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Draft Corporate Emissions Reduction Plan - have your say


The Council is serious about its intent to mitigate the impact of climate change and we are seeking your feedback on the draft Corporate Emissions Reduction Plan.

The Council recently set a target of “zero corporate carbon emissions by 2030” through its Strategic Plan, CityPlan 2030

The draft Corporate Emissions Reduction Plan outlines a strategic approach to reaching this target.

For more information and to have your say by 5pm 2 May 2021, visit: Community Consultation


Kerbside rubbish collection unaffected by recycling plant fire


Despite a major fire at the Visy recycling plant in Wingfield on Thursday 8 April, kerbside recycling collections within the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters will be unaffected by this unfortunate incident and will continue as per our normal kerbside rubbish collection schedule.

For more information about waste management in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, and for an A–Z waste and recycling guide, visit the Waste Management web page.

Important statement about The Parade and George Street, Norwood


It is extremely important that residents, business owners/operators and visitors to the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters are aware of the facts and legal action relating to the “scramble crossing” proposed to be installed by the Council at the intersection of The Parade and George Street, Norwood.

If the Council does not proceed with the current legal action, The Parade will never be the same again and its status as Adelaide’s premier Main Street will be at risk.  

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Norwood Parade Precinct consultation


The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is seeking comments from The Parade, Norwood business community on the:

  • proposal to continue the Separate Rate applied to Parade commercial properties for the next three financial years
  • Draft 2021-2022 Parade Precinct Annual Business Plan.

If you own a business or property within The Parade Precinct, we would love to hear from you!

For more information and to have your say by 5pm Wednesday 28 April 2021, visit: Community Consultation

Eastside Business Awards finalists announced


Congratulations to the Eastside Business Awards finalists for 2021!

It is with great pleasure that we announce the finalists in the 2021 Eastside Business Awards, as voted for by the public.

2021 finalists

Hall of Fame (20+ years)

To be announced

Best Café

  • The Lab Food + Coffee
  • Pave Café
  • Tell Henry

Best Fashion Retailer

  • Denim + Cloth
  • Oscar Hunt Tailors
  • Shouz Boutique

Best Restaurant

  • ARZ Charcoal Chicken
  • San Marco Pizzeria
  • Taste of Nepal

Best Coffee

  • Cheeky Grin Coffee
  • The Lab Food + Coffee
  • Pave Café

Best Pub/Bar

  • The Alma
  • The Colonist
  • Ferg’s Stepney

Best Hair/Beauty Salon

  • Barber Society
  • Bladez the Barber Lounge
  • Johnny Slicks Barber Shop

Best Customer Experience

  • GR Phones Norwood
  • Roaming Zen
  • Taste of Nepal

Best Independent Retailer

  • Food and Leg Centre
  • GR Phones Norwood
  • Outdoors on Parade

Best Entertainment Venue

  • The Alma
  • Beyond Bouldering Kent Town
  • Little Bang Brewery

Best Emerging/Start Up Business

  • Adelaide Health Co
  • Cheeky Grin Coffee
  • Johnny Slicks Barber Shop

Best Food/Beverage Manufacturer

  • Chef’s on Wheels
  • Lambrook Wines
  • San Marco Pizzeria

The winners will be announced at an Awards Ceremony on Tuesday 13 April and online at Eastside Business Awards on Wednesday 14 April.

For more information about the Eastside Business Awards, visit: Eastside Business Awards

Important statement about the Chinese Consulate-General in Joslin


The Council is aware that in recent weeks, there has been considerable media coverage regarding the new Chinese Consulate-General in Joslin.

In response to this media coverage, the Council has become aware that members of the local and wide community have raised concerns and have asked questions regarding the development approval process for this diplomatic mission.

The Council wishes to advise the community that the development in Joslin was not approved by the Council.

The use of the property at 90-92 Fourth Avenue, Joslin as a Chinese Consulate-General, as well as the construction of a fence around the property, was assessed and approved by the State Coordinator-General. 

On 15 September 2016, the State Government amended the Development Regulations 2008, to include the following within the list of development types which do not require development plan consent (i.e. planning approval):

Diplomatic mission development approved by the State Coordinator-General

Any enquiries regarding the approval process for the Chinese Consulate-General, should be directed to the Attorney-General’s Department.

Any concerns regarding security should be directed to South Australia Police (SAPOL)

South Australia’s new planning system is now live


The State Government’s new planning system has now been implemented.

The new system changes the way applications are lodged and assessed, as well as how development policy is created and amended.

As part of these changes, the PlanSA: ePlanning Portal has been created and allows you to:

  • submit, track and pay development applications online
  • look up property zoning and development policies
  • find an accredited professional (decision makers)
  • track major projects and developments across the State.

Applications lodged prior to 19 March 2021

Development applications lodged (including payment of fees) with the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters prior to 19 March 2021 will continue to be assessed under the ‘old’ planning system. Any applications lodged after 19 March 2021 can be submitted via the PlanSA: ePlanning Portal and will be assessed against the new Planning and Design Code.

The Council's role under the new planning system

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Assessment Manager or Council Assessment Panel will continue to assess most development applications. Council’s inspections and compliance functions will also continue.

The biggest changes for applicants are that all development applications can be submitted via the new ePlanning portal and new development zones and policies will apply to all properties under the Planning and Design Code.

How the Council has responded to the reforms

A significant part of the planning reform involved replacing all 72 South Australian Development Plans (including the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Development Plan) with a single state-wide planning ‘rule book’, the Planning and Design Code.

The Council has provided extensive feedback to the State Planning Commission during public consultation on various aspects of the planning reform program.

More information

To access the new planning system or for more information:

The Skill Sessions – learn a range of new skills these school holidays


From oil painting, lego animation, first aid courses and making natural skincare products, the Skill Sessions have something for everyone these April school holidays.

The fun, interactive and informative workshops – which also include electronics safety, mindfulness, health and other crafts - are being held from 10 – 24 April for young people aged 10 to 18 years.

Bookings are essential. For more information visit: The Skill Sessions


Community Funding Program Grants now open


The Council’s Community Funding Program provides opportunities for local groups and organisations to receive funding to support their activities and to develop new initiatives, which will benefit the wider local community.

Applicants are able to access funding through two grants schemes:

  • Community Grants Scheme
  • Public Art & Culture Grants Scheme

Funding rounds are open twice per financial year. Applicants may apply for up to $5000 per financial year.

For more information and to apply online, visit: Community Funding Program Grants

Disability Support Services Information Seminar


Are you or a member of your family living with a disability and in need of assistance?

Attend our community seminar and learn about:

  • Council services and programs
  • how to apply for the National Disability Insurance Scheme
  • National Disability Scheme Service Guarantee.

Event details

Date: Wednesday 5 May 2021
Time: 10:00am — 12:00 noon
Venue: Payneham Library, 2 Turner Street, Felixstow

Online booking essential by 3 May 2021.

Book now

For further information, please contact Manager, Community Services Rosanna Busolin 08 8366 4600.