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Media statement: Council LGA delegate appointed


At its meeting on Monday 5 February, the Council endorsed the appointment of Mayor Robert Bria as the Council delegate to represent the Council and vote at the Local Government Association of South Australia’s 2018 Ordinary General Meeting.

The Local Government Association (LGA) 2018 Ordinary General Meeting, will be held on Friday 13 April 2018, at the Adelaide Town Hall.

The Council also appointed Councillor Evonne Moore as a Proxy Delegate in the event the Delegate is unable to attend the Ordinary General Meeting.

Media enquiries: Mayor Robert Bria on 0431 754 077.

NPSP allocates additional funds for line-marking program


At its meeting on Monday 5 February, the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters allocated additional funding of up to $170,000 for its line-marking program in a bid to reduce the project timeline from up to five years, to two years.

Mayor Robert Bria said the funds would be allocated in the current financial year and will bring forward line-marking works in the suburbs of Evandale, Heathpool, Kent Town, Marryatville, Maylands and Stepney, originally scheduled for the 2018-2019 financial year.

“There are areas within these suburbs where improvements to line-marking will reduce the potential for confusion of drivers and other road users,” said Mayor Bria.

Mayor Bria said the suburbs listed in the motion were scheduled for completion after similar works in Norwood where the line-marking is almost finished, and would be completed by the end of June, weather permitting.

“It’s in the Council’s best interest to address the deteriorating line-marking in these suburbs sooner rather than later.”

The additional funds and prioritisation of works will result in the line-marking program throughout other parts of the City will being brought forward by 12 months to be included in the 2018-2019 budget.

“The must prioritise this important maintenance work and adequately resource the line-marking program to reduce the projected time-frame of three to five year for completion, to two years,” said Mayor Bria.

Media enquiries: Mayor Robert Bria on 0431 754 077.

Media statement: Draft Long-Term Financial Plan endorsed for public consultation


At its meeting on Monday 5 February, the Council provided ‘in-principle’ endorsement of the draft 2019 to 2028 Long-Term Financial Plan for public consultation.

Pursuant to Section 122 of the Local Government Act 1999, the Council is required to prepare a Long-Term Financial Plan for a period of at least ten years.

The Long-Term Financial Plan reflects the Council's objectives, goals and desired outcomes in financial terms. The Council's long-term sustainability is dependent on ensuring that, on average over time, the Council's operating expenses are less than the associated revenues.

Details about the public consultation period will soon be available from the Council’s website at:

Media enquiries: Mayor Robert Bria on 0431 754 077

Business mentoring opportunity for entrepreneurs in Adelaide’s east


The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, in collaboration with Adelaide’s best startup business mentors and local entrepreneurs, is hosting a series of events in 2018 to help local startups by providing high-level strategic education and mentoring to aid future business growth.

The Eastside Startup Series, facilitated by LeapSheep with the support of the Council, will kick off the series of five events in February 2018.

City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Mayor, Robert Bria, said the Council was attracted to participate in this initiative to support future business growth for entrepreneurs in the area.

“Entrepreneurs contribute greatly to local economies and there are already a growing number of success stories in the Council area,” said Mayor Robert Bria.

“It is important for the entrepreneurial and startup business industries to be supported through local opportunities for learning, development and networking and hosting the Eastside Startup Series is a way in which the Council can provide its support,” he said.

Four events will be held in an open forum environment facilitated by LeapSheep and a panel of industry experts, which will cover relevant topics including getting started, global opportunities, startup growth and the future of the industry. Each session will cater for 40 participants.

The expert panellists for the first event, ‘How to start a Startup’, include Daniels Langeberg, Founder and CEO at EcoCaddy; Ali Uren, Founder and Director at Kiikstart; and Simon Schmidt, Co-founder and Managing Director at Vinnovate.

A free networking event will also be held as part of the series, enabling connection and knowledge sharing between other local entrepreneurs and business owners.

“Events are an essential ingredient in supporting startups through the process of building the companies and jobs of the future,” said Josh Garratt, Chairman of Coworking SA.

“Bringing these people together fosters community which has an economic multiplier effect,” he said.

For further information about the Eastside Startup Series, visit or follow the initiative on Facebook and Twitter @EastsideStartup

Media enquiries: Thea Petros

Annual business planning underway


At its meeting on Monday 15 January 2018, the Council endorsed the commencement of the annual planning and budget process associated with the preparation of the 2018-2019 Annual Business Plan and Budget.

Pursuant to Section 123 of the Local Government Act 1999, the Council is required to prepare an Annual Business Plan and Budget.

Mayor Robert Bria said the development of an Annual Business Plan is a crucial part of the budget process.

“The Annual Business Plan provides our community with a statement of the intended services, programs, facilities and objectives set by the Council for the 2018-2019 financial year, and is based upon the strategies and objectives outlined in the Council’s strategic management plan, CityPlan 2030.”

The 2018-2019 Annual Business Plan and Budget will be adopted following public consultation and after 31 May 2018.

"Importantly, public consultation provides ratepayers and residents the opportunity to comment on the Council’s proposed program of services and infrastructure for the coming year,” said Mayor Bria.

“I encourage all ratepayers and residents to consider how their rates are spent by engaging in the upcoming public consultation process and make their views known to their Elected Member.”

Media enquiries: Mayor Robert Bria on 0431 754 077