Councillor Update - Geoff Eaton

Possible Council Boundary Changes

At the Council meeting of 19 March 2019, (Item 12.3) Council agreed to undertake discussions regarding boundary reform with the City of Marion, Adelaide Hills Council, the City of Mitcham and the Grants Commission and that the administration reports back to Council outlining the opportunities, challenges and costing as part of the boundary reforms.

The process (should this be agreed to by Council) will require considerable community engagement and take up to 3 years to complete, so it coincides with the next local government elections.

Road Works Cherry Gardens

Kirk Richardson, Director City Services advises that Council is aware that the condition of Cherry Gardens Road is deteriorating, and that the road surface is in need of repair.

Significant amounts of heavy patching repair works are required to improve the pavement condition before the road can be resurfaced. The patching works are currently scheduled for the 2019-20 financial year (subject to approval within Council’s budget process). Once these heavy patching works are complete, resealing works will be programmed to occur as part of the 2020-21 reseal program. Our Civil Maintenance Team will continue to maintain the road in a serviceable condition until these works are undertaken.

In addition to the reseal and repair works, in 2019-20 we are planning to undertake traffic safety investigations to inform whether shoulder sealing and guardrail improvements are feasible. Details of the investigations may inform a future Black Spot funding application.

Geoff Eaton, Councillor
Thalassa Ward, City of Onkaparinga
Mobile: 0416 637 351