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Concerts in the Park
Our popular series of live music events is back!
Enjoy the sunset to a soundtrack of jazz, melodies and symphony at open-air concerts in parks across the City. Bring your family, friends and a picnic.
The first concert in the series is Jazz in the Park which takes place from 4pm–8pm on Saturday 15 February 2020 at Koster Park, Trinity Gardens.
No booking is required for these free events.
For more information, visit, Events & Festivals Calendar
Become a citizen scientist for greener neighbourhoods
We are looking for residents to become citizen scientists.
As a citizen scientist, you will evaluate the green space, such as parks and ovals, which you use in your daily life, for a project ran in conjunction with SA Health and The University of Adelaide
To become a citizen scientist, you must:
- be 18 years or over
- have access to the internet via a mobile device (smartphone or tablet)
- be willing to attend a workshop in early February
- be willing to participate in data collection over a six week period.
The findings of this project will be used to support open space, infrastructure, and social planning, along with maintenance planning and asset management planning.
For more information or to register your interest, visit: Citizen scientist registration
Borthwick Park Creek improvements - have your say
The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is seeking your comments on the Borthwick Park Creek Improvements Draft Concept Plan, which seeks to address community concerns in relation to bank erosion, water quality and access to Second Creek at Borthwick Park, Kensington.
The draft Concept Plan proposes some changes which will create safe access to Second Creek, stabilise the creek bank, provide additional native plantings, and eliminate stagnant standing water during the drier months.
The proposed improvements will further contribute to Borthwick Park being a quality open space by providing new nature play and passive recreation opportunities and increased native plant biodiversity and animal habitat.
For more information and to have your say, visit: Community Consultation
Public notice: assignment of name to reserve
Notice is hereby given that the Corporation of the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, at its meeting held on 8 October 2019, resolved pursuant to Section 219 of the Local Government Act 1999 to assign the name ‘Mary MacKillop Park’ to Allotment 101 in Deposited Plan 122639, comprised in Certificate of Title Volume 6233 Folio 346.
Full details of the Council resolution are available for viewing on page 98 of the Government Gazette dated 16 January and in the Council Minutes: 8 October 2019
Chief Executive Officer
Tai Chi in the Park - book now
Come and try this low impact, slow motion exercise activity in the beautiful surrounds of Dunstone Grove-Linde Reserve, Stepney and enjoy the many health benefits of Tai Chi.
Classes suitable for all ages and abilities.
Dates: Every Friday from 7 February - 13 March 2020*
Times: 9:30am - 10:30am
Venue: Dunstone Grove-Linde Reserve, Stepney (enter via Nelson St)
Cost: $20 for 5 classes (or $4 per class)
*Please note there will be no class on 6 March 2020
Bookings now open
Book online or in person at the Norwood Town Hall, St Peters Library or Payneham Library.
For more events happening near you, visit: Events & Festivals Calendar
Changes to how you receive your bin collection calendar
Our bin collection calendars are going paperless in 2020.
This year you won’t receive a calendar in the mail, but don’t worry—your regular bin days won’t change. To download the 2020 bin calendar, visit: Bin Collection
Paper copies of the 2020 calendar will only be available upon request as we transition to a paperless calendar. To request a paper copy, visit or contact Norwood Town Hall Customer Service.
You can also download the My Local Services App to set weekly bin collection reminders.
Stay safe in the heat
There are some simple things you can do to reduce the impact of Adelaide’s heat this summer. These include staying out of the sun, drinking lots of water and spending as much time as possible in cool or air-conditioned places.
For more information about staying safe and to download translated fact sheets, visit: SA Health - Staying Safe in the Heat
Places to keep cool in the Council area
If you don’t have an air conditioner at home, visit one of our three libraries where you can relax and take it easy.
If you are shopping on The Parade, Norwood, drop into the Norwood Town Hall where there is cool drinking water available on hot days at the front counter.
If you are a water lover, cool off at our Swimming Centres – pools are heated to 27 degrees and there's plenty of shade.
Mayor’s Business Commendation Awards
The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is full of small business success stories.
The Mayor’s Business Commendation Awards recognise small businesses that contribute to our City’s unique cosmopolitan lifestyle and sense-of-place, which makes our City so liveable.
The awards are open to small businesses that have been operating in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters for a minimum of 10 years.
Applications are now open for small businesses to self-nominate.
For more information, visit: Mayor’s Business Commendation Awards
Find out how new planning rules will affect you
Find out how the state government's new Planning and Design Code will affect you and your neighbourhood.
The State Planning Commission has developed the draft Planning and Design Code (the Code) which will replace each council's Development Plan and will set out the rules that determine what landowners can do on their land.
These new rules will bring significant change to the way new development proposals are handled and the type / scale of development that is allowed in your suburb.
Right now is your opportunity to consider and question what impact the new system is likely to have on you and your neighbourhood before the planning reforms become operational.
Attend a community information session
The state government is hosting community information sessions. For more information, visit the SA Planning Portal – Upcoming Events
For more information about the new planning system and to provide feedback directly to the State Government, visit: SA Planning Portal
Community Engagement for the draft Planning and Design Code:
1 October 2019 to 28 February 2020
New Planning and Design Code to replace the existing City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters (City) Development Plan: 1 July 2020
Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in NPSP
Call 000 if you suspect someone is in cardiac arrest. The operator will send an ambulance and will be able to direct you to the nearest AED.
The Council has installed two 24-hour accessible AEDs in two of its busiest locations. The AEDs are located at:
- The Parade, Norwood (pedestrian crossing between Norwood Mall and Norwood Place)
- Felixstow Reserve (situated at the pavilion along Langman Grove).
AEDs are also located at the following Council facilities and are accessible to the public during opening hours:
- Norwood Town Hall
- Norwood Library
- Payneham Library
- St Peters Library
- Norwood Swimming Centre (swimming season only)
- Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre (swimming season only)
- Payneham Community Centre
- Council Depot
- St Peters Childcare Centre & Preschool
An AED (sometimes called a defibrillator or a ‘defib’) can be used to treat a person who is in cardiac arrest (meaning their heart has stopped). The AED will deliver an electric shock to the heart to try and resume a normal heart rhythm. If a person is in cardiac arrest, using an AED on them before the ambulance arrives can increase their chance of survival.
All defibrillators owned by the Council are registered with the South Australian Ambulance Service so that if a person calls 000, the operator can guide the caller to the nearest AED.
The Council encourages local traders and organisation with AEDs to register them with the South Australian Ambulance Service at www.saambulance.com.au