Major Projects

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters has a number of major projects currently underway or in the planning stage.

All of the major projects undertaken by the Council are underpinned by the four pillars contained in CityPlan 2030. These are Social Equity, Cultural Vitality, Economic Prosperity and Environmental Sustainability. For more information, visit CityPlan 2030 page.

 

City-wide Schools Traffic Parking & Safety Review

18/08/2016

In 2015, the Council engaged Tonkin Consulting, as its Lead Consultant and in partnership with GTA Consulting, to undertake a comprehensive review of traffic, car parking and safety adjacent to all schools located within the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters.

The 16 schools included in the Schools Review are:

  • East Adelaide School
  • Kensington Centre*
  • Loreto College
  • Marden Senior College
  • Marryatville High School
  • Marryatville Primary School
  • Mary MacKillop College
  • Norwood Primary School
  • Prince Alfred College
  • St Ignatius Junior College
  • St Joseph’s Memorial School (Kensington)
  • St Joseph’s Memorial School (Norwood)
  • St Joseph’s School (Payneham)
  • St Peters College
  • Trinity Gardens Primary School
  • Felixstow Community School

*The Kensington Centre is currently unoccupied but was included in the Schools Review as Pembroke College purchased the property just prior to the commencement of the Schools Review.

The key objective of the Schools Review, which was completed in June 2016, was to identify the various issues which require to be addressed for each school and recommend options in respect to how these issues could be addressed.

The Schools Review involved a comprehensive and complex process which incorporated, at each of the schools the collation and analysis of various data, including issues associated with morning and afternoon school peak times and consultation with a large number of stakeholders. The consultation process included liaison with representatives from the various schools, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI), Department of Education and Child Development, Catholic Education South Australia, the Association of Independent Schools of South Australia, South Australia Police and residents and business owners and operators directly affected by the proposed recommendations.

A copy of the report prepared which has been prepared by Tonkin Consulting and GTA Consultants can be viewed by clicking on the relevant links below:

City-wide Schools Traffic Parking & Safety Review - Volume 1 Final Report

City-wide Schools Traffic Parking & Safety Review - Volume 2 Appendices

At its meeting held on 1 August 2016, the Council considered a staff report outlining the findings of the Schools Review as well as the implementation of the recommendations which have been made Tonkin Consulting and GTA Consultants.

A copy of the staff report and Minutes from the Council’s meeting can be viewed by clicking the link below. 

Council Report & Minutes

The Council has allocated $283,450 in its 2016-2017 Budget for the implementation of the Stage 1 recommendations. Council staff are currently finalising an implementation plan to ensure that these works are completed within the 2016-2017 financial year. A report will be considered by the Council, in early 2017, regarding the implementation of the Stage 2 recommendations. The Stage 1 and Stage 2 recommendations are outlined in the staff report which can be downloaded by clicking on the link above.  

For further information regarding this Project, please contact the Council’s Manager, City Assets, Claude Malak on 8366 4542 or via email cmalak@npsp.sa.gov.au

Felixstow Reserve Masterplan

22/10/2015

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is developing a Masterplan for Felixstow Reserve, which will guide the redevelopment of this significant piece of open space, in order to enhance and realise the full potential of this regional asset.

Download: Final Masterplan


Existing site

Felixstow Reserve is located in the suburb of Felixstow and is bounded by the River Torrens Linear Park on the northern side, Riverside Drive on the western side, Langman Drive on the southern side and the boundary of the Campbelltown City Council on the eastern side. The Reserve is approximately 7.552 hectares in size. 

 

Waterproofing Eastern Adelaide Stormwater Harvesting and Re-use Project

In 2009, the Eastern Regional Alliance (ERA) group of Councils, of which the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is a member, commenced the Waterproofing Eastern Adelaide Stormwater Harvesting and Re-use Project (the ERA Project). 

Wallbridge & Gilbert (Consulting Engineers) have been appointed by the participating Councils, as the Lead Design Consultants to deliver the design of the Stormwater Harvesting and Re-Use Project.

The ERA Project, amongst other things, proposes the development of a wetland at Felixstow Reserve. 

For more information on the ERA Project, visit: ERA - Waterproofing Eastern Adelaide Project or view the ERA Project Major Projects listing on this page.

 

Context

With this significant investment proposed, the Council saw an opportunity to concurrently undertake a Masterplan for the whole of Felixstow Reserve, to ensure that the proposed wetland is integrated into the overall design of the Reserve and that an innovative and well-designed outcome is achieved.

Oxigen (Consulting Landscape Architects and Urban Designers) have been appointed by the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters to deliver the Felixstow Reserve Masterplan.  

Despite Felixstow Reserve’s significant size and proximity to the River Torrens Linear Park, it is currently underutilised. This is mainly due to its condition and absence of features. As such, there is a real opportunity through this Major Project, to develop a Masterplan that will provide the community with a well-designed and innovative recreational asset, which effectively integrates the proposed wetland into the overall design of Felixstow Reserve.

