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

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Previous consultation

Kent Town Urban Design Framework & Public Realm Manual

13/11/2018

Consultation closed 5.00pm, Friday 7  December 2018.

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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.

 

Download draft documents

 

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

18/09/2018

Consultation closed 5.00pm, Tuesday 30 October 2018.

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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

Draft Dog and Cat Management Plan

27/08/2018

Consultation closed 5.00pm, Friday 7 September.

 

 

 

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is reviewing its Dog & Cat Management Plan, which will guide how the Council approaches the management of dogs and cats in the City over the next five years.

A draft Dog & Cat Management Plan 2018-2023 has now been prepared and released for community consultation.

Comments are invited on the draft Plan.

Download: draft Dog & Cat Management Plan 2018-2023

Alternatively, hard copies of the Plan are available at the Norwood Town Hall or our Libraries

Have your say

You can provide your comments by completing the short online feedback form.

Online feedback form closed


Hard copies of the Feedback Form are available at the Norwood Town Hall or our Libraries.


Alternatively, you can provide written comments via:

  • 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

All comments and submissions received as part of the Council’s Dog and Cat Management Plan Review will be collated and summarised for consideration by the Council.

More information

About the Plan

Under the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995 (SA), all councils are required to have a plan relating to the management of dogs and cats in their area. The Plan must cover a five-year period and be approved by the Dog and Cat Management Board.

Appendix 1 to the Plan contains a map showing the Council’s eleven Dog Off-Leash Areas.

In response to community feedback to make off-leash times more consistent across these Areas, all Off-Leash Areas with restricted off-leash times have been amended to commence at 5.00pm (excluding those Parks with specific Summer times). See Appendix 1 for details.

Recent changes to the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995 (SA), in relation to registration, microchipping and de-sexing of dogs and cats, came into effect on 1 July 2018 and are also incorporated in the draft Plan.

 

Contact

For further information about any of the above, please contact:

David Maywald                       
Team Leader, Customer & Regulatory Services               
T: 8366 4556
E: dmaywald@npsp.sa.gov.au

Syd Jones Reserve Upgrade: Stage 2

16/08/2018

Stage 2 consultation closed 5.00pm, Monday 10 September 2018.

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The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is upgrading Syd Jones Reserve, located on the corner of Sullivan Street and Coorara Avenue, Firle.

We are now seeking comments from the community on the two draft Concept Plans that have been developed for the redevelopment of the Reserve.

 

Draft Concept Plans

The comments received during Stage 1 community consultation, and comments provided by Elected Members and Council staff, have guided the development of the two draft Concept Plans (Option A and Option B).

Download: draft Concept Plans (Option A and Option B)

Local Landscape Architecture firm, WAX Design, were appointed by the Council to develop the draft Concept Plans for the upgrade of the Reserve.

Syd Jones montage 2The proposed draft Concept Plans seek to improve the function, appearance and variety of activities on the Reserve, whilst enhancing the safety and permeability from the adjoining street frontages.

Included in the draft Plans are features such as new play equipment, a multi-use sports court and picnic benches.

The difference between Option A and Option B, is that Option B includes a new barbeque, toilets and additional car parking.

 

 

The draft Concept Plans Options A and B include the following items:

