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Have your say on our draft Smoke-free Policy


We are seeking your feedback on our draft Smoke-free Policy which will introduce smoke-free areas and events within our City.

The Council is committed to providing environments and events that are conducive to good health outcomes for the community. By introducing more smoke-free areas the Council will be helping to provide healthy public spaces for the enjoyment of everyone.

Feedback closes 5.00pm, Friday 13 April 2018

For more information and to have your say, visit: Community Consultation




No plans to close Norwood Library


The Council would like to inform all NPSP ratepayers and users of the Norwood Library that, contrary to media reports and other material circulating within the community, there has been no decision made to close the Norwood Library.

Any claims or suggestions to the contrary are false and misleading. In fact, the Norwood Library, along with the St Peters Library and Payneham Library (located in Felixstow) forms part of the Council's three Library Model, a policy position which was adopted in the early 2000s and is still in effect today.

The Council built the new Payneham Library in 2003 and as part of the redevelopment of the St Peters Town Hall complex, incorporated a new Library in the St Peters Town Hall in 2012.

In respect to the Norwood Library, the Council’s current position is that the existing Library will either be renovated or will be relocated to the Norwood Town Hall complex (possibly the former Norwood Senior Citizens Centre).

The Council has not made a decision in respect to which of these options it will pursue. 

The discussion to date, relates to whether the renovation of the existing library, or relocation of the Library, should be included in the Council’s 2018-2028 Long Term Financial Plan.

The draft Long Term Financial Plan is currently out for community consultation and the community is invited to lodge submissions. The closing date for submissions is 5.00pm, Wednesday 21 March 2018.

To download the draft 2018-2028 Long Term Financial Plan, visit: Community Consultation



Taste and discover at George Street Piazza


George Street will be transformed into a bustling and vibrant Italian piazza showcasing the City’s food manufacturers, producers and retailers.

Sunday 15 April, 10am – 4pm
George Street, Norwood
Free event
Bring your family, meet your friends, and enjoy a celebration of everything Italian, in a gate to plate experience, with a backdrop of live music, performance, art, cooking demonstrations and more.

For more details and to add this event to your calendar, visit: Events & Festivals


YouthFM radio broadcasting training program


Are you aged 15 – 25 years and live, work or study in Adelaide’s eastern suburbs? YouthFM is a free 12 month radio training program for young people. Apply now to become a radio presenter!

The 12 month program starts on Wednesday 4 April at Three D Radio

Applications close Wednesday 28 March 2018.


Apply online


YouthFM training leads to an opportunity to become a member of the YouthFM team to produce features for radio (Three D Radio 93.7fm) on an ongoing basis in a supportive team environment.

Download: YouthFM Poster

For more information, visit: YouthFM

Youth FM logos updated







Eastside food manufacturers unite in tasty collaboration


The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters’ Food Secrets of Glynde just got tastier with a new collaboration from two of its favourite food manufacturers, Gelato Bello and La Casa Del Formaggio.

In March 2018, the businesses launched their first collaboration with the limited edition gelato, Ricotta with blueberry & almond, featuring the flagship product of La Casa Del Formaggio.

Both South Australian and family owned, Gelato Bello and La Casa del Formaggio embody southern Italian traditions in Australian made products, and set the benchmark high when it comes to quality authentic Italian produce.

The Ricotta with blueberry and almond gelato captures the subtle flavour and creamy texture of La Casa del Formaggio’s traditional ricotta, fusing it with almonds, an Italian favourite, and the fresh twist of blueberry.

The Ricotta, Blueberry and Almond gelato will be available during March from Gelato Bello stores at Semaphore and Glynde.

George Street Piazza – temporary closure George Street, Norwood


The Council is aware that a flyer has been distributed to residents in Norwood regarding the staging of events on George Street Norwood.

The Council has not proposed to undertake a permanent or ongoing closure of George Street Norwood.

The closure of George Street on 15 April 2018 is for the staging of the George Street Piazza event.

A small section of George Street, Norwood will be closed on a temporary basis only on 15 April 2018, for the George Street Piazza event.

The section of George Street that will be temporarily closed is the section between The Parade and Webbe Street.

It will be closed from 5.00am until 8.00pm.

Access to and egress from the major car parks within the vicinity of George Street, will not be restricted.

Access to the Norwood Mall car park (Coles car park) will be via George Street (the southern side of The Parade) and Edward Street, and access will be unrestricted for vehicles travelling on George Street to The Parade from the southern end of George Street.

Access to the other two major car parks (Norwood Place/Foodland and Parade Central/Hoyts Cinemas), will also be unrestricted as the closure of George Street will only extend to just south of the intersection of George Street and Webbe Street.

Access to and egress from these car parks will be via George Street, Edward Street and Harris Street. 

A letter will be forwarded to residents four weeks prior to the event setting out the relevant details of the road closure.

