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Adelaide’s eastern suburbs premium food manufacturers unite in collaboration


The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters’ Food Secrets of Glynde just got tastier with a new collaboration from two of its favourite food manufacturers, Gelato Bello and La Casa Del Formaggio.

In March 2018, the businesses launched their first collaboration with the limited edition gelato, Ricotta with blueberry & almond, featuring the flagship product of La Casa Del Formaggio.

Mayor Robert Bria said the Council was thrilled to see that the Food Secrets initiative has established mutually beneficial business relationships within the area.

“The Council’s Food Secrets of Glynde initiative throws a spotlight on the City’s renowned food manufacturing district and some of its hidden treasures, tastes and flavours.

“It makes perfect sense that these world-class manufacturers look to each other for quality produce and bring together family recipes steeped in history.”

Both South Australian and family owned, Gelato Bello and La Casa del Formaggio embody southern Italian traditions in Australian made products.

Brad Halliday, owner of Gelato Bello, said that the relationships he has formed with neighbouring food manufacturers have been invaluable.

“Through the Food Secrets initiative, we’ve had the opportunity to connect with and learn from other local food manufacturers which is now progressing into these great partnerships and collaborations.”

Brad is also confident that the Food Secrets of Glynde and Stepney monthly food tours have put local hidden treasures on the map.

“The Food Secrets tours have brought hundreds of people through our doors over the last year, the experience rivalling that of other South Australian wine and produce regions, but only 20 minutes from the CBD.”

Both Gelato Bello and La Casa del Formaggio set the benchmark high when it comes to quality, authentic Italian produce.

The Ricotta with blueberry and almond gelato captures the subtle flavour and creamy texture of La Casa del Formaggio’s traditional ricotta, fusing it with almonds, an Italian favourite, and the fresh twist of blueberry.

The Ricotta, Blueberry and Almond gelato will be available during March from Gelato Bello stores at Semaphore and Glynde.

For more information about:

  • Gelato Bello flavours, please visit
  • La Casa Del Formaggio products, please visit
  • The Council’s Food Secrets of Glynde publication and bus tours, please visit or contact the Council’s Economic Development Unit on 8366 4616.

Media enquiries: Mayor Robert Bria on 0431 754 077


NPSP clarifies position on EastLINK tram network


In December 2013, the Norwood Payneham & St Peters Council unanimously endorsed a submission to the State Government in response to the draft Infrastructure, Transport and Land Use Plan (the Plan), which supported the extension of the EastLINK tram network to The Parade.

The Plan proposed a new AdeLINK tram network across inner Adelaide and the CBD, and comprises:

  • PortLINK tram to Outer Harbour, Port Adelaide, Semaphore, Grange and West Lakes;
  • WestLINK tram to Adelaide Airport and Henley Beach;
  • UnleyLINK tram to the South;
  • EastLINK tram to Norwood and UniSA's Magill Campus;
  • ProspectLINK to the North; and
  • CityLINK tram loop around the CBD.

To assess and evaluate the tram network, which is referred to as AdeLINK, the State Government announced a $4million feasibility study into the electrification of public transport in Adelaide.

This involved an analysis of the economic benefits, urban design issues and potential and potential usage of trams along a number of different routes in the inner-rim Councils, including the City of Norwood Payneham and City Peters (EastLINK).

The State Government awarded the contract for the feasibility study to InfraPlan, which engaged all inner-rim Councils, including the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, to explore options for different tram routes other than those originally proposed the 30-year Plan for Greater Adelaide.

The 30-Year Plan proposed the EastLINK tram network going along The Parade before turning left onto St Bernard's Road and terminating at UniSA's Magill campus.

All Councils involved within the AdeLINK tram network were engaged throughout the feasibility study as options for alternative tram routes as associated issues were explored.

The 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide was updated in 2017 to include the State Government's transport commitments, including the AdeLINK network.

Over the last 18 months, consultants from InfraPlan and officers from the Department for Planning, Transport & Infrastructure, (DPTI), have facilitated a number of discussions with Council staff to consider the potential issues associated with the extension of the EastLINK and AdeLINK tram networks. This included developing options for the Council's consideration including Osmond Terrace.

"In May 2017, the Council advised the Department that it opposed a tram line to be extended along Osmond Terrace to Magill Road (as recently announced) as this would make a significant impact on the existing streetscape," said Mayor Robert Bria.

"The State Government's announcement on Sunday, 25 February 2018 that if re-elected, it would extend the EastLINK tram network from the East End (Adelaide CBD) to The Parade, was the first time the Council was made aware of the proposal.

"To date, the Council has not been provided with any details about the proposal other than what has been released to the public.

"As such, while Council supports the EastLINK tram extension as a matter of policy and welcomes the Government's commitment to the project, it has not yet had an opportunity to consider the details of the proposal," he said.