  • removal of the existing tennis courts and replacement with a multi-purpose hard surface offering a range of different uses e.g. tennis, basketball, and netball
  • development of a central playspace with a focus on swinging, spinning, risk and challenge activities
  • re-aligned pedestrian path to support existing street trees and provide additional separation from the road edge along Coorara Avenue
  • retention of the Table Tennis Academy building in its current form
  • installation of a new outdoor table tennis table for public use
  • new shelter with picnic benches and a drink fountain to support adjacent open space and proposed playspace location
  • open lawn space for informal recreation and ball sports
  • improved accessibility through additional footpaths, direct access from the Sullivan Street car parking spaces, and the inclusion of a ‘loop’ configuration and improved connections to the adjoining streetscapes
  • improved security to the rear of the Table Tennis Academy building
  • retention of the existing Significant Trees and open lawn space in the north-eastern section of the site
  • a landscape entry to define the Reserve and increase landscape separation from the adjoining street frontages, with a new entry sign
  • lawn mounds to form defined edges and space, provide informal seating, and provide a level change
  • integrated multi-purpose walling incorporating bouldering wall, applied games and edge to multi-purpose hard surface
  • an undulating rubber play surface with an in-ground trampoline, mounding, sunken pods and shade trees within the playspace
  • new seating to edge of the path under the shade trees
  • landscape buffer to the edge of the Table Tennis Academy building and adjoining properties to support screening and separation.

Please note, some of the existing landscaping, including shrubs and trees within Syd Jones Reserve will need to be removed to accommodate the proposed works. The exact number of trees and shrubs will be determined once the final concept plan is selected. Wherever possible, shrubs, trees and landscaping that are of high value will be retained and incorporated into the final design of the upgrade.

The design of the final concept plan will be subject to the outcome of the detailed cost estimates for the upgrade, and the responses received through the Stage 2 community consultation and engagement process.

Option ASyd Jones Reserve Option A diagram

The draft Concept Plan for Option A, incorporates all of the elements listed in the Design Elements Overview tab. These elements, such as a multi-purpose court, new seating, areas of grassed open space, and additional trees and landscaping, were all identified by the community as desirable through the Stage 1 community consultation and engagement process.

Elements not included in Option A:

  • new toilet block
  • barbeque
  • additional car parking spaces along Sullivan Street.

The reasons for not including these elements in Option A are based on the local nature of the Reserve, as well as the Reserve’s proximity to other larger scale reserves such as the Payneham Oval playground, and the planned upgrade of Adey Reserve in the near future.

Option BSyd Jones Reserve Option B diagram

The draft Concept Plan for Option B, incorporates all of the elements listed in the Design Elements Overview tab, as well as new toilets, a barbeque and four indented car parks along Sullivan Street.

The proposed configuration of the additional car parking spaces was considered to be the most desirable outcome, as it will minimise the loss of open space and ensure that the existing on-street car parking spaces are retained.  

Have your say

Which draft Concept Plan Option do you prefer?

Are there design elements still missing?

Should some design elements be removed?

We want to hear from you! 

 

How to have your say

You can have your say by completing the short online survey or by providing written feedback.

online survey closed


Provide written feedback via:

  • Email: townhall@npsp.sa.gov.au
  • Post: Syd Jones Reserve Upgrade – Stage 2, City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, PO Box 204, KENT TOWN SA 5071

All comments and submissions received as part of the Syd Jones Reserve Upgrade Project – Stage 2 consultation will be collated and summarised for consideration by the Council to prepare the final Concept Plan for the redevelopment of the Reserve.

 
More information

The Council’s Open Space Strategy identifies the location of Syd Jones Reserve, situated between Firle and Payneham South, to be an area lacking in quality public open space.

The upgrade of Syd Jones Reserve will cater for the needs of the current and growing communities of Firle and Payneham South, as well as the anticipated increase in the number of young people in these suburbs in the future.

Existing facilities and assets at Syd Jones Reserve

Facility/asset

Description

SES building

Syd Jones Reserve was formerly the home of the Eastern Suburbs State Emergency Service (SES).

The building that housed the SES was constructed of besser blocks (cement brick) and was in relatively poor condition. Following the SES decision to vacate the site in 2015, the Council resolved to demolish the building and return the area to open space, as it was considered that it was not worth investing significant funds to upgrade the building; given the age and condition of the building. 

In 2016, the building was demolished and returned to simple landscaping to enable the area to be utilised until a Concept Plan for Syd Jones Reserve is developed and the Reserve is upgraded.

