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NPSP Annual Report gets gold


The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters’ has been awarded gold for its 2017 – 2018 Annual Report in the prestigious 2019 Australasian Reporting Awards (ARA).

The awards provide all organisations that produce an annual report an opportunity to benchmark their reports against the ARA criteria, which are based on world best practice.

After being awarded bronze in 2016 – 2017 and then silver last year, NPSP’s Annual Report is now amongst the best in the world.

The awards are administered by the Australasian Reporting Awards Limited, an independent not-for-profit organisation run by volunteer professionals from business, government and not-for-profit sectors.

The gold award was presented at the ARA Awards presentation dinner in Melbourne on Wednesday 19 June

The Annual Report is a key document in the governance and strategic direction of the Council. It gives an overview of the Council’s goals, achievements and challenges and helps residents, businesses and organisations stay informed on the Council’s performance. It also shows progress against the objectives set out in CityPlan 2030: Shaping Our Future, which is the Council’s strategic management plan.

Download: 2017 – 2018 Annual Report

Four NPSP Volunteers take home SA Volunteer Awards!


On Wednesday 19 June, a special reception was held in the Mayor’s Parlour to celebrate the contributions and community spirit demonstrated by four valued volunteers, each receiving a 2019 South Australian Volunteer Award.

Award recipients

Ron Newbold

Ron Newbold is passionate about creating a healthy environment for our citizens, spending more than 1,500 hours over ten years volunteering with Friends of the Billabong, the Community Visitor scheme and an assistant on the community bus.


James Hugo

James Hugo is a familiar face on The Parade and an asset to the Council, dedicating much enthusiasm—and a sense of humour—to his role as Justice of the Peace for the past 16 years.


Mick Roche

Mick Roche has dedicated his skills and time to the community for more than 25 years. Mick now spends much of his time removing graffiti from our city, driving the community bus and as Justice of the Peace.


Steven Hansen

Steven Hansen has long been committed to the health and well-being of our ageing community, dedicating his time to the Council’s Community Visitor Scheme and as a qualified chef presenting cooking demonstrations at Gaynes Park Manor.


Volunteer with us!

If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer and would like to find out more, visit: Volunteering or contact the Council’s Volunteer Coordinator, Belinda Naish on 08 8336 4631 or email


Did you know...

Volunteer Ayu PamungkasSince May 2018, the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters has seen a 24% increase in the number of volunteers.

Our City is supported by and benefits from the services of more than 200 volunteers, the impacts of which reach far and wide, from ensuring residents and visitors enjoy a clean environment, to preventing loneliness and social isolation.



Win a Summer in Sorrento


Shop on The Parade, Norwood to go in the draw to win flights and accommodation for two to Sorrento, Italy, thanks to Flight Centre Norwood.

The winner will also be lucky enough to receive:

  • Bolle sunglasses from Thomas & MacKay
  • $250 voucher from Shouz
  • two customised massages from Endota Spa Norwood
  • a year supply of gelato (one per week) from Gelatissimo Norwood
  • $100 voucher from Dillions Bookshop
  • two travel packs, including travel adaptors from Outdoors on Parade
  • two make over vouchers for cut, colour and treatment valued from Sequel Hair
  • one pair of Apple Beats wireless headphones valued at $399 from the Mac Centre and
  • $2,000 spending money from The Norwood Parade Precinct Committee.

Simply spend $25 or more at any business within The Parade Precinct, keep your receipt and enter at the link below.

Enter as many times as you like to increase your chances of winning a Summer in Sorrento on the dreamy Amalfi Coast.

One entry per receipt. Terms & Conditions apply.

Entries close 5.00pm, Wednesday 17 July 2019.

To enter, visit: The Parade, Norwood

What's on at the Norwood Concert Hall


Norwood Concert Hall was built in 1915 and has been the venue for a range of events and audiences for more than 100 years.

Visit: Norwood Concert Hall

The venue is situated just off The Parade, Norwood which enjoys a reputation as being one of South Australia’s premier main streets, surrounded by first class restaurants, bars, and boutique shops.

As well as a venue for performers and entertainers, the hall is available to hire for your next event and is the ideal venue for weddings and conferences.

Upcoming events

Upcoming events include:

  • Play School Live in Concert - 10 August
  • Norwood Symphony Orchestra - 7 July and 8 September
  • Superwog - 11 July
  • Dr Seuss's Cat in the Hat - 21 July
  • Play School Live in Concert - 10 August

For more events, visit: Norwood Concert Hall

Join the plastic free July challenge


Did you know that almost every piece of plastic ever made is still around? Make a difference this July by going plastic free!


Plastic free July workshop

Join us for a cuppa at our plastic free July workshop to find out how you can make small changes to your plastic use and make a big difference to the environment!

Register for workshop >


Can't make the workshop?

