Major Projects

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

The Parade Masterplan

Cost: $100,000

The Parade Masterplan is a significant Council initiative which will recognise, manage and enhance the strong ‘sense of place’ of The Parade, Norwood and its distinctive cultural, social and economic importance to the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters.

For more information, visit: Business & Economy - The Parade Masterplan

Payneham Oval Clubrooms Upgrade

Cost: $998,500

The upgrade to the Payneham Oval clubrooms will be undertaken as part of Stage 2 of the redevelopment of the Payneham Oval Complex, following the Stage 1 completion of the new playground in August 2015.

The Council has been successful in its application to the Commonwealth Government’s National Stronger Regions Fund (Round 3), for grant funding of $499,250 to upgrade the clubrooms at Payneham Oval.

The Commonwealth funding, which matches the Council’s $500,000 contribution contained in its 2016-2017 Annual Budget, will result in improved accessibility and amenities at the Oval.

The clubrooms upgrade will include installation of an access lift, upgrading toilets to make them accessible, new air conditioning, improved lighting and solar panels. Additional works will include the installation of netting behind the southern goals and landscaping.

Contact:
Acting Manager, Economic Development & Strategic Projects
Keke Michalos
T: 8366 4509
E: kmichalos@npsp.sa.gov.au

Implementation of the Felixstow Reserve Masterplan

Cost: $3,200,000

Work has commenced on development of the wetland at Felixstow Reserve, which forms part of the 'Waterproofing Eastern Adelaide Project', with the construction of this component anticipated to finish by early April 2017.

'Waterproofing Eastern Adelaide' is an important initiative being delivered by ERA Water, a subsidiary established\ by the Town of Walkerville, City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters and the City of Burnside. All three Councils have been directly involved in the planning and delivery of this Project, which will provide environmental benefits to the community for many years to come.

Once completed, the 'Waterproofing Eastern Adelaide' Project is expected to reduce spending on the irrigation of parks, reserves and schools within the Eastern Region of Adelaide as well enhance the quality of water that is discharged to the gulf.

Once the construction of the wetland is completed, the Council will commence work on redeveloping the remainder of Felixstow Reserve in line with the recommendations outlined in the Felixstow Reserve Masterplan.

Contact:
Acting Manager, Economic Development & Strategic Projects
Keke Michalos
T: 08 8366 4509
E: kmichalos@npsp.sa.gov.au

For more information, visit: Major Projects - Felixstow Reserve Masterplan

Beulah Road Bicycle Boulevard

Cost: $1,000,000

One of the priority infrastructure actions arising from the Council’s City-wide Cycling Plan is the development of a Bicycle Boulevard along Beulah Road, Norwood, between Portrush Road and Fullarton Road.

Beulah Road is the first Bicycle Boulevard to be progressed in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters. This is a priority route used by cyclists and aligns with adjoining Councils priorities for cycling accessibility and State Government objectives for connectivity and safety for cyclists in the east.

The intent of this major project is to enhance Beulah Road as a safer and more attractive cycling route than along the parallel arterial roads of The Parade or Magill Road, whilst maintaining existing accessibility and car parking for motorists.

Community consultation regarding the preferred Design Concept for the Bicycle Boulevard was undertaken in March 2016. During the one month consultation period, 117 submissions were received and of these, 74 submissions (63%) were generally in support of the plan and the preferred Design Concept. A further 13 (11%) did not express support or opposition but raised questions or suggested design modifications, whilst 30 submissions (26%) were not in support of the proposal.

The Final Design Concept, which was amended to address the comments and feedback which resulted from the community consultation, was endorsed by the Council at its 6 June meeting.

The Council has allocated $500,000 in its 2016-2017 Budget for the implementation of the Project and has applied for external funding from the State Government’s Greenways and Bicycle Boulevard Fund.

Contact:
Council’s Manager, Urban Planning & Sustainability
Eleanor Walters
T: 088366 4521 or
E: ewalters@npsp.sa.gov.au

For more information, visit: Beulah Road Bicycle Boulevard

Norwood Oval Clubrooms and Members Facilities

Cost: $5,320,000

Norwood Oval Streetscape Works

Cost: $500,000

Contact:
Acting Manager, Economic Development & Strategic Projects
Keke Michalos
T: 08 8366 4509
E: kmichalos@npsp.sa.gov.au

Upgrade of River Torrens Linear Park Path

Cost $602,000

The Strategic Integrated Asset Management Plan for the River Torrens Linear Park (the RTLP SIAMP) is a joint project initiated by the River Torrens Linear Park Coordinating Committee and the nine metropolitan Councils that adjoin the River Torrens Linear Park.

The Project aims to identify how the infrastructure and facilities along the River Torrens Linear Park can be improved in the future, and how best to manage improvements in an integrated way that relates to the availability of funds. The Plan is to be used as a reference document only and not meant for formal endorsement by any Council.


About the River Torrens Linear Park

The River Torrens Linear Park is a multi-functional, regional open space corridor linking the Adelaide foothills to the coast. Its role in flood mitigation and stormwater management blends seamlessly with its function as a recreational asset and network for biodiversity.

The Linear Park provides respite from the otherwise highly developed urban environment, with ease of access to a range of recreational experiences at different points along its length. The shared use path will be a prominent and well used recreational element, encouraging people to travel longer distances and enjoy the resultant health benefits without compromising key areas of biodiversity value.


Strategic Integrated Asset Management Plan Final Reports now available

The Final Report and supporting documents for the River Torrens Linear Park Strategic Integrated Asset Management Plan have now been completed.


The Improvement Plan and Recommendations developed provide overall direction to the Councils to help guide future investment opportunities.

For more information about this Project and to view the Final Reports, visit: www.campbelltown.sa.gov.au/LinearPark

 

 

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.