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Australia Day Celebrations venue change due to weather


Due to the current hot weather forecast for 26 January 2018, we are shifting our celebrations from St Peters Civic Plaza to the Norwood Concert Hall, 175 The Parade (cnr. George Street), Norwood. 

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Celebrate Australia Day 2018 in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters at a special event featuring the presentation of the local Australia Day Awards, a Citizenship Ceremony, entertainment and morning tea.


Date: Friday 26 January 2018
Time: 9.00am – 11.30am
Venue:  Norwood Concert Hall, 175 The Parade (cnr. George Street), Norwood

For more information, contact the Council’s Events Unit on 08 8366 4582.

For more events happening near you, visit: Events & Festivals Calendar

Get poolside on Australia Day


Bring your family and friends and celebrate Australia Day at the Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre.

Enjoy live music, games, inflatable pool toys and more!

Date: Friday 26 January 2018
Time: 12 noon - 3pm
Venue: Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre, OG Road, Felixstow
Entry: gold coin

Bring a picnic or enjoy food, drink and treats from local food trucks.

No alcohol allowed on site.

For more information, contact the Council's Events Unit on 08 8366 4555.

For more events happening near you, visit: Events & Festivals Calendar

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Stay safe in the heat


There are some simple things you can do to reduce the impact of Adelaide’s heat this summer. These include staying out of the sun, drinking lots of water and spending as much time as possible in cool or air-conditioned places.

For more information about staying safe and to download translated fact sheets, visit: SA Health - Staying Safe in the Heat


Places to keep cool in the Council area

If you don’t have an air conditioner at home, visit one of our three libraries where you can relax and take it easy.

If you are shopping on The Parade, Norwood, drop into the Norwood Town Hall where there is cool drinking water available on hot days at the front counter.

If you are a water lover, cool off at our Swimming Centres – pools are heated to 27 degrees and there's plenty of shade.


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Introducing Belinda, Volunteer Services Coordinator


The Council’s Volunteer Program has recently undergone a review resulting in some exciting changes. Most notably we are pleased to introduce our new Volunteer Services Coordinator, Belinda Naish.

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Sustainable focus as Gilberton Swing Bridge reopens


On Saturday 13 January 2018, more than 70 people joined the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters and the Town of Walkerville as the new Gilberton Swing Bridge was officially opened by Mayors Robert Bria and Ray Grigg.

The Gilberton Swing Bridge, jointly owned by the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters and the Town of Walkerville, has long been a treasured asset, greatly valued by the local community and used by pedestrians for almost a century.

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Volunteer opportunities


As a Council volunteer you will join more than 6.4 million other Australians who volunteer their time, expertise and skills to communities around the nation.

We are currently seeking registrations of interest for the following volunteer roles:

  • Knit and Stitch Mentor
  • Community Bus Driver
  • Stepping Out Volunteer

  • Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) Volunteer

For information about these volunteer roles, visit: Volunteer Vacancies


Off-leash fun for your pooch


Regular exercise is an important part of dog ownership and helps to ensure that your dog is socialised and fit.

There are 11 off-leash parks and reserves within the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, where residents can exercise their dogs. Whilst some reserves have designated off-leash areas at certain times, dogs must remain under effective control and dog owners should be mindful of other people and dogs using the area.

For locations and off-leash times, visit: Dog-off Leash Areas


The Parade Masterplan update


After an unintended pause in the development of The Parade Masterplan due to the State Government’s investigations into the proposed EastLINK Tram extension, the Masterplan is back on track!

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Community Bus Driver


We are looking for volunteer Community Bus Drivers to join our dedicated team.

The Council’s Community Bus Service provides transport for social support programs and Food Secrets of Glynde & Stepney bus tours.

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Glynde & Stepney bus tours - book now for 2018


Glynde and Stepney are home to some of our state’s best kept food secrets, with businesses producing wine, cheese, coffee, gelato, confectionary, pasta, pastries and more.  

By joining a Food Secrets of Glynde & Stepney Bus Tour you will visit some of our state’s longest standing, family-owned businesses and manufacturers, and be treated to factory tours, samples and tastings.

For more information and to book, visit: Glynde & Stepney Bus Tours


Presiding Member Building Fire Safety appointed


At the Council meeting held on 4 December 2017, the Council appointed Mr Troy Olds as Presiding Member of the Council’s Building Fire Safety Committee.

A suitably qualified Senior Building Fire Safety professional, Mr Olds will provide leadership, training and advice to the Council’s building staff through the Building Fire Safety Committee and ensure that the Committee meets its statutory obligations.

The Building Fire Safety Committee is required to be established by legislation, pursuant to Section 71(19)(a)(i) of the Development Act 1993. Mr Olds has been appointed to the position until 5 September 2020.

