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Taste Glynde & Co at Tasting Australia 2017


South Australia’s unique food manufacturing destination at Glynde will be showcased again at ‘Taste Glynde & Co’ during Tasting Australia in April 2017, with the Norwood and Stepney Precincts joining the food festivities this year!

City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Mayor, Robert Bria, said the Council was delighted to host this event again as an opportunity to continue to promote the Glynde Precinct, with the addition of Norwood and Stepney.

“Glynde has so much to offer as a local food manufacturing precinct and is home to many renowned and iconic South Australian businesses,” said Mayor Bria.

“The outstanding success of the ‘Taste Glynde’ event in 2016 convinced the Council that it had to be a part of Tasting Australian again this year.

“Along with the Food Secrets of Glynde and Stepney bus tours, which have already sold out for the remainder of 2017, ‘Taste Glynde & Co’ builds on the precinct's reputation for high quality food manufacturing,” said Mayor Bria

‘Taste Glynde & Co’ will provide the opportunity for people to discover and meet local food businesses, producers and manufacturers, enjoy food and wine samples, and be treated to live cooking demonstrations.

The event will also feature a ticketed Tasting Room hosted by businesses from the popular new Eastside Wine & Ale Trail initiative, which was launched in February 2017. In addition, Sprout Cooking School will be conducting four ticketed kids cooking classes, for 4-12 year olds.

Phil Sims, Chief Executive Officer of Robern Menz said he is excited to be hosting this event again on the Robern Menz premises at Glynde.

“It is so important that local brands have the support of our councils and this initiative by the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is an excellent example of what can be achieved when we all work together to highlight the amazing food and beverage products manufactured in our region,” he said.

This event will help to further build the recognition of the many food manufacturing businesses in Glynde, Norwood and Stepney, which are producing quality products and being consumed all around the world.

‘Taste Glynde & Co’ will be held on Sunday 30 April 2017 from 10.00am to 4.00pm at Robern Menz, 71 Glynburn Road, Glynde.

For further information, please visit: or contact the Council’s Events Unit via email at or on 08 8366 4527.

Media Enquiries: Mayor Robert Bria on 0431 754 077.

Come and enjoy sunset tunes at Melodies in the Park!


The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters will host a new family event, ‘Melodies in the Park’ at Joslin Reserve, Joslin on Saturday 18 March 2017.

Building on the popularity and success of existing local community events such as the St Peters Fair and Twilight Carols & Christmas Market, ‘Melodies in the Park’ will focus on music and family entertainment for the enjoyment of the local community, whilst showcasing the delightful surrounds of Joslin Reserve at sunset.

Hosted by Channel 9’s Jessica Braithwaite, the fantastic musical line up will include ARIA award winning quartet, The Idea of North, and local bands Soul Macumbia and The Winter Gypsy.

Family entertainment, including Noises for Kids, The Amazing Ace magician, roving entertainers and a range of delicious food stalls will complement the live music melodies and the relaxed outdoor ambience of the event.

“Community events contribute greatly to building community pride, a ‘sense of place’ and promoting active participation,” said Mayor Robert Bria.

“Family-friendly events in local parks are embraced by the community and it is important that the Council hosts these events in various locations throughout the City, to ensure inclusion and participation across the community.

“Joslin Reserve offers an ideal suburban venue to host this family-orientated concert style event, featuring family entertainment and food stalls,” he said.

‘Melodies in the Park’ will be the first in a series of community concert events that will be hosted by the Council, with the next event to be held at Koster Reserve, Trinity Gardens in early 2018.

Melodies in the Park will be held on Saturday 18 March 2017, 4.00pm – 9.00pm at Joslin Reserve, Joslin.

Media Enquiries: Mayor Robert Bria on 0431 754 077.

Presenting Adelaide’s only inner-city Wine & Ale Trail!


The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters has launched the Eastside Wine & Ale Trail, Adelaide’s only inner-city self-guided wine and ale trail showcasing a unique offering in the Council – three boutique cellar doors and a micro-brewery.

The Eastside Wine & Ale Trail provides an opportunity to experience some of South Australia’s finest wine and to taste some of Adelaide’s best boutique beer, without having to leave the city.

In recognising this unique offering in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, the Council has worked with local businesses to design a trail to bring people together to enjoy great wine and ale in four relaxed environments, whilst promoting these fantastic family-owned businesses.

City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Mayor, Robert Bria, said that the launch of this new and unique initiative is an important milestone for Economic Development in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters.

“The Eastside Wine & Ale Trail has been developed by the Council in collaboration with four local businesses – three boutique cellar doors and a microbrewery – who together, have allowed us to establish Adelaide’s only inner-city Wine & Ale Trail in our Council area,” said Mayor Bria.

“Along with the business owners from Amadio Wines, Little Bang Brewing Co, Signature Wines and Tidswell Wines, the Council is proud to be associated with this exciting initiative which we are sure will be a great success,” he said.

Get to know the great operators behind the four businesses involved in the initiative as you sip and sample your way along the trail:

  • Amadio Wines, 461 Payneham Road, Felixstow
  • Little Bang Brewing Co., 8A Union Street, Stepney
  • Signature Wines, 31 King Street, Norwood
  • Tidswell Wines, 14 Sydenham Road, Norwood

For further information, visit: or follow the Eastside Wine & Ale Trail on Facebook: /eastsidewineandaletrail and Instagram: @eastsidewineandaletrail

Media Enquiries: Mayor Robert Bria on 0431 754 077.

