Community Consultation

Your views, ideas and suggestions are important in helping to shape the future of the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters.

The Council is committed to effective consultation with our citizens and other stakeholders on issues which affect them. Listed below are the projects and programs we are currently seeking feedback on.

For more information on our approach to community consultation, download: Community Consultation Policy

 

Current consultation

CityPlan 2030: mid term review

27/03/2020

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 our City.

All Councils are required to prepare a Strategic Management Plan which complies with the requirements of Section 122 of the Local Government Act 1999.

CityPlan 2030 was developed in 2007 through an extensive visioning program with the community and identifies the broad strategic directions which the Council is working towards to create the desired future for the community of the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters.

The Plan was last updated in 2017. The Council is now undertaking a mid term review and as part of that process will be engaging with the community through a variety of consultation programs.

For further background information, visit: CityPlan 2030

 

Your say

The first stage of consultation initially involved invitations that were sent to a randomly targeted audience consisting of 1,500 residential and commercial ratepayers.

Unfortunately due to the implications of COVID-19, the community forums previously scheduled for 8 April have now been cancelled.

The Council is currently preparing a revised approach whereby members of the community will still get to contribute to the mid term review.

Further details will be available on this website as soon as possible.

For any further information, please contact the Council's Economic Development & Strategic Projects Coordinator on 08 8366 4524.

 

Previous consultation

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Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget 2020-2021

13/05/2020

Consultation closes 5:00pm, Wednesday 3 June 2020

Norwood Streetscape Norwood Town Hall

 

 

 

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Annual Business Plan is a key document in the Council’s overall Planning Framework. It sets out the Council’s proposed projects, services and programs for the 2020–2021 financial year.

The Annual Business Plan is designed to meet the legislative requirements under the Local Government Act 1999.

 

Download: draft Annual Business Plan and Budget 2020-2021

 

Have your say!

You can have your say in the following ways:

Complete the online feedback form

 Online Feedback Form

 

Alternatively, download and complete the printable: Feedback Form (PDF)

 

Write to us

By post:

Annual Business Plan consultation
City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters
PO Box 204
Kent Town SA 5071

By email: ABPConsultation@npsp.sa.gov.au

 

Please provide your feedback by 5:00pm, Wednesday 3 June 2020.

 

Public access to Council documents

All documents and Council-related information can be accessed on this website.

Alternatively, a copy of a document can be made available upon request in hard copy or electronic form and free of charge.

Please contact the Council’s Customer Service Team on 08 8366 4555 or via email: townhall@npsp.sa.gov.au to request a copy of a document.

Contact

Sharon Perkins
General Manager, Corporate Services
T: 08 8366 4585
E: ABPConsultation@npsp.sa.gov.au


More information

Submission guidelines and additional information

Why make a submission

Making a written submission will ensure that your comments of support or concern for a certain issue or proposal are considered when Council is making a decision. Council would like to encourage active participation in consultation to promote ownership and empowerment within the Community.

 

Consideration of submissions

All submissions received will be summarised in a schedule of submissions for consideration by Council at a Council workshop and or a formal Council meeting. This consideration may result in the proposal being modified to address the issues; approved without modification; or refused.

Please note that submissions received may be included in Council’s Agenda and that these are available to the general public.

Once a decision has been made on the matter, the Council will communicate its decision through at least one of the following mediums:

  • personal letter
  • Council meeting minutes
  • Council website
  • Council eNewsletter.

 

An effective submission

To be effective a submission should:

  • clearly state your opinion and reasons for or against the proposal or sections there of,
  • state how your concerns could be addressed or outline any suggestions for resolving a problem or issue (if possible),
  • list any references or provide evidence, relevant material, or specific examples to help demonstrate your views or suggestions,
  • include the section, recommendation and page number of the proposal to which your comments refer (if relevant),
  • to ensure accurate interpretation of your comments into the Schedule of Submissions, please keep your comments concise and number all issues you wish to address.

 

Stay connected

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Draft Community Land Management Plans

04/03/2020

Consultation closed 5.00pm, Friday 10 April 2020.  

