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 14/11/2014

October 2017

Recently several people have called me sensible. There would have been a time in my youth when this could have been the ultimate 'put down' but now in this role I am very pleased to be seen as considered and responsible. I have now been a Councillor for three years and am reflecting on what has been achieved and where I will focus my energies in the final year. 

Completed are some very long standing local issues (some 10+ years) which have occurred for a variety of reasons. Examples include assisting theBlackwood Football Club electricity charges problem, the Blackwood Recreation Centre lease, the installation of theTelecommunications Tower on Hewett Reserve, parking issues in Bellevue Heights and agreement across five councils around the Brownhill Creek flood mitigation works and funding. 

Well underway are a range of projectsmost notably advances in pedestrian connectivity for the Blackwood District Centre, the Willora Road, Eden Hills footpath and northern station car park, developing a Public Art Policy and a means by which community gardeners can access funding,  providing speed deterrents on Brighton Parade, continuing work on the Sturt River Linear Trail, funding contribution to the Regional Development Australia scoping study into the rerouting of freight trains and plans for the Hewett Clubrooms. 

Relationships have been strengthened with nearby councils, government departments and othersby taking a regional approach to projects such as Resilient South (climate change planning), Living Well Regional Public Health and Wellbeing Plan and the Adelaide Mount Lofty Ranges - Bushfire Management Area Plan. Strong collaborations with Flinders University and Urrbrae Campusalongwith DPTI (South Road, Springbank Road and Blackwood Roundabout upgrades) and with SA Health via the Repatriation and Flinders Hospitals are being forged. A first meeting with the Kaurna Nation Cultural Heritage Association has occurred.

A long term vision and strategies to provide city wide equity and a logical plan has included a Strategic Management Plan update, an Economic Development Strategy underway, Waste Management Strategy, an Integrated Cycle Plan, a Sports Facilities Strategy, Tree Strategy, Access and Inclusion Plan and the adoption of Asset Management Plans for Transport, Open Space and Stormwater.

Emerging projects includethe transition to LED street lighting, a Playground Strategy, how Mitcham responds to changes around NDIS and Aged Care and the draft State Government 'Planning and Design Code'. Staff are also deeply involved in the implementation of TechOne to vastly improve our on line communications and to collect data in a much more efficient way. Both of our libraries need attention with the Mitcham Memorial Library upgrade underway. The Master Plan for Manson Oval has progressed but has a way to go. 

The above has been achieved while maintaining sound financial management. For the next year consolidating the work on the Blackwood District Centre and Waite Street Reserve will be front and centre in my mind as well as how best to progress heritage matters which are entwined with the new planning laws. I welcome your input.

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