Event map

Click on map to download a larger size.

 George Street Piazza Map 2


For further event details, visit: Events & Festivals Calendar

2018 Excellence in Urban Design Awards now open


The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters' Excellence in Urban Design Awards are now open with the opportunity to submit nominations until the 25 March 2018

Design professionals and the general community are invited to nominate locally responsive property developments and renovations which exhibit design excellence and improve the quality of our built environment.

Eligible entries include newly built or recently renovated homes and commercial properties, completed within the Council area between 2 March 2016 and 11 March 2018. Incomplete projects are ineligible for entry.

For more information and to nominate, visit: 2018 Excellence in Urban Design Awards


EastLINK tram network


In December 2013, the Council unanimously endorsed a submission to the State Government in response to the draft Infrastructure, Transport and Land Use Plan (the Plan), which supported the extension of the EastLINK tram network along The Parade.

The Plan proposed a new AdeLINK tram network across inner Adelaide and the CBD, including:

  • PortLINK tram to Outer Harbor, Port Adelaide, Semaphore, Grange and West Lakes
  • WestLINK tram to Adelaide Airport and Henley Beach
  • UnleyLINK tram to the south
  • EastLINK tram to Norwood and UniSA’s Magill Campus
  • PropsectLINK tram to the north
  • CityLINK tram loop around the CBD

To assess and evaluate the tram network, which is referred to as AdeLINK, the State Government announced (October 2016) a $4 million feasibility study into the electrification of public transport in Adelaide. This involved an analysis of the economic benefits, urban design issues and potential usage of trams along a number of different routes through the inner-rim councils, including the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters (EastLINK).

All councils included within the AdeLINK tram network were engaged throughout the feasibility study as options for alternative tram routes as associated issues were explored.

The 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide was updated in 2017 to include the State Government’s transport commitments, including the AdeLINK tram network.

Over the last 18 months, the Department for Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) has facilitated a number of discussions with the Council’s staff to consider the potential issues associated with the extension of the EastLINK and AdeLINK tram networks. This included developing options for the Council's consideration such as using Osmond Terrace.

In May 2017, the Council advised the Department that it opposed the tram line to be extended along Osmond Terrace to Magill Road (as recently announced), as this would make a significant impact on the existing streetscape.

The State Government's announcement on 25 February 2018 that, if re-elected, it would extend the EastLINK tram network from the East End (Adelaide CBD) to The Parade, was the first time the Council was made aware of the proposal.

To date, the Council has not been provided with any details about this proposal other than what has been released to the public.

As such, while the Council supports the EastLINK tram extension as a matter of policy and welcomes the Government’s commitment to this project, it has not yet had an opportunity to consider the details of the proposal.

In the event that the State Government is re-elected, the Council will work constructively with DPTI and other key stakeholders in Kent Town and Norwood, to ensure that residents, property owners and traders have the opportunity to be heard in discussions regarding the design of the EastLINK extension.


Grants for regulated and significant tree maintenance


During March, the Council will be accepting applications from residents to access grants which offset the costs associated with maintaining regulated or significant trees.

The grants will be available to successful applicants for approved works that maintain or improve the health and/or safety of a tree located on private, residential land within the Council area.

“Regulated and significant trees are particularly important as they come under threat due to the ongoing pressures of urban in-fill development and the increasing costs of maintaining them,” said Mayor Robert Bria.

Approved grants will be offered as a reimbursement of up to 50 percent of the maintenance or improvement work, capped at $1,000 per tree.

Applications for Regulated or Significant Tree Maintenance Grants will be accepted from 1-31 March 2018.

Find out more >


Collect your free rolls of compostable liner bags


The Council is again providing your household with two free rolls of 150 compostable liner bags (about a year’s supply) for your kitchen organics basket.

Kitchen organics service

Our kitchen organics service allows you to easily collect your kitchen organic waste in your kitchen organics basket and transfer these contents to your green kerbside organics bin.

Once collected, the material is then delivered to Jeffries at Wingfield, where it is recycled into nutrient rich compost.

How to get your free roll

In August your household will receive a food recycling flyer with a tear-off voucher. To collect your free rolls of compostable liner bags, bring the tear-off voucher in person to one of our Libraries or the Norwood Town Hall

Please do not post, email or fax the voucher to the Council as we do not deliver.

How to get additional rolls

Additional rolls can be purchased for $4.35 per roll of 75 liners from our Libraries or the Norwood Town Hall

If you purchase your rolls elsewhere, please ensure they are marked as fully compostable.  

Recently moved house?

If you are a new resident and your house does not have a kitchen organics basket, you can collect one for free from the Norwood Town Hall (proof of residency is required).

More information

For more information about the correct use of the 3-bin recycling and waste collection system, visit: Waste & Recycling or contact the Council’s Sustainability Officer, Mary-Anne Siebert on 08 8366 4532.