Table Tennis Academy

The Payneham Table Tennis Academy moved into the current location in Sullivan Street, Firle, in 1964. The facility houses six table tennis tables available for practising, competition match play and social table tennis.

In general the Council has been very supportive of the Club and has assisted the Club to improve its accommodation.

The Table Tennis Academy building would not be included in the upgrade of Syd Jones Reserve due to the funding resources allocated, however there may be opportunities to better integrate the outside of the building with the Reserve.

Tennis courts

 

There are two existing bitumen tennis courts at Syd Jones Reserve which are in poor condition and have been closed to public use for some time as significant upgrades are required to enable their safe use.

Playground

The playground equipment at Syd Jones Reserve is very limited, in very poor condition and is not in use. Whist maintenance renewal of this equipment is possible, the cost is high and for the same money, new equipment could be installed.

 Toilets

Syd Jones Reserve currently has male and female toilets which are in a dilapidated state and require demolition.

Stage 1 consultation and engagement (18 June 2018 - 9 July 2018) invited the community to provide ideas for the future upgrade of the Reserve.

The following consultation activities were conducted:

  • Postcards were distributed to residents within the vicinity of Syd Jones Reserve
  • Community consultation webpage which included information about the project and a short online survey
  • Community Park Day, held at Syd Jones Reserve on Saturday 30 June 2018 from 12.00-3.00pm, invited the local community to provide ideas for consideration in the development of the initial concept plan for the Reserve upgrade. Council staff and consultants were in attendance at the information booth to capture the community’s comments in relation to what they like about the Reserve, and what improvements could be made through the upgrade.

Approximately 46 members of the community visited the information booth at the Community Park Day. In addition, a total of 13 completed surveys were received during the consultation period, providing suggestions for the future design of Syd Jones Reserve.

Consultation questions

Questions that were asked include:

  • What do you like / don’t like about Syd Jones Reserve
  • What would you change about Syd Jones Reserve to improve it
  • What outdoor experiences would you like to see in the upgrade of the Reserve
  • What amenity would you like to see in the upgrade of the Reserve
  • Do you have any other ideas we should consider while developing the concept designs for the upgrade of Syd Jones Reserve.

 

Consultation responses

Some of the most common responses to these questions include:

What do you like about Syd Jones Reserve:

  • open grassed areas
  • trees and landscaping
  • Table Tennis Academy.

What don’t you like about Syd Jones Reserve:

  • tennis courts
  • toilets
  • lacking amenity.

What would you change about Syd Jones Reserve to improve it:

  • playground upgrade or replacement
  • basketball court and multi-purpose court
  • new toilets or remove
  • remove tennis courts and turn into car parking or basketball court
  • privacy fence around the Table Tennis Academy.

What outdoor experiences would you like to see in Syd Jones Reserve:

  • ball sports/courts (especially basketball)
  • equipment for children aged 11 or 12
  • exercise and fitness opportunities
  • swings and ‘Swinging’ movement
  • functional space for community events and gatherings.

What amenity would you like to see in Syd Jones Reserve:

  • seating and benches
  • grassed area for ball sports
  • more car parking
  • barbecue
  • shelter and shade.


Do you have any other ideas we should consider while developing the concept designs for Syd Jones Reserve:

  • minimise noise
  • remove landscaping and replace with grass
  • monkey bars
  • rock climbing
  • more activation for youth.

A copy of all submissions that were received and a summary of those submissions can be accessed in the Special Council Meeting Agenda that was held on 13 August 2018.

Download: Special Council Meeting Agenda: 13 August 2018

Contact

Olivia Franco
Strategic Projects Coordinator
T: 08 8366 4555
E: townhall@npsp.sa.gov.au

Planning the Parade: Phase 3

25/07/2018

Consultation closes at 5.00pm on Friday 17 August 2018.

 

 

 

Parade Masterplan Phase 3 thumbThe City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is developing a Masterplan for The Parade, Norwood which will guide the redevelopment of this significant precinct.

