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Raising the bar for people with a thirst for knowledge

24/09/2020

Award-winning event series, Raising the Bar, is returning to the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters on Tuesday 20 October—the only City in the world to host a live Raising the Bar event in 2020.

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Raising the Bar Adelaide 2020

24/09/2020

Award-winning event series, Raising the Bar, is returning to the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters on Tuesday 20 October—the only City in the world to host a live Raising the Bar event in 2020.

Ten of the City’s best bars and pubs will be transformed into accessible and fun knowledge spaces for people who want to be challenged, inspired and always learning.

From gut health, body movement and mental wellbeing, to judicial systems and rebuilding tourism in a post-COVID market, there’s something to pique everyone’s interest. Some of the highlights include:

Frances Nelson is just one person tasked with the delicate job of reviewing parole applications of South Australian prisoners. With a legal career spanning more than 50 years, she will share perspectives and considerations that must be taken into account when finding a balance between a punishment that fits the crime and protection of the public.

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Volunteer event planning experience for under 25's

23/09/2020

Youth FM - May 2019-3The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is seeking volunteers aged between 16–25 to create, coordinate and deliver events for young people throughout our City.

  • are you under 25?
  • do you want to meet new people?
  • do you want to develop your leadership skills?

Become a Youth Events Volunteer!

Youth Events Volunteers will assist staff to organise pool side events (one event per month) at the Payneham Swimming Centre, from November to February.

The position requires a commitment of approximately two hours per fortnight, increasing as events approach. These hours are flexible and can be based around the Volunteer’s commitments.

Being a Volunteer is a fulfilling and rewarding way to get involved in your local community and offers opportunities to socialise and develop your skills, experiences and interests. It’s also a great way to transition from school to career, and support tertiary studies.

If you are interested in becoming a Youth Events Volunteer or for further information about the Council’s Volunteer Program, please contact Jenah Bambrick, Program Coordinator on 08 8366 4622 or email jbambrick@npsp.sa.gov.au

Virtual guiding is here!

23/09/2020

We are taking Guiding into the home.

Virtual Guiding is a mix of online and delivered material for girls to learn, have fun and  maintain in their social contact.

For more information, visit: Girl Guides South Australia

Canvas Youth Arts: Urban Youth Art + Design Exhibition

23/09/2020

Applications now open

Entries close: 5pm Monday 28 September 2020

Calling all young artists

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is seeking young creatives to submit entries into the 2020 Urban Art + Design Exhibition.

Express yourself and the ideas, trends and Inspirations relevant to modern life as a young person in our community through a variety of artistic mediums.

Download: Urban Youth Art + Design Exhibition: Conditions of Entry

Artworks accepted

Artworks may be submitted in:

  • 2D format (painting, illustration, photography, graphics, mixed media etc)
  • 3D format (sculpture, jewellery, textiles etc).

Priority will be given to submissions by young people who live, work, study or Volunteer in the Council area.

Judging and prizes

The works will be assessed by a panel and winners will be announced at the exhibition launch on 22 October 2020.

The overall winner will receive $500, $250 for the People’s Choice Award, and subsequent prizes in the age categories.

Enter now

Submit your entry

Entries close: 5pm Monday 28 September 2020

Contact

Council’s Youth Development Coordinator
Jenah Bambrick
T: 08 8366 4622
E: jbambrick@npsp.sa.gov.au

Magill & Portrush Roads intersection upgrade: Council’s proposal for a better outcome

22/09/2020

In March 2019, the Federal and South Australian Governments announced $98 million joint funding for the upgrade of the Portrush and Magill Roads intersection, with the cost shared equally.

Despite the State Government Department for Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) indicating they wish to work with both the Council and the community to address concerns and impacts, opportunities for the Council and the community to participate in consultation have been limited.

The Council continues to hold concerns for and remains strongly opposed to the Project due to the impacts it will have on residents, property owners, businesses, pedestrians and cyclists.

Despite Council and community concern, the State Government is proceeding with the upgrade project. As such, in order to ensure the best possible outcomes for the local amenity, the Council is taking a proactive approach by preparing and submitting a proposal to DPTI outlining suggestions and recommendations which will maintain and contribute to the local character, mitigate impacts of the Project through best practice urban design and environmental initiatives, and appropriately plan and redevelop surplus land which has been acquired.

The Portrush Road and Magill Road Intersection: A Proposal for the Department of Infrastructure and Transport document takes a more integrated approach to the design of the Project rather than the ‘kerb to kerb’ design approach employed by DPTI.

