New Council event to replace Unley Way to Go
|27 May 2009
The City of Unley's Council decided last night that its annual Unley Way to Go fair will no longer be held in its current form, but instead it will work with the community to develop a new concept for an event (or events) for delivery in 2010.
The Unley Way to Go was established in 1994 as a community event that showcased various organisations and clubs within the community, as well as providing a low cost family fair. Numbers peaked in the 1990s when around 20 000 people attended. The event was last held in 2008, when approximately 10 000 people attended.
A review presented to Council last month suggested that the Unley Way to Go fair had lost its appeal. The Council resolved that a group of Elected Members would work with the Administration, as an Advisory Group, to make a recommendation to Council regarding the future of the Council's Unley Way to Go community event. The recommendation was reflected in last night's decision to no longer offer the event in its current form.
City of Unley Councillor and Deputy Mayor Anthony Lapidge said that the Unley Way to Go has clearly been in decline, and, as a major Council community event, it no longer represents value for ratepayers' money.
"We now have a fantastic opportunity for the Council and community to share in the planning process to identify a new and appropriate event (or events) for Unley, with a fresh format, timing and venue, that delivers what our community wants", said Councillor Lapidge.