Felixstow Reserve, Felixstow - at dusk

 

 

 

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is proposing to adopt new Community Land Management Plans for all community land within the City.

To facilitate this, the Council is also proposing to revoke the Council’s existing Community Land Management Plans.

Comments are invited on both proposals.

 

What are community land management plans

Pursuant to Section 196 of the Local Government Act 1999 (the Act), all councils are required to prepare management plans for community land within their council area. Almost all land that is owned by a council or under its care, control or management (excluding roads) is classified as community land – including, parks and reserves, sporting facilities, civic and community facilities, and operational land.

Community Land Management Plans set out the Council’s objectives, strategies and performance targets for ongoing management and use of community land.

 

Review of community land management plans

The Council currently has 114 Community Land Management Plans—one for each parcel of land. These Plans have been reviewed to ensure legislative compliance and to provide a more practical management framework for the Council’s community land. Four new Plans have been prepared for each of the following categories of community land:

  • parks and reserves
  • sporting facilities
  • civic and community facilities; and
  • operational and other community land.

The Council’s Community Land Register has also been updated.

The draft Plans are available for download below. Alternatively, hard copies are available at the Norwood Town Hall Customer Service Centre or one of the Council’s Libraries

 

Download draft plans

 

Related documents

 

Existing plans

Hard copies of the Council’s existing Community Land Management Plans are available for viewing at the Norwood Town Hall Customer Service Centre. Electronic copies of individual Plans are available upon request.

Have your say

Please complete the online comments form.

Online comments form closed

 

Alternatively, you can provide written comments via:

All comments and submissions received will be collated and summarised for consideration by the Council.

Contact

Lisa Mara
General Manager, Governance & Community Affairs
T: 08 8366 4549
E: lmara@npsp.sa.gov.au

Proposed Dog Parks

10/02/2020

Consultation closed 5.00pm, Friday 6 March 2020.

dog park consultation

 

 

 

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is seeking your comments on a proposal to establish a dedicated dog park in Otto Park and in a portion of Hannaford Reserve, St Peters.

 

Background

The Council’s 2019-2024 Dog and Cat Management Plan includes an objective to investigate the establishment of a dedicated dog park in the City.

Dog parks are dedicated areas where dog owners can exercise their dogs. Dog parks are usually fenced and may include facilities such as dog agility / play equipment, varied ground surfaces and landscaping (e.g. turf, mulch, sand and mounds), double gates, shelters and seating.

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters currently has 10 off-leash areas, where residents and visitors can exercise their dogs off-leash, alongside other users of the reserve.

 

Proposed dog park locations

Following consideration of various options, the Council is proposing to change Otto Park and a portion of Hannaford Reserve to be dedicated exclusively for use as dog parks.

If the Council proceeds with the establishment of a dedicated dog park in both locations, it is proposed that Otto Reserve would remain as a fenced grassed area for dog exercise.

Given the large size of Hannaford Reserve, including the recent purchase of adjacent land to be incorporated into the reserve, it is proposed that Hannaford Reserve would be redeveloped to include a section that is designated as a dog park, alongside an open space and playground area.

You can view the location of both reserves on the map below.

For more information regarding dog parks, download the Dog & Cat Management Board’s publication: Unleashed: A Guide to Successful Dog Parks

 

Have your say

The Council is seeking your comments on the proposed establishment of a dedicated dog park in Otto Park and in a portion of Hannaford Reserve, St Peters.

You can provide your comments in the following ways:

Online Comments Form

 

Alternatively, you can download and complete the Comments Form

Comments may also be provided by:

  • post: City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, PO Box 204, Kent Town SA 5071

Comments must be received by no later than 5.00pm, Friday 6 March 2020.

 

Borthwick Park Creek Improvements Draft Concept Plan

28/01/2020

Consultation closed 5.00pm,
Monday 17 February 2020.

 Borthwick Park Consultation image

 

 

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is seeking your comments on the Borthwick Park Creek Improvements Draft Concept Plan, which seeks to address community concerns in relation to bank erosion, water quality and access to Second Creek at Borthwick Park, Kensington.

