                       spaces into the wider open space
                      Absence of regional playspace destination (particularly associated with
                       community hubs or Linear Parks (consider Kings Park or Lockleys Oval – as
                       part of the Linear Park)
                      Review quality of district reserve playgrounds and equipment



Shade Provision       Lack of significant areas of shade or shelter within reserves
                      Lack of shade for recreation and gym equipment (Westside Bikeway)
                      Lack of shade in relation to specific open space functions and facilities
                      Partial shade provided by trees limited to a few reserves and needs to be
                       increased to provide additional amenity and habitat value (as well as shade)



Linear Parks and      Significance of linear open space within the Council area – recognising that
Open Space             the Linear Park and Westside Bikeway are critical assets within the open
Connections            space network of the Council area (as well as urban form of the City)
                      Important east and west connections need to be maintained in relation to the
                       Westside Bikeway and Linear Park
                      Reinforce the regional significance of the River Torrens Linear Park
                      Lack of destinations along the Linear Park limit potential for activation of
                       open space – absence of recognised access points, playspaces, natural
                       habitats and recreation opportunities
                      Limited accessibility to Linear Park reserves limits usability – access should
                       be based on the principle of ‘accessibility for all’




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Topic             Findings
                     Increase connectivity of Linear Parks and Westside Bikeway east and west
                      to establish continuous links between Adelaide CBD and the coast.
                     Potential to increase function and purpose of linear parks in relation to the
                      surrounding urban areas
                     Opportunities exist to create appealing linear connections along the Sturt
                      Creek providing additional connectivity, habitat value as well as links to other
                      Council areas( establish a shared-use path that connects to Pattawalonga
                      and Glenelg
                     Capitalise on smaller scale linear reserves to increase connectivity within the
                      Council area (Ashburn, Carolyn Reserve and Westunga)
                     Opportunities to capitalize on Governments promotion of ‘Greenways’ as part
                      of 30 Year Plan
                     Lack of recognized destination along linear open space



Biodiversity         General lack of natural areas which reinforces the urban character of the
                      Council area
                     Potential to create urban woodlands and biodiverse landscapes to offset the
                      urban fabric of the City
                     Need to enhance biodiversity opportunities within the linear reserves (Linear
                      Park and Westside Bikeway (to ensure increased habitat value within the
                      highly urbanised landscape character of the Council area)
                     Potential to increase biodiversity of reserves associated with Linear Park or
                      with coastal connection (Lockleys Oval, Apex Park)



Privately Owned      Consider the future role of golf open space in providing amenity and future
Open Space            open space provision (in response to increased urban density)
                     Need to address the potential future lack of open space within Council area –
                      particularly in relation to sport
                     Potential to increase open space provision in relation to the Adelaide Shores
                      development
                     Consider impact of Adelaide Airport land and the open space character and
                      amenity it provides to certain parts of the City
                     What opportunities existing to increase open space provision in relation to
                      existing open space at Adelaide Airport? (particularly in relation to Netley,
                      Richmond and Marleston)
                     Opportunities to activate open space with airport viewing point increasing
                      open function and increase passive surveillance through occupation of open
                      space
                     Consider the role of Harbourtown in providing a ‘commercial’ public realm
                      within the City




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Topic             Findings

Future Planning          Review future open space demands against urban density growth (urban
                          growth corridors)
                         Understand future demand for sport within the Council area (assess against
                          existing community hubs and sportsgrounds) based on future population
                          growth
                         Ensure that open space responds to the future growth proposed by the Inner
                          Rim Strategy of Metropolitan Adelaide (Thebarton, Mile End and Keswick)



Public Realm             Lack of a recognisable civic heart – the need to provide a place with a strong
                          community focus within the City
                         Need to develop key public realm sites particularly around the Civic Centre in
                          order to provide open space with a strong civic and community focus – place
                          making for the City.
                         Impact of Adelaide Airport on the public realm and open space of the City –
                          the creation of a hole in the City (access to open space)
                         Impact of arterial roads on open space (particularly the impact of the South
                          Road upgrades leading to a segmentation of the City
                         Opportunities to improve the quality, function and amenity of important
                          streets within the Council area to increase the value of the public realm –
                          Henley Beach Road, Sir Donald Bradman Drive and Anzac Highway)
                         There is potential to enhance the innovation and function of public art,
                          particularly in the higher profile sites and destinations.



