At the Association’s AGM on 14 November 2010, a new committee for 2011 was elected. Community planning consultant Ian Wood was re-elected unopposed as president of SOS.
Lou Delacretaz and Cheryl Forge remain vice-president and secretary respectively, while Julie Buxton was elected treasurer. Other committee members are Libby Blackett-Smith, Ray Smith, lawyer Ann Birrell, urban designer David Rayson and Don Dunstan (president of the Glen Eira Residents Association).
Guest speaker at the AGM was Julianne Bell, Secretary of Protectors of Public Lands Vic), who outlined some of the positive actions that PPL and other groups have been taking recently to oppose planning and transport projects that are increasingly threatening the residential amenity of Melbourne.
SOS is looking forward to working with the new Coalition state government and networking more this year with local councillors for much-needed reforms to the State planning regime, including the need for more effective community consultation.