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Draft Annual Business Plan & Budget - have your say!
The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Draft 2017-2018 Annual Business Plan sets out the Council’s proposed projects, services and programs for the coming financial year.
The Council is seeking community feedback on the Draft 2017-2018 Annual Business Plan from Wednesday 10 May to 5.00pm, Wednesday 31 May 2017.
Download: Draft 2017-2018 Annual Business Plan
For more information and to have your say, visit: Community Consultation
2017 South Australia’s History Festival Program out now!
The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters will celebrate South Australia’s History Festival this May with special events, talks, walks, performances, tours and exhibitions, embracing the theme of recollection.
Visit: 2017 Program
South Australia’s History Festival will run from 1 - 31 May.
For more information about the Festival, visit: South Australia’s History Festival
Be the first to read the latest news from Your NPSP
This week marked the launch of the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters new bi-monthly eNewsletter, Your NPSP.
Complementing a suite of communications for our citizens, Your NPSP will deliver timely updates about Council events, initiatives, major projects and business activities, straight to your inbox.
Read the first edition and discover what’s happening in our City.
Subcribe now to future editions of Your NPSP. This is an opt-in subscription and you can unsubscribe at any time.
New laws for cat and dog owners and breeders
New laws for cat and dog owners and breeders will soon be introduced in South Australia.
These changes, which include new requirements for microchipping, desexing and breeder registration, are being phased in over the next 18 months, with new standards and guidelines for breeders and sellers taking effect from August 2017.
For more information about the changes that affect you, visit: Dog and Cat Board - New Dog and Cat Laws
SA Power Networks commence tree trimming program in May
As part of their State-wide vegetation management program, SA Power Networks have advised the Council that they will commence tree trimming in the City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters during May.
Tree trimmers clear vegetation around power lines to minimise the risk of outages, avoid damage to powerlines and ensure community safety.
About 40% of power outages can be attributed to tree limbs or branches coming into contact with powerlines.
Vegetation can also prevent safe access to powerlines, delaying the response to reinstating power, particularly in windy conditions.
For more information about tree trimming visit: SA Power Networks or phone SA Power Networks on 13 12 61.
To submit feedback regarding tree trimming in your area, visit: SA Power Networks - Tree Trimming Survey
Win a compost bin or worm farm competition
To celebrate International Compost Awareness Week (7 -13 May), East Waste is giving away compost bins and worm farms.
For your chance to win, simply tell East Waste what can go into a home compost bin or worm farm by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Entrants must live or work in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters or in one of the other East Waste Member Council areas.
The competition close date has been extended until 30 June 2017. East Waste will notify winners by email.
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Register to have your Rates Notice delivered by email to any device or computer. It's quick, easy and secure!
All you need to do is:
- Scan the QR code printed on your Rates Notice or visit: npsp.formsport.com.au
- Register your details and the next Rates Notice will be conveniently delivered to your nominated email address.
Signing up will also let you log in to view your notices online at any time.
For more information, download: Register to receive your Rate Notices via email Brochure
If you have already registered to receive your Rate Notice via email, you do not need to re-register.
For information about Council Rates, visit: Council Rates
Don't let your recyclables go to waste - recycle right!
Placing incorrect items in the recycling bin is called 'contamination'. Contamination causes problems during the sorting of recyclables, as well as decreasing the ability of the item to be recycled into a new product.
NPSP joins LGASA campaign against rate-capping
At its meeting held on Monday 1 May, the Norwood Payneham & St Peters Council resolved to join other councils in support of the Local Government Association of South Australia’s public awareness campaign against rate-capping.
This follows the South Australian Liberal Party’s proposal to introduce rate-capping on the Local Government sector should it win the 2018 State election.
“A cap on council rates is a cap on infrastructure, essential services and a community’s aspirations for a high level of amenity,” said Mayor Robert Bria.
“Council’s position is not about opposing a political party, but instead opposing a failed policy that will undermine the democratic foundation of local voice and local choice, and our right as a local government authority to chart our own course for the future, that meets the needs of our community.”
Independent reports from New South Wales have found that rate-capping in that state has left many councils financially unstable with crumbling infrastructure and significant cuts to essential services.
Mayor Robert Bria is concerned that the disadvantages of rate-capping far outweigh the benefits.
Rate-capping won’t improve budget transparency as councils won’t need to justify raising a low rate increase in line with the cap.
Mayor Bria said there will always be a case for councils to achieve efficiencies, reduce costs and find opportunities for resource-sharing with other councils to ultimately provide better ‘value for money’ for its constituents.
“Our Council strongly supports the introduction of benchmarking. Comparing the cost and quality of services and programs in Norwood, Payneham & St Peters with other councils will enable ratepayers to hold the Council to account.
In 2016, Council supported Mayor Bria’s call for standardised reporting on annual rate increases, in order to ensure that all councils are providing their communities with comparable information regarding budgets.
For more information, visit: LGASA - Rate Capping
Cr Sophia MacRae resigns
Cr Sophia MacRae has resigned from the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, to pursue her career as a Planner in Victoria.
Sophia’s final day as an Elected Member is Tuesday 9 May, having represented the Maylands/Trinity Ward since 2010.
A supplementary election will be held, for which further details will soon be available.