 

Felixstow Reserve Masterplan Project

The Felixstow Reserve Masterplan has been developed in two stages. Stage 1 comprised the development of the Felixstow Reserve Masterplan Concept, which included determining the size and location for the proposed wetland. Stage 2 involves the preparation of the Felixstow Reserve Masterplan.  


Stage 1 - Concept

The key objective of Stage 1 was to identify at a ‘conceptual level’, all of the potential uses that could be incorporated into Felixstow Reserve.

Download: Masterplan Concept

As the first step in the process, an initial consultation phase was undertaken to capture the community’s thoughts regarding the proposed redevelopment of Felixstow Reserve and in particular the size and location for the proposed wetland. This included a Park Day, which was held at Felixstow Reserve on Saturday 29 March 2014, where the community was invited to meet the Project Team and explore ideas and identify their aspirations for the Reserve.  


Key findings from the initial consultation process included:

  • overall support for a wetland
  • strong support to retain an open space area for informal sport and recreation
  • maintaining the open and natural character of the Reserve.  

For a summary of the information collected at the initial Park Day, download: Stage 1 Consultation Summary Report

The information collected as part of this initial consultation process was used to develop a draft Concept, which was released for community consultation from 21 May through to 13 June 2014. To help facilitate this consultation, a second Park Day was held at Felixstow Reserve on Saturday 31 May 2014.


Key findings from the second round of consultation included:

  • majority support for each of the major features proposed in the draft Concept, including the wetland
  • open space (kick-about) area
  • support for new park infrastructure (i.e. shade and shelters, seating, BBQ and picnic facilities, new public toilet and park pavilion).  

For a summary of the information collected as part of this second round of consultation, download: Stage 2 Consultation Summary Report

The feedback and comments received as part of this second round of consultation were then used to finalise the Felixstow Reserve Masterplan Concept, which was endorsed by the Council at its meeting held on 10 September 2014. 


Stage 2 - Masterplan

The Felixstow Reserve Masterplan further develops the ideas and features confirmed in the Concept. Based on feedback received from the community during the previous two stages of consultation, the Felixstow Reserve Masterplan has been designed to reflect the aspirations of the community in regards to the redevelopment of Felixstow Reserve.


KEY ELEMENTS

Elements that are being incorporated into the Felixstow Reserve Masterplan design include:

  • a wetland with viewing platforms, walkways and other features, providing opportunities for play and interaction with water and the wetland
  • a large central open space area consisting of irrigated lawn, to provide a large area for informal sport and recreation
  • natural play equipment in the lower park area located between the Linear Park and the River Torrens
  • a games and activity space with outdoor table tennis and a multi-purpose court
  • fitness equipment throughout the Reserve, combined with a distance marked running track
  • a well-designed network of pedestrian and cycle pathways that connect all of the various features of the Reserve, as well as providing clear, safe and convenient linkages to the River Torrens Linear Park
  • a coordinated signage network, including advisory and directional information, as well as interpretive signage to educate park users
  • BBQs and picnic facilities, including shelters, located throughout the Reserve
  • new public toilets as part of a central pavilion, for all users of Felixstow Reserve and the River Torrens Linear Park
  • a car park at the western end of the Reserve and indented 90 degree parking at the eastern end of the Reserve, as well as a car drop off/pick up zone adjacent the bust stop on Langman Grove  
  • new tree plantings providing natural shade and amenity.

Contact

Keke Michalos
Senior Strategic Projects Officer
T: 08 8366 4509
E: kmichalos@npsp.sa.gov.au

 

Waterproofing Eastern Adelaide Project

21/10/2015

The Eastern Regional Alliance (ERA) Waterproofing Eastern Adelaide Stormwater Harvesting and Re-Use Project, is a significant multi-million dollar regional stormwater harvesting and reuse Project.

The Project is being undertaken in partnership by three of the Eastern Regional Alliance (ERA) Councils, which includes the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, Town of Walkerville and City of Burnside.

The Project is funded by ERA with assistance from the Australian Federal Government, through the National Urban Water and Desalination Plan and the Adelaide & Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board, which assisted the Councils in the initial stages and continues to be an integral contributor to the Project.


Project objective

The key objective of the Project is to harvest and reuse stormwater for irrigation. Stormwater will be harvested and treated during winter and stored in underground aquifers, then recovered for use in summer for irrigating public reserves across the partnering Council areas.

This exciting initiative will reduce the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters reliance on mains water and its reliance on water from the River Murray and enhance the quality of the water that is discharged to The Gulf.

Crucial to the successful operation of the harvesting and reuse scheme, is the provision of water treatment sites. One such site is proposed to be located in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters at Felixstow Reserve. This site will require the placement of a wetland within Felixstow Reserve.


Felixstow Reserve Masterplan Project

Given the size of the proposed wetland and significant financial investment that would be required, the Council has taken the opportunity to concurrently undertake a Masterplan for Felixstow Reserve. This will ensure that the proposed wetland is integrated into the overall design to redevelop Felixstow Reserve and that an innovative and well-designed outcome for the Reserve is achieved.  


More information

Visit: Eastern Regional Alliance (ERA)

For more information on the Felixstow Reserve Masterplan, view the Felixstow Reserve Masterplan Listing on this page.