Economos, Nicholas

Mr Nicholas Economos

Position Elected Member of Overton Ward
Ward Overton Ward
Suburbs Overton Ward encompasses the suburbs of Cumberland Park, Clarence Gardens, Daw Park and Melrose Park.
Address PO Box 21
Mitcham Shopping Centre
Torrens Park SA 5062
Contact Details Mobile: 0411 659 669
Fax: 08 8372 8101
Email: neconomos@mitchamcouncil.sa.gov.au
Term Dates From 14/11/2014

February 2018 

I hope you enjoyed the Christmas and New Year’s festivities. I trust you were able to spend quality time with family and friends. 

2017 was a productive year. I heard local residents’ views on various topics ranging from traffic concerns to development issues. Whilst some of these issues have been resolved there is still further work to be undertaken collaboratively with residents and the Council, moving into 2018. 

I would like to thank my wife Christine for her ongoing support over the last three years. Furthermore, I congratulate the hardworking and dedicated Council administration for delivering a budget surplus in 2015, 2016 and 2017. I will continue to promote low Council rates for the next budget. 

New Housing Development 

Renewal SA together with Junction Australia is developing a large block of land which extends from Kegworth Road to Regent Street, Melrose Park. This involves building a number of houses and apartments. I have visited the site with a concerned resident. In the October 2017 Full Council Meeting the reserve and roadway were vested in Council. Unfortunately, I was away overseas at the time of the meeting. The roadway connects Kegworth Road to Regent Street and traffic could use this as a shortcut to South Road. 

On the 4 December 2017 I attended a public meeting at the office of Annabel Dignance. Many residents expressed the view that the community near the site was given insufficient time to provide feedback about the development. Other concerns include the possibility of extra traffic along Kegworth Road. A meeting was held on the 5 December 2017 between Junction Australia, the Mayor, Councillor John Sanderson and me. A successful outcome of the meeting was that Renewal SA would give the community further time to provide feedback. 

Rate Capping 

A rate capping policy means that local councils are not able to set their council rates at budget time. Consequently, councils are unable to raise sufficient rates to provide community services such as libraries, parks and infrastructure. There is evidence interstate where rate capping exists that councils are hesitant to request their State Government’s consent to raise council rates to provide these community services. If there was a rate capping policy in South Australia then it is possible that Mitcham Council may have not been able to proceed with the re-development of Mitcham Library. At a Full Council Meeting the majority of Councillors voted against a rate capping policy. I will continue to oppose a rate capping policy. 

Community Events  

On the 11 November 2017 I had the privilege of attending the Mitcham Remembers event at Mortlock Park Oval in Colonel Light Gardens. This was an important event recognising people who have served for this country. 

Further, I attended a Friday night playing session of the Goodwood Baseball Club at Mortlock Park Oval. It was wonderful to see so many keen young children having fun playing baseball. 

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any issues or concerns.

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Mitcham Shopping Centre

Torrens Park SA 5062

131 Belair Road

Torrens Park SA 5062

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