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Changes to hard waste collection creating convenience for residents


Two free collections available year round are just a few benefits of the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters’ new ‘booked’ hard and electronic waste collection service for residents.

Residents can now book their hard and electronic waste collection of damaged and unwanted goods, with the service commencing from 3 July 2017.

The new hard and electronic waste collection service replaces the annual collection which took place during August and September.

“This new service provides a great level of convenience and flexibility for our residents as they no longer have to wait until the annual spring collection period,” said Mayor Robert Bria.

“There are a number of benefits to this type of service; tidier and safer streets and an increased number of collections hopefully leading to a decrease in illegally dumped goods.”

Each household is entitled to two free collections of hard and electronic waste per year, with an additional two collections available at a nominal cost.

The types of items that can be collected remain unchanged however, the Council encourages residents to carefully consider the hard waste which they send to landfill.

“Many items can be repurposed or reused, donated to charity or listed on websites for free collection. It’s important that people consider their impact and options when sending waste to landfill,” added Mayor Robert Bria.

For more information on the hard and electronic waste collection service, visit: Hard Waste & E-waste or phone the Council’s City Services Unit on 8366 4555.

Media enquiries: Mayor Robert Bria on 0431 754 077

Shop on The Parade and WIN a trip for two to Paris!


There’s even more reason to shop on The Parade, Norwood this winter, with the chance to win a trip for two to French fashion mecca Paris!

The Parade to Paris competition, an initiative of the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters and the Norwood Parade Precinct Committee, will see one lucky winner and their travel partner spend ten (10) nights roaming the cobbled streets of Paris.

“This is a fantastic initiative by the Council and local businesses to attract people to one of the State’s premier shopping destinations,” said Mayor Robert Bria, Presiding Member of the Norwood Parade Precinct Committee.

“It’s great to work with such a like-minded community of businesses and I thank them for their participation.”

Entry into the Parade to Paris competition is simple and will score one lucky entrant and their travel partner return flights, ten nights’ accommodation plus $2,000 spending money, thanks to major sponsor Parade Central*.

To enter the draw, spend $50 at any retail outlet or $10 at any café along The Parade, Norwood between Thursday 8 June and Friday 28 July 2017.

Entries must be submitted online at and the prize draw will take place on Wednesday 2 August 2017 with the winner notified by telephone and in writing.

*For full terms and conditions visit or for more information contact the Council’s Economic Development Unit on 08 8366 4512.

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Media enquiries: Mayor Robert Bria on 0431 754 077

2017 Community Survey Results


The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters last night received the final 2017 Community Survey report, which indicates an increase in residents’ satisfaction with the Council and the services, programs and facilities which it provides.

The Community Survey, first conducted in 2009, assists the Council to identify emerging trends, concerns and aspirations within the community and thereby plays an important role in the Council’s strategic planning process.

Results showed overall resident satisfaction increased from 3.5, at the previous survey in 2013, to 3.8 out of 5.0, and indicated key areas of importance that residents would like the Council to focus on over the next three year period.

Improving infrastructure (53%), Issues with Street Trees (29%) and Car Parking (17%), ranked as the top three focus areas for residents.

“These results suggest that the Council needs to get back to basics and apply greater attention to the issues that impact residents in their everyday lives such as footpaths and infrastructure generally,” said Mayor Robert Bria.

While resident satisfaction showed improvement, satisfaction amongst the local business community slightly decreased from the previous survey.

Similar to residents, the highest level of satisfaction for business respondents was with Waste & Recycling Services. Also similarly to residents, areas of concern were Car Parking (39%), Improving Infrastructure (29%) and Urban Design/Planning Issues (21%).

Despite this, 51% of business respondents indicated that the location is ideal for doing business; both for the business and for customers.

“The brand identity cultivated from business precincts such as The Parade, Norwood, Glynde, Payneham and Magill Road, adds value to doing business in the area,” added Mayor Robert Bria.

“The Community Survey is a key tool for reflecting and planning for the future. Understanding the community’s perceptions is essential to achieve overall Community Well-being through our goals of Social Equity, Cultural Vitality, Environmental Sustainability and Economic Prosperity.”

Download: 2017 Community Survey Results Report

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Media enquiries: Mayor Robert Bria on 0431 754 077

NPSP schools traffic and parking review wins IPWEA Award


On Friday 19 May, the City-Wide Schools Traffic Safety and Parking Review won an award at the South Australian Division of the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) Excellence Awards.

Tonkin Consulting, engaged by the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters to undertake the review, nominated and won the award in the category of Excellence in Road Safety Engineering.

The awards are presented at the IPWEA SA annual dinner to encourage and recognise excellence in the innovation, development, construction and management of public works projects and the people involved.

“The Council recognised that with the City’s growing population, the large number of schools has resulted in student numbers increasing significantly,” said Mayor Robert Bria.

“With public safety being a priority for the Council, it was important to identify where improvements could be made and put in place a long-term plan to achieve them.”

 Judges cited that the project “demonstrated forward thinking in executing this project to be the first of its kind for the State”.

Tonkin Consulting also nominated and won the award for the River Torrens Linear Park Strategic Integrated Asset Management Plan (RTLP ISAMP) in the category of Excellence in Asset Management Projects and Practice.

A joint project between nine metropolitan councils which adjoin the River Torrens Linear Park, the Plan identifies how the infrastructure and facilities along Linear Park can be improved through an integrated approach.

The IPWEA SA judges noted all councils’ commitment to the iconic natural asset and hoped “this collaborative approach to an important asset crossing many council boundaries can be replicated and reapplied to other asset types into the future”.

“These have been key projects for the City and we are thrilled to see the efforts and outcomes recognised by the engineering profession,” added Mayor Robert Bria.

For more information on both award-winning projects, visit - Major Projects

Media enquiries: Mayor Robert Bria on 0431 754 077

Brian Essery celebrated for his dedication to community


Local community hero Brian Essery, was last night acknowledged and celebrated for his long history of contribution to community, when he was awarded the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters’ Freedom of the City Award.

Brian’s family and friends came together for an intimate celebration in the Mayor’s Parlour at the Norwood Town Hall, where Mayor Robert Bria presented him with his Award; the third person in the Council’s 20 year history to receive the honour.

A unanimous decision by Elected Members, the Freedom of the City is awarded to persons who, in the view of the Council, have made a significant and conspicuous contribution of outstanding quality to the development of the local community for a period of at least 25 years, either continuously or cumulatively.

“Brian follows a long line of outstanding citizens who have given so much to their communities, and in Brian’s case particularly in the Norwood and Kensington areas,” said Mayor Robert Bria.

“For more than half a century, Brian Essery has devoted himself to our local community through a variety of endeavours.”

Among a long list of achievements and endeavours, Brian has served as an Elected Member of the former City of Kensington and Norwood (8 years), President of the Kensington and Norwood Historical Band (17 Years), and member of the Rotary Club of Norwood (36 years).

Brian has also been a member of the Norwood Football Club since 1969, serving as a committee member for 14 years.

“In recognition of his outstanding service to the community of Norwood Payneham and St Peters, Brian was awarded the City’s 2016 Citizen of the Year Award - a fitting honour to add to the many other accolades he has received for his contributions over several decades.”

Brian is admired for his approach to his work; quiet, diligent and professional.

“Always unassuming, Brian has never sought the limelight, instead preferring to share the fruit of his extraordinary labours with friends, colleagues and of course the community he has so selflessly served,” added Mayor Robert Bria.

“His humility and unwavering commitment of service to others is a shining example of the active citizenship that makes our community a better place to live, work and play.”

Media enquiries: Mayor Robert Bria on 0431 754 077