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CPRA Nominated Projects for Inclusion in the 2019/20 Charles Sturt Council Budget.

Posted by [email protected] on May 12, 2019 at 6:00 AM

CPRA has recommended the following Budget Bids for inclusion in the 2019/2020 Budget.

1. The re-instatement of the two raised Memorial Garden beds in the Woodville Road/Port Road intersection Plantation. These gardens were established in memory of the workers of the Corporation of Woodville and as a historic entry “garden city” statement to Woodville.

2 Priority be given to implementing the Torrens Road Storm Water Management Plan providing flood protection for properties downstream from the St Clair wetlands. This bid is required to accommodate the overflow of the Charles Sturt responsible flood water from the St Clair wetlands during extreme rainfall events.

3. Initiate the design and plan the construction of the Railway Station St Clair War Memorial Park in the 1.3 ha of the State Government promised RenewalSA land gifted as Community Land to the Charles Sturt Council.

4. Completing the surface sealing of the Woodville Railway Station “Park and Ride” section of the existing car park. The unsealed surface and lack of storm water drainage of this car park has been neglected too long as a wet weather hazardous area.

5. If the Aveo Nursing Home and Retirement Village does not proceed then Council to formally negotiate with the State Government (or the current owner) of the “swapped” 4 ha of St Clair War Memorial Park to transfer the land back to Charles Sturt Council at current market value.

6. Woodville Ward roads included in the City Wide $11.338 million Road renewal budget for 2019/2020.

Demolition of the historic Caretakers Cottage on Torrens Road

Posted by [email protected] on March 10, 2015 at 8:30 AM

Charles Sturt (City) Council approves the demolition of the historic Caretakers Cottage on Torrens Road.

The building is the last remaining building on the former Cheltenham Park Racecourse land.

Council’s Report provided:

“The 2013/14 Budget provided $400,000 for ‘Cheltenham Racecourse Cottage-Multi Use Upgrade’.

Council approved a WIP that provided for that (unspent) $400,000 to be reallocated to a new project in 2014/15 for refurbishment of a building at the Brocas, focused on youth activities.”

CPRA have written to both Premier Jay Weatherill, Member for Cheltenham and Mark Butler MP, Federal Member for Port Adelaide to advocate for a decision deferral until such time as interested Council Elected members and Officers meet with a delegation from CPRA and others that have an interest, to consider restoration of moneys and potential uses of a restored caretakers house in the new Reserve including the children’s playground.

Caring for or Within the Community Civic Award

Posted by [email protected] on September 3, 2014 at 2:45 AM

Carol receiving the "Caring for or within the Community " Civic Award

from Mayor Kirsten Alexander

Carol is a community worker and representative. She advocates and articulates on behalf of the Cheltenham Park Residents Association Inc. on a range of matters important to the residents of Cheltenham and the community of South Australia.

St Clair Plan Approved

Posted by [email protected] on December 13, 2013 at 8:35 AM

The Environment, Resources and Development (ERD) Committee of the Parliament of South Australia approves Minister Rau’s  plan for the development of high rise apartments on the Woodville community’s former St Clair Reserve.

On Wednesday 4 December 2013 CPRA was given a brief time by Presiding Member Ms.M.G.Thompson MP to give oral evidence to the ERD Committee.

The CPRA view presented was that the Development Plan should be rejected or at least deferred until Parliament receives the report of the sitting Parliament Select Committee inquiring into the St Clair precinct.

The CPRA issues of concern are:-

Prudential investigation needed. The purchase by the Government of portion of the former “Actil” industrial site from the JV, the subsequent "like for like" swap of this land for portion of the Council owned St Clair Reserve along with the option of the JV to purchase this site (with accrued funds from the previous transaction essentially gifting the land to the JV ) requires prudential investigation.

Traffic Policy. The entry /egress of traffic to the development area coupled with the trans-precinct movement over laid on the general Woodville Road/ Torrens Road/ Cheltenham Parade peak traffic requires completion of a regional change traffic impact study.

TOD v Park and Ride. No adequate plan for Park and Ride is addressed to facilitate increased convenience for the use of public transport from the Woodville Station.

Increase in commuters. The low level increase in the number of commuters arising from a Woodville Station Transit Orientated Development was presented to the Select Committee. The definitive report is the Universityof South Australia Masters Thesis by Alexander Mokwinski.

Site Contamination. Information obtained by FOI (Council Document 11/280006) confirms the consequences of a site contamination audit report St Clair Recreation Reserve Woodville Road Allotment 1. In particular “The EPA recommends that council defer any decisions relating to planning and development issues relevant to the site until the status of the audit report is confirmed by the EPA”. CPRA has no further information available.

Community quarantined from effectual participation. With the commencement of the Local Government Act 1999, the community belief was “The intention of the Act is to create a system which protects the interests of the community in the land for which councils are the custodians, for current and future generations and also to build community consensus about the future management and use of such land; Hon. Dorothy Kotz MP, 31 October 2000”. The St Clair precinct including the Woodville Station DPA , in itself a clear misnomer, has failed this test.

There is sufficient evidence based material before the Parliament of South Australia to cause serious concern in the community to the piecemeal development in the St Clair precinct with a perceived loss of amenity for Woodville residents with eventual adverse financial consequences for the ratepayers in the City of Charles Sturt.




New website to be launched

Posted by [email protected] on December 10, 2013 at 4:25 AM

The Save Cheltenham Park website is to be launched in January 2014.


The members of the Save Cheltenham Park committee are working with a web designer to create and maintain a NEW website.


Keep watching this space!