The document includes a concept plan illustrating how potential landscape character and green infrastructure opportunities could be implemented to produce an optimal open space and urban design outcome within the verge and acquired property areas on Portrush and Magill Roads.

Concluding the document is a commitment from the Council to work with the State Government to deliver non-transport related project benefits for our community, City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters and those utilising the roads.

At its meeting held on 7 September 2020, the Council endorsed the Portrush Road and Magill Road Intersection: A Proposal for the Department of Infrastructure and Transport. The document has been submitted to the Premier of South Australia, the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, The Hon Corey Wingard MP, the Federal Member for Sturt, Mr James Stevens MP, and the Chief Executive of the Department for Infrastructure and Transport.

Ideally the State Government will now consider the suggestions and opportunities submitted by the Council in the proposal, which will contribute to improved social, cultural, economic and environmental outcomes and provide a far superior urban design outcome for the Project.

Download: Portrush Road and Magill Road Intersection: A Proposal for the Department of Infrastructure and Transport

More information

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) is responsible for the design and delivery of this Project.

For further information, visit: DPTI Road Projects

If you have any enquiries about this Project, please contact DPTI directly via email: dpti.communityrelations@sa.gov.au or telephone: 1300 794 880

Pianos return to the parks!

22/09/2020

For the fourth year in a row, we've collaborated with piano specialists Leaver & Son, to bring music to the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters!

Sometimes pianos have been so well-loved that for a number of reasons they cannot be restored or resold, but they still have some tunes left to play.

Rather than leave these ivory keys unused, Leaver & Son have carried out a small amount of work and delivered one to Richards Park and another to Linde Reserve for everyone to enjoy!

This year, children from both Margaret Ives Community Children's Centre and the Council's St Peters Child Care Centre & Preschool have used their creative flair to decorate the pianos.

If you spot one of the pianos, why not stop and tinkle the ivories!

Piano in Richards Park

Image: Richards Park, Margaret Ives Community Children's Centre design

Share your photos and videos on social media and be sure to tag the Council @cityofnpsp and Leaver & Son @leaverpianos

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Shaping our future: have your say

21/09/2020

As part of a mid term review of its strategic management plan, the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is now seeking comments on the proposed changes to CityPlan 2030: Shaping Our Future.

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Government of South Australia DPA rezoning proposals

21/09/2020

The Minister for Planning and Local Government has recently released the Payneham and Stepney Strategic Sites Development Plan Amendment (DPA) which includes two land rezoning proposals within the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters.

Otto’s Timber and Joinery and surrounding land, Stepney

Rezoning to Urban Corridor Zone – Transit Living Policy Area to facilitate new development through planning policies which enable:

  • medium density residential development
  • small scale non-residential activities
  • development up to three storeys in height.

Download: Otto's Timber Site Map

Former Schweppes factory and surrounding land, Payneham

Rezoning to Urban Corridor Zone – Business Policy Area to facilitate new development through planning policies which enable:

  • range of commercial and retail activities at ground floor level
  • medium density residential development on upper levels
  • development up to five storeys in height.

Download: Site 1: Former Schweppes Site at Payneham Map

Submissions

You are able to make a submission on this rezoning proposal to the State Planning Commission by close of business Thursday 12 November 2020.

Public information drop in sessions

Drop in session 1 Drop in session 2

Saturday 26 September 2020, 11.45am–1.15pm
Payneham Library, 2 Turner Street, Felixstow

Tuesday 29 September 2020, 4:45pm–6.15pm
Payneham Community Centre, 374 Payneham Road, Payneham

Public hearing

Scheduled by the State Planning Commission for this Ministerial DPA:

Wednesday 18 November 2020, 7.30pm

To submit comments or attend the public hearing, please contact the State Planning Commission via saplanningcommission@sa.gov.au

For further information about the DPA:

Contact: Andrea Jorgensen, Senior Planner, Attorney General’s Department on 7109 7004 or Andrea.Jorgensen@sa.gov.au

Visit: SA.GOV.AU: Minister-initiated amendments to development plans

 

CityPlan 2030: Shaping Our Future - mid term review

20/09/2020

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is seeking your comments on the Draft CityPlan 2030 – Mid Term Review and invites you to have your say!

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 the City.

CityPlan 2030 was first prepared in 2007 and adopted by the Council in July 2008 following an extensive community visioning and engagement exercise. The Strategy is reviewed every four years with its most recent review undertaken in 2017.

The Mid Term Review will check whether the priorities and strategies are still relevant and whether adjustments and improvements are required.