Community Hubs           Need to reinforce community hubs as district centres
                         Ensure that community hubs provide multi-function open space provision that
                          caters for play, recreation, sport and community needs
                         Potential to develop the following hubs:
                           Lockleys Oval
                           Kings Park and Thebarton Oval
                           Richmond Oval
                           Camden Oval
                           Weigall (potential future hub in response to urban growth)



Access to the            Absence of coastal connections due to impact of Adelaide Shores
Coastline                 development – reinforcing need to develop shared open space links
                          particularly with Charles Sturt and Holdfast Bay
                         Opportunities for strengthening the connections to Adelaide Shores should
                          be considered, including improved walking and cycle connections to this area
                          (north/south and east/west)
                         Increase natural landscape qualities of the coastline to increase biodiversity
                          and habitat value



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Topic              Findings



Street Furniture      Poor quality of street furniture within reserves
                      Function, purpose, location and asset renewal need to be considered to
                       deliver a consistent level of street furniture with open space
                      Need to develop street furniture guidelines and style guide that matches the
                       open space hierarchy for the Council area
                      Need to address visual impact of bins and absence of bin enclosures on the
                       amenity and visual appeal of open space



Infrastructure        Consider the impact of infrastructure within reserves (power cabinets,
and Facilities         irrigation controllers, drainage and other features)
                      Explore the potential to limit the impact of infrastructure elements in open
                       space through integrated design
                      Need to remove broken infrastructure as part of ongoing asset renewal
                      Opportunities to consolidate community rooms and other facilities that
                       require significant upgrade
                      Quality and location of toilets



Entrances and         Explore the potential for certain reserves to be redesigned to create
Gateways               gateways or entrance features (Mulga Street Reserve)
                      Create defined gateways into the City reinforcing the concept of the City of
                       West Torrens as the entrance to South Australia from the Airport
                      Reinforce suburb and urban precinct entrance (intersection of Sir Donald
                       Bradman Drive and Tapleys Hill Road)



Open Space            Function and use of irregular open space – Helenslea Avenue Reserve
Rationalisation       Potential to undertake partial rationalization of open large neighbourhood
                       open space – Lindfield Reserve

Landscapes            Absence of significant tree planting impacting on future landscape character
Assets and            Need to review the delivery and renewal of landscape areas – no
Vegetation             consideration of landscapes as depreciating assets


                      Need to generally increase amenity of landscape areas within reserves
                       (return to pleasure gardens)

Reserve Design          Impact of un-developed open space on adjoining residential areas and the
and Function               sense of community in these areas – need to provide amenity and
                           function (Hoylake)
                        General design issues and the absence of master planning




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Topic          Findings
                        Open space delivery appears as a process of addition – not planned or
                          developed instead of as a response to maintenance, complaints or
                          budget (reactionary)
                        Planning and design of open space – current approach appears to favour
                          asset plonking where newer pieces of equipment or furniture are placed
                          randomly throughout the reserve– avoid adding open space
                          infrastructure without considered design thinking
                        Consideration needs to be given to the fencing policy for reserves –
                          particularly in relation to road corridors and where conflicts occur
                          between open space and surrounding land uses
                        Quality of lighting – potential to expand open space use into evenings and
                          minimise the demand for constructed shade (expense)
                        Landscape amenity and quality within reserves
                        Absence of signage or retention of outdated signage impacting on legibility
                          of open space
                        Impact of boundary treatments on reserves and impact of transit corridors
                           (South Road )

Recreation            Need to develop relationships between toilets and barbecues within
Destinations           recreation reserves (Mile End Common) potential to increase reserves as
                       destinations
                      Consider the development of recreation destinations that have regional and
                       State value and should be a priority for improvement include:
                       - Kings Park and Thebarton Oval
                       - Lockleys Oval
                       - Apex Park
                      Opportunities for enhancing the quality and appeal of the regional / State
                       destinations include creative and innovative quality play settings, improved
                       pathway connections, improved landscape and shade, improved seating and
                       picnic settings, and connections to quality cafes and outdoor eating areas.
                      Need to improve the quality of small reserves particularly in areas of low
                       open space provision by providing good shade, facilities and connections to
                       other open space areas such as:
                        Underdale (southeast)
                        Torrensville (south)
                        Brooklyn Park (northeast)
                        Mile End
                        Hilton
                        Richmond
                        Marleston
                        Keswick
                        Ashford
                        Glandore
                        Plympton


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Topic               Findings
                           Opportunities to enhance the evening use of destinations through improved
                            lighting (some neighbourhood, district and regional open spaces)
                           Opportunities to co-locate barbecues with toilets to increase the function and
                            activation of certain reserves (Dove Street, Mile End Common)

