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Draft 2023-2024 Parade Precinct Annual Business Plan


The Draft 2023-2024 Annual Business Plan has been developed by the Norwood Parade Precinct Committee 

The Plan aims to generate retail and commercial activity to ensure the future sustainability and growth of the Precinct.

If you own a business or property within The Parade Precinct, the Council welcomes your feedback.

Consultation closes 5:00pm, Wednesday 12 April 2023.

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

Public Notice: Proposed Declaration of Public Road


Proposed Declaration Under Section 210(1) of the Local Government Act 1999 (SA).

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters hereby gives notice that it proposes to make a declaration under Section 210(1) of the Local Government Act 1999 (SA) converting the following private road within its Council area into a public road on 16 June 2023, or thereafter:

The private road comprising allotments 144 and 143 in FP 17910 and which is a private road commonly known as Nelson Lane in the area of Adelaide.

Mario Barone
Chief Executive Officer


It's showtime at St Peters Fair


St Peters Fair will again serve up a feast of fun for families and friends with amusement rides, roving entertainers, market stalls, food trucks and kids crafts.

St Peter’s Fair is like a country fair right in the heart of our City.

Event details: 

Saturday 25 March 
11:00am — 3:00pm
Linde Reserve, Stepney

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

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Apply for a Community Funding Program Grant


The Council’s Community Funding Program provides grants of up to $5,000 per year to support projects, events and activities that benefit the local community.

Applications close Tuesday 11 April 2023. 

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




Get a tree voucher today!


Trees cool and shade our homes and are one of the best ways of adapting to the impacts of climate change.

The Council is offering property owners within the Council area an $80 voucher towards an established tree to plant on their land.

Vouchers are limited and registration is required.

For more information and to register for a voucher, visit: Tree Incentive Program

Places to keep cool in NPSP


There are some simple things you can do to reduce the impact of extreme heat. 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.

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

Places to keep cool in the Council area

If you don’t have an air conditioner at home, visit one of our three libraries where you can relax and take it easy.

If you are shopping on The Parade, Norwood, drop into the Norwood Town Hall where there is cool drinking water available on hot days at the front counter.

If you are a water lover, cool off at the Norwood Swimming Centre. The Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre is currently closed due to a major upgrade

Check weather forecasts and UV times

You can check weather forecasts and UV times by downloading the free SunSmart app

For more weather information, visit: Bureau of Meteorology

Welcome to 2023 - video message from Mayor Bria


Stage 3 of the Tour Down Under is just one of many exciting events in the Council’s action packed calendar.

Listen to Mayor Robert Bria as he talks about the diverse range of activities in our City and what you can expect as we launch into 2023!

Watch Mayor Bria's video message:

For full event details, visit: Events Calendar

The stage is set for Concerts in the Park 2023


Music lovers are invited to enjoy the sunset to a soundtrack of jazz, melodies or symphony in some of our beautiful parks.

Concerts in the Park is a series of free, open-air performances featuring music from talented local bands and artists as well as children’s entertainment.

There are three concerts taking place in February, March and April.

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


Message from Mayor Bria - Lunar Year New


I extend my warmest wishes to members of the Chinese community as it comes together to celebrate the Lunar Year New – a time for family reunions and new beginnings. 

Festivals such as the Lunar New Year are an example of the time-honoured traditions celebrated and shared by the Chinese community, which contribute to the richness of our culturally diverse society and the success of multiculturalism in South Australia.

The 2021 Census showed Chinese-born people are the second largest migrant group in Norwood Payneham & St Peters, and Mandarin is the language most spoken at home after English, reflecting the growth of the Chinese community and the significant cultural and economic contribution it is making to our City.  

2023 bids farewell to the Year of the Tiger and welcomes the Year of the Rabbit; the fourth of the twelve Chinese Zodiac animals and often considered the luckiest.  People born in the Year of the Rabbit are said to be calm, confident, patient and peaceful with an emphasis on attention to detail.  

I hope the Year of the Rabbit brings you happiness, prosperity and good fortune.   

