Local issues

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Upcoming Council elections 2018 – WACRA asks the candidates…

Council candidates answer some questions from WACRA. We believe that ratepayers and other citizens should know where the candidates for the Henley or Grange Wards and for Mayor stand on the key issues. So we asked them 7 questions. We emailed them the questions 3 October and asked for responses by 12 October. The table below sets out what we asked and what we got back.

Responses from candidates (PDF)


Other issues

Submission on the Living Green to 2020 Review (22 August 2018) (PDF)
This submission will champion the actions that support sustainability but also highlight the negative forces that the Charles Sturt Council must address to achieve real progress toward a better city environment and a more sustainable future in 2020 and beyond

Background Paper for Council Workshop on proposed Public Consultation Policy (26 April 2018) (PDF)
WACRA believes the changes proposed to the Public Consultation Policy have profound implications for elected members, council staff and the community

WACRA Submission: Community Land Management Plan, Coastal Reserve West Beach (20 April 2018) (PDF)
The Community Land Management Plan Coastal Reserve Review fails to address climate change and the effect on coastal erosion

Paul Laris, Deputation to Council Re: Henley Beach Library (13 June 2017) (PDF)
Hopefully we all want an even better library – can we start again and can the consultation question be ‘How do we get there?’

WACRA’s submission on the dredging of Outer Harbour (PDF)
Submission to the State Commission Assessment Panel on the issue of deepening of the harbour by screw and suction dredging to provide passage for giant-sized container vessels

WACRA’s Nuclear-Free Zone Policy (PDF)
The General Meeting of the Western Adelaide Coastal Residents’ Association Inc (25 January 2017) voted unanimously on the following resolution in relation to the importation, transportation, storage, disposal and dumping of nuclear waste within the Charles Sturt Council region

Libraries are the hubs for learning and building inclusive, informed communities (PDF)
Community libraries are being downgraded and schools are removing arts and humanities from the curriculum. These decisions will have long-term detrimental effects on society, says guest writer and educator Erica Jolly

Coast Park Shared Pathway – Grange to Semaphore Park