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

 

CityPlan 2030: Shaping Our Future - Mid Term Review

16/09/2020

Consultation opens 16 September and closes 16 October 2020.

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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 the City.

CityPlan 2030 was first prepared in 2007 and adopted by the Council in July 2008 following an extensive community visioning and engagement exercise. The Strategy is reviewed every four years with its most recent review undertaken in 2017.

The Council is currently in the process of undertaking a Mid Term Review to check whether the priorities and strategies are still relevant and whether adjustments and improvements are required. As part of that process, the Council conducted the first stage of consultation where randomly selected members of the community were invited to provide their comments on the existing CityPlan 2030. This feedback was then used to inform the Mid Term Review of the Strategy.

Key documents

 

Have Your Say!

As part of the second stage of consultation, the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is now seeking your comments on the Draft CityPlan 2030 – Mid Term Review and invites you to have your say!

Are we still on the right track? Is there something missing? We want to hear from you!

Provide your comments:

Online survey

Start survey

Alternatively, download and complete: Mid Term Review 2020 Survey

Email

Email your comments to townhall@npsp.sa.gov.au.

Drop-in sessions

In person by attending one of the drop-in sessions scheduled at the below times.

Drop-in sessions:

Wednesday 23 September 2020

9:30am–11:30am                    

Payneham Library

2 Turner Street, Felixstow

Thursday 8 October 2020

6:00pm–8:00pm

Norwood Town Hall Customer Centre

175 The Parade, Norwood

Monday 12 October 2020

2:30pm–4:30pm

St Peters Library

101 Payneham Road, St Peters

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Draft CityPlan 2030 - Mid Term Review Consultation
City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters
PO Box 204
Kent Town SA 5071

Hard copies of the Strategy are available at:

Please note: All comments and submissions received as part of the community consultation will be collated and summarised for consideration by the Council and will be used to inform the final CityPlan 2030 – Mid Term Review document.

Sustainable garden awards and workshops

16/09/2020

The Sustainable Garden Awards recognise and celebrate the importance of sustainable gardens and landscapes in our City’s urban environment.

Award nominations can be submitted across three categories—residential, commercial and community—and are open from 21 September to 30 October 2020.

Draw inspiration for your own sustainable garden from our series of workshops, webinars, tours and a special plant giveaway!

For more information, visit: Sustainable Garden Awards 2020

Growing importance of sustainable gardens: join a workshop, take a tour or nominate your garden!

15/09/2020

Nominations for the 2020 Sustainable Garden Awards open on Monday 21 September, celebrating and recognising the importance and prevalence of sustainable gardening and landscaping in our City’s urban environment.

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Welcome to our brand new homepage

08/09/2020

We're excited to have launched our new homepage!

As you can see our new homepage provides you with a fresh new design and more user-friendly layout which is fully responsive on all mobile devices.

Our new homepage has been designed with you in mind and offers:

  • more links to online services
  • better access to webpages
  • improved user-friendly and accessible design
  • engaging content including features and profiles
  • opportunities to social share, follow, subscribe.

We will be regularly adding helpful information and announcements, so be sure to visit regularly to keep up-to-date with all that’s happening around the Council and local area.

We look forward to seeing you again soon!

We would love to hear your feedback!

What do you think about our new homepage? Did you have a good experience? Were you able to easily link to the services or information you were after?

Leave feedback

 

Mayor's message: Norwood Christmas Pageant

08/09/2020

Hi everyone

I hope you and your family are safe and well.

We all know that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have widespread social and economic impacts – but I am proud of how our community is responding, adapting and recovering.

Throughout the pandemic, the Council has faced many challenges and had to make some difficult decisions—such as the cancellation of much-loved community events.

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After careful consideration, I am sad to announce that the Council has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Norwood Christmas Pageant—making it the first time the pageant hasn’t been held since it began in 1978.

This decision doesn’t come lightly but has been made because the health and safety of our community is paramount, and unfortunately, the Council simply cannot comply with physical distancing requirements for this event.

We know this decision will be disappointing for thousands of residents and visitors to our City, especially young children for whom the pageant is the most anticipated event of the year.

Having participated in many pageants myself, I know I will miss seeing the sea of happy, smiling faces watching the floats and bands make their way down The Parade.

Despite cancellation of the pageant, the Council will still be safely hosting a number of other Christmas events and attractions for all to enjoy.

These include the Christmas Movie on Norwood Oval, the Mayor’s Christmas Card Competition, and the Festive Gallery on Osmond Terrace.

