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
Contact Details Mobile: 0403 080 080
Fax: 08 8372 8101
Email: thein@mitchamcouncil.sa.gov.au
Term Dates From 14/11/2014

February 2018

The responsibility of serving in a governance role such as a Council invites the use of different perspectives. Certainly there is a need to be across the detail of matters, even amongst the myriad of smaller and larger issues. Often I’ve admired the diligent manner in which fellow Councillors and Administration staff passionately work on these matters, carefully listening, speaking, and then debating the facets of the issue in service to residents or groups in our City. 

But there is also the crucial need for us to reflect regularly on the big-picture. The City of Mitcham comprises thirty suburbs, spread across both hills and plains, with approximately 65,000 residents. We have some treasures heritage buildings and areas – and new areas. But I wonder about the future. What can we cultivate and shape that will shape the future of our City that will be treasured in the future? 

Soon Council will be consulting the community on its Spatial Vision for the next 10 years. This draft vision, arising from the Strategic Management Plan, in light of the State Government’s implementation of the new Planning and Design Code, can be viewed on the Council website already. I encourage you to engage with the consultation, and allow it to ignite your thinking around the future of the key areas of our City. 

The beginning of the year (although I’m writing this in the last week of December!) is also a brilliant time to reflect on the big-picture of a range of areas of our lives. To sit back and consider the sweep of our lives, the use of our time, and our priorities. Annie Dillard once famously said “How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives”. The ‘how’ could also be swapped for a “with whom”. Our co-workers, our families, our friends – and of course, our neighbours. I was mightily blessed to be invited for Christmas drinks with others in our street recently, and fascinated to hear the things we have in common and difference. One comment that came up was “This is brilliant - why do we wait for Christmas to do this??” I hope you have a meaningful 2018.

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