The draft Concept Plan proposes some changes which will create safe access to Second Creek, tabilise the creek bank, provide additional native plantings, and eliminate stagnant standing water during the drier months.

The proposed improvements will further contribute to Borthwick Park being a quality open space by providing new nature play and passive recreation opportunities and increased native plant biodiversity and animal habitat.

 

Draft concept plan

The draft Concept Plan proposes to:

  • create safe access on the northern bank utilising rocks and logs to create natural steps down to the creek
  • stabilise the northern bank with rocks set in mortar to prevent erosion
  • place large rocks as stepping stones near the creek’s edge for nature play
  • plant new native trees and shrubs on the northern bank above the high water mark to revegetate the disturbed slope and provide habitat and amenity
  • remove the existing weir and infill the deep section of the creek bed adjacent the “beach area” to eliminate stagnant water during the drier months
  • undertake minor work to repair damaged or missing stone facing on the existing southern bank.

Download: Borthwick Park Creek Improvements Draft Concept Plan

 

Have your say

The Council values your opinion and would appreciate your comments on the Borthwick Park Creek Improvements Draft Concept Plan.

You can provide your comments in the following ways:

 

Complete online survey

Online survey

 

Write to us

By email: townhall@npsp.sa.gov.au

By post:
Borthwick Park Creek Improvements Draft Concept Plan
City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters
PO Box 204
Kent Town SA 5071

Comments must be received by no later than 5.00pm, Monday 17 February 2020.

Smart City Plan

21/01/2020

Consultation closed Friday 28 February 2020.

 

 

 

We’re developing a Smart City Plan for Norwood Payneham & St Peters and want to hear your views.

Smart cities make use of digital technology to improve collaboration, efficiency, sustainability and economic development.

Common smart city projects include: 

  • free public Wi-Fi
  • co-working and innovation hubs
  • smart parking
  • smart street lighting
  • digital democracy platforms
  • mobile apps.

Have your say

Share your views and ideas by completing our survey. This will help us to design and deliver a unique, tailored and successful Smart City Plan, as well as consider the potential for Norwood Payneham & St Peters to become a leading smart city.

 

Online survey

Survey closed 5:00pm, Friday 28 February 2020.

 

Community consultation workshops

Community consultation sessions will be held on:

  • Tuesday 18 February at 6.00pm: Mayor's Parlour at Norwood Town Hall
  • Wednesday 19 February at 8.30am: Mayor's Parlour in Norwood Town Hall

 

St Peters Street Draft Concept Plan

29/08/2019

Consultation closed at 5.00pm on Monday 30 September 2019.

 

 

 

 

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is seeking your comments on a draft concept plan for St Peters Street.

The draft Concept Plan will guide the proposed future streetscape improvements of St Peters Street between First and Eighth Avenues and the Cliff Goodwin Reserve.

The vision of the St Peters Street Draft Concept Plan is to create an integrated street that better connects the surrounding local community to the River Torrens Linear Park, the St Peters Town Hall and Library Complex, Dunstone Grove, Linde Reserve and the Avenues Shopping Centre.

A redeveloped St Peters Street will result in a more attractive, accessible, safer and greener street.

The streetscape improvements outlined in the St Peters Street Draft Concept Plan link to the St Peters Civic Plaza and Avenue of Honour projects completed in 2014.

 

Concept Plan

Download: St Peters Street draft Concept Plan

An explanation of the draft Concept Plan has been provided further down this page.

Have your say!

The Council values your opinion and would appreciate your comments on the St Peters Street Draft Concept Plan.

You can provide your comments in the following ways:


Complete online survey

Survey closed

 

Write to us

By post:

St Peters Street draft Concept Plan 
City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters
PO Box 204
Kent Town SA 5071

By email: townhall@npsp.sa.gov.au

 

Comments must be received by no later than 5.00pm, Monday 30 September 2019.