Schools DPA - have your say


The Council is undertaking a Development Plan Amendment (DPA) to change the zoning and policies that apply to schools (primary and secondary) and adult education facilities.

Submissions are now invited from members of the community, government agencies, schools, landowners and residents.

This feedback will be valuable in considering further amendments to the DPA and in finalising the planning policy.

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

A Rising Star


Economic Development Coordinator, Monique Warren, is regarded by her peers and our business community as a responsive, proactive and exemplary economic development practitioner. To her work colleagues, Monique is the energetic, happy and welcoming face that every workplace needs.

In October 2017, Monique received a national Economic Development Australia Rising Star Award for demonstrated leadership and excellence in economic development.

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Concerns with major development process


In light of recent major development declarations for developments within the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, the Council wishes to raise public awareness of its concerns with the development assessment process for declared major developments in South Australia.

The major development declarations the Council is concerned with include the Peregrine Corporation Headquarters development on the corner of Portrush Road and The Parade, Kensington and two Aged Care development proposals by Life Care, for sites at Beulah Road, Norwood and Payneham Road, Joslin.

Due to their scale, these developments have all caused significant community angst and have raised serious concerns about the likely medium to long-term impact of these developments on local communities, in terms of loss of privacy, adverse impact on residential amenity, erosion of the heritage value and established character of adjacent properties and streetscapes, loss of on-street parking in surrounding streets and significant increase in traffic congestion.


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George Street Piazza coming in April 2018


The Council last week supported a new event for Adelaide’s east which will see George Street, Norwood transformed into a food, beverage and cultural experience, influenced by the quintessential Italian Piazza.

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Council wins innovation award


The Beulah Road Bicycle Boulevard, a key strategic project of the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, won an Innovation Award at the inaugural Form Innovation Awards (FIA) held on Friday 6 October 2017.

The Form Innovation Awards provide a platform of recognition for innovative design thinking in South Australia and are awarded based on the impact of the project across the criteria of innovation, contribution to the project’s respective profession, and as a leading model of best practice.

“The challenges of retrofitting road infrastructure to design safer spaces for cyclists is one facing many municipalities across the globe, and the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is justly proud of its achievement in winning this Innovation Award,” said Mayor Robert Bria.

“The design of the Bicycle Boulevard provides for safer cycling access along Beulah Road as part of the Norwood – Magill Bikeway Strategic Cycling Route.”

For more information about this Project, visit: Beulah Road Bicycle Boulevard


Historical Swing Bridge redevelopment underway


The highly anticipated redevelopment works on the Gilberton Swing Bridge are set to get underway in August 2017, with the project scheduled to be completed by January 2018.

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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.

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Residents Win Grants Program


The State Government’s Residents Win Program offers funding to improve local road safety and help create places that are easy to get around and enjoy.

Would you or your community like to improve local road safety and help create places that are easy to get around and enjoy?

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Win a trip to Paris - enter now!


Spend $50 or more at any retail outlet, or $10 at any café along The Parade, Norwood and you could go in the draw to win flights and ten nights' accommodation for two in Paris, plus $2,000 spending money thanks to Parade Central

Entries close Friday 28 July 2017.

To enter, visit: The Parade Norwood

Keep up to date: Facebook @TheParadeNorwood | Instagram @ParadeNorwood | Twitter #ParadeNorwood

Public Notice: 23 May 2017 - Declaration and Naming of Public Roads


In 2016, the Lands Titles Office (LTO) advised the Council of the existence of two remnant strips of land which are owned by the Council and are being used as part of the existing road network, without ever having been declared as Public Road.

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Chi Ball



Due to popularity, Chi Ball is now full.

You are welcome to add your details to our Waiting List and we will contact you if a place becomes available.

The Council is pleased to launch the new Come and Try Chi Ball program.

Chi Ball is a mind-body exercise and wellness program based on the principles of traditional Chinese medicine, suitable for all ages and abilities.

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Beat the jam this Adelaide festival season


We all know the festival season is a busy but exciting time in the City of Adelaide, so to help reduce your travel time and get into the heart of the action, here are a few alternative travel options to navigate the city easier.

To help reduce your travel time, the Adelaide City Council has created a resource of alternative travel options to navigate the city easier.

Find out more, visit: Beat the Jam

Canvas Youth Art workshops - register now!


Canvas Youth Art & Events Project combines showcasing events with opportunities for young people to learn new skills and build links with industry in the areas of event management, music, short film and photography.

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Linear Park - temporary path closures


The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters will be undertaking a clean-up of the storm damage along Linear Park, caused by South Australia's recent extreme weather events, from Monday 31 October to Friday 23 December.

During the clean-up sections of the Path will be closed to cyclists and pedestrians.

We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your assistance.