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Tilley, Andrew

Mr Andrew Tilley

Position Elected Member for Boorman Ward
Ward Boorman Ward
Suburbs Boorman Ward encompasses the suburbs of Brown Hill Creek, Kingswood, Leawood Gardens, Lynton, Mitcham, Netherby, Springfield, Torrens Park and Urrbrae.
Address PO Box 21
Mitcham Shopping Centre
TORRENS PARK SA 5062
PO Box 711
Mitcham Shopping Centre
TORRENS PARK SA 5062
Contact Details Mobile: 0411 158 882
Phone: 08 8272 9405
Fax: 08 8372 8101
Email: atilley@mitchamcouncil.sa.gov.au
Term Dates From 14/11/2014

June 2017

It's been a busy almost first half of the year. In February the Brownhill Keswick Creek Stormwater Management Plan received its funding from the State Government. 

The restoration of the creek banks and bed including bridge works can now begin. The works will start at the Patawalonga end and proceed over twenty years upstream to the Brownhill Creek Caravan Park. The work will be the responsibility of a Regional Subsidiary established by the constituent councils of West Torrens, Adelaide City, Burnside, Unley and Mitcham. The Regional Subsidiary will be governed by a board. 

The Darlington Interchange is making a huge impact on all of us but no one more than the residents of Bedford Park south and north. The roadworks coincide with construction work at the Flinders Medical Centre. Workers and staff cars crowd the suburban streets while the new car park is being constructed. 

The good news is that the project is on time and has introduced some great ideas. As an example the bridges over the lowered freeway are to be built by a small family based welding works from Bowhill near Mannum. All the crane work and steel supplies are from South Australian Companies. The project major contractor Futon Hogan goes out of its way to upskill local firms so that they are able to successfully quote and carry out a higher level of construction. 

The Mitcham Memorial Library has been successful in getting a state grant of about $1m to help with the planned up grade. The Library has been identified as being 50% undersized compared to the population it services. The Council called for a concept plan and with the help of the Library staff and planners they have presented a great result. Part of the plan is to have more spaces inside the building, the re-inclusion of the Toy Library and a wide deck overlooking the creek and the park. The southern wall facing the park is all glass and saw toothed in shape giving a series of private reading nooks with great views of the trees and creek verge. 

Upper Brownhill Creek residents and visitors have waited patiently for the repair of the White bridge upstream of the Caravan Park. The bridge was badly compromised in the September 2016 floods. I watched helplessly as the old bluestone headwalls were washed away. The rebuild is taking place as I am writing. 

Another matter in Boorman Ward is the replacement of 51 white cedar trees in Kingswood. Within the Council wide tree management policy the aged and dying trees are gradually being replaced by new stock. In this case the old cedar trees are being replaced by young white cedar trees of the seedless variety. The Council have letterboxed the streets concerned to warn that the chainsaws are coming. It's a rather drastic action but the results will be worthwhile.

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City of Mitcham -ABN 92 180 069 793
131 Belair Road, Torrens Park SA 5062
T: +61 8 8372 8888 | F: +61 8 83728101
E: mitcham@mitchamcouncil.sa.gov.au
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