Explanation of the draft Concept Plan

The draft Concept Plan proposes to:

  • improve the amenity and accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists of all ages and abilities moving along St Peters Street, through the introduction of wider paved footpaths (from 1.8m to 2.7m), landscaped verges and increased street tree planting
  • maintain slow local traffic speeds and on-street car parking with a reduction in the overall paved road width from 7.2m to 6.3m
  • improve the safety and accessibility of each intersection for pedestrians of all ages and abilities through the introduction of Disability Discrimination Act compliant crossings at the intersections
  • revitalise the existing central median, positioned over the Second Creek culverts, as a contemporary and attractive native landscaped corridor, bringing the character of the River Torrens into the neighbourhood and reflecting the alignment of Second Creek through the introduction of a meandering dry creek bed through the centre of the median
  • improve local stormwater management with new raingardens integrated at street corners as well as seasonal stormwater detention at Cliff Goodwin Reserve adjacent to Eighth Avenue (to protect against localised flooding)
  • improve the safety, accessibility and amenity of the Eighth Avenue and St Peters Street intersection with a redesigned junction including paving, pedestrian crossings and landscaping. Eighth Avenue is an important commuter cycle route into the CBD and the junction redesign would create a slow point for drivers
  • improve the access and amenity of Cliff Goodwin Reserve and the open space adjacent to Eighth Avenue and overlooking the St Peters Billabong
  • create stronger local identity and pedestrian links through the use of consistent paving materials and way finding signage between the River Torrens Linear Park, the St Peters Town Hall and Library Complex, Dunstone Grove and Linde Reserve

It is expected that a future upgrade of St Peters Street will improve the quality of life for local residents in the City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters. Once endorsed by the Council, the St Peters Street Draft Concept Plan will be used to design and undertake future street upgrades.

Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget for 2019 – 2020 - consultation closed

07/05/2019

Consultation closed 5.00pm Wednesday 29 May.

Norwood Streetscape Norwood Town Hall

 

 

 

The Council is seeking feedback on the draft Annual Business Plan and Budget for 2019 – 2020.

The 2019 - 2020 draft Annual Business Plan and Budget sets out the programs, projects and services that the Council proposes to spend money on in the next financial year.

All residents and business owners in the City are encouraged to provide feedback.

Download: 2019 - 2020 draft Annual Business Plan and Budget

Alternatively, you can view a hard copy at the Norwood Town Hall and  Payneham and St Peters Libraries

Have your say!

You can have your say in the following ways:

Complete the online feedback form

 Online Feedback Form

 

Write to us

By post:

Annual Business Plan consultation
City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters
PO Box 204
Kent Town SA 5071

By email: ABPConsultation@npsp.sa.gov.au

 

Attend the Annual Business Plan public meeting

Wednesday 29 May
7pm - 8pm
Mayor’s Parlour, Norwood Town Hall (George Street entrance)


More information

Submission guidelines and additional information

Why make a submission

Making a written submission will ensure that your comments of support or concern for a certain issue or proposal are considered when Council is making a decision. Council would like to encourage active participation in consultation to promote ownership and empowerment within the Community.

 

Consideration of submissions

All submissions received will be summarised in a schedule of submissions for consideration by Council at a Council workshop and or a formal Council meeting. This consideration may result in the proposal being modified to address the issues; approved without modification; or refused.

Please note that submissions received may be included in Council’s Agenda and that these are available to the general public.

Once a decision has been made on the matter, the Council will communicate its decision through at least one of the following mediums:

  • personal letter
  • Council meeting minutes
  • Council website
  • Council eNewsletter.

 

An effective submission

To be effective a submission should:

  • clearly state your opinion and reasons for or against the proposal or sections there of,
  • state how your concerns could be addressed or outline any suggestions for resolving a problem or issue (if possible),
  • list any references or provide evidence, relevant material, or specific examples to help demonstrate your views or suggestions,
  • include the section, recommendation and page number of the proposal to which your comments refer (if relevant),
  • to ensure accurate interpretation of your comments into the Schedule of Submissions, please keep your comments concise and number all issues you wish to address.

 

Contact

Sharon Perkins
General Manager, Corporate Services
T: 08 8366 4585 
E: ABPConsultation@npsp.sa.gov.au

2019 Community Survey - consultation closed

01/05/2019

The 2019 Community Survey consultation closed

Felixstow REserve Opening February 10 2019-1

 

 

 

The Council is conducting its biennial Community Survey from Friday 10 May.

