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Get back in the swim of things this Australia Day at Poolside 2021!


Grab your mates and your bathers for a splashing time at the best pool party of the year!

Tuesday 26 January 2021
Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre
$2 entry per person.

Booking essential

Poolside will feature classic Australian tunes, a sausage sizzle, giant inflatable pool toys and fun for everyone!

Poolside is a COVID Safe event and all patrons are expected to maintain physical distancing and practice good hand and respiratory hygiene.

As this is a family-friendly event, Poolside is alcohol and smoke-free.

Pop-up Wheel Park: 15–23 January


A dedicated wheel park is popping up at Fogolar Furlan during the summer school holidays.

Bring along your favourite set of wheels—be it a bike, scooter or skateboard—and enjoy a fun and free day out!

Don’t forget to play it safe and bring your safety gear, including helmet.

Open day

On Saturday 16 January from 11am until 2pm we will be hosting a special opening day event with live music, wheelie kids, bling your bike, ice cream, and a sausage sizzle!

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, bookings are essential.

Book now


Learn to Ride

Not ready to ride? Still on training wheels? Now is the time to build some confidence, develop your skills and join the learn-to-ride workshops.

Dates: Friday 15 January and Monday 18 January.

Bookings essential.

Book now

Bling your Bike

Bland bike? Need some inspiration to get riding? Come along and spice up your bike. Get creative with pom poms, streamers, stickers and more.

Date: Wednesday 20 January
Time: 10am - 2pm

No booking required

Wheelie Kids

Jump on a four wheeler and take a spin around the track.

Date: Thursday 21 and Friday 22 January
Time: 10am - 1pm 

No booking required.

Please remember to bring your safety gear, including helmet.

Bike Repair Workshop

Learn the fundamentals of getting your bike ready for riding. Discover how to do a bike safety check, wheel removal and changing tubes.  Our presenters from the Adelaide Bike Kitchen will get you hands on so you’re confident to keep your bike ride ready.

Date: Tuesday 19 January
Time: 10am – 12pm

Booking essential.

Book now

For more information and to add this event to your calendar, visit: Events & Festivals Calendar

More information

Contact: Council’s Youth Programs Coordinator, Jenah Bambrick, on 08 8366 4622 or

E-bikes hitting the road in NPSP


The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is joining the City of Adelaide in welcoming Neuron e-bikes to our City streets in an effort to offer increased active and sustainable transport options and reduce reliance on cars for shorter journeys.

Neuron Mobility announced the launch of the e-bike trial on 17 December with a fleet of 150 ‘safety-first’ e-bikes now available to hire across the CBD, North Adelaide and the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters.

Using the Neuron Mobility app, users have  a multi-modal choice based on their preference and length of trip. The pedal-assisted e-bikes may be preferred over e-scooters for longer journeys as riders are able to travel faster on bike paths, footpaths, and low speed roads.

Neuron’s GPS-connected e-bikes are geofenced to control where they can be ridden and parked and how fast they can travel in certain areas.

There are more than 30 parking stations across the operating area.

For more information, visit the Neuron Mobility website or download the Neuron app from the Apple App Store or Google Play

For information about cycling in our City, visit: Cycling

Council’s submission on the Planning and Design Code


The consultation period on the State Planning Commission’s revised draft Phase 3 Planning & Design Code closed on 18 December 2020.

The Planning & Design Code (the Code) will replace each council’s Development Plan and introduce new planning rules affecting all properties in South Australia. The Code is already in operation in regional and rural areas and is expected to be implemented in metropolitan Adelaide during the first quarter of 2021.

The draft Code was previously on consultation between October 2019 and February 2020, which attracted 2,000 submissions. In response, significant changes were made to the Code and the State Planning Commission released the revised Code for a further round of consultation from 4 November 2020 to 18 December 2020.

Despite some improvements which have been made to the Code, various concerns have not yet been resolved including, but not limited to:

  • loss of local policy content which provides detailed guidance for new development
  • the introduction of mostly mixed use zones
  • no policy guidance for inappropriate or 'not-envisaged’ land uses
  • lack of detail and unnecessary complexity in the historic and character area policy frameworks
  • 'bonus height’ policies
  • poor transition of the current centres hierarchy into the Code.

Download: Council’s submission on the Planning and Design Code

To read the Minutes from the Council Meeting held on 7 December 2020 at which the Code was considered, visit: Council Agenda and Minutes

For more information on the Code, visit PlanSA: Code and Plan Amendments

Next steps

The State Planning Commission will make recommendations to the Minister for Planning and Local Government, the Honorable Vickie Chapman MP, to implement the State’s new planning system in the first quarter of 2021.

Look East Christmas edition out now!


The Christmas edition of Look East includes all of our Christmas in NPSP events and attractions, greetings from your Elected Members, the winners of the 2020 Sustainable Garden Awards, profiles of local individuals and organisations as well as information about the Council's current activities and major projects.

View: Look East: December 2020 (Link)


Download: Look East: December 2020 (PDF)

A bi-annual newsletter, Look East is distributed to ratepayers, residents and businesses within the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters.


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NPSP buys local pavers to lower costs, create jobs


The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters has appointed local manufacturer — Littlehampton Bricks and Pavers — to supply pavers for main road footpath paving projects within the City’s Kent Town precinct.

Mayor Robert Bria said that the decision, which was endorsed by the Council at its meeting on Monday 7 December 2020, following a product evaluation of the current preferred product.

