Taeuber, Lindy

Ms Lindy Taeuber

Position Elected Member Craigburn Ward
Ward Craigburn Ward
Suburbs Craigburn Ward encompasses the suburbs of Blackwood, Craigburn Farm, Eden Hills, Bellevue Heights and parts of Coromandel Valley and Belair.
Address PO Box 21
Mitcham Shopping Centre
Contact Details Mobile: 0420 372 566
Fax: 08 8372 8101
Email: ltaeuber@mitchamcouncil.sa.gov.au
Term Dates From 14/11/2014

February 2018

Happy New Year to you all. 2018 should be exciting with projects we have been working on for a very long time making strong progress. Despite a constant trickle of negative publicity about behaviours at other councils we at Mitcham are getting on with the job and I have tried hard to remain focussed on the big picture, making information based decisions and seeking input from and providing information to residents. 

Planning is a key role of Council and must occur collaboratively with other tiers of government and residents. Council is preparing a Spatial Vision for the City of Mitcham whilst remaining mindful of the State Government's move to simplify zoning. (Currently nearly 2,000 zones exist across the State and 37 in the City of Mitcham). Very soon Council will be seeking your feedback as to our draft plan and how you want Mitcham to grow and develop - areas where significant change should be investigated, areas where incremental change is anticipated and areas where no change is anticipated. 

Waite Street Reserve Master Planning has commenced with the community consultation likely midyear. Linking the reserve, the new library/community centre in Young Street to the Foodland Shopping Centre via a landscaped walkway to provide improved pedestrian connectivity, traffic flow and parking is a project I am determined to progress this year. 

There has been a great deal of community discussion about the proposed Blackwood Aldi store. Concerns include the loss of the small businesses on the site (Can Do Hearing and Browse In & Save to remain), traffic congestion and parking (the 72 parks are increasing to 89) and an oversupply of supermarkets (Aldi would bring Blackwood supermarket space to 0.30m2/person while for Adelaide as a whole the average is 0.40m2/person). Council provided feedback to the State body that oversees such applications with a focus on the interface with the residences to the west of the development. We are now awaiting further decisions. 

Following community consultation about the Blackwood Roundabout DPTI presented updated plans to Council and community members in December. Changes include a R turn from Coromandel Parade into the Magnet Shopping Centre which will require removal of trees, buses travelling from Main Road south to Coromandel Parade having to loop the entire roundabout (as currently occurs) with the trade off being the retention of more garden space outside the church and the preferred site of the soldier being outside Save The Children in a landscaped pocket park. I am of the opinion that the Soldier should stay near the church until full community consultation about its long term location has occurred. 

It's exciting times with these projects shaping our community for many years to come. I advertise Council happenings on my Facebook site (exclusively Council matters - not what I've eaten for dinner!) and encourage those averse to Facebook to use this free and easy service. We are planning for our district's future so have your say via the formal consultation processes. 


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Torrens Park SA 5062

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