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Community Consultation

Have your say! 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 our Community Consultation Policy

Current consultations

Public Notice: Proposal to amend Community Land Management Plan

26/02/2024

Corporation of the City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters
Local Government Act 1999 – Section 198

Proposal to Amend Community Land Management Plan:

The Corporation of the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters (“the Council”) gives notice of its proposal to amend a Community Land Management Plan ("CLMP") for Borthwick Park, Kensington.

Under the Local Government Act 1999 (“the Act”), the Council is required to undertake public consultation in accordance with its public consultation policy before it amends a CLMP.

The amendment to the CLMP relates to severing of Heanes Lane from Bothwick Park, so that Heanes Lane can be formally vested as a public road under the Act.

Copies of the proposed CLMP are available for inspection and purchase at the Council’s principal office, 175 The Parade Norwood SA 5067 and the following Council centres and libraries:

  • The Norwood Library situated at 110 The Parade, Norwood SA 5067
  • The Payneham Library situated at 2 Turner Street Felixstow SA 5070
  • St Peters Library situated at 101 Payneham Road, St Peters SA 5069

For further information in relation to the consultation process or to provide feedback on the proposal you can email townhall@npsp.sa.gov.au

Consultation opens on 26 February 2024 and all submissions must be received by 5.00pm on 22 March 2024 inclusive.

Mario Barone PSM

Chief Executive Officer

 

Marden and Royston Park Traffic Management

16/02/2024

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters invites the local community in Marden and Royston Park to review the proposed traffic management designs and provide suggestions for potential refinements by Friday 15 March 2024.

Residents are encouraged to share feedback on the proposed traffic management layout either through the survey or by submitting written comments to the Council.

More Information: Community Consultation 

View our: Media Release

City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters’ biennial Community Survey

07/11/2023

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters’ biennial Community Survey is underway, with residents and business operators being asked for their views about how the Council can continue to improve its services.

Undertaking the Survey assists the Council on how to prioritise services and programs and infrastructure. 

The Community Survey helps to identify areas where it can improve performance to meet the community’s needs and expectations.

The Council takes this feedback seriously and continues to prioritise and fund capital works and renewal projects throughout the City.

If a surveyor asks for your feedback the Council would be very grateful if you took a few minutes to participate.

To take the Community Survey online, click here 

To take the Business Survey online, click here

For more information, contact: Simonne Whitlock, Manager, Strategic Communications & Advocacy on 08 8366 4528 or swhitlock@npsp.sa.gov.au

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CityPlan 2030: Shaping Our Future - Update 2024

15/01/2024

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.

The Council is currently reviewing its Strategic Management Plan, CityPlan 2030 – Update 2024.

CityPlan 2030, provides the overarching strategic framework for all of the Council’s services, projects and decision-making. It is based on a Quadruple Bottom Line approach, applying best practice sustainability principles to guide all decisions as to how the Council plans and delivers its services and facilities. The four (4) pillars of integrated sustainability, upon which the Council has based its strategic plan are: Social Equity, Cultural Vitality, Economic Prosperity and Environmental Sustainability.

CityPlan 2030 was originally developed as a long-term Strategic Management Plan spanning a twenty-year period, in contrast to the traditional short-term plans which have a lifespan of only three-to-five years.

Key document:

Draft CityPlan 2030 Update 2024

Have Your Say!

We are seeking your comments on the Draft CityPlan 2030 Update 2024 and invite you to have your say!

Provide your feedback by 5pm, 11 February 2024.

Provide your comments:

Start survey online

Download a copy of the survey

Collect a hard copy from Norwood Town Hall, St Peters, Norwood and Payneham Libraries.

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

Post your comments to:
Draft CityPlan 2030: Update 2024 
City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters
PO Box 204
Kent Town SA 5071

Attend one of the drop-in sessions scheduled at the below times:

Wednesday 31 January

10am-11.30am                    

Payneham Library

2 Turner Street, Felixstow

Thursday 1 February

5.30pm–7pm

Norwood Town Hall Citizen Services Centre

175 The Parade, Norwood

Friday 2 February

2.30pm–4pm

St Peters Library

101 Payneham Road, St Peters

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 Update 2024 document.

Contact

For more information contact the Council’s Manager, Economic Development & Strategy, Keke Michalos
T: 8366 4509
E: townhall@npsp.sa.gov.au

Draft Voice & Vision of Young People Action Plan - Stage 2 Consultation

05/09/2023

Voice & Vision of Young People Website Side Image 300x207pxConsultation closed at 5pm, 2 October 2023.

After hearing from the Community, we have created a draft Voice & Vision of Young People Action Plan. We want to make sure that young people’s needs are addressed in the development of youth programs.

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Draft Arts & Culture Plan 2024–2027

29/08/2023

Arts and Culture Plan Community Consultation NPSP Website Event TileConsultation closed 5pm, 19 September 2023.