The City will also be adorned with Christmas decorations, with The Parade lighting up at night to bring festive cheer to us all. 

Each year the Norwood Christmas Pageant is made possible due to the hard work of dedicated volunteers. I’d like to take this opportunity to acknowledge those who give their time and skills in the lead up by preparing decorations, costumes and floats.

And also those volunteers from Rotary Clubs and Kiwanis who assist with marshalling the event, in addition to the countless participants who bring the pageant to life.

Many of these volunteers have already been hard at work with preparations and for that we are grateful, and though we share your disappointment, our decision has been made with your well-being in mind.

When the time comes, I hope you enjoy Christmas in the City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters.

Mayor, Robert Bria

Norwood Christmas Pageant cancelled

08/09/2020

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and continuing physical distancing requirements, the Council has made the difficult decision to cancel both the 2020 Norwood Christmas Pageant and Twilight Carols.

In a special message to the community following the Council Meeting on Monday 7 September, Mayor Robert Bria expresses his disappointment, assuring the community that the decisions were not made lightly and with the health and safety of all volunteers, participants and attendees in mind.

"We know these decisions will be disappointing for thousands of residents and visitors to our City, especially young children for whom the Pageant is the most anticipated event of the year."

The cancellation of the Norwood Christmas Pageant means that 2020 will be the first year that the Pageant has not been held since it began in 1978.

Watch Mayor Bria's message regarding the Norwood Christmas Pageant by clicking on the button below.

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Norwood Christmas Pageant cancelled

08/09/2020

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and continuing physical distancing requirements, the Council has made the difficult decision to cancel both the 2020 Norwood Christmas Pageant and Twilight Carols.

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Calling all young artists

07/09/2020

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is seeking young creatives to submit entries into the 2020 Urban Art + Design Exhibition.

Express yourself and the ideas, trends and Inspirations relevant to modern life as a young person in our community through a variety of artistic mediums.

Prizes include $500 for the overall winner, $250 for the People’s Choice Award, and subsequent prizes in the age categories.

Entries close: 12 noon Wednesday 23 September 2020

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Community funding grants open

07/09/2020

The Council’s Community Funding Program is now open for applications. The program provides financial assistance of up to $5,000 each financial year for projects which benefit the local community and enhance community well-being.

The grants are available to local non-profit groups, organisations and individuals for a range of purposes such as the purchase of equipment that enables a group to deliver a program or service, arts and cultural projects, and activities which protect and enhance the local environment or promote sustainable living.

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Still Here: A local business helping others

07/09/2020

Karma Bunny Still HereWhen Darren Coulter and his family landed at Adelaide Airport in mid-March, the refreshed holiday feeling after three weeks in Japan quickly dissipated as they stepped into an Adelaide somewhat in lockdown—and straight into two weeks of self-isolation.

“The first week back felt awful—everything seemed apocalyptic, everyone I spoke with had a story about small businesses in trouble,” says Darren.

Small business owners themselves, Darren and his partner Rebecca Gratton, quickly felt the pinch as the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic hit businesses of all shapes and sizes and forced many to close due to Federal and State Government restrictions.

“Owning a small business is all-consuming and your staff feel very much like your family. When I learned what was happening to businesses and saw people waiting in lengthy Centrelink queues, I understood their pain."

Shortly after returning from Japan, Darren and his team at Karmabunny were online in the first of many Zoom meetings—something that quickly became the new normal for many.

Not even able to order a coffee from the local cafe, Darren knew that he had to use the expertise of his team to make a difference to business owners who were unsure of how to navigate the next five minutes let alone the next few months.

“We decided to build a free online directory where small businesses could tell the world that they were still open and ready for business, and how they were adapting to the COVID-19 experience.”

We hoped the directory—aptly named Still Here—could help small businesses win and retain customers but we knew it had to be launched that same week in order to make a difference.

And launch it they did. Within one and a half weeks, stillhere.com.au had more than 1,000 businesses listed.

Admirably, Darren and his team dedicated every spare moment to the Still Here website while they themselves were enduring two painful months.

"Many of the projects Karmabunny was commissioned to complete were simply put on hold by clients who were uncertain about the future. It wasn’t until the Federal Government’s JobKeeper program kicked in that some confidence was restored and we were asked to continue with the work.”

Things are looking bright again at Karmabunny. Darren has led the team to adapt to a new way of working and now has a team that’s stronger and more empowered than before.

Karmabunny is a local business with a talented team who design, develop and program websites and all things web.

