Hein, Tim

Mr Tim Hein

Position Elected Member 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
TORRENS PARK SA 5062
Contact Details Mobile: 0403 080 080
Fax: 08 8372 8101
Email: thein@mitchamcouncil.sa.gov.au
Term Dates From 14/11/2014

October 2017

It is exciting to have some action on a few major projects across Mitcham, with Government funding. Very happily, the Blackwood roundabout is being addressed, Springbank/Daws/Goodwood Roads intersection is being sorted out; and the expansion and redevelopment of the Mitcham Memorial Library is exciting. I also hope that in time this passionate focus on library renewal will see much-deserved action at the Blackwood Library too. 

Many of us have been active enthusiasts for a process to realise greater potential in Blackwood Town Centre, which I think most agree could do with renewal. This has led to fresh focus on this issue, and it’s been exciting to see the manner in which Administration has approached this situation, with serious engagement. The entire Council is committed to seeing this take genuine steps forward, and we look forward to seeing the fruit of it in time. 

In the midst of these larger matters, there was some intriguing debate about the relative value of the Mitcham having a tagline. Not a few options were canvassed, with both some tedious and humorous moments, but in the end the English translation of our Latin motto was adopted: ‘Let Us Build for Posterity’. Contrary to common thinking, I think these statements do matter, and I think this is a good statement. It doesn’t sound cliché or too trendy, and has a classic feel and focus. It holds together the balance of ‘building’ for the future, with the ‘posterity’ which is timeless. It’s also names ‘Us’, signalling a reminder that we exist interdependently as a community – no one is an island. Even whilst we each pursue our own vocations and endeavours, we have the opportunity to serve the ‘common good’ through our contributions and relationships to one another. This can be very practical – such as paying rates – or personal, such looking out for one another in our neighbourhood, or welcoming a new resident (especially if they are new to our country). 

This tagline might also help guide possible projects in public art. Generally the best of these around the world have some level of bold audacity and even controversy. We could do with some of that. Great things are achieved because generations have the balance of audacity and wisdom to build for posterity. In all we do, let us do the same.

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