Mayor Bria said that in the event that the State Government is re-elected, the Council will work constructively with DPTI and other key stakeholders in Kent Town and Norwood to help ensure that affected residents, property owners and traders have the opportunity to be heard in discussions regarding any revised designs of the plan.

Media enquiries: Mayor Robert Bria on 0431 754 077.

2018 Excellence in Urban Design Awards – nominations open 5 March


The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Excellence in Urban Design Awards will open for nominations on 5 March 2018, and celebrate locally responsive development and renovation which improve the quality of the City’s built environment.

Mayor Robert Bria said the Awards also seek to inspire better building design by promoting community awareness and acknowledging the significant contribution which architects and designers make to the livability of our city.

“The Urban Design Awards recognise architects and designers who have succeeded in creating new developments that enhance the existing built character of our City and make it a great place to live, work and play.

“The Awards demonstrate our collective commitment to the future development of our City and promote excellence in design which encourages social, economic, environmental and cultural prosperity,” he said.

All members of the general community, as well as design professionals, are encouraged to nominate a property for the Awards which are presented in the following categories:

  • Best Residential Development (includes newly built properties, alterations and additions)
  • Best Commercial Development (including newly built properties, alterations and additions)

Eligible entries include residential or commercial projects of any scale that have been built within the Council area between 2 March 2016 and 11 March 2018.

This year’s Awards will be judged by a panel of industry experts comprising Peter Dungey, sole practitioner architect and urban designer; David Brown of BB Architects; Dimity Andersen of Grieve Gillett Andersen; and the Council’s General Manager, Urban Planning & Environment, Carlos Buzzetti.

The winner from each award category announced at an exclusive awards night to be held at creative retail hub, Brick + Mortar on Thursday 10 May 2018.  

“The community will also be encouraged to have their say about what they consider to be good design by nominating their favourite project in the 2018 People’s Choice Awards from 2-22 April 2018.”

Participants voting for the People’s Choice Award will go into the draw to win locally handcrafted glassware by Thomas Yeend Design, to the value of $250.

To nominate a project for the 2018 Excellence in Urban Design Awards or for further information visit 

Media enquiries: Mayor Robert Bria on 0431 754 07

Grants for regulated and significant tree maintenance on private, residential land


During March 2018, the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is offering grants to residents, to offset the costs associated with maintaining Regulated or Significant trees located on private, residential land.

The grants will be available to successful applicants for approved works that maintain or improve the health and/or safety of the tree.

"Trees are important to the health and well-being of our community. They provide shade, improve amenity and remain an important habitat for native birds," said Mayor Robert Bria.

"Regulated and Significant trees are particularly important as they come under threat due to the ongoing pressures of urban in-fill development and the increasing costs of maintaining them."

The grants are available to private individual owners of land wholly within the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters.

A reimbursement of up to 50 percent of the maintenance or improvement work, capped at $1,000 per tree, will be offer for approved works.

Applications for Regulated or Significant Tree Maintenance Grants will be accepted from 1-31 March 2018.

For grant guidelines, eligibility criteria and applications, please visit the Council’s website at

For more information please contact the Urban Planning & Environment Unit on 8366 4555.

Media enquiries: Mayor Robert Bria on 0431 754 077

Draft Long-term Financial Plan endorsed for community consultation


At its meeting held on Monday 5 February 2018, the Council endorsed ‘in-principle’ the draft 2018-2028 Long-term Financial Plan for community consultation.

The Long-Term Financial Plan (LTFP) reflects the Council's financial objectives, goals and desired outcomes over a ten year period.

The LTFP is reviewed regularly to provide the Council with an opportunity to evaluate its financial position and determine priorities for infrastructure programs, services and initiatives,” said Mayor Robert Bria.

"The residential rate increase has averaged at less than two percent over the last three budgets, so this process will guide the Council in managing its spending on major projects to help keep future rate increases in line with those of recent times," said Mayor Bria.

Whilst continuing to deliver all of the Council’s existing services, the draft Long-Term Financial Plan also includes a number of exciting projects that benefit our community.

“Projects include redeveloping and providing innovative playgrounds at Adey Reserve and Dunstan Adventure Playground, as well as the redevelopment of the Council’s Swimming Centres and major upgrades to The Parade and Magill Road,” added Mayor Robert Bria.

"The Council will have the opportunity to consider such major projects within the draft LTFP, taking into account the feedback it receives from the community during the consultation process.”

“I encourage our residents to take this opportunity to have a say in the development of the ten year financial plan for our City.”

The community consultation period will open on Wednesday 28 February and close at 5.00pm on Wednesday 21 March 2018.

For more information about the public consultation, a copy of the draft Long-term Financial Plan and how to participate, please visit the Council’s website at

Media enquiries: Mayor Robert Bria on 0431 754 077