The Council and its operations are guided by legislation, policies and governing papers including by-laws, delegations, petitions, deputations, internal reviews and freedom of information.
The below registers are available to the public in accordance with the Local Government Act 1999.
The local government system is designed to provide the community with opportunities to raise concerns about matters in their area.
View the Local Government (Procedures at Meetings) Regulations 2013 to find out how to format your petition and how it will be handled by Council.
The Regulations specify that each page of the petition must:
Provide a cover letter with the petition detailing the name, address and contact details of the Head Petitioner(s) to whom we can address correspondence.
The petition must:
There is no specific provision for lodging petitions under the Development Act 1993. A petition relating to a Development Application is treated as a “representation” before the Development Assessment Panel. The host petitioner is entitled to address the Panel when the matter arises, in accordance with the Development Act 1993.
The petition/representation should:
The document must:
You are required to:
To determine the topics scheduled at any forthcoming Council or Committee meeting you can access meeting agendas on our website or contact us on 8372 5111.
If your request has been granted, you will be invited to attend a Council or Committee meeting.
Any matters of concern regarding Council Members and Council staff can be raised formally in writing with the Chief Executive Officer or as per the Complaints Handling procedures.
Representors cannot participate in the debate or ask any questions of Council.
The City of Unley recognises the importance of transparency in Council decision-making and the need to provide a fair, objective and consistent process for the internal review of Council decisions.
If you are unhappy or dissatisfied with a Council decision and would like it reviewed, we encourage you to raise this with us. Visit the Customer Service Centre at 181 Unley Road, Unley during office hours or complete an online feedback form.
If you’re still dissatisfied, you can ask us to conduct an internal review of the decision.
Council has established a procedure for an Internal Review of Council Decision, in accordance with Section 270(1) of the Local Government Act 1999, that provides guidelines for how we will handle formal requests for a review of a decision of Council, its employees and other people acting on behalf of Council.
For further details and instructions of how to apply, view Procedure for an Internal Review of a Council Decision.
If you have any questions or need help completing the application, please contact us.
The Freedom of Information Act 1991 gives you the right to access documents in the Council's possession (subject to certain restrictions). It also allows amendments of documents in defined circumstances.
The Act only allows access to documents in Governments' possession and not documents owned by the private sector.
To apply, please read and complete the relevant form.
We suggest discussing your requirements with the Freedom of Information Officer before lodging an application. You can contact the Freedom of Information Officer by phoning 8372 5111 or by emailing email@example.com
The City of Unley recognises that the Kaurna people are the traditional owners and occupiers of the land that now comprises the City of Unley.
We apologise for the pain, the grief and suffering experienced by Australian Indigenous people as a result of past laws, government policies, actions and attitudes. The City of Unley expresses deep sorrow that these actions and attitudes have occurred and has determined that such occurrences will not be repeated.
The City of Unley commits itself to an ongoing process of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and recognises the historical and environmental significance of Kaurna sites within the City.
We recognise the significance and richness of the Kaurna culture and language.
Signed by Kaurna Elders Lewis O'Brien and Doris Graham and Mayor Michael Keenan on 30 November 2001.
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