Our City

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters enjoys a reputation as one of Adelaide's most desirable places to live, work and visit.

Events - children outside Town HallSpanning 21 suburbs, the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters incorporates 15.1 km² of land and is home to more than 36,600 citizens.

Our City is bounded by the City of Port Adelaide Enfield in the north, the City of Campbelltown in the east, the City of Burnside in the south, Adelaide City Council in the west and the Town of Walkerville in the north-west. The River Torrens forms a boundary in the west and north.

Among our City's natural assets are four meandering creeks and more than 180 hectares of open space, encompassing 69 parks and reserves.

The City contains many excellent intact examples of South Australia's residential and commercial built heritage from the Victorian era and beyond. This built heritage features 73 state and 667 local heritage places, as well as nearly 1,500 contributory Items across the City. These are protected by comprehensive contemporary heritage policies, introduced into the Council's Development Plan in 2005 and recognised as being among the best in the State.

Our City is well known for its significant number of small to medium businesses (over 3,000), which are generally concentrated in a number of precincts throughout the City. Major retail precincts include The Parade, Magill Road, Payneham Road and the Glynde Corner, with district-level shopping centres located at The Avenues, Firle and Marden.

The City also features professional, manufacturing and light industry business precincts and contains more than 6,000 home-based businesses, all significant contributors to both the state and local economy.