Phase 3 of consultation on The Parade Masterplan is now underway and you are invited to have your say.

All comments which were received on the draft design concepts for The Parade during Phase 2 have been reviewed and used to inform the draft Masterplan for The Parade.

Consultation closes at 5.00pm on Friday 17 August 2018.

For more information and to have your say, visit: Planning The Parade: Have Your Say!

LATM Study: Stage 2 consultation

16/07/2018

Consultation closed 5.00pm, Monday 6 August 2018

 Magill Road November 2017

 

 

The Council has engaged Tonkin Consulting to undertake its Stepney Maylands Evandale Local Area Traffic Management Study (LATM Study).

The LATM Study includes all local roads under the care, control and management of the Council located within the area bound by Portrush Road, Payneham Road and Magill Road (LATM Study Area).

Download: LATM Study Area Map

The key objective of the LATM Study is to identify and address issues which exist within the Study Area associated with traffic management and safety for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. These issues include number of vehicles, speeds, cut-through movements and crashes.

The LATM Study does not include on-street parking as the Council is undertaking a City-Wide Parking Review as a separate project.

 

Study Stages

The LATM Study is being delivered in two community consultation stages. The timeline below contains a summary of the Study Stages.

LATM Study Timeline

  • Stage 1

    Completed

    Members of the community, including residents, property and business owners, were invited to assist in identifying the key issues which needed to be considered and addressed. More than 400 written submissions were received.

    An analysis of the Stage 1 consultation results, as well as the various traffic data which was collated from the Study Area, is currently being undertaken and will guide the development of a Draft Local Area Traffic Management Report (the draft Report).

    The draft Report will set out the key issues which have been identified and recommend strategies to address these issues. Completion of the draft Report is expected by the end of June 2018.

  • Stage 2

    In progress

    Community Consultation (16 July - 6 August 2018).

    This round of consultation will invite residents, property and business owners and members of the community to provide comments on the draft Report.

    These comments will guide the development of the final Report, which is expected to be presented to the Council for endorsement in late 2018.

Stage 2 consultation - have your say!

Stage 2 consultation invites comments on the draft Local Area Traffic Management Report (draft Report).

Residents, property and business owners and members of the community are encouraged to participate.

Download: draft Report
Please note: Large file size.

Alternatively, hard copies of the draft Report are available for viewing at the Norwood Town Hall or our Libraries

 

How to have your say

Please complete the online form below to provide your comments on the draft Report.

Online feedback form


Alternatively, you can provide written comments via:

All comments must be received by 5.00pm, Monday 6 August 2018.

 

More information

Claude Malak
Manager, City Projects
T: 08 8366 4542
E: cmalak@npsp.sa.gov.au

Youth Forum for parents, carers and community groups

10/07/2018

Get the Drift - teen at mixing desk

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is committed to providing opportunities for young people to be visible, valued and involved in shaping the current and future direction of the community.

The Council is in the process of developing a Youth Development Strategy to ensure that its services and programs meet the needs and aspirations of young people living, working or visiting the Council area for recreation.

Parents, carers and community groups are invited to participate in a Youth Forum which will help shape the Youth Development Strategy.

 

About the Youth Forum

We want to hear from:

  • parents and carers of young people aged 10-25
  • community groups delivering programs and services for young people aged 10-25.

Tell us about:

  • what youth related services you would like to see the Council provide
  • how the Council can support young people to reach their potential
  • identify gaps in youth services and opportunities in the Council area.

Event details

Youth Forum:
Date: Thursday 26 July 2018
Time: 1.30 - 3.00 pm
Venue: Payneham Library, 2 Turner Street, Payneham

 

RSVP

RSVP by 5.00pm, Tuesday 24 July 2018 to:

Rosanna Busolin
Manager, Community Services
T: 08 8366 4600
E: rbusolin@npsp.sa.gov.au

Youth Development Strategy consultation

04/07/2018

Youth consultation

Please note consultation has been postponed to a later date.

