Cr John Sanderson

Mr John Sanderson

December 2020

Street trees

If you have a new Council tree in front of your residence, please spend a couple of minutes and give the tree a bucket of water or two to help establish and help them survive the hot weather which they are about to encounter. The Council water truck also helps them, watering on a regular basis. The first two years of a tree’s life is vital to establish its root system and have a healthy tree in future years.


Council’s 2020/2021 Budget and Financial Plan is now completed. This year’s preparation was delayed due to COVID-19, but hard work by staff and Elected Members has enabled this important work to be completed.

COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 has changed  the way Council has operated over this period. Having Council meetings by Zoom created some problems at times. Council meetings are still under COVID regulations with seating arrangements in the Chamber.

All South Australians should be congratulated for the way they have conducted themselves during this period. We have been extremely lucky as well.


Summer is coming and this is a clean-up time as the wet weather has generated a huge amount of growth, creating a fire danger as well as creating a shelter for snakes and other vermin to hide. Empty any objects holding water as this will then not attract mosquitoes to annoy your family at a barbecue.

Please take care on how you dispose you rubbish into correct bins. If you have large objects to be removed from your property, call Council for to book a hard rubbish collection.

Christmas activities

2020 has been an unusual year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and accordingly many activities have been cancelled in their usual format. Council is not having Christmas Carols this year. Other activities are currently being discussed, so keep an eye on social media or the Council’s website for updates.

This is my last article for the Mitcham Community News before Christmas and the New Year break. There will be fewer festivals and celebrations this year, so I would like to wish you all a safe and restful break and best wishes for Christmas and a great New Year. Enjoy, keep yourself and your family safe during this festive time.

As always, I appreciate the opportunity to meet, talk with, learn and support residents on local issues in Overton Ward. Contact me on 0402 517 945 or email