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“Viewpoint”, my ward newsletter, was first issued in 1984, while I was representing Goodwood South Ward and living at Hartland Avenue.  A double-sided A4 document, it is designed to keep residents up to date with Council affairs, and offering my views on contentious issues…which have been many and varied!

It also has several  bonuses. While I am hand-delivering it to 3,000 homes four times a year, I get to meet residents and also keep my waistline reasonably trim.  It also serves as a notice board for  organisations wishing to spread their gospel, such as the Eastwood Community Centre (where I serve on the executive committee), and Sturt Bowling Club in their quest for new “Night Owls”.

Here below is a selection of recent issues, that you can download as pdfs

August 2010 (2.6Mb)


September 2009 (3.5Mb)

May 2009 (3.2Mb)

December 2009 (3Mb)

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Richard Schneider permalink
    March 22, 2013 1:27 pm

    Good afternoon Mr Hudson,

    Thank you for your news letter and the information contained in it. As you are active in the community and endeavouring to obtain positive outcomes for community issues, I thought I would ask you whether you are able to do something about the poor state of Kenilworth Road particularly at the Glen Osmond Road end. The road is used quite a lot and is in need of resurfacing as a priority. I have noticed in the past year some of the adjoining streets have been resurfaced that were not a bad a Kenilworth Road. I get the sense that it might be in the too hard basket. Also I have found at times motorists ignore the ‘no entry’ sign at the Geln Osmond Road end and exiting into Glen Osmond Road. This is an accident waiting to happen particularly given the business of Glen Osmond Road. I think it would be an improvement if there could be a LARGE NO ENTRY sign someway before the exit and a LARGE NO ENTRY sign at the exit. The current signage is in my opinion is inadequate. It would only take a motorist to illegally exit into Glen Osmond Road whilst another motorist is legally turning left from Glen Osmond Road to go into Kenilworth Road with a traffic bearing down behind to cause an accident. I have personally experienced this more than once. I do realise motorist can’t be stopped from exiting illegally but larger signage may be a better deterrent. Perhaps the road could be redesigned to make it more difficult for cars to exit at Glen Osmond Road.

    Thank you for your concern and assistance.


    Richard Schneider
    Unit 1/51 Kenilworth Road
    PARKSIDE 5063


    • cllrmikehudson permalink*
      March 22, 2013 2:06 pm

      Your concerns re Kenilworth Road are well founded, and the question of illegal exiting from it onto Glen Osmond Road will be discussed at next Monday’s Ward meeting with the Administration. Unfortunately Kenilworth is now extensively used as an alternative to Fullarton Road, especially in the morning commuter
      hours. I have several ideas on this, and will keep residents informed. As to the road surface that too is coming up for debate asap. Thank you for your interest and I will ensure that this issue is also publicised Mike Hudson.


  2. Richard Schneider permalink
    March 22, 2013 4:57 pm

    Thank you very much for your prompt reply and endeavours to take action. Much appreciated.


  3. Melina permalink
    May 27, 2014 9:58 am

    Hello Mr Hudson,
    I am a Parkside resident and long time reader of your newsletter and also blog.
    My concern in the community is the amount of motorists speeding down Oxford Terrace Unley during school drop off times.
    I know that their are signs alerting the motorists to a 25km speed limit when children are present, but isn’t that a bit vague? From my experience, if motorists are heading west to turn on to Unley Road, and they see a green light they are going to floor it and totally ignore the speed limit.
    There are 4 schools in such close proximity and I worry that it is an accident waiting to happen.
    I recall that the St Spyridon principal is pushing for a school crossing, but Unley Council deems it too costly and there is a lack of space?
    Are there other ‘cheaper’ options that can slow motorists down? Such as maybe a sign flashing the 25km speed limit during the morning or afternoon? Or good old fashioned flags that are put out at the correct times.
    Please help as something needs to be done.



    • cllrmikehudson permalink*
      May 29, 2014 2:25 pm

      Melina. I have just switched over my computer, so my previous reply to you may have slipped through the cracks…
      I would favour the simplest solution, which would involve the cooperation of the powers-that-be at St Spyridon’s. That is, as you describe them, the good old-fashioned flags, and student and staff participation.


  4. Melina permalink
    June 18, 2014 12:55 pm

    Thankyou Mike, Is there anything that we as parents can do?


    • cllrmikehudson permalink*
      June 18, 2014 2:35 pm

      Can I suggest that the school authorities be approached with the idea of introducing “Children crossing” signs, with the necessary flags.This would operate at the start and end of the school day. When pupils are crossing Oxford Terrace I would assume that there are responsible adults present who could carry the usual “lollipops” signs.
      I am more than happy to meet and discuss this. Regards, Mike Hudson.


      • Melina Kotorac permalink
        June 19, 2014 2:37 pm

        Thanks Mike. I’m actually a parent from Cedar’s Preschool, but I’m happy to ‘get the ball rolling’ by speaking to the staff at St Spyridon.

        Regards, Melina


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