Cool off at Council facilities


The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting four consecutive days over 35C.

If you don’t have an air conditioner at home, visit one of our three Libraries where you can relax and take it easy.

If you are shopping on The Parade, Norwood, drop into the Norwood Town Hall where you’ll find cool drinking water at the front counter.

If you’re a water lover, cool off at the Norwood Swimming Centre – the pool is maintained at 27 degrees and there is plenty of shade. The Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre is currently closed due to a major redevelopment.

For more tips on how to stay safe during the summer, visit: SA Health - Staying healthy in the Heat

Council endorses submission to Planning System Implementation Review


At its first official Council meeting following the recent Local Government elections, the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters has unanimously voted to provide a submission to the State Government’s Planning System Implementation Review.

In March 2021, the State Government’s Planning Design Code and the Planning Portal was introduced for metropolitan Adelaide, resulting in limitations and frustrations for Local Government and the community.

Mayor Robert Bria said the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters welcomed the Malinauskas Government conducting a review of the Code and the opportunity to provide robust and frank feedback to the Expert Panel, led by Presiding Member John Simson.


Message from Mayor Bria on International Volunteer Day


On behalf of the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, I would like to thank every Volunteer wherever they may live on International Volunteer Day.

Every day across the world, hundreds of millions of people are generously giving their skills, knowledge and time, in causes large and small, seeking neither recognition or reward.  

Whether it be providing assistance during natural disasters, delivering a meal, fundraising for a sporting club or organising a church fete, Volunteers are the ‘glue’ that holds communities together.

The difference Volunteers make to the lives of others is practical and tangible.

There are about 200 Volunteers who work tirelessly in a range of roles in our City and I would like to also acknowledge and thank each of you  for helping to make our community a better place to live, work and visit.

On this International Volunteer Day, let’s not only thank our Volunteers but consider becoming one yourself.

By joining the ranks of those who selflessly serve in different ways - but all with a view to make the life of others in need worth living - we too can find that the gift of receiving is truly in the giving.

Perhaps Robert F. Kennedy summed it up best when he said: ”The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to make things better.”

It is because of Volunteers that today is a better day than yesterday, and tomorrow will be better still.

The names of Volunteers may not be in the history books, but their selfless deeds will forever have a place on the hearts and minds of the people they serve.

My sincere thanks and best wishes to every Volunteer.

New recreation area in St Morris Reserve – as flood planning works proceed


Children, their families and the wider community will benefit from new play equipment and enhanced amenities at St Morris Reserve, which will be redeveloped in order to accommodate flood prevention infrastructure.

The upgrade and enhancement of the Reserve will be the final stage of the Council’s multi-million-dollar program to manage flooding in the suburbs of St Morris, Trinity Gardens, Maylands and Stepney – an issue which has been raised by local residents.

To find out more, visit: Media Release

Statement from Mayor Robert Bria and Elected Members


On behalf of the citizens of the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, we are deeply saddened that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has passed away, and we extend our sincere condolences to the Royal Family.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II served South Australia dutifully – with grace, intelligence and unwavering commitment.

Her Majesty has been a reassuring constant throughout our lives, ascending to the throne on 6 February 1952, making her the longest-reigning monarch in British history.

Over the past 70 years, Her Majesty has been dedicated to the service of our country and the Commonwealth, demonstrating an enormous sense of duty and commitment.

As we join the nation in mourning, the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters pays tribute to the contribution Her Majesty the Queen has made around the world through decades of public service.

Robert Bria

Council endorses inaugural Built Heritage Strategy


The Council has endorsed its first Built Heritage Strategy to ensure there are protections and polices in place to preserve the City’s history and character, now and into the future.

At the meeting on 5 September, the Council unanimously agreed to look into the feasibility of requesting an amendment to the State Government’s Planning & Design Code – with a focus on building heights and setbacks of new developments on The Parade.

