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Council endorses draft Masterplan concepts for The Parade


The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters has unanimously endorsed the draft concept design for The Parade Masterplan, which will now be released for community consultation.

Mayor Robert Bria says The Parade is the centre of action in the eastern suburbs, which means that the Masterplan has to reflect the vibrancy, culture and excitement that people associate with Adelaide’s premier mainstreet.

"The Council has been very conscious to ensure that the Masterplan reflects these core characteristics of and presents The Parade as a street for all people.

“The Plan proposes the widening of footpaths, more street trees, pedestrian-friendly road treatments and landscaping to enhance the cosmopolitan feel, which makes The Parade unique.”

The Masterplan has been designed to complement the new developments such as those at the eastern end of The Parade and the Norwood Oval redevelopment at the western end, thereby ensuring that the whole of the main strip benefits from public and private investment.

The Masterplan divides the strip into three sections:

  • The Parade West (Fullarton Road to Osmond Terrace);
  • The Parade Heart (Osmond Terrace to Queen Street); and
  • The Parade East (Queen Street to Portrush Road).

"Dividing The Parade into three sections not only recognises the different character and function of the different sections of this unique precinct, but it will also helps the Council in terms of the proposed scheduling when implementing the final design," says Mayor Robert Bria.

The Masterplan also proposes some minor changes to George Street, whilst retaining the two-way traffic movement. The proposed widening of the footpaths will be created by removing the indented car parks on either side of the street between Webbe Street and The Parade.

Mayor Bria says particular attention has also been given to the treatment of the intersections at Queen Street, Edward Street and Sydenham Road to maximise safety for all users.

The consultation will commence on Wednesday 30 May and conclude on Friday 22 June 2018.

Comments will inform the detail of the final draft Masterplan, which is expected to be released for consultation in late July before the final draft is considered and approved by the Council at its September meeting.

For more information please contact the Council’s Manager, Economic Development & Strategic Projects, Keke Michalos on 08 8366 4509 or email

Media enquiries: Mayor Robert Bria on 0431 754 077

Shop on The Parade and win a Caroma bathroom makeover!


Get yourself winter ready and shop on The Parade, Norwood for the chance to win a bathroom makeover thanks to Caroma!

The competition, an initiative of the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters and the Council’s Norwood Parade Precinct Committee, will see one lucky shopper win a Caroma bathroom makeover valued at $7,000, $2,500 cash and a $1,000 voucher from Outdoors on Parade.

Simply spend a minimum of $25 at any business within The Parade precinct from 1 – 30 June 2018, to go into the draw.

Mayor Robert Bria, Presiding Member of the Norwood Parade Precinct Committee, said the Committee is thrilled to be running this competition with Caroma after the recent opening of their flagship store on The Parade.

“We’re excited to be working with Caroma and Outdoors on Parade to offer such a great incentive for shoppers to visit The Parade.”

“The Parade is renowned for its fashion retailers but home furnishing and renovation represents a large cluster of the stores within The Parade Precinct.”

Such a competition isn’t possible without participation from The Parade retailers.

“On behalf of the Committee I thank The Parade businesses for their participation and in particular, Caroma for the generous bathroom products on offer.”

The Bathroom Makeover prize draw will be held on Monday 9 July 2018, with the winner notified by telephone and in writing.

The competition will open on Friday 1 June 2018, with entries closing on Saturday 30 June 2018. To view the full terms and conditions or to enter, visit

*Total prize valued at $10,500. Prize includes $7,000 worth of Caroma bathroom products, $2,500 cash and a $1,000 Outdoors on Parade voucher. **Terms and conditions apply. There is no limit to the number of entries any person may submit providing they have purchased goods to the amount of $25 or more per entry. 

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Media enquiries: Mayor Robert Bria on 0431 754 077

NPSP ratepayers won’t pay for changes to China’s waste import policy


The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters ratepayers will not pay extra rates to fund the cost of China's Revised Waste Import Policy – also known as the National Sword Policy - as the Council will instead absorb the additional cost of $300,000 as part of the Council’s 2018-2019 Budget.

