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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.

We’re open 24/7 online!


Our online services make it easy for you to do business with us 24 hours a day.

Whether you are at home or on the go, you can access a range of Council services via your computer or mobile device at a time that is convenient to you.

Online services include:

  • make a payment
  • email rate notices
  • report a problem
  • hard waste collection request

For a full list of online services, visit Online Services Listing

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Stay safe in the heat


There are some simple things you can do to reduce the impact of Adelaide’s heat this summer. These include staying out of the sun, staying hydrated by drinking lots of water and avoiding caffeinated, alcoholic or fizzy drinks, and spending as much time as possible in cool or air-conditioned places.

If you do need to venture out, be sure to slip, slop, slap and protect yourself from harmful UV rays.

For more information about staying safe and to download translated fact sheets, visit: SA Health - Staying Healthy in the Heat

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Your NPSP eNewsletter brings you regular bi-monthly updates about Council’s events, initiatives, major projects and business activities, delivered straight to your inbox.


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.

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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

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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.

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Christmas in NPSP events and activities


After what can only be described as a challenging year, Christmas has arrived in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters and the City is sparkling.

Despite cancellation of the iconic Norwood Christmas Pageant and Twilight Carols, there's still plenty of things to do, see and visit during the Festive season.

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Kick back on a Friday night at the pool


Friday Nights at the Pool is a series of three fun events, kicking off this Friday 11 December at Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre

Offering our younger citizens the opportunity to get out and enjoy warm, summer nights at the picturesque Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre, Friday Nights at the Pool ​is a family-friendly event filled with food, fun and entertainment in a safe environment.

The events run from 4.00pm – 7.00pm and feature entertainment, music and the opportunity to take on the challenging inflatable obstacle course.

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Swimming centres – book a swim before attending a centre


Due to current State Government COVID-19 restrictions on public activities, the Council has introduced some temporary changes to Swimming Centre operation.

All swimming at the Payneham Memorial and Norwood Swimming Centres must now be booked online prior to attending a swimming centre.

Bookings are now open for the following activities:

  • lap swimming
  • rehabilitation purposes
  • recreation swimming in all pools
  • swimming lessons

For more information and to book a swim, visit: Book a Swim


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Festive Gallery on Osmond - vote for your favourite Christmas tree


Norwood’s very own open-air Christmas tree art gallery returns in 2020 to showcase the creative talents of children from local schools.

Students decorated 42 wooden Christmas trees which are displayed along Osmond Terrace for everyone to enjoy until 4 January.

Vote for your favourite Christmas tree on The Council's Facebook page.

The photo with the most ‘likes’ by 12 noon on Monday 4 January 2021, will win a $500 voucher to Dillons Norwood Bookshop for the school, plus $1,000 to a charity of choice, that was kindly donated by the Norwood Parade Precinct Committee.

COVID-19: Council services and facilities update


We’re pleased to advise that as of Monday 23 November the following facilities have reopened in line with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions:

The following programs have resumed:

More updates from the Council

Should any further changes be put in place due to the current outbreak of COVID-19, details will be made available through the Council’s website. Please be kind to yourself and others, follow the advice of SA Health and stay safe.

SA Health COVID-19 updates

For information on current hot spots and outbreaks, contact tracing requirements and the COVID-19 pandemic in South Australia, please visit the SA Health website

Be Kind NPSPBe Kind To Others Campaign

These are unprecedented and challenging times in many different ways. And the challenges are different for everyone.

In times of adversity, one way we can cope is to come together as a community and show a little kindness. Be kind to others, be kind to those in need and be kind to yourself.

Read tips on how to Be Kind City of NPSP


Access online books, magazines and movies from home


Library card holders can access thousands of reads and plenty of online learning opportunities from any computer or mobile device.

Visit our Catalogue or download the Libraries App to access items such as:

  • eBooks
  • eAudiobooks
  • newspapers and magazines
  • online learning. 

Visiting our Libraries in person

We’re pleased to advise that our libraries have reopened in line with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

Please follow library social distancing and hygiene processes and entry conditions to help ensure the safety of customers and staff.

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Using tree canopy data to plan for a cooler, greener City


In a first for metro Adelaide, the Council collaborated with 17 other local councils and the Government of South Australia to capture tree canopy coverage and height for all trees more than three metres.

Using Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology, we captured high resolution, 3D tree data by flying across the Adelaide region.

The data shows that tree canopy represents 24% of metropolitan Adelaide, which is below the recommended 30% identified in the 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide

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Mayor’s Christmas Card Competition winners


Congratulations to all of the children who participated in the twelfth Mayor’s Christmas Card Competition!

Mayor Robert Bria considered all entries, awarding first, second and third prizes from each year level. The awards were presented by Mayor Bria at a reception on Thursday 5 November at the St Peters Banquet Hall.

The winning entry from each year level will be printed onto Christmas cards with the student’s first name, year and their school printed on the inside of the card.

The overall winner will also have their design featured on the front cover of the Christmas edition of the Council’s magazine, Look East.

The winners from each year level and overall winner are as follows:

  • Pre-School: Evie Neild
  • Reception: Alexander Jaffray
  • Year 1: Eadie Milne
  • Year 2: Hadassah Zeng
  • Year 3: Maria Jestin
  • Year 4: Evangeline Lee
  • Year 5: Jaynie Heng
  • Year 6: Lilly Woolford
  • Year 7: Zoe Leppa
  • Overall Winner: Maria Jestin.

