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Footpath battle looms on Unley Road

August 17, 2017

Unley Road traders are gearing up for a battle with Unley Council over the use of the pavement outside their premises to display dining furniture, clothing racks , pots plants, etc. And they’ve drawn local MP David Pisoni, a former small business owner on the road, into the issue.

An audit by Council has revealed that there may be issues of safety, and non-compliance with the Commonwealth Government’s “Disability Discrimination Act”, and it has written to the alleged offenders stating that their business is in breach of Council policy by having business-related items in front of their premises. The letter states that these must be removed and application  made to apply, and pay for, an outdoor and dining/furniture permit.

Responding to the claims, Unley Road Association chairman Mr James Morris has contacted those traders affected to let them know the situation, and to reveal that Mr Pisoni has made himself available to work with the Association and Council to amend the (new?) policy.

Mr Morris says that the policy conflicts with Council’s Four-Year Plan and Community Plan 2033 to created “activated places” and “a thriving and prosperous business community”, and (among other things) is detrimental to the operations for hundreds of businesses.

Watch this space…



August 16, 2017

August 16, 2017


August 16, 2017






August 16, 2017

Too early to reveal any details, but there could well be a new chapter soon in the on-going saga of the moveable monument to the casualties of the WW1 Gallipoli campaign.

Watch this space . It could hold a couple of real surprises…

Sad twist for Oliver

August 16, 2017

Just got to feel for the Pommie cooking celebrity…who, with his wife Jool, has (mis) managed their catering empire so badly that it’s value has slumped from $396million to JUST $247million in three years.

Can we expect to see them queuing up at a London soup kitchen soon?

Weather(all)ing the storm.

August 15, 2017

An interesting evening was had by (al- most) all when Son of Grumpy joined me at the Living Choice launch of a book devoted to the streetscape of Adelaide.

Introduced in his usual jovial manner by Keith Conlon, Premier Jay Weatherall carried out the official duty and then stayed on to mingle with the appreciative and enthusiastic gathering.

Visiting Number Two Son waited patiently for the congratulations queue to dwindle  before discretely  alerting the guest of honour to the fact thathis widely-reported denial of the  use of the F word was scuttled by NTS’s verbatim scribbles of the incident.

To his credit our fearless State leader took it in his stride.