If you can’t make it, there are five ways that you can go plastic free for July and beyond:

  1. Avoid: plastics such as plastic bags, polystyrene foam (which can’t be recycled through the kerbside collection), and pre-packaged items including fruits, vegetables, fish and meat.
  2. Reduce: the amount of things you buy, especially plastic items. This will not only help the environment, it could also save you money!
  1. Re-use: choose a reusable, non-disposable coffee cup and refillable water bottle.  Why not join in the Council’s Daily Grind initiative, and take your own re-usable coffee cup when grabbing a coffee at participating coffee shops along The Parade?
  1. Recycle: your rigid plastic containers and packaging. Most hard plastics can be recycled in your yellow-lidded recycling bin (with the exception of polystyrene foam). To check out which bin to put your waste in, visit: bin collection
  1. Compost: compostable items are made from plant based materials and offer a great alternative to plastic. Look for the symbol below to know that an item is compostable.                                                                                   

To find out more, visit: Plastic Free July


Compostable items symbol

Look for the symbol below to know that an item is compostable.      

Compostable plastics logo









South Australian planning reforms update


South Australia’s urban and regional planning system is undergoing its biggest reform in more than 25 years.

The State Planning Commission is leading this reform and the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters encourages community members to find out what is happening, ask questions and provide feedback.


About the reform

The State Planning Commission is drafting new planning rules which will be released for community consultation (for metropolitan areas) in September 2019.

This reform will change the way development applications are assessed, approved and publicly notified in the future.

It will include changes to which types of development will trigger notification to neighbouring property owners, residents and other community members, and when they have legal appeal rights.

The Council’s current Development Plan will be revoked by July 2020, at which time current zoning will be replaced with a single state-wide planning and design code.


Get involved

Right now is your opportunity to consider and question what impact the new system will likely have on you and your neighbourhood before planning reforms are in operation.

To provide feedback directly to the State Government, visit: SA Planning Portal



In early May 2019, the State Planning Commission released its proposals for neighbourhood change and its proposed approach for transitioning heritage and character policy from current development plans into the Planning and Design Code.

For more information about the Commission's policy position, visit: SA Planning Portal - Policy Position on Heritage & Character

Help reduce wood smoke in the community this winter


With a chill in the air, many of us have already fired up the home wood heaters for the first time, but it’s important to remember that smoke from home fireplaces could be a cause of health problems or even conflict with neighbours.

As winter sets in the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is urging homeowners and residents to be mindful of the impact that smoke from indoor wood heaters and outdoor burning can have on neighbours and the environment.

For information about how you can help reduce wood smoke in your community, visit: EPA - Wood Smoke

Stepney Maylands Evandale LATM Study


The Council has endorsed a proposal to reduce the speed limit between Portrush Road, Payneham Road and Magill Road (not inclusive of arterial roads).

The proposal was endorsed by Council at its meeting held on Monday 1 April 2019, and comes following an in-depth traffic management study to identify the key issues on the area’s roads.

The Council will spend $133,000 on implementing the recommendations of the study which will include new signage and line marking etc, and will also work with the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure to address the capacity of the arterial road network in the study area.

The Council will now lodge an application with the Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government for the introduction of the 40kph speed limit.

For more information and to read the final Report completed by Tonkin Consulting, visit: LATM Study

New masterplan for The Parade


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

At a Special Meeting held on 15 May 2019, the Council endorsed The Parade Masterplan, which forms the long term strategic framework for the planning, redevelopment and activation of this important main street.

The Masterplan has been developed to complement the numerous strategic initiatives that have been progressed and implemented by the Council over the last few years, including the introduction of the planning  policy framework that supports significant residential, mixed use and employment growth opportunities in and around Kent Town and Norwood, and in particular around The Parade.

More specifically the Masterplan focusses on protecting the identity and appeal of ‘The Parade’, and how this significant economic, social and cultural asset can contribute to the experience of those people who choose to live, work and play on The Parade. Most importantly, The Parade Masterplan establishes a holistic vision to direct the progressive enhancement of the streetscape to support local businesses, encourage new investment and maximise community enjoyment and appeal.

Some of the tangible changes that are incorporated in the Masterplan include:

  • prioritisation of pedestrian access and movement
  • creation of safer environment for all users through the introduction of a pedestrian scramble crossing at the intersection of The Parade and George Street
  • wider footpaths along the full length of The Parade and on George Street
  • introduction of continuous footpaths along the intersections of The Parade and side streets. 

In addition the Masterplan proposes additional street trees and landscaping and new street furniture, to make The Parade a more pleasant place for the community to enjoy.

It is anticipated that the George Street scramble crossing and landscaping within the central median between Fullarton Road and Osmond Terrace will form the first two stages of the implementation of The Parade Masterplan.


The Parade Masterplan (part one)

The Parade Masterplan (part two)

Please note: due to the large file size The Parade Masterplan has been split into two documents.

For more information, visit: The Parade Masterplan

Home library service


The Home Library Service gives residents and carers who are unable to visit the library due to age, frailty, disability or ill health the option to have library items delivered once per month. 

Home library customers enjoy full access to all library materials available for loan, including:

  • books
  • CDs
  • listening devices / audio players
  • audio books
  • DVDs/Blu-rays
  • e-books
  • magazines

To find out if you’re eligible, please contact the Council on 08 8336 0333.