"China’s new standards for the contamination of recyclable products as part of its National Sword Policy, was both unexpected and unavoidable, so it would be unfair for the Council to pass on the costs associated with the changes to ratepayers," said Mayor Robert Bria.

"Instead, the Council will absorb the cost and keep the residential rate (average) increase to a minimum which, based on current calculations, will be around 0.81 percent."

Mayor Bria said that rather than increase rate revenue to cover the cost associated with the impact of changes to China’s waste imports, the Council has reduced its projected operating surplus.

“Passing on the costs associated with China’s now dramatically high standards for the contamination of recyclable material would have lifted the rate increase (average) by almost one percent.”

China's decision to place new standards on the contamination levels of recyclable products has had a significant impact on Local Government across Australia, including the need to re-think how kerbside recycling materials are disposed.

The New South Wales and Victorian Governments have announced financial assistance packages to assist local councils in those states to deal with the issue.

The unexpected cost has also prompted Ipswich City Council in Queensland to discontinue its recyclable waste program and send this waste to landfill.

Mayor Bria said the Council's other two waste streams, household waste and green organics, are not affected by China’s National Sword Policy.

"The Council's household waste will continue to be sent to landfill sites while green organics waste will be processed by local firm, Jeffries."

Media enquiries: Mayor Robert Bria on 0431 754 077

Follow a trail of South Australian art on the Parade, Norwood


The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters last night launched Art on Parade, a trail of contemporary artworks by South Australian artists along Adelaide’s premier main street, The Parade, Norwood.

Art on Parade is a self-guided trail of contemporary art, featuring 95 unique works by South Australian artists. 

The work of 21 artists, including Margaret Ambridge, Karen Genoff, Eliza Piro, Tim Shaw and Jenny Ramos, will be displayed in the windows of retail and commercial businesses along The Parade until Monday 7 May 2018.

Mayor Robert Bria said, “This is a great opportunity to explore artworks along the cosmopolitan retail, café and restaurant strip of The Parade, Norwood.

“We’re excited to be collaborating with a number of local businesses within The Parade, Norwood precinct, from cafes and retail businesses to galleries and retail spaces to support local artists.”

Art on Parade brings together local businesses and South Australian artists to offer a curated cultural experience in an urban setting.

For a copy of the trail and further information about Art on Parade, please visit the Council’s website at

Media enquiries: Mayor Robert Bria on 0431 754 077

George Street Piazza set to transform Norwood into a slice of Italy


On Sunday 15 April, in a celebration of everything Italian, George Street Piazza will take you across the Mediterranean to a vibrant, bustling Italian piazza.

Featuring an array of local food manufacturers, producers and retailers serving up authentic Italian dishes, live music and performances, the free event will be held in George Street (from The Parade to Webbe Street), Norwood from 10am to 4pm.

Mayor Robert Bria said this event is a perfect opportunity to further showcase the world-class food manufacturers and producers, which are based in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters.

“George Street Piazza will provide the community with an authentic Italian food experience, from factory gate to plate.”

With plenty of food, wine and coffee to sample, patrons will also be treated to live art making, roving musicians, cooking demonstrations and live performances by Vogue Duo, among a host of other experiences you’d discover is an Italian piazza.

“We’re excited to be hosting this great event in George Street, as it’s an opportunity to activate a different space and provide a unique experience for our community and visitors.

“This event pays tribute to the City’s rich Italian heritage in what would be known as the heart of a city - the piazza.”

All surrounding car parks will remain open and accessible on the day, with the only road closure in place on George Street, between The Parade and Webbe Street, from 5am until 8pm, Sunday 15 April.

For further information about George Street Piazza and access to car parks, please visit:

Media enquiries: Mayor Robert Bria on 0431 754 077