Littlehampton Bricks and Pavers’ premium clay paver product is a cost efficient option, with the added advantage of being manufactured in South Australia.

As South Australia’s economy continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting local businesses is more important now than ever.

The arrangement is also a win for the environment as we are also reducing transport and thereby lowering our carbon emissions.

The Littlehampton ‘Stardust’ paver, which is new to the market in response to market trends, will now be listed in the Kent Town Public Realm Manual as the preferred product for future main road footpath paving projects within Kent Town.

The first footpaths to feature the Littlehampton ‘Stardust’ paver will be The Parade West (between Grenfell and Little Young Streets) and Rundle Street and College Road (adjacent to the Kent Town Hotel), with works commencing in January 2020.

Along with the Kent Town Urban Design Framework, the Kent Town Public Realm Manual was endorsed by the Council on 4 March 2019.

The Kent Town Public Realm Manual is a design guide for the renewal of Kent Town’s streets and includes a palette of paving materials, furniture, trees and plants which are proposed to be used for future planning, design and capital works.

Mayor Robert Bria's 2020 Christmas message


The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is the place to come together with family and friends and enjoy a range of events, attractions and activities this Christmas. Explore the festivities in NPSP

Mayor Robert Bria's Christmas message

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Mayor Robert Bria's 2020 Christmas Message Screen

Read Mayor Robert Bria's Christmas message

Hi everyone

With the Festive season now upon us, I have been reflecting on what has been an extraordinary year. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has created significant social and economic disruption, affecting our lives, our community and the world, in ways we could never have imagined in January.

Like many other traditions that our community celebrates, Christmas will be a little different this year.

For the first time since it began in 1978, the iconic Norwood Christmas Pageant wasn’t held, but there are still a number of Christmas events, activities and attractions to see and do in our City. 

Over the coming weeks, I invite you to enjoy the Festive Gallery on Osmond — an open-air gallery of wooden Christmas trees painted by local school children, decorations on The Parade, and a free screening of the Christmas classic ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ at Norwood Oval.

I also encourage you to buy local whenever possible and throw your support behind our local businesses this Christmas.

From the first of December until New Year’s Day, residents of Ninth Avenue will once again adorn their homes with their annual Christmas light displays — which over the years has become a popular attraction and helped to build a strong community spirit.

This installation, as well as all other Christmas light displays across our City, will be a sign of hope, and a source of happiness for locals and visitors alike.  

As we prepare to celebrate with family and loved ones, and take time off over the summer, let’s continue to care for and be kind to each other.

Where possible, take the time to reach out to members of our community experiencing isolation, loneliness and hardship.

A smile, a wave or an unexpected helping hand can make all the difference to someone’s day.

I hope this Christmas brings you and your family joy, peace and hope.

Robert Bria


Draft Asset Management Plans 2020: Have your say!


The Council’s asset management plans set out how the Council intends to manage its key assets going forward.

Asset management planning ensures delivery of services from infrastructure is provided in a cost effective and sustainable manner.

The Council has developed a strategic approach to asset management and has developed the following four Asset Management Plans which are based on the total life cycle of assets.

  • Civil Infrastructure
  • Building Infrastructure
  • Stormwater Management Infrastructure
  • Recreation and Open Space Infrastructure

Do you have any comments on the content in the draft Asset Management Plans?

Comments must be received by the Council no later than 5:00pm, Wednesday 6 January 2021.

To download the draft Asset Managment Plans and to have your say, visit: Community Consultation


Long-term Financial Plan 2021-2031: Have your say!


The Council is seeking your comments on the draft Long-term Financial Plan 2021-2031 and encourage you to have your say!

The Long-term Financial Plan is a key document in the Council’s Strategic Planning Framework. It is the primary financial management tool linking the Councils' Strategic Plan, City Plan 2030, Whole of Life Asset Management Plans and the Annual Business Plan and Budget.

Comments must be received no later than 5:00pm, Wednesday 6 January 2021.

To download the draft Long-term Financial Plan and have your say, visit: Community Consultation

NPSP Submission: Payneham and Stepney Strategic Sites DPA


The Minister for Planning and Local Government is proposing to rezone two sites currently developed for light industry purposes — the former Schweppes factory in Payneham and Otto’s Timber and Joinery Business in Stepney — through the Payneham and Stepney Strategic Sites Development Plan Amendment (DPA).

The DPA proposes to rezone these sites to allow for residential and mixed use developments.

Council’s submission on the DPA

The DPA was open for community consultation from 10 September to 12 November 2020.

The Council has provided a written submission in response to the DPA outlining various concerns with the draft policies including:

  • excessive maximum building heights which could be achieved on the sites under the proposed policies
  • potential traffic impacts in the areas surrounding the subject sites
  • potential built form which impacts on surrounding residential properties resulting from future development of the sites
  • further investigations and clarification required in relation to the expected land uses at the Payneham site
  • clarification in relation to how the rezoning will transition into the new planning system which is expected to be implemented in the first quarter of 2021.

Download: NPSP Submission: Ministerial Payneham & Stepney Strategic Sites DPA - 12 November 2020

Next steps in the DPA process

The State Planning Commission will review all submissions and provide a recommendation to the Minister on the next steps for the DPA.

The Minister will then consider the advice of the Commission, together with the submissions and the draft DPA, and determine whether to approve, amend or refuse the DPA.

More information

For more information regarding the DPA and copies of other submissions provided during consultation, visit: SA.GOV.AU: Payneham and Stepney Strategic Sites Amendment