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Peregrine helicopter landing facility - Council's submission

01/04/2020

Peregrine Corporation is seeking approval for a helicopter landing facility to be established on the roof top of the yet to be constructed Peregrine headquarters building at 270 The Parade, Kensington.

The Public Environmental Report (PER) for the proposed helicopter landing facility was placed on public consultation by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) in January, with written submissions invited from 29 January to 13 March 2020.

The Council has major concerns regarding the public environment impacts of the helicopter landing facility, particularly in relation to safety and amenity within the surrounding area.

To read the Council's written submission to the Minister for Planning, download: Peregrine Helicopter Landing Facility: Council's Written Submission

 

 

 

Temporary changes to parking controls

27/03/2020

We understand that this is a difficult and challenging time for residents, visitors and businesses.

As such, we are taking a more flexible approach to the management of time limited parking controls throughout the City for the time being. At the same time we ask that you be considerate of others' needs for parking and access.

This will allow residents and visitors to go about their shopping and conduct business, and also releases some of the pressure which both businesses and shoppers are experiencing.

However, parking restrictions for disabled, clearways and permit zones and bike lanes will continue to be enforced.

Service changes during COVID-19 conditions

27/03/2020

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters continues to respond to State and Federal Government directives and take proactive measures to ensure the safety of our community during COVID-19 (Coronavirus) conditions by limiting, postponing or suspending services and events.

In an effort to minimise the spread of COVID-19, the Council closed Norwood Swimming Centre effective from 8.00am, Wednesday 25 March.

The Council’s three libraries, community centre and other facilities for hire also temporarily closed from 12 noon Wednesday 25 March.

For full details about delivery of Council services and programs during COVID-19 conditions, visit: COVID-19 Latest Updates

 

Mayor Bria's video message: COVID-19

27/03/2020

This is no ordinary time. Not for our local community, our state, nor our country.

The world in which we live has changed and will continue to do so at a rapid rate into the foreseeable future.

As individuals, families and a community we are facing possibly the most challenging time of our lives.

Now more than ever we need to work together and play our part to overcome COVID-19.

 

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I implore you to adhere to the directives and recommendations of Federal and State Governments, and heed the advice of health officials.

To date, the Council has already put in place a number of measures in a bid to assist in minimising the spread of COVID-19.

As Mayor, I assure you that the Council’s priority is to protect the health and well-being of our community, volunteers and staff.

All Council events have been postponed, while non-essential programs and services have been suspended.

Council facilities, including the libraries and swimming centres, will remain closed for the interim.

Until instructed otherwise, the Council will continue to provide essential services such as waste collection.

Services for our most vulnerable residents will continue to ensure they remain safe and connected.

We understand many within our community will experience financial hardship.

This is being addressed by the Council as it considers a number of measures to assist residential and commercial ratepayers, as well as sporting clubs and other groups that rent Council facilities.

In recent years, the responsible management of the City’s finances means that the Council is in a good position to absorb some sudden shocks such as the impacts of COVID-19. However, this will still be challenging.

Where possible, I encourage you to continue to support our local businesses, while exercising care and caution in relation to hygiene and personal contact, and following all lockdown measures.

Please, take every necessary measure to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Practice good hygiene and comply with social distancing protocols.

Social distancing should not mean social isolation.

I encourage you to take the time to phone, text or email your neighbours, loved ones and friends to stay in touch and see how they’re going.

We have some tough times ahead so don’t be afraid to ask, are you okay?

We are a strong, proud and resilient community, and together we will get through this challenging time.

Take care and stay safe.

If you or someone you know is experiencing distress, phone:

Lifeline 13 11 14

Beyond Blue 1300 224 636

For up to date information about Council services and programs, please visit: www.npsp.sa.gov.au/covid19

 

 

CityPlan 2030: mid term review

27/03/2020

CityPlan 2030: Shaping Our Future is the leading document in the Council’s Strategic Planning Framework, and guides the future planning, programming and delivery of projects and services for our City.

All Councils are required to prepare a Strategic Management Plan which complies with the requirements of Section 122 of the Local Government Act 1999.

CityPlan 2030 was developed in 2007 through an extensive visioning program with the community and identifies the broad strategic directions which the Council is working towards to create the desired future for the community of the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters.

The Plan was last updated in 2017. The Council is now undertaking a mid term review and as part of that process will be engaging with the community through a variety of consultation programs.

For further background information, visit: CityPlan 2030

 

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The first stage of consultation initially involved invitations that were sent to a randomly targeted audience consisting of 1,500 residential and commercial ratepayers.

Unfortunately due to the implications of COVID-19, the community forums previously scheduled for 8 April have now been cancelled.

The Council is currently preparing a revised approach whereby members of the community will still get to contribute to the mid term review.

Further details will be available on this website as soon as possible.

For any further information, please contact the Council's Economic Development & Strategic Projects Coordinator on 08 8366 4524.

NPSP playgrounds temporarily closed

27/03/2020

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters continues to respond to Federal and State Government directives and take proactive measures and actions to ensure the safety of our community during COVID-19 pandemic.

To assist in minimising the spread of COVID-19, all outdoor playgrounds, outdoor gym/exercise equipment at Felixstow Reserve, all drinking fountains and outdoor barbecues located on all reserves have been temporarily closed.

The Council will continue to observe all directions and advice issued by Federal and State Governments regarding COVID-19, as the health and well-being of our community, Volunteers and staff remains our priority.

The Council sincerely apologises for any inconvenience these necessary closures have on our community.