 

 

The Council is developing a Youth Development Strategy to ensure that its services and programs meet the needs of young people in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters.

Are you aged 15 – 25 and live, work or spend time in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters? We want to hear from you!

Tell us about:

  • your aspirations, concerns and ambitions
  • what kind of events and programs interest you.

It’s free to attend and we will provide delicious pizza in exchange for your fresh thought and ideas.

Have your say

Tell us what you think at the Pizza Night (cancelled)

Young people aged 15 – 25 who live, work or spend time in the Council area are encouraged to attend.


RSVP by 5.00pm, Monday 9 July 2018

RSVP essential for catering purposes.

RSVP to:

Rosanna Busolin

T: 08 8366 4600
E: rbusolin@npsp.sa.gov.au

Draft Access & Inclusion Strategy

25/06/2018

Consultation closed 5.00pm, Wednesday 8 August 2018. (date updated)

 

 

 

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters has developed a draft Access & Inclusion Strategy. The Strategy sets out Council’s commitment to advancing the City as a welcoming, accessible and inclusive place for all citizens.

Download: draft Access & Inclusion Strategy

 

About the Strategy

The Strategy sets out goals and actions the Council will be working towards over 2018 – 2021 that will enable the Council to provide services, support, facilities and information that are not only accessible but genuinely inclusive for all citizens.

 

Strategy Priorities

The Strategy has five main Priorities for the Council to focus on; each one contains the Goals, Outcomes and associated Council Actions which are to be undertaken. The Priorities are listed in the table below.

 Priority

Description

1. Culture Creating a culture of awareness, respect and support for citizens of all ages, abilities and backgrounds within the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters and the wider community.
2. Accessible Environments Identifying and improving access issues relating to physical access, services, and sight and hearing impairments.
3. Information and Awareness Increasing the community’s awareness of support and lifestyle opportunities for citizens of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.
4. Living and Lifestyle Facilitating and supporting initiatives that enhance the lifestyle, health and safety for all citizens.
5. Partnerships Develop and strengthen connections and partnerships with other bodies, including State Government, other Local Government Authorities in the region and community groups in support of improving access and inclusion for all citizens.

Have your say

You are invited to provide your feedback on the draft Access & Inclusion Strategy, and comment whether you agree with the five Priorities and their contents, or whether there are other areas and needs which should be addressed.

To have your say, complete the online feedback form below.

Online feedback form


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

Note: hard copies of the feedback form and draft Strategy are available for viewing at the Norwood Town Hall or our Libraries

What happens next

All feedback received will be collated and summarised for consideration by the Council. This feedback will assist with finalising the Draft Access & Inclusion Strategy in preparation for final adoption by the Council.

Contact

Rosanna Busolin
Manager, Community Services
T: 08 8366 4600
E: townhall@npsp.sa.gov.au

Syd Jones Reserve Upgrade

18/06/2018

Consultation closed 5.00pm, Monday 9 July 2018.

 Syd Jones Reserve

 

 

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is upgrading Syd Jones Reserve, located on the corner of Sullivan Street and Coorara Avenue, Firle.

By upgrading Syd Jones Reserve, the Council will be providing a well-designed and innovative open space that will contribute to the vibrancy of the local area.

We are now seeking ideas from the local community to help shape the draft Concept Plan.

 

Why upgrade Syd Jones Reserve

The Council’s Open Space Strategy identifies the location of Syd Jones Reserve, situated between Firle and Payneham South, to be an area lacking in quality public open space.

The upgrade of Syd Jones Reserve will cater for the needs of the current and growing communities of Firle and Payneham South, as well as the anticipated increase in the number of young people in these suburbs in the future. Upgrades could include new play spaces and facilities, such as new play equipment and seating.

More information about Syd Jones Reserve, including relevant document links and an overview of existing facilities, is provided on this page.