Find out more about Karmabunny, visit: www.karmabunny.com.au

COVID Marshals

03/09/2020

Commencing from 21 August 2020 and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses must have a COVID Marshal if the business activity is or involves any of the following:

  • Hospitality (any business or activity providing food and/or beverages for on-site consumption to members of the public. This does not include take-away only operators)
  • Gyms and fitness centres
  • Indoor and outdoor sports clubs
  • Swimming pools available for public use
  • Social and community clubs
  • Religious or faith-based ceremonies
  • Supermarkets and hardware stores
  • Distribution centres
  • Businesses or activities that are required to have a COVID Management Plan

 

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Felixstow Reserve wins again

01/09/2020

The multi-award winning Felixstow Reserve Redevelopment Project received another five awards over the weekend, taking its total number of awards to eleven.

The local project won the Award for Excellence in Public Engagement and Community Planning, as well as awards of commendation in the Best Planning Ideas – Large category and Great Place category at the Planning Institute of Australia Awards on Friday night.

The following evening, the project received two awards from the Master Landscapers of SA, where it was commended for being environmentally sensitive and for landscape maintenance.  

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Dedicated dog park for Hannaford Reserve

18/08/2020

Following community consultation, the Council endorsed the establishment of a dedicated dog park at Hannaford Reserve in St Peters.

The Council considered a variety of elements including potential locations, infrastructure, amenities, lighting, size, accessibility and parking before commencing consultation to determine the level of support for a dog park at two locations in St Peters: Hannaford Reserve (corner of  Winchester Street and Seventh Avenue) and Otto Park (Second Avenue).

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Stepping Out

17/08/2020

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Do you like a coffee and a chat?

Do you have an hour a fortnight to share with someone in your local community?

Then Stepping Out might be the activity for you.

Stepping Out matches up volunteers, dedicated to sharing their own skills and interests, with frail aged or younger disabled members of our community living in their own home.

The benefits of Stepping Out include:

  • companionship and friendship
  • increasing an individual's involvement in social activities and the community
  • Sharing a hobby or activity that is of mutual interest.

For further information about the Stepping Out Program, please feel free to contact Council’s Community Care Services Project Officer, Maria De Conno on 08 8366 4519.

A big thanks for composting your waste

17/08/2020

As a thank you for placing food scraps, compostable and garden materials in the green bin, Jeffries is providing a ‘Buy one, get one FREE’ offer for Jeffries compost, soil and mulch supplies, just in time for Spring.

So get your free bag and get gardening today!

Order online using the discount code: FREEBAGOFFER or download the voucher below to redeem at your local stockist.

 

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Did you know you can easily reduce waste in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters by 38% by using a kitchen caddy system to collect food scraps and other compostable material?

Collect all your food scraps, uneaten food and other compostable items such as coffee grounds, tea bags, tissues, paper towel, and even hair in the kitchen caddy. Materials should then be placed into your green lidded organics bin for composting.

 

Why is it important to place food and other compostable materials in the green bin?

  • sending waste to landfill costs 85% more than composting food through the green bin
  • the Council could save $395,000 per year if all food and compostable materials were placed in the green bin rather than the red landfill bin
  • when food waste is sent to landfill it rots and releases methane—a harmful greenhouse gas with 21 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide.

 

How do I use a kitchen caddy?

  1. line the basket with one of the Council provided compostable corn-starch bags or newspaper
  2. place all your food scraps and other compostable items in
  3. after two to three days, or once full, tie the bag and place it into your green lidded organics bin.

 

Tips for using your kitchen caddy and green bin

  • keep your kitchen caddy in a handy spot such as on the bench top or under the kitchen sink
  • store seafood, meat scraps and dairy in the freezer until the night before your collection to avoid unpleasant smells
  • all food scraps can be placed loose, directly into your green lidded food and garden organics bin
  • layer food scraps with dry leaves or shredded newspaper to absorb moisture and smells.

 

Where do I get a kitchen caddy system?

Kitchen Caddies and compostable bags are available at Norwood Town Hall, 175 The Parade, Norwood and Norwood Library, 110 The Parade, Norwood.

 

What if I have my own compost bin or worm farm?

Alternatively, you can compost fruit and vegetable scraps, paper towel, tissues, shredded paper as well as garden materials through your own home composting system.

 

Why waste it?

Compost your food scraps and other organic materials, whichever way you choose! Keeping food and compostable items out of landfill bins is the single easiest and most effective way we can reduce our waste significantly.