The Community Survey asks residents and businesses about their level of satisfaction with the Council and the services it provides and measures progress towards the Council’s long-term strategic plan: CityPlan 2030: Shaping Our Future

The survey will be conducted by Square Holes on behalf of the Council.

We’d really appreciate your participation should you be contacted by Square Holes to take part!

 

How are participants selected

Participants are selected at random. The survey will be conducted with residents at key locations or through door knocking. Businesses will be contacted by telephone.

Interviewers will survey 400 residents and 200 businesses within the City.

 

How do I know it’s genuine

Square Holes will present a letter from the Council, confirming authorisation from the Council to conduct the survey.

 

What happens to the feedback

We will compare the results of this year’s Community Survey with those of surveys done in previous years. This helps us to measure our progress towards the targets and objectives of CityPlan 2030: Shaping Our Future, and to see how far we’ve come since the last survey.

 

Participant confidentiality

The information provided by respondents is confidential and no identifying details are collected.

 

More information

Rosanna Francesca
Strategic Projects Coordinator
T: 08 8366 4524
E: rfrancesca@npsp.sa.gov.au

Kent Town Urban Design Framework & Public Realm Manual - consultation closed

13/11/2018

Consultation closed 5.00pm, Friday 7  December 2018.

 Kent Town streetscape 9

 

 

 

The draft Kent Town Urban Design Framework is a high-level strategic document describing the vision, themes, directions and implementation strategy for the ongoing evolution of Kent Town’s public realm.

The draft Kent Town Public Realm Manual is a design guide for Kent Town’s streets. It includes a palette of paving materials, furniture, trees and plants which are proposed to be used for future planning, design and capital works.

You are invited to have your say on the draft Kent Town Urban Design Framework and the draft Kent Town Public Realm Manual.

For more information, download the two draft documents and refer to the Frequently Asked Questions below.

Kent Town Urban Design Framework

KTUDF Cover cropped

Kent Town Public Realm Manual

KTPRM Cover cropped

 

Have your say!

Online feedback

To have your say, please complete the online form.

Online feedback form closed

 

Attend the Community Open House

Learn more about these documents and share your views on Kent Town.

Date: Tuesday 27 November
Time: 3.00pm - 8.00pm
Venue: Tell Henry, 20 The Parade West, Kent Town

 
Note: hard copies of the draft documents and feedback form are available at the Norwood Town Hall and our Libraries


Frequently asked questions


What is the Kent Town Urban Design Framework

The draft Urban Design Framework is the Council's strategic document that sets out the vision, themes, directions and implementation strategy for the public realm in Kent Town.

The objective of the draft Kent Town Urban Design Framework is to assist the Council in establishing a more active, attractive, and liveable neighbourhood supported by a high quality streetscape.

The draft Framework also seeks to establish better ground floor interaction (including outdoor use) between new development and the public realm.

 

What is the Kent Town Public Realm Manual

The draft Kent Town Public Realm Manual reflects the vision and themes outlined in the draft Urban Design Framework through detailed recommendations of the future form and function of each street within Kent Town.

The key aims of the draft Public Realm Manual are to:

  • provide guidance for the planning, design and implementation of public realm works in Kent Town
  • achieve an attractive, vibrant and integrated public realm within Kent Town
  • establish a materials palette that reinforces the qualities and character of Kent Town
  • specify durable furniture and materials that will reduce the long-term maintenance and simplify purchasing
  • provide guidance for the management and maintenance of public realm assets.

 

Why did the Council develop an Urban Design Framework and Public Realm Manual

The 30 Year Plan for Greater Adelaide recognises Kent Town as a ‘significant high density, mixed use, and regeneration opportunity.’

The Council has demonstrated its support for the State Government’s aspirations to create higher density, mixed use precincts, which are both sustainable and vibrant and offer a greater diversity of housing options in close proximity to employment, shopping, community recreation and education facilities, through the Kent Town and The Parade Strategic Growth Development Plan Amendment (authorised by the Minister in October 2013). 