Photos: Available on request.

The excitement returns to Norwood!


Media Statement: 18 January 2017 - cancellation of Norwood on Tour Street Party Event - read media statement

Thousands of cycling fans will converge on The Parade, Norwood on Thursday 19 and Friday 20 January 2017 to celebrate the 2017 Santos Tour Down Under and the excitement that is Norwood on Tour.

Incorporating the official 2017 Santos Tour Down Under Bupa Challenge Tour and Bupa Stage 4 Start, Norwood on Tour will also feature an exciting street party the night before the race, offering food and wine, alfresco dining, live music and children’s entertainment.

City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Mayor, Robert Bria, said it was fitting that Norwood would once again play a key role in Australia’s premier cycling event.

“Home to our State’s first velodrome, as well as the oldest cycling club in the Southern Hemisphere, Norwood has a well-deserved reputation as the ‘home of cycling’ in South Australia,” Mayor Bria said.

“The Council is delighted to have been selected to host to the Bupa Challenge Tour and the Bupa Stage 4 Start of the 2017 Santos Tour Down Under, as well as a unique street party in celebration of this fantastic international sporting event,” he said.

‘Norwood on Tour’ Street Party: Thursday 19 January, 5.00pm – 10.00pm

Bring your friends and family and be a part of the electrifying atmosphere of the ‘Norwood on Tour’ Street Party! This free family event will feature live music, delicious food and wine, performances and entertainment for all ages, including circus acts and workshops, henna tattoos, face painting and giant games.

Main stage entertainment

  • 5.30pm – Georgy Rochow
  • 7.00pm – The Winter Gypsy
  • 8.00pm – Gumbo Ya Ya
  • 9.00pm – Mr Buzzy Band

Bupa Challenge Tour: Friday 20 January, 6.30am & 9.15am

The Bupa Challenge Tour is the Santos Tour Down Under's annual mass-participation ride. Cycling enthusiasts will put their skills to the test from Norwood to Campbelltown on the Bupa Challenge Tour just hours before the professionals tackle Bupa Stage 4.

Bupa Stage 4 Start: Friday 20 January, 11.30am

See international cycling heroes kick off Bupa Stage 4 from The Parade at 11.30am, taking on 149.5 kilometres including Checker Hill for the Subaru King of the Mountain before looping around Birdwood, Springton and Mt Torrens before finishing in Campbelltown.

Road Closures

Thursday 19 January 2017 – 9.00am to 2.00am (following day)

  • The Parade (northern and southern carriageways): from George Street to Edward Street (not including intersections)

 Friday 20 January 2017 – 2.00am to 1.30pm

  • The Parade (northern and southern carriageways): from Osmond Terrace to Portrush Road
  • George Street: from The Parade to Webbe Street
  • Edward Street: from The Parade to the entrance of Coles/Café Bravo car parks.

During the above road closures, West bound traffic and bus services will be diverted along Portrush Road, Magill Road and Osmond Terrace, back down The Parade, with the reverse for East bound traffic.

For more information, please visit or contact the Council’s Events Unit on 8366 4527.

Media Enquiries: Mayor Robert Bria on 0431 754 077.


DAC gives Redlegs Clubrooms the ‘green light’


The Development Assessment Commission (DAC) has given the green light for the redevelopment of new clubrooms for the Norwood Football Club after deferring its decision last month.

City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Mayor, Robert Bria, said he was pleased and relieved that the decision has come before Christmas, so that the Council and the Norwood Football Club can move into 2017 with a sense of momentum.

“Both the Council and the Club have worked hard on the project and Redlegs supporters have waited a long time for this moment, so we can now focus our energies on the demolition of the Baulderstone Stand in the New Year,” said Mayor Bria.

“There has been a lot of talk about new clubrooms and it’s great that we can now put this talk into action and construct what I believe we be an iconic facility for The Parade and the best in the SANFL.

“I am hopeful that the new clubrooms will be complete in time for the 2018 football season, which will also coincide with the 140th anniversary of the Norwood Football Club,” he said.

Norwood Football Club President, Paul Di Iulio, said he was delighted with the news and was looking forward to the Members’ facility, which will be known as the Wolf Blass Centre, being constructed.

“Norwood has, for far too long, been without its spiritual home and there is no doubt this new facility will serve the Football Club for many years to come and be a great community asset for all to use,” said Mr Di Iulio.

“The Club would like to take this opportunity to thank Wolf Blass for the significant personal contribution he has made to ensure this new facility is built and to also acknowledge the fantastic support which the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters has provided the Norwood Football Club throughout this lengthy process,” he said.

“The Club has acted in good faith by making genuine compromises to address the concerns made by nearby residents during the assessment process, whilst also ensuring the facility will be available for a variety of uses outside of football,” said Mayor Bria.

The new clubrooms will cost an estimated $5.4 million, of which $2 million will be funded by the Council, with the remaining $3.4 million to be funded by the Norwood Football Club.

The Club’s contribution is comprised of $2 million which it will receive from the SANFL for the sale of AAMI Stadium, with the balance coming from the Club’s fundraising efforts.

Mr Di Iulio said the Club has already raised $1.1 million for the redevelopment and has number of other fundraising initiatives planned for 2017.

Further enquiries: Mayor Robert Bria on 0431 754 077 OR Paul Di Iulio on 0418 856 085.