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 12/11/2018

June 2018

The other day I was reading about the narrowing of backgrounds from which our Federal politicians are drawn. In contrast I am pleased to tell you that your councillors come from diverse professional and personal backgrounds which brings a range of knowledge and approaches to our discussions. These differences enrich what I believe is the most significant project Council is working on - positioning the City of Mitcham to be as well placed as possible as the State Government develops its new 'Planning and Design Code'. The essential elements of this code are simplifying the number of zones state wide, reducing Councillor representation on your Mitcham Development Assessment Panel to one, identifying areas that are most suitable for higher density housing and expecting the community to make comment at this early planning phase as opposed to reacting to e.g. a new structure when it is being built. At Mitcham we are using the information gathered from our community as part of the 'Imagine Mitcham' consultation, a week of community and business workshops, nights of discussion by your Councillors and soon full community consultation to create recommendations to the State Government. Areas not to touch, areas that can have incremental change and areas where change could occur immediately are all being debated. 

The draft Annual Business Plan, including a draft rate rise of2.97%, continues to maintain a focus on roads, footpaths and buildings while finding efficiencies. Your Council is grappling with the complexities of significant changes to recycling and waste, the community’s high expectations of services, a maintenance backlog from some years back, equity across the Council and the impact of rate capping while considering both those residents that are happy to pay more and have more and those that are finding times financially difficult. 

Based on 65% of community consultation responses wanting The Soldier to remain at the roundabout precinct Council voted unanimously to write to DPTI supporting the community’s wishes. From a safety perspective, based on SAPOL’s recommended requirements to mitigate risk, there remains the future difficulties and cost of holding events at the roundabout. A quiet reflective place (which could be a traditional memorial, water, a wall or other) should be considered as we progress the Waite Reserve upgrade. 

A future Blackwood Library will be located on the Young Street, Community Centre site to create a Blackwood Hub. Council is commencing the Waite Reserve, Young Street, Library/Community Centre master planning discussions which we aim to have ready to present to and seek funding from candidates during the next Federal Election. 

Finally, thank you to the applicants who volunteered to be part of the Mitcham Art Advisory Group. Many love their sport but so too do many love the arts. Your Council is striving to provide diverse community involvement opportunities that will enrich our entire district. 


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Fax 08 8372 8101

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Mitcham Shopping Centre

Torrens Park SA 5062

131 Belair Road

Torrens Park SA 5062


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