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NPSP Rising Star awarded for economic development excellence


The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Economic Development Coordinator, Monique Warren, has received the national Rising Star Award for her demonstrated leadership and excellence in economic development.

Ms Warren, who commenced her career in Local Government in 2008, was approached by the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters in 2012, to lead the development and delivery of its suite of boutique and iconic events.

In 2015, Monique was identified for the position of Economic Development Coordinator, a role she thrives in today.

“Monique has been involved in and co-ordinated a number of significant economic development projects and initiatives, all of which have transformed the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters to become a leader in Local Government Economic Development,” said Mayor Robert Bria.

Monique has developed strong and effective working relationships with many of the City’s 6,000 business owners and operators, to create vibrant mainstreet precincts and deliver initiatives such as The Food Secrets of Glynde & Stepney and the East Side Wine & Ale Trail.

“Through her exceptional organisational skills and passion for excellence, Monique has carefully and purposefully managed these food manufacturing initiatives to the point where there are now 22 participating businesses, sell-out monthly bus tours, and recognition by Local Government in South Australia as a genuine success story in the promotion of local businesses.”

With tertiary qualifications in marketing, Monique has also been instrumental in the rebranding of key business precincts within the City, continues to progress the Council’s Economic development agenda, and demonstrates leadership within the organisation and as a mentor to others.

“Within such a short timeframe, Monique has established herself as a responsive, proactive and exemplary practitioner, a true rising star who is respected and trusted by her peers and our community.”

The annual Economic Development Awards for Excellence are offered by Economic Development Australia and recognise practitioners for their achievements and contributions to their community.

Media enquiries: Mayor Robert Bria on 0431 754 077

Beulah Road Bicycle Boulevard wins award for innovation


The Beulah Road Bicycle Boulevard, a key strategic project of the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, won an Innovation Award at the inaugural Form Innovation Awards (FIA) held on Friday 6 October 2017.

Mayor Robert Bria expressed his delight at having the Bicycle Boulevard considered as part of the Form Innovation Awards.

“The challenges of retrofitting road infrastructure to design safer spaces for cyclists is one facing many municipalities across the globe, and the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is justly proud of its achievement in winning this Innovation Award,” said Mayor Robert Bria.

The Form Innovation Awards provide a platform of recognition for innovative design thinking in South Australia and are awarded based on the impact of the project across the criteria of innovation, contribution to the project’s respective profession, and as a leading model of best practice.

“The design of the Bicycle Boulevard provides for safer cycling access along Beulah Road as part of the Norwood – Magill Bikeway Strategic Cycling Route, and has successfully secured State Government funding through the Greenways Project.”

The judges acknowledged that the Bicycle Boulevard faced many challenges but “exemplifies the planning profession”.

It was also noted that the Bicycle Boulevard, “promotes the use of bikes and aids to help communities challenge the norm of driving a car and to rethink transport options. Something that is imperative to ensure Adelaide remains a liveable and attractive place to live”.

“The comprehensive approach taken by the Council to the design of the Bicycle Boulevard will build even stronger connectivity between the CBD, The Parade and the eastern suburbs, as well as improve pedestrian movement and enhance outcomes for the surrounding businesses and community,” added Mayor Robert Bria.

The Boulevard design incorporates a series of infrastructure modifications including entry statements, raised platforms and intersection treatments, a central median feature at Osmond Terrace, enhanced lighting, landscaping and wayfinding signage.

For more information about the Project, visit: Beulah Road Bicycle Boulevard

Media enquiries: Mayor Robert Bria on 0431 754 077

Follow the Garage Sale Trail in October!


The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is encouraging the community to think differently about waste and participate in the Garage Sale Trail, a nationwide community and sustainability event.

The Garage Sale Trail is one big weekend of garage sales, happening in communities across Australia on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October 2017.

The event aims to get the community thinking about the waste they generate and how some of it can be reused.

Mayor Robert Bria said that the Council was committed to educating the community about waste and providing waste and recycling initiatives to ultimately reduce waste sent to landfill.

“Waste is a growing issue across the nation and while recycling is one solution, reusing items you no longer want is even better.”

“We hope that the Garage Sale Trail will get the community thinking about how they might reuse or repurpose unwanted items before sending them to landfill.”

