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Clyne versus Mullighan

March 10, 2016

Not having a radio, I apparently missed some very lively broadcasting a couple of days ago.

On the right, wearing a beard and a harassed look…Unley Mayor Lachlan Clyne.

On the left, appearing for the boys on North Terrace, a Mr Mullighan, apparently the Minister for Transport.

The subject. An earth-shattering controversy surrounding the use of land alongside a section of the Railway Terrace South, a favourite all-day park for city-bound commuters to the discomfort and angst of Unley ratepayers/residents.

Let’s get real on this, fellers. Unley Council and  other councils are beset by the legions of cheapskates who, not unnaturally,  clutter inner-suburban streets to avoid inner-city parking rip-offs. What we…the Government of the day, of which Mr Mullighan is, I am reliably informed, a member, should be doing  is to follow the no-brainer lead of cities in Britain which have, for many a moon, introduced park-and-ride programs.  Park your four-wheeled  womb at a city-fringe car park for a nominal sum, and hop on a bus. How much simpler can that be?

There is a swathe of open space at the northern end of the southern freeway, for example, which could accommodate a vast, multi-tiered car-park that could take a major section of the traffic which clogs South Road day and night.




4 Comments leave one →
  1. March 11, 2016 7:12 am

    That was one hell of an interview. It degenerated into a shouting between the Mayor and the Minister, each talking over the top of the other.


  2. March 11, 2016 3:40 pm

    Boy oh boy, Mayor Lachlan Clyne was as cranky as a cut snake on radio.
    He really ripped into Minister Mullighan.


  3. March 12, 2016 8:43 am

    After the heated exchange between Unley Mayor Clyne and Minister Mullighan it is likely that grant funding from DPTI will dry up. A bit sad really. A silly loss of control and temper.


  4. March 12, 2016 1:00 pm

    I heard the interview and the shouting match with the Mayor speaking over the Minister. It was quite a performance. Not a good image for Unley. And yes I agree that it might now be hard for Unley Council to get future funds from the Transport Department.
    What came out of the interview was that the Minister told the Mayor back in 2014 not to put in paid parking. Unley ignored that advice and installed parking meters on Government land. What a joke. A costly exercise for Unley Council. I wonder if the Mayor passed on the Minister’s advice to Council when paid parking was being decided.


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