Neighbourhood              Due to the small number of open space parcels, the urban fabric and the
and Local Parks             segmentation of areas due to main roads and other barriers, it is suggested
                            that all open space in the City of West Torrens should be good quality and
                            functional. Each parcel of open space should have a purpose and aim to
                            provide activity opportunities and other benefits to surrounding communities.
                            This includes considering the potential neighbourhood value of small parks
                            rather than seeing these as less valuable local parks. Every parcel of open
                            space could be important in some way to the community
                           Potential to develop high quality neighbourhood open space such as:
                             Mellor
                             Ashburn
                             Golflands
                             Lindfield
                             Pacific
                             Cowandilla/Western Youth
                             West Torrens Memorial Gardens (regeneration of open space)
                             Peake Gardens
                             Dove Street
                             Mile End Common
                             Keswick
                             Jubilee
                             George Avenue
                           Opportunities to increase the recreation focus of certain neighbourhood
                            reserves to provide a strong focus on active recreation
                           Potential to develop major local reserves to increase open space provision in
                            certain areas (Joe Wells Reserve and Elsie Reserve)

Public Realm               (see Chapter 8)

Special Sites              Need to maintain ongoing equestrian activities (Lockleys)
                           Recognising special purpose reserves Peake Gardens (tennis)
                           Lack of designated dog parks – need to identify locations
                           Potential to develop community garden – make use of unique shape and
                            aspect of Lindsay Street Reserve

Sports Facilities          Quality and distribution of sports facilities
                           Ability to meet future sports demands as part of projected population growth
                           Establish high quality sportsground in association with the district community
                            hubs (Thebarton Oval, Lockleys Oval, Richmond, Camden)


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Topic          Findings
                      Other sportsgrounds should be good quality and shared-use but not
                       necessarily high level hubs (from an affordability and demand perspective).
                      Potential to enhance each of the sportsgrounds in some way.
                      Potential to consolidate some tennis courts
                      Establish shared-use of school facilities will be important. This could include
                       gaining broad community use where there is a lack of open space:
                        East Torrens Primary School
                        Underdale High School
                        Torrensville Primary School
                        Cowandilla Junior Primary School
                        Lockleys North School
                        Plympton Primary School

Public Art            Opportunities to build on existing public and community art works within open
                       space (Dew Street Reserve)
                      Opportunities to increase public art within the public realm

Heritage and          The City of West Torrens has a number of heritage sites and there is
Culture                potential to enhance the quality and value of these sites, including the
                       Reserve.
                      Need to reinforce cultural and historic representations within existing
                       reserves (such as Aroona Place Reserve)
                      Increase the interpretation of historic site (such as Sandison Reserve and
                       Cummins House)

Landscape             Potential to enhance landscape and create shady and appealing parks and
Potential              places across the City.
                      Potential to enhance streetscapes through landscapes and strengthen the
                       connections to open space and commercial and community precincts

Safety and            Apply Crime Prevention through Environmental Design to all reserves
Security              Manage existing landscape to increase opportunities for passive surveillance
                       (Mountbatten Grove)

Water                 Need to integrate flood and water management within the reserves to avoid
Management             dominating design responses with singular flood mitigation purposes
                      Need to design for future stormwater demands particularly in relation to
                       increased urbanisation and increased potential for stormwater run-off
                      Careful management of water is required within all aspects of open space
                       planning, design and implementation
                      Usable open space must always be provided in relation to stormwater of
                       flood mitigation
                      Improved irrigation management, particularly if lawns and gang mowing are
                       an effective open space treatment
                      Consider the flooding impact of the Brownhill and Keswick creeks on the
                       function and location of open space

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Topic             Findings

Maintenance and          Impact of maintenance as a driver for open space aesthetics:
Management                 Spraying not edging
                           Gang mowing
                           Weeding
                           Asset renewal (furniture, play equipment and landscape).
                         No asset renewal
                         Develop asset renew and asset depreciation programme for open space
                          including vegetation, paths, trees and play equipment