After hearing from the Community we have created a draft Arts & Culture Plan 2023–2027. We want to ensure our Arts & Culture Plan captures your aspirations and ideas for the future direction of our City.

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Draft Marryatville Master Plan

28/08/2023

Consultation closed 25 September 2023.

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The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters and the City of Burnside are undertaking community consultation on the development of the Marryatville precinct.This is the area along Kensington Road from Alpha Street including Marryatville High School.

To find out more, visit: City of Burnside - Have Your Say

Open Space, Playgrounds & Recreation Strategy

31/07/2023

Koster Park, Trinity GardensConsultation closed 5pm, Monday 28 August 2023.

 The Council is developing a new Open Space, Playgrounds & Recreation Strategy to help guide how it manages and invests in its open space, playgrounds, and recreational assets over the short and longer term.

Click on the "More information" link below for more information and to have your say.

As the first step in the process, the Council is surveying the community to understand how: 

  • it uses the open space areas in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters
  • what types of open space the community prefers
  • what the Council needs to consider when planning for the future.

The survey responses will guide the strategic vision and directions of the Open Space, Playgrounds & Recreation Strategy.

The Strategy will not look at the design of individual parks, but consider how collectively they meet community needs.

Have your say

You can have your say in the following ways:

Online survey closed

Alternatively, you can download the survey or pick up a hard copy from Citizen Services at the Norwood Town Hall or our three libraries

Consultation closes 5pm, Monday 28 August 2023.

Contact

Keke Michalos
Manager Economic Development & Strategy
T: 08 8366 4509
E: kmichalos@npsp.sa.gov.au

Proposed 40km/h speed limit in residential streets of Marden, Royston Park, Joslin, St Peters, College Park and Hackney

19/07/2023

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Consultation closed 5pm, Monday 28 August 2023. 

Traffic speed has a substantial impact on the livability and amenity of our streets and neighbourhoods, and slower speeds are appropriate in local residential streets.

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is working towards improving road safety, encouraging sustainable transport and improving Community Well-being.

We are seeking your views on reducing the speed limit from 50km/h to 40km/h in the residential streets of:

  • Marden (excluding Lower Portrush Road)
  • Royston Park
  • Joslin
  • St Peters (excluding Stephen Terrace)
  • College Park
  • Hackney.

To view a map of the streets that would be changed, download: Map of Proposed 40km/h Speed Limit Streets

Background 

Speed limits are in place throughout South Australia and enforced for the safety of all road users.

Speed limits can vary from area to area and can relate to land use, such as the proximity to schools, the level of pedestrian and cyclist activity or if it is a local residential street.

Lower speed limits improve neighbourhood liveability and safety for all road users, without significantly affecting motorist travel times or conditions.

For more information, scroll down the page to view a list of Frequently Asked Questions.

Have your say!

You can have your say in the following ways:

Online

Online Feedback Form

Alternatively, download the form or hard copies of the survey are available at the Norwood Town Hall and our three Libraries

Email

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

Post

Proposed 40km/h speed limit in residential streets of Marden, Royston Park, Joslin, St Peters, College Park and Hackney
City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters
PO Box 204
Kent Town SA 5071

Contact

For further information contact the Council’s Manager, Traffic & Integrated Transport on 08 8366 4542.

Frequently asked questions

Why is the Council investigating a 40 km/h speed limit in Marden, Royston Park, Joslin, St Peters, College Park and Hackney?

Concerns about high speeds on our roads is a regular issue raised with the Council from the community who want safer streets and nicer neighbourhoods.

A request for slower speeds has been raised by numerous residents throughout this entire precinct.

In 2022, community consultation was undertaken as part of a traffic study in Marden and Royston Park (between Lower Portrush Road and Lambert Road).  The majority of survey respondents (60%), supported a speed limit of 40km/h in this area. The Council is considering expanding the proposed speed limit reduction to the surrounding suburbs so that the 40km/h area is bound by arterial roads.

A precinct-based 40 km/h speed limit is a strategy being considered to reduce speed on local roads, increase safety for all road users and improve neighbourhood liveability. 

There have been 49 collisions in the last 5-years, on residential streets in this precinct (not including Stephen Terrace).

While collisions may occur at any time and at any location, the lower speed limit has proven to reduce the likelihood of crashes and their severity by providing drivers more reaction time to avoid a collision and increasing the safety of all street users.

What are the benefits of a 40 km/h speed limit?

Lowering the speed limits can benefit the community by calming traffic and encouraging drivers travelling longer distances to use main roads instead of local streets.

A 40km/h speed limit also has the potential to:

  • improve road safety for all street users, especially people walking, riding, and using public transport
  • prevent or reduce the likelihood and severity of crashes, fatalities and injury
  • reduce noise on local streets 
  • slow vehicle traffic, providing more time and safer options for people to cross the street
  • maintain the existing street environment (reduced requirement for traffic calming devices that remove on-street car parks and restrict accessibility)
  • provide more opportunities for children to ride to school, as well as create a safer environment to play outdoors.

