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National Simultaneous Storytime live streamed

21/05/2020

National Simultaneous Storytime is back for its 20th year on Wednesday 27 May and we have an exciting range of activities that you can take part in from the comfort of your home!

Every year for National Simultaneous Storytime libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes and many other places all around the country come together at the same time to read the same Australian picture book together.

This is a fun and vibrant event that celebrates and promotes reading, literacy, and Australian authors and illustrators.

 

A week of activites!

Our activities kick off on Monday 25 May and run throughout the week.

Don't miss the very special live storytime reading of Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas at 11:00am on Wednesday 27 May!

As Library programs are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions, National Simultaneous Storytime will be live streamed on the Council's Facebook page

For more activity details, visit: National Simultaneous Storytime

 

National Simultaneous Storytime is organised by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)

 

Welcome back! Libraries re-open with some changes

19/05/2020

We’re excited to have re-opened our three libraries on Friday 15 May following temporary closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since the Federal and State Governments announced easing of certain restrictions from Monday 11 May, our Library staff have worked hard to ensure that our libraries are equipped to provide a safe environment for all of our visitors and customers in accordance with Government directives.

 

What you can expect

Your libraries will look and operate a little differently for the time being.

Due to capacity restrictions, visits to the Libraries should be kept brief—less than 30 minutes—to browse, borrow, make a payment, seek Council information and use a PC (where available). This will help ensure everyone has the opportunity to access and enjoy the Libraries.

Long visits and interactions will be discouraged.

When you visit our Libraries, you will find:

  • reconfigured entry and exit points to ensure compliance with social distancing measures
  • reduced capacity with a limit of 20 customers at St Peters and Payneham Libraries and 15 customers at Norwood Library
  • your contact details to be recorded on entry for contact tracing purposes
  • all seating, lounges, toys and interactive displays have been removed
  • preference for contactless payment methods
  • social distancing markers externally for entrance queues and internally in front of service counters and throughout the Library aisles
  • acrylic screens across service counters
  • additional cleaning of Library facilities during the day, including public toilets
  • reconfigured location of public PCs and booking schedules to meet social distancing requirements and allow adequate time between uses to undertake cleaning requirements
  • all returns will be quarantined for a minimum of three days.

Entry conditions

All Library visitors will be expected to adhere to entry conditions:

  • use the hand sanitiser provided as you enter and exit the Library. Practice good respiratory hygiene.
  • ensure social distancing by maintaining 1.5 metres between yourself and others
  • maximum of 20 customers in the St Peters and Payneham Libraries at any time
  • maximum of 15 customers in the Norwood Library at any time
  • customer contact details will be recorded for contact tracing purposes
  • limited services will be available. Library programs, activities and events are temporarily suspended. Seating, toys and displays have been removed.

 

Opening hours from Friday 15 May

Opening hours across the three Libraries have been revised and are as follows:

 

Norwood

Payneham

St Peters

Monday

Closed

Closed

9.30am–5.00