Last year’s Garage Sale Trail saw 2 million items listed for sale across the nation at over 15,000 registered garage sales and stalls.

The Garage Sale Trail is happening in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters and across the country on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October 2017.

Put your sale on the Trail or see what’s on offer at

Media enquiries: Mayor Robert Bria on 0431 754 077

Explore the ‘Food Secrets of Stepney’


South Australia’s hidden tastes, flavours and experiences continue to be discovered and shared through the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters’ Food Secrets initiative, with the launch of the Food Secrets of Stepney publication.

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Mayor, Robert Bria, said the Food Secrets of Stepney publication showcases the unique food and beverage manufacturers in Stepney and celebrates their part of this burgeoning, world-class food manufacturing area.

“Much like Glynde, featured in the first publication of our Food Secrets initiative, Stepney is home to some of the State’s best kept food secrets with a handful of unique manufacturers sharing fascinating stories, and of course, world-class products,” he said.

“Through the Food Secrets initiative, the Council is recognising and showcasing the food and beverage manufacturing sector in Glynde and Stepney; reinforcing South Australia as a premier food and wine destination.”

The Food Secrets of Stepney shares the stories of boutique and family-owned businesses and food and beverage manufacturers which produce and export world-class produce to local and national markets.

Despite its small footprint, Stepney is home to a number of food and beverage manufacturers that are testament to the diversity and excellence of South Australia’s food manufacturing industry, and that demonstrate a long history and culture within the local community.

“From Rio Coffee, steeped in history as South Australia’s oldest coffee roasting house, to the newest kid on the block, boutique craft brewery Little Bang Brewing Co., Stepney is home to household brands producing high quality food and beverages.”

“Both Quinzi’s Confectionery and Heidelberg Cakes have their roots firmly placed in Stepney, producing sweet treats that have been central to important celebrations for a combined 67 years.”

“The success and growth of these businesses demonstrates that despite improvements in technology and processes, the passion, tradition and craftsmanship of family recipes has ensured the quality and authenticity of products manufactured in Stepney, and the sustainability of these businesses.”

Renowned South Australian chef and restauranteur, Salvatore Pepe, is the Ambassador of the Council’s Food Secrets initiative, and both the Glynde and Stepney publications.

“I’m honoured and proud to be the Ambassador for this strategic and exciting initiative,” said Salvatore.

“It’s fantastic to be able to source products of such quality from businesses just minutes from my home, and integrate these into my kitchen and restaurant at Pepe Cucina.”

“There is no doubt that the people behind these businesses put their customer’s experience and the craftsmanship of their products first.”

For more information on the Food Secrets initiative, visit or contact the Council’s Economic Development Unit on 8366 4555.

Pick up a copy

The Food Secrets of Stepney will be available from Friday 29 September 2017 from:

Norwood Town Hall

St Peters, Payneham and Norwood Libraries

All participating businesses

Media enquiries: Mayor Robert Bria on 0431 754 077

Celebrate modern ageing with NPSP


The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is pleased to present an exciting program of events and activities during October, which celebrates modern and active ageing and promotes health and well-being.

The Zest for Life program, running from 16 – 27 October 2017, is brimming with workshops, classes, learning opportunities and social activities suitable for all ages.

“I encourage our community to explore the program and take advantage of a great range of opportunities across a variety of interest areas,” said Mayor Robert Bria.

“From fitness classes and well-being seminars, to arts, crafts and information technology workshops, there’s something for everyone in the 2017 program.”

Previously known as the Every Generation Festival, Zest for Life is presented as part of the COTA Zest Fest 2017 Festival for Modern Ageing.

“There’s a tour of the Linde Community Garden for the green thumbs, or the opportunity to roll some wines across the palate at Eastside Wine & Ale Trail cellar door, Signature Wines.”

The SA Police 32 piece Concert Band and 22 piece Big Band are again the highlight of the program.

“Upholding tradition, the program will culminate with another exceptional concert at the Norwood Concert Hall, featuring the SA Police Bands. This is one event not to miss!”

Bookings are required for many of the events, with limited places available.

For more information, the full Zest for Life program and for bookings, visit the Council’s website at

Media enquiries: Mayor Robert Bria on 0431 754 077