Bange, Jane

Mrs Jane Bange

Position Elected Member for The Park Ward
Ward The Park Ward
Suburbs The Park Ward encompasses the suburbs of Glenalta, Hawthorndene, part of Belair, part of Coromandel Valley, part of Upper Sturt and part of Crafers West
Address PO Box 21
Mitcham Shopping Centre
20 Gannet Avenue
Contact Details Mobile: 0478 076 400
Home: 08 8278 8352
Fax: 08 8372 8101
Term Dates From 16/09/2016

My Mother used to tell me that time speeds up as you get older, but it seems everyone these days is short of time. This is most noticeable on our roads where many drivers treat the maximum speed as the suggested minimum. With Christmas not far away, and busy as we are, I do hope we can try to drive a bit more slowly for everyone's safety. 

Certainly, for me, this year on Council has flown by, in no small way because I enjoy the work so much.  There have been many issues to consider - obviously, our annual budget deliberations - but also starting work on the library extension at Mitcham Memorial and associated Brownhill Creek Stormwater Redevelopment, the new State Planning Legislation (which will see considerably less input (if any) from Council about local developments), long-term forecasts about where we want growth in our Council area, and where we would like things to be remain much the same, and shaping our Public Art Policy to name a few. 

With the State Election looming next March, Councillors have chosen significant projects to present to all candidates in the seats covered by our Council area and, hopefully, some of these will be successful and receive funding.  This is more likely in the hotly-contested seats of Waite and Elder. 

I think most Elected Members are trying to focus on issues as they affect our whole Council area, rather than on whether they are in the hills or the plains, and this reflects a more positive and collaborative approach. We are currently two Councillors down (one resigned in August and another is currently on extended leave of absence overseas) and so I look forward to when we have our full complement back on board. Having just one Elected Member to represent a Ward is challenging, given the myriad of issues that present. 

With the end of the year almost upon us, I take this opportunity to wish residents a healthy and productive time throughout 2018. 

Should any issues arise over the Christmas /New Year period, I will be available and can be contacted on telephone 0478 076 400 or 8278 8352 or via email:

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PO Box 21

Mitcham Shopping Centre

Torrens Park SA 5062

131 Belair Road

Torrens Park SA 5062

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