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Candidate briefing sessions


Are you thinking of nominating for your local council?

Information sessions for prospective candidates for the 2018 Local Government Election will be held during August and September 2018.

The sessions will include information about the Council and role of Elected Members.

Candidates may go to any of the sessions listed below.




Monday 27 August City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Mayor’s Parlour (Enter off George Street), 175 The Parade, Norwood
Tuesday 28 August City of Unley Council Chamber, Unley Civic Centre, 181 Unley Road, Unley
Wednesday 29 August City of Prospect Prospect Town Hall, 126 Prospect Road, Prospect
Thursday 30 August City of Tea Tree Gully Civic Centre, 571 Montague Road, Modbury
Monday 3 September Town of Walkerville 66 Walkerville Terrace, Gilberton
Tuesday 4 September City of Tea Tree Gully Civic Centre, 571 Montague Road, Modbury
Wednesday 5 September Campbelltown City Council Council Chambers, 172 Montacute Road, Rostrevor
Thursday 6 September City of Burnside Council Chamber, Civic Centre, 401 Greenhill Road, Tusmore

More information

Visit:  Council's Elections webpage

Download: Candidate Briefing Sessions Flyer

Sustainable Garden Awards workshops and tours


The Sustainable Garden Awards is a biennial initiative of the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, showcasing local gardens which make a positive contribution to the environment and well-being of our community through sustainability principles, design and innovation. In the lead up to the Award presentations, a series of free workshops will be available to every shade of green thumb.

The Awards, open to all residents, businesses, schools and community groups in the Council area, recognise and celebrate the importance of gardening and landscaping in our City’s urban environment. Nominations will be judged by a panel of industry experts, against a range of criteria including design, innovation and creativity, biodiversity and habitat, self-sufficiency and nature play. Nominations open 1 September and close 5pm, Friday 19 October 2018.

An exciting program of free workshops and tours kicks off on 1 September with a variety of sustainable gardening topics covered and a special workshop for children who love to learn about the creatures in their own backyard. The workshops are presented and hosted by expert gardeners committed to sustainable gardening practices and who are ready to share their tips and tricks, and answer all of your gardening questions. Don’t delay, places are limited and bookings are essential.

To book, visit: 2018 Sustainable Garden Awards

2018 SALA in NPSP


Discover art during SALA 2018 throughout the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters.

There are 31 exhibitions in shops, cafes, galleries, offices and schools, all just waiting to be viewed and enjoyed.

Don’t miss the annual exhibition of residents’ artwork in the Reception Foyer of Norwood Town Hall open from 9.00am–5.00pm, Monday to Friday. This year’s exhibition showcases the work of 4 local artists from 1 – 31 August.

To view the online exhibition venues map or download the brochure, visit: 2018 SALA in NPSP



Look East out now!


Look East features profiles of local individuals, groups and organisations as well as information about the Council's events, activities and projects.

Download: Look East: August 2018

Articles in the latest edition include Payneham Cricket Club Celebrates 150 Years, Celebrating 60 Years of St Peters Rotary, Meet Some of our Volunteers and Transforming Kent Town.

This edition also features the 2018-2019 Annual Business Plan Summary – an overview of the annual budget and the key projects and initiatives that the Council will be delivering over the financial year.


Draft State Planning Policies consultation


South Australia’s planning system is currently undergoing its biggest reform in over 20 years, led by the State Planning Commission through the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure.

Over the coming months, the State Government is releasing a number of documents and discussion papers outlining how the proposed new system will work.


Draft State Planning Policies released for consultation

The Draft State Planning Policies represent the highest level of policy in our new planning system and address the economic, environmental and social planning priorities for South Australia.

The 16 draft Policies address a range of topics including design, housing supply, climate change, energy, industry, transport and employment.

To download the draft Policies, visit: SA Planning Portal


How to have your say

The new planning system focuses on community input at the early stages of policy preparation, with reduced opportunity to comment on individual development proposals. It is therefore important for the community to have a say on the framework and policy documents as they are released by the State Government.

To have your say, visit:  yourSAy website 

Consultation closes Friday 7 September 2018.


More information

Website: SA Planning Portal


The Parade Masterplan: Phase 3 - have your say!


The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is developing a Masterplan for The Parade, Norwood which will guide the redevelopment of this significant precinct.

Phase 3 of consultation on The Parade Masterplan is now underway and you are invited to have your say.

All comments which were received on the draft design concepts for The Parade during Phase 2 have been reviewed and used to inform the draft Masterplan for The Parade.

Consultation closes at 5.00pm, Friday 17 August 2018.

For more information and to have your say, visit: Planning The Parade: Have Your Say

2018 Fashion on Parade - volunteer with us!


Would you like to participate in one of South Australia’s premier fashion events? Volunteer applications are now open for the 2018 Fashion on Parade.

Fashion on Parade, held annually on The Parade, Norwood, showcases the latest in-season trends from Parade retailers and local designers.

The back stage of Fashion on Parade is a hub of activity with models, designers, stylists, volunteers and staff working together to deliver a seamless show.


Get involved!

We are looking for enthusiastic and committed individuals to join our dynamic runway crew team.

Volunteering as a runway crew member will get you a back stage pass to work with local designers and industry experts, while gaining experience in the fashion and events industry.

If you have strong initiative and a ‘can do’ approach, we want to hear from you!

For more information and to apply, contact Belinda Naish on 08 8366 4631 or

For more volunteering opportunities, visit: Volunteer Vacancies

Free radio broadcasting training program


Are you aged 15 – 25 years and live, work or study in Adelaide’s eastern suburbs? YouthFM is a free 12 month radio training program for young people. Apply now to become a radio presenter!

The 12 month program starts on Wednesday 22 August at Three D Radio

Applications close 5.00pm, Wednesday 15 August 2018.

To participate in the Youth FM radio training program, please complete and submit the Youth FM Participant Form

Apply online


YouthFM training leads to an opportunity to become a member of the YouthFM team to produce features for radio (Three D Radio 93.7fm) on an ongoing basis in a supportive team environment.

For more information, visit: YouthFM

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2018-2019 Annual Business Plan & Budget endorsed


The Norwood Payneham & St Peters Council has kept the 2018-2019 average residential rate increase to just 0.93 percent following the adoption of it’s 2018-2019 Annual Business Plan & Budget adopted at the Council meeting on 2 July 2018.

"Achieving this record low increase demonstrates that the Council continues to have the City's finances under control and maintaining financial sustainability." Mayor Robert Bria said.

0.93 percent equates to an extra $14 a year for the average residential property.

This year the Council will invest $11.8 million into new projects, as well as nearly $7 million into its Capital Works Program. These projects include storm water drainage ($4.1 million), road reseals ($1.528 million), footpaths ($0.811 million), and kerbing and water tables ($0.765 million).

For more information, download: Annual Business Plan & Budget 2018-19

Go plastic free in July!


Imagine a world without plastic waste.

Take part in the Plastic Free July challenge and attempt to reduce your plastic consumption for the month of July. You can go it alone or take the challenge into your school, business or organisation.

The goal of Plastic Free July is to build a global movement that dramatically reduces plastic use and improves recycling, worldwide.

By encouraging people to be more aware of their plastic use, we can create a cleaner world for generations to come.

For more information and to sign up, visit: Plastic Free July

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