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8.0 Public Realm
8.1. Urban Design Analysis
Given the existing shortfall in open space provision across West Torrens, and given that this shortfall
is likely to be exacerbated by increased urban densities in the future, there is a significant potential for
the public realm to ‘off-set’ this identified shortage of open space. In addition, in the context of West
Torrens, the public realm and any associated opportunities to improve social interaction, is likely to be
limited to the key road corridors of Anzac Highway, Sir Donald Bradman Drive and Henley Beach
Road. With this in mind, a detailed urban design analysis of these three road corridors has been
undertaken. This analysis has considered the role of the corridors, the potential future built-form (as
envisaged by the Housing Diversity DPA), and the current strengths and weaknesses from a public
realm perspective.
The urban design analysis provides a goal statement for each corridor followed by a series of
potential strategies to improve the public realm. These strategies are illustrated on a series of maps
contained in Appendix A. A more detailed description of each corridor, as well as an analysis of the
strengths, weaknesses and opportunities is provided in Appendix B.
8.1.1. Anzac Highway
Goal Statement
The development of Anzac Highway as a major transport corridor will seek to sustain and enhance
the desirable characteristics of the existing streetscape. Whilst vehicular access is of a high standard,
other modes of transport will be improved, particularly in linking to key commercial centres, and open
space within and beyond the extents of the council area. The provision of open space, particularly
where higher density living is located, will have several positive benefits. It will make those areas
more desirable to live in and potentially attract new business.
Potential Strategies
     1.   Strengthen connectivity to local parks and make links more apparent
     2.   Moderate and mitigate vehicular movement across key pedestrian routes
     3.   Improve pedestrian connectivity across Anzac Highway to prominent commercial sites and
          from public transport links, by developing crossings at key destinations
     4.   Implement and manage landscape treatments in car parks and adjacent blank facades to
          help define pedestrian routes to key commercial centres, whilst softening the edge of the
          built form
     5.   Limitation or removal of road edge parking and vehicle access to the built form that disrupts
          pedestrian flows up and down Anzac Highway, in favour of parking to the sides and rear of
          commercial developments as part of a shared use zone
     6.   Develop underutilised corner plots as gateways as well as providing additional activation of
          the public realm
     7.   Create dynamic entry statements at prominent commercial centres to signify a greater
          sense of arrival and consolidate excessive visual clutter
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8.1.2. Henley Beach Road
Goal Statement
The development of Henley Beach Road is intended to enhance its reputation and functionality as a
mixed use corridor within the West Torrens Council area, leading to the Adelaide CBD. Focus will be
placed on the commercial centre emerging from the eastern part of the road as a desirable and
accessible destination, with the upper levels dedicated to high density living. Such characteristics in
the new built form will create an identity that will inform the precincts. The experience around the built
form edge as open space will evolve from vehicle dominant, to a dynamic, pedestrian focused
experience to help offset the under provision in the immediate area. Roads and car parking will be
consolidated in the public realm, allowing the greater use of open spaces and connectivity to
established open space such as Linear Park. The introduction of new modes of public transport will
grant greater levels of exposure as a rejuvenated destination.
Potential Strategies
     1.   Strengthen connectivity to local parks and make links more apparent
     2.   Improve pedestrian connectivity across Henley Beach Road and from public transport links,
          by developing crossings at key destinations
     3.   Implement and maintain landscape treatments that enhance and soften the edge of the built
          form and car parking, helping to define circulation as a shared use zone
     4.   Potential for public realm development in order to offset the provision of open space. Review
          and rationalise car parking to side streets and to building rears, considering land use
          adaptation
     5.   Create a new adaptive cultural space in the public realm
     6.   Develop active frontages that stimulate community engagement within the public realm
          including corner developments, building setbacks, infill developments, building rears and
          edge treatments
     7.   Connect the front and the rear of buildings with laneways
     8.   Development of the built form to enhance and contribute to the character of existing heritage
          façades
     9.   Rationalisation and limitation of visual clutter, including initiatives to make signage and
          waste storage more discreet
     10. Extend the connectivity of cycle links to significant local open spaces and other local
         destinations
8.1.3. Sir Donald Bradman Drive
Goal Statement
The development of Sir Donald Bradman Drive will enhance the cultural public realm along this key
route from the airport. The integration of art and entry statements along the road and at key junctions
will demarcate precincts more clearly, whilst giving a more distinctive, expressive introduction to the
city. The built form will become more active and be driven by business needs, whilst providing a
positive pedestrian experience. The civic centre will be enhanced as important open space, with
greater connectivity from key vehicular, public transport, cycle and pedestrian routes.
Potential Strategies
     1.   Strengthen connectivity to local parks and make links more apparent
     2.   Build upon the strong historic and cultural representation along the road to create a cultural
          boulevard


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3.   Potential for public art and signage to reinforce the cultural significance of the street
4.   Develop underutilised corner sites as gateways, applying a stimulating visual experience to
     both road facing façades as entry statements
5.   Encourage the activation of the built form around the edges including such treatments as
     covered walkways for congregation
6.   Better facilitate connectivity to the built form and public realm by balancing the weighted
     focus of vehicular access to pedestrian access, linking to public transport, cycle routes and
     existing pedestrian routes
7.   Implement and manage landscape treatments at the edges of developments, the edge of
     the built form, the edges of car parks and along the key pedestrian routes that transcend
     those spaces
8.   Limitation or removal of vehicular access to road facing developments and utilise side street
     access. Adapt car parks as shared use zones and increase opportunities to provide
     additional pedestrian access
9.   Sustain well maintained street trees either side of the road




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