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This page contains important information regarding COVID-19.

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters continues to respond to Federal and State Government directives and take proactive measures to ensure the safety of our community during COVID-19 conditions.

In line with advice from both the Federal and State Governments, we will take every necessary step to ensure that we continue to deliver essential services and support our community to respond and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Rate relief for local businesses


One hundred and twenty businesses in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters will receive an automatic 50% rebate from rates for the Fourth Quarter of 2019–2020, as the Council demonstrates its commitment to assisting those local business owners who are experiencing hardship.

The Discretionary Rebate will be offered to businesses—such as cinemas, pubs, gyms and beauty therapists—that were forced to close following Federal Government restrictions which took effect at midday on 23 March 2020.

The rebate recognises that these businesses are amongst the most affected by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic as they were unable to re-open until 8 June, meaning they were closed for 68 of 91 days in the last quarter.

Several recent reports show that the local economy in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, like many local areas across the state, has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and job losses in both the retail and hospitality sectors have been considerable.

The rebate is in addition to a suite of financial hardship measures which have already been implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, to the value of $1.15 million. These include waiving of Outdoor Dining Permit fees until 31 December 2020 and suspending the Separate Rate for The Parade traders.

The Council has also asked Chief Executive Officer, Mario Barone, to give consideration to continuing the flexible approach to monitoring time-limited parking around the Council’s commercial and retail precincts until 31 December 2020.


For details about delivery of Council services and programs during COVID-19 conditions, visit: COVID-19 Latest Updates

Friends of the Billabong is back!


In line with COVID-19 restrictions easing across South Australia, the Council will be gradually re-introducing volunteer programs which can operate within COVID-19 guidelines.

Friends of the Billabong (FOB) is one of the first non-essential volunteer programs to be re-introduced with volunteers able to safely engage in non-contact, outdoor work.

The aim of FOB is to help conserve the unique native habitat of St Peters Billabong by offering hands-on assistance including planting, weed eradication and watering.

Working bees are held on-site once a month on the third Sunday of the month.

For more information and to register your interest, visit: Friends of the Billabong


Meet Nadia, a true friend of St Peter's Billabong and its surrounding natural landscape.

Nadia McLaren   Volunteer   Friends of the BillabongJust three kilometres from the centre of Adelaide CBD and a stone’s throw from the River Torrens, the St Peters Billabong is a local treasure which is home to a thriving ecosystem—and a popular place for families and friends to spend time with nature.

The billabong and its surrounding natural landscape have been carefully nurtured over many years by a group of professional and passionate Volunteers, including Nadia McLaren.

"The St Peters Billabong is a beautiful place offering multipurpose spaces for everyone to enjoy."


COVIDSafe app


The Australian Government launched the COVIDSafe app to help slow the spread of COVID-19 by speeding up the manual process of contact tracing.

Having the ability to find and contain outbreaks quickly will mean that governments will be able to ease restrictions while still keeping Australians safe.

The new COVIDSafe app is completely voluntary but by downloading it, you can help protect your family and friends and potentially save the lives of others in our community, within South Australia and across the country.

For more information about the app, visit: Department of Health



Everyone who downloads the COVIDSafe app can be assured their privacy is protected by law.

The Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, has issued a Determination under the Biosecurity Act which protects privacy. It restricts access to app data to state and territory health authorities who will notify people exposed to COVID-19. It will be a criminal offence to use app data in any other way.

For more information about the app’s privacy, visit: Department of Health

The more Australians that connect to the COVIDSafe app, the quicker the virus can be contained where an outbreak is identified.