For more information about the competition, visit: Mayor's Christmas Card Competition

View winning entries

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Congratulations to Canvas Youth Art + Design Exhibition People's Choice Award winner


Congratulations to Sanemi Silva, winner of the Canvas Youth Art + Design Exhibition People's Choice Award, presented by the Rotary Club of St Peters.

Every two years the Urban Youth Art + Design Exhibition showcases the artwork and celebrates the creative talent and contributions of young people in our community.

The theme for this year’s exhibition, Urban Youth, called on the imagination and creativity of youth to artistically express themselves and the ideas, trends and inspirations relevant to modern life as a young person in our community.

People could visit the exhibition online or in person, and could simply 'Like' their favourite image on the Council's Facebook or vote in person at 49 George Street, Norwood.

Canvas Youth Art Peoples Choice winner 2020

People's Choice Winner: Sanemi Silva (aged 10) A Splash of Happiness

About Canvas

Held as part of the Council’s biennial Canvas Youth Arts and Events Program, the exhibition provides an opportunity for young people aged between 10 and 18 years to showcase their creativity to the community.

The 2020 Canvas Youth Art + Design Exhibition was held online and at George Street, Norwood—formerly the creative hub, Brick + Mortar from 16 October to 7 November.

For more information about the Council's Youth Programs, Visit: Youth




Last chance to comment on rezoning – final State Planning and Design Code


The State Planning and Design Code proposes new zoning and changes to planning policies for metropolitan Adelaide and contains significant amendments following outcomes of community consultation in 2019.

To find out how the new zoning affects your property or neighbourhood, visit: PlanSA: Code & Development Plan Amendments

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Disability assistance and support services seminar


Community information seminar.

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

Learn about:

  • Council services and programs
  • how to apply for the National Disability Insurance Scheme
  • assistance available to those not eligible for National Disability Insurance Scheme
  • National Disability Scheme Service Guarantee


Date: 25 November 2020
Time: 10.30am–12.30pm

Venue: Payneham Library, 2 Turner Street, Felixstow

Bookings essential by 23 November 2020

Book now

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

For more events and activities happening near you, visit: Events & Festivals Calendar

Active transport in NPSP


The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is a vibrant, liveable city and we are committed to ensuring our communities and residents are fulfilled and happy.

By incorporating even a little physical activity into your daily routine can deliver a host of benefits for your physical and mental well-being.

In addition to promoting better health outcomes, active communities can create a positive impact on the future of our City. For example, by riding a bike to work instead of driving can free up our transport networks, reduce your environmental impact and contribute to minimised healthcare costs.

As such the Council places great value on the broad range of active transport options available in our City.

River Torrens Linear Park shared path messages

‘Share with care’ decals (path signage) have been installed along Linear Park to remind cyclists and pedestrians to watch out for each other.


  • ride at a slow to moderate speed and slow down along narrow sections of path
  • ring your bell to let pedestrians know you’re approaching
  • give pedestrians as much space as possible when passing.


  • keep to the left of the path
  • if you’re listening to music or the radio, keep the volume down so you can hear a cyclist’s bell
  • ensure your dogs are kept on a leash and also to the left of the path.

Did you know...

The River Torrens Linear Park started off as a drainage mitigation project and the shared path was simply an add-on. 

Completed in 1997, it was the first linear park in Australia and not expected to become so popular for both recreation and transport.

So that everyone can enjoy the path safely, it’s important that pedestrians and cyclists look out for each other and share with care.

Council active transport initiatives

New bicycle parking rails

New bicycle parking rails are being rolled out across the City. You can find them at Royston Park Café, St Peters Bakehouse, High Street Café in Kensington and along The Parade, with more to come!

Wayfinding signage

Wayfinding signage will be installed along the Norwood – Magill Bikeway (Beulah Road). The signs comply with the Department of Planning, Infrastructure & Transport and look similar to this example.

Bike repair station

To be installed at the intersection of Osmond Terrace and Beulah Road in November, the bike repair station will have retractable tools, a high security stainless public bike pump and a wheel chock to hold your bike while using the pump.

Walking to school

The Council’s Coordinator Youth Programs has reached out to local schools about the benefits of walking to school with information about these programs and walking school bus programs

E-bikes and e-scooters

The Council has developed a framework to enable operators to introduce shared e-bikes and e-scooters throughout the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters.

As e-scooters can only operate with Ministerial approval, a business case has been submitted to the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport to consider approval of an e-scooter trial.

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Other active transport initiatives

There’s lots of ways you and your family can enjoy safe and active modes of transport, including:

National Ride2Work Day:

Held every year in October and encourages more people to jump on their bike and get active on their way to work


A South Australian program promoting safer, greener and more active travel for primary school students and their communities. It uses a whole school approach built on a partnership between local councils, school communities and the Department for Infrastructure and Transport.

Walking school bus:

A walking school bus group of children walk to school with one or more adults as their ‘drivers’.  

Parents often mention safety issues as one of the primary reasons they are reluctant to allow their children to walk to school.

Providing adult supervision may help reduce those worries for families who live within walking distance to school. It can be as casual as families taking turns walking their children to school, or as a structured route with meeting points, a timetable and a rotating schedule of accompanying parents/volunteers.


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


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.

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