To find out more and to read the Strategy, visit: Built Heritage Strategy

Seed Mix sculptures in Old Mill Reserve


A series of striking sculptures – titled Seed Mix – have been unveiled in a special ceremony at Old Mill Reserve, Hackney.

The artwork – by South Australian artist Nicholas Uhlmann – was commissioned by the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters as part of its Quadrennial Public Art Program.

To find out more, visit: Media Release 

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Look East 2022 Spring edition is now online


For the first time in its history, the Council has created a purely digital edition of Look East.

The Spring edition is filled with videos, interactive content and the front page is a 3D fly through of the new Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre.

We hope you enjoy this digital edition of Look East!!

To download a PDF version, please open the Flip Book and click on the "Download PDF" button icon on the bottom toolbar. 

Subscribe to receive future editions of Look East magazine in a digital format, delivered straight to your inbox.

Speed limit reduction in Norwood and Kent Town


The installation of 40km/h signs in Norwood and Kent Town is currently underway.

The Council endorsed the speed reduction from 50km/h in residential streets following consultation with the local community earlier this year.

Motorists and riders who are adjusting to the change will have a limited grace period with SA Police issuing warnings, rather than fines.

To find out more about the speed reduction, download: Extract from Council Minutes  - Consultation Outcomes

Behind the Businesses Podcast


Series 2 of the Behind the Businesses Podcast is now available to watch or listen.

Featuring 15 local business leaders from a range of professions and industries, the podcast gives local businesses the opportunity to connect with the wider community through the personalisation of their stories.

To listen or watch, visit: Behind the Businesses Podcasts

The Parade Gift Card is now available for purchase


The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters has today launched its very first gift card for Adelaide’s premier main street.

The Parade Gift Card can be “loaded” with between $10 and $1000 and can be used at any business within The Parade Precinct.

From stunning fashion, unique interiors and world-class dining, The Parade offers the ultimate shopping experience, so you will always be spoilt for choice!

To find out more, visit: The Parade, Norwood


NPSP wins Gold again at the ARA Awards


For the fourth year in a row, the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters has once again received the coveted and highly respected Gold Award at the Australasian Reporting Awards

To read a digital copy of the Council’s 2020 - 2021 Annual Report, visit: Publications - Annual Report

The results of the Council’s 2021 biennial Community Survey are now available


The Community Survey involved face-to-face interviews and online consultation with more than 800 residents and business operators in our City.

Participants were asked to rate their level of satisfaction on a scale of one to five on a range of Council services, programs and facilities, together with questions relating to overall quality of life.

Pleasingly, overall satisfaction for both the resident and business survey is at an all time high.

The Council would like to thank all residents and businesses that participated in the survey.

View: Community Survey Results Summary

To read the full results, visit: Council Documents - Community Survey

Council launches Eastside Design for Living publication


Immerse yourself in the luxury of the most esteemed home and design businesses in Adelaide’s East.

Featuring stunning interior and exclusive homewares, this exquisite publication will enhance the beauty and style of your home.

Pick up a copy at Council venues, participating businesses or view online. 

To view this publication online, visit: Eastside Design for Living


Look East Winter edition is online now


Find out about major projects, flooding protection, upcoming events and much more!

And keep an eye on your letterbox – or Council Libraries and Norwood Town Hall – for a hard copy, which will be delivered soon.

Download: Look East: Winter Edition (PDF)

Read: Look East: Winter Edition (Flipbook)

Did you know…

The Council will also be producing two more editions of Look East each year – so you can expect an edition for each season!

Subscribe to receive the two additional editions of Look East magazine in a digital format, delivered straight to your inbox.

Norwood Oval receives national recognition in AFL Awards


The much loved and iconic Norwood Oval is continuing to kick goals after being crowned the state’s winner of the AFL’s Ken Gannon Community Football Facilities Award.

The multi-million dollar redeveloped Oval was the only facility in South Australia to receive the Award, which is presented by the AFL’s Australian Football Facilities Fund.

The Council made a significant financial contribution to the redevelopment.

To find out more, visit: Media Release