Welcome to the Deputy Mayor's Message column, which aims to keep you up-to-date with what is happening in the City of Marion.
I am honoured to be serving you as Deputy Mayor while the Mayor is on leave.
Having lived in Sheidow Park for the past 14 years, I’m particularly excited about the development of new BMX and soccer facilities in the south of our city at O’Halloran Hill.
Council’s commitment to improving sporting infrastructure is further underlined by the start of work on the $8.8 million upgrade of Edwardstown Oval. This will be a modern sports and community complex and memorial site of which we can all be proud of.
I recently signed the Resilient South Climate Change Agreement which will see Marion work with the councils of Onkaparinga, Holdfast Bay, Mitcham and State Government to build the resilience of the southern region.
The signing was part of an event which saw 250 members of the community witness how emergency services would deal with a heatwave and how we as individuals can prepare for these events. We all learned a lot on the night.
Finally, the countdown to Concert at the Cove has begun. This will be Marion’s first community music festival, so put on your dancing shoes and head to Heron Way Reserve on Sunday, 25 March. I look forward to seeing you there.
Janet Byram Deputy Mayor of the City of Marion
Mayor Kris Hanna is currently on leave.