Have your say

We are seeking feedback from the local community on what you would like to see at Syd Jones Reserve (e.g. new play equipment, seating, picnic facilities), and what elements you would like to keep (e.g. trees, grassed area).

You can have your say in the following ways:

Online feedback form closed

 

Community Park Day

Come to the Park Day to have your say about the future upgrade of Syd Jones Reserve and enjoy a sausage sizzle!

Children are encouraged to come along to share their views on what they would like to see at the Reserve.  

Event details:
Venue: Syd Jones Reserve
Date: Saturday 30 June 2018
Time: 12.00pm to 3.00pm

 

Provide written feedback

Provide written feedback via:

  • Email: townhall@npsp.sa.gov.au
  • Post: Syd Jones Reserve Upgrade, City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, PO Box 204, KENT TOWN SA 5071


More information

Relevant documents

Download document

Description and context

Open Space Strategy

The Council's Open Space Strategy, adopted in 2003, guides the provision, development and management of open space in the City.

The Strategy includes specific actions, guidelines and priorities that assist the Council to make informed and planned decisions regarding open space.

Syd Jones Reserve is currently designated as a Regional Level Reserve in the Council’s Open Space Strategy because of its unique range of activities including table tennis and the formerly operative tennis courts, however its size and functionality reflect a Neighbourhood Level Reserve.

Playgrounds Strategy Report

The Council's Playgrounds Strategy Report, adopted in 2006, provides the long term strategic direction for the future provision and management of playgrounds throughout the City.

The Strategy identifies the key issues associated with each of the playgrounds and outlines a strategic framework for the enhancement of these important community assets. 

An important outcome of the Playgrounds Strategy Report is the hierarchy of playgrounds, which aims to achieve different levels of provision and the best use of resources. 

The Playgrounds Strategy Report designates Syd Jones Reserve as a Neighbourhood Level Playground.  This Neighbourhood Level assumes that the playground will provide good quality, standard rather than unique, equipment that caters to arrange of different age groups.

Tennis Facilities Strategy

The two existing tennis courts currently located on Syd Jones Reserve are no longer in use. The tennis courts were recommended for removal in the Council’s Tennis Facilities Strategy developed in 2005. Specifically, the Strategy recommends removal of the courts on the basis that the courts are in poor condition and require full reconstruction and that there is an adequate supply of courts in close proximity. 

In addition, the Tennis Facilities Strategy recommends removing the tennis courts to provide better functionality and enhance the Reserve.

Existing facilities and assets

Facility/asset

Description

SES Building

Syd Jones Reserve was formerly the home of the Eastern Suburbs State Emergency Service (SES).

The building that housed the SES was constructed of besser blocks (cement brick) and was in relatively poor condition. Following the SES decision to vacate the site in 2015, the Council resolved to demolish the building and return the area to open space, as it was considered that it was not worth investing significant funds to upgrade the building; given the age and condition of the building. 

In 2016, the building was demolished and returned to simple landscaping to enable the area to be utilised until a Concept Plan for Syd Jones Reserve is developed and the Reserve is upgraded.

Table Tennis Academy

The Payneham Table Tennis Academy moved into the current location in Sullivan Street, Firle, in 1964. The facility houses six table tennis tables available for practising, competition match play and social table tennis.

In general the Council has been very supportive of the Club and has assisted the Club to improve its accommodation.

The Table Tennis Academy building would not be included in the upgrade of Syd Jones Reserve due to the funding resources allocated, however there may be opportunities to better integrate the outside of the building with the Reserve.

Playground

The playground equipment at Syd Jones Reserve is very limited, in very poor condition and is not in use. Whist maintenance renewal of this equipment is possible, the cost is high and for the same money, new equipment could be installed.

 Toilets

Syd Jones Reserve currently has male and female toilets which are in a dilapidated state and require demolition.

Contact

Olivia Franco
Strategic Projects Coordinator
T: 08 8366 4555
E: townhall@npsp.sa.gov.au