With the opportunity for up to 1100 dwellings (primarily apartments), 10,000m2 of retail floor area and 30,000m2 of office / commercial floor area within the Kent Town Precinct, the manifestation of this targeted infill development, will represent a significant change to the urban form of Kent Town. 

However, the existing public realm does not cater for the growth and investment being attracted as a result of the planning policy changes introduced for Kent Town and unless managed properly will place significant pressure on the existing public realm and road infrastructure of Kent Town.

In light of these changes, the Council identified a need to develop an Urban Design Framework that will help to deliver a public realm that complements the new form and density of development.

 

Have the proposed materials in the draft Kent Town Public Realm Manual been used before

The Council recently partnered with the State Government and Developers to construct two streetscape enhancement projects in Kent Town.

These projects, adjacent the East Park and Verde Living Apartments on King William Street, demonstrate the aims of the draft Urban Design Framework and showcase the design and application of public realm elements that are espoused in the draft Public Realm Manual.

For more information, please refer to the case studies on pages 34-39 of the draft Urban Design Framework.

 

When will the next streetscape enhancement project occur

It is anticipated that Kent Town’s streets will incrementally transform over time as new developments occur and the Council replaces aged assets.

To ensure development occurs in a well-considered and timely manner, the Council is establishing a framework which will deliver upgrades to the streetscapes adjacent new developments in partnership with developers.

In certain locations across Kent Town, the extent of local streetscape upgrades may include mid-block crossings, street corner improvements, or rain gardens in addition to the streetscape upgrades, to achieve better public realm outcomes.

 

What happens next

All feedback received as part of the community consultation will be collated and summarised for consideration by the Council to prepare the final Kent Town Urban Design Framework and Public Realm Manual.

 

Contact

For more information, contact the Council’s Economic Development & Strategic Projects Unit on 08 8366 4506.

Draft Youth Development Strategy - consultation closed

18/09/2018

Consultation closed 5.00pm, Tuesday 30 October 2018.

 Draft Youth Development Strategy thumb

 


Young people are essential to the Council’s vision of a progressive City which is prosperous, sustainable and socially cohesive, with a strong community spirit.

The draft Youth Development Strategy outlines how the Council will incorporate good outcomes for young people, aged 10 – 18 years, across everything we do.

Download: draft 2019-2021 Youth Development Strategy


Key areas of focus

The objectives of the Youth Development Strategy focus on four key areas:

  1. Physical Activity - ensuring there are places, spaces and opportunities for young people to engage in physical activity and sport
  2. Social Inclusion - ensuring marginalised young people have opportunities to participate in the community
  3. Arts and Culture - providing opportunities for young people to showcase their work
  4. Engagement - through volunteering, work experience and development of skills.

Strategic objectives

The Youth Development Strategy outlines four Council Objectives for youth development:

  • Objective 1: young people are well connected, included and welcome in the life of the community
  • Objective 2: young people are active and healthy
  • Objective 3: young people have resilient futures
  • Objective 4: young people are visible and heard.

Background and further reading

In May 2018, the Council engaged Urban Regional Planning Services (URPS) to undertake community engagement and develop the draft 2019-2021 Youth Development Strategy on the Council’s Behalf.

Further reading:

Have your say

You are invited to provide your feedback on the draft Youth Development Strategy.

Do you support the Objectives?

Are there other areas of need that should be addressed?

Online feedback


Alternatively, you can provide written feedback via:

  • email: townhall@npsp.sa.gov.au
  • post: City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, PO Box 204, Kent Town SA 5071
  • in person: Norwood Town Hall Customer Service Centre, 175 The Parade, Norwood SA 5067


What happens next

All feedback received will be collated and summarised for consideration by the Council. This feedback will assist with finalising the draft Youth Development Strategy in preparation for final adoption by the Council.

Note: hard copies of the above documents are available for viewing at the Norwood Town Hall

Contact

Lisa Mara
General Manager, Governance & Community Affairs
T: 08 8366 4549
E: lmara@npsp.sa.gov.au