Does a 40 km/h limit make the streets safer?

Research has revealed that a street with a lower speed limit will experience fewer crashes as it provides motorists with more time to react and prevent an accident.

At lower speeds, the severity of the accidents also decreases. A 40 km/h area provides pedestrians with more time to cross the streets, increasing their safety.

If this change is implemented, will it be a permanent change?

Yes. Should this proposal be supported by the community, endorsed by the Council and the Department of Infrastructure and Transport, the change in speed zone will be permanent.

Will it take me longer to drive to my destination?

Delays experienced by drivers due to a speed limit change would be minimal, and would depend on the distance covered, but in local streets, travel time is more likely to be increased by stopping or slowing at intersections, short street lengths, and on-street parking.

Would a 40 km/h speed limit affect how long emergency services take to reach my property?

No. Emergency services (ambulance, fire, and police) can exceed the speed limit in the case of an emergency.  As part of this consultation, the Council wiil engage with South Australia’s Emergency Services and inform them of the outcome.

Why is a 40 km/h area being investigated instead of other traffic slowing devices such as speed humps and roundabouts?

A strategic approach to speed management is required to develop network-wide or citywide safe streets solutions. There are a number of infrastructure and non-infrastructure methods to manage speed reduction. 

The introduction of a 40 km/h area is a more equitable and cost-effective solution that can be implemented across a large area at one time, and can avoid the need for restrictive traffic management devices. The streets will be monitored after the ‘settling-in’ period and traffic management devices will be considered if required.

Will existing or planned traffic calming devices be removed or put on-hold?

No – there are no plans to remove existing traffic calming devices, or halt the current plans for traffic calming devices in Marden and Royston Park.

Who will enforce the 40km/h speed limit?

The enforcement of a lower speed limit is performed by the South Australia Police (SAPOL), who work independently of the Council. Changes in speed limits will only be enforced after a reasonable transition period.

The Council does not enforce speed limits nor does it earn any revenue from any SAPOL enforcement activities. 

What will happen with the feedback I provide?

All feedback received from the community will be collected, analysed and reported to the Council, which will consider this feedback when making its decision.

The Council meeting date will be added to this project page when it is confirmed. 

 

Draft 2023-2024 Annual Business Plan & Budget

23/05/2023

Annual Business Plan Consultation 2023Consultation closed 5pm, 16 June 2023.

The 2023–2024 Annual Business Plan and Budget sets out the Council’s programs and services which we will deliver, our sources of revenue and how we propose to allocate our Budget and other resources to achieve this.

It also sets out a suite of major projects - which will have ongoing social and economic benefits, including creating local jobs, in our City and in the community.

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Arts & Culture Plan 2024 -2027 - have your say!

08/05/2023

Arts and Culture Plan Community Consultation NPSP Website Event TileConsultation closed 5pm, Tuesday 6 June 2023.

Help shape the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters' new three-year Arts and Culture Plan. 

We want to hear directly from artists, historians, cultural workers, arts and historical organisations, businesses and groups or anyone who participates in or shares our interest in the arts (all art forms), local history and cultural vitality. 

Be part of the conversation, share your ideas and tell us what you think. 

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Draft 2023-2024 NPPC Annual Business Plan consultation

20/03/2023

Prade news logoConsultation closed 5:00pm, Wednesday 12 April 2023.

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

For more information and to have your say, visit: Norwood Parade Precinct Committee

Draft 2023-2024 Parade Precinct Annual Business Plan

20/03/2023

NPPC Annual Business Plan 2023–2024 thumbConsultation closes 5pm, Wednesday 12 April 2023.

The Norwood Parade Precinct Committee delivers on the vision for The Parade, which is to maintain the status of Adelaide’s premier mainstreet as a vibrant destination where residents and visitors can experience and enjoy a place to dine, shop, play and do business.

The Draft 2023-2024 Annual Business Plan has been developed by the Norwood Parade Precinct Committee and aims to generate retail and commercial activity to ensure the future sustainability and growth of the Precinct.

View or download Draft 2023-2024 Annual Business Plan:

Alternatively, you can view a hard copy version at Citizen Services, Norwood Town Hall, 175 The Parade, Norwood.

For more information about the Committee, visit: Norwood Parade Precinct Committee webpage

Have your say

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

You can have your say in the following ways: 

Online feedback: 

Online feedback form

Write to us:

Provide your written feedback via:

Email:
townhall@npsp.sa.gov.au

Post:
Economic Development Unit
City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters
PO Box 204
Kent Town SA 5071

More information

For further information or the opportunity to meet with a Council representative, please contact the Council’s Economic Development Unit: economicdevelopment@npsp.sa.gov.au or 08 8366 4555.