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.
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.
Hall of Fame (20+ years)
To be announced
Best Fashion Retailer
Best Hair/Beauty Salon
Best Customer Experience
Best Independent Retailer
Best Entertainment Venue
Best Emerging/Start Up Business
Best Food/Beverage Manufacturer
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.
To access the new planning system or for more information:
- visit: PlanSA
- Download: South Australia’s New Planning System: Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
For further information, please contact Manager, Community Services Rosanna Busolin 08 8366 4600.
Bring your wheels and come and play at our Pop-up Wheel Park
A dedicated wheel park is popping up at Payneham Swimming Centre during the April 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.
The following workshops will also be held:
- Learn to ride
- Back on the Bike
- Wheelie Kids and Bling Your Bike
- Bike Repair and Try an E-bike
For more information and to book a workshop, visit: Events & Festivals Calendar
Reducing the impacts of flooding while improving safety in Felixstow
Work is commencing on a City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters project which will reduce the impacts of flooding, while improving safety for pedestrians and other road users in Felixstow.
The $1.25 million Langman Grove Road Reconstruction Project includes new stormwater infrastructure at the intersection of Wicks Road and Langman Grove, as well as 200 metres of new kerbing, 16 new pram ramps, new line marking and median strips.
Work at the site began this week and is scheduled to be completed in April 2021.
During construction times (7:00am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday) detours will be in place for all traffic, except buses. Residential access and buses only will be permitted after hours.
Langman Grove is a Council owned and maintained road that stretches from Briar Road to Wicks Avenue.
The project is funded by the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters and Federal Government Roads to Recovery Program and Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.
Payneham Oval Tennis Courts are upgraded and ready to use!
Six tennis courts at Payneham Oval have been upgraded as part of a $1.1 million redevelopment by the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters.
The upgrade - which included six new tennis courts constructed to Tennis SA standards and guidelines, new lighting, upgraded shelter, storeroom and water fountain, 3.5 metre high perimeter fencing, extra seating and new stormwater infrastructure – follows major redevelopments of the Oval’s facilities and playground.
The Payneham Oval Tennis Court Upgrade is funded by the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters and Department of Planning Transport & Infrastructure through the Open Space Grant Fund.
To book a court online, visit: East Adelaide Payneham Tennis Club - Book a Court
Book a Flu vaccination at EHA
With Flu season looming it's important to protect yourself and your family by getting an influenza vaccination.
Eastern Health Authority (EHA) provides immunisation programs on behalf of the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters.
Online bookings open 1 March
Flu vaccination appointments will be available to book online from 1 March for clinics on or after 1 April 2021.
To make a booking from 1 March, visit: EHA: Immunisation
Do I need to pay
If you're eligible, you can get the vaccine for free under the National Immunisation Program (NIP). Those eligible are people 65 years and over, children under the age of 5 years (from 6 months), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, pregnant women and people with a chronic medical condition.
If you are not eligible for a free vaccine under the NIP, you will be required to pay a $22 fee.
For information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, please contact SA Health directly: visit: SA Health - COVID-19 Vaccinations or call 1800 020 080.
Single use plastics ban to roll out from 1 March
From 1 March, single-use plastic straws, stirrers and cutlery will be prohibited from sale, supply or distribution in South Australia (exemptions apply).
The legislation has been developed to combat plastic waste ending up in our ocean and is the first of its kind in Australia.
If you want more information about the state-wide legislative change, including alternatives to single-use plastic, visit: Replace the Waste
Tai Chi in the Park returns in March and April
Come and try tai chi in the picturesque surroundings of Dunstone Grove-Linde Reserve, Stepney.
Originating as a form of self-defence, tai chi is now practiced widely across the world and offers multiple benefits to people of all fitness levels. It’s a low impact, slow-motion exercise that can help to reduce stress, improve balance and improve fitness levels.
The classes will take place every Friday from 9:30am – 10:30am, starting on Friday 5 March and running until 9 April 2021 (please note there will be no class on 2 April). Classes are suitable for all ages and abilities.
Cost: $20 for 5 classes (or $4 per class).
Booking is essential.
For more information and to book, visit: Events & Festivals
SALA support for artists
The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters supports artists to participate in the South Australian Living Artists Festival (SALA) within our creative City.
Solo artists who have arranged their own exhibition or are participating in an open studio event in the Council area are invited to claim a reimbursement of the SALA registration fee of up to $125.
Workshops for local businesses
The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters runs regular business workshops to help you grow your business.
The workshops are free, interactive and designed specifically for businesses operating in the Council area.
Learn how to adapt, grow and help your business thrive with the following upcoming workshops:
- Better pics for businesses
- Instagram: create/connect/collaborate – for fitness & wellness professionals
- How to present yourself to absolutely anyone in under 60 seconds
- Social Media: times are a-changin’
- From unknown to unforgettable: the brand journey
For more information and to book online, visit: Business Workshops
Please note: You are eligible to register your attendance if your business operates in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters.
The stage is set for Concerts in the Park 2021
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 & Festivals Calendar
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
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.
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.
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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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.