Unley spends $266,000 🚲
It coincidentally 😉😉 was announced soon after the budget rate rise was endorsed by Council.
Unley has been awarded the Stage 2 Start, from King William Road up to Stirling via the long way, a distance of 148.6km.
Stage 2 will be held on Wednesday 17 January, 2018.
The Gourmet Gala street party on King William Road will be held the night before.
For the record, I oppose hosting this event for the 18th time at a cost of $266k. This equates to a cost of about $14 per household, funded by a rate rise of 2.9%. At Council, I opposed this budget expenditure.
In my chats with residents, there seems to be little support for the huge cost of hosting this event. Most people would prefer a smaller, cheaper and more family event eg. like Unley Way to Go, like what we used to hold on Unley Oval.
I doubt that Unley will host the event in 2019.
The money saved can be used to pay off some debt.