For full details about delivery of Council services and programs during COVID-19 conditions, visit: COVID-19 Latest Updates

Access online library catalogue and Libraries SA App

26/03/2020

Our three libraries are closed to the public from 26 March, but you can still access loads of reads and learning resources online.

Visit our Catalogue or download the Libraries App to access items such as eBooks and eAudiobooks, newspapers and magazines, online learning and more. 

All current loans have been extended so there is no need to return your items.

If you have an enquiry, you can still call us or email: townhall@npsp.sa.gov.au

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work together to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Stay safe, look after each other, and we look forward to being able to reopen and see you again soon.

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At online Story Time you and your child can watch virtual Story Time, Toddler & Baby Time, Rhythm & Rhyme, Baby Bounce sessions and more.

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 For full details about delivery of Council services and programs during COVID-19 conditions, visit: COVID-19 Latest Updates

COVID-19 information for businesses

25/03/2020

It is a challenging time for our business community given the current public health situation. 

We have compiled a list of resources that may be useful to you and your business during this period.

For more information and to view the list of resources, visit: COVID-19 information for businesses

For questions, concerns or business promotion enquiries, contact the Economic Development Unit on 08 8366 4555 or economicdevelopment@npsp.sa.gov.au

 

For full details about delivery of Council services and programs during COVID-19 conditions, visit: COVID-19 Latest Updates

Service changes during COVID-19 conditions

25/03/2020

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters continues to respond to State and Federal Government directives and take proactive measures to ensure the safety of our community during COVID-19 (Coronavirus) conditions by limiting, postponing or suspending services and events.

Following the Federal Government announcement of Stage 2 social distancing restrictions, the Council has closed the Norwood Swimming Centre effective from 8.00am, Wednesday 25 March.

“We made the decision to close the Norwood Swimming Centre as of 8.00am this morning, in an effort to minimise the spread of COVID-19,” says Mayor Robert Bria.

Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre closed on Sunday 22 March—the scheduled season closing date.

In addition to the closure of Norwood Swimming Centre, the Council’s three libraries, community centre and other facilities for hire will also be temporarily closed from 12 noon today.

“We understand that the Council’s libraries are much-loved and well-utilised by our community, and even though the libraries will remain closed for the interim, library card holders can still access plenty of books and online learning opportunities from any mobile device through the Libraries SA app.”

The Libraries SA online catalogue, available on the app, offers a huge range of books, digital magazines and newspapers, and online learning opportunities. The app can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play.
While many Council facilities will be closed and with programs and services suspended, essential services will continue to be offered.

“Waste collection, street sweeping and field services will continue as normal and the Norwood Town Hall offices will remain open at this stage, subject to any further lockdown measures.”

The new raft of changes follow the Council’s proactive decisions to limit gatherings of people in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and the associated risk to our community, employees and Volunteers

  • all Council events, exhibitions and library and cultural heritage programs have been suspended with the intent of rescheduling some of these in the future however this will be reviewed at a later date
  • Council’s three Libraries will close to the public today from 12.00 noon on Wednesday 25 March until further notice
  • non-essential community and Volunteer services have ceased, however the following essential services which assist the vulnerable, elderly and less mobile members of our community will continue:

- Home Support Shopping Program

- Justices of the Peace

- Friends of the Billabong

  • Council facilities for hire including Norwood Concert Hall, Don Pyatt Hall, St Peters Youth Centre, St Peters Town Hall Complex and Payneham Community Centre are closed in accordance with Government guidelines regarding indoor public gatherings
  • Council and essential committee meetings will continue as normal at this stage
  • the next scheduled Citizenship Ceremonies will continue in accordance with Federal Department of Home Affairs protocols at this stage.

As this situation continues to evolve over the coming weeks and possibly months, the Council will continue to regularly monitor updates regarding COVID-19 and will act on all Federal and State Government advice accordingly and provide regular updates to our community.

“This is not an ordinary time. The Council has made some tough decisions and continues to act on all advice and recommendations of Federal and State Governments.

“On behalf of the Council, I assure our citizens that all decisions have been made with the health and well-being of our community, staff and Volunteers as the utmost priority.”

Mayor Bria also acknowledges the financial impact that COVID-19 may have on members of our community and says these matters will also be reviewed over the coming weeks.

“The Council’s responsible management of the City’s finances means it is in good financial position to absorb some sudden shocks such as the impacts of COVID-19.”

“Where possible I encourage you to continue to support our local businesses by shopping local, while exercising care and caution in relation to hygiene and personal contact, and following all Federal and State Government lockdown measures.”

“We all need to play our part in managing this crisis by acting on all directions issued by Federal and State Governments and health officials.

“I cannot urge you more to comply with social distancing—maintain physical distances but please phone, text or email loved ones to make sure they are okay.

“Now more than ever, we need to care for and support one another, particularly our elderly residents, vulnerable neighbours and those living alone.”

“Our community is strong and resilient and we will get through the COVID-19 conditions together.”

If you are unwell you must not attend Council buildings or access services in person, rather contact the Council by phoning 08 8366 4555, following us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @cityofnpsp or visiting this website.

Media enquiries: Mayor Robert Bria on 0431 754 077

Community land management plans consultation

11/03/2020

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is proposing to adopt new Community Land Management Plans for all community land within the City. To facilitate this, the Council is also proposing to revoke the Council’s existing Community Land Management Plans.

Comments are invited on both proposals by 5.00pm, Friday 10 April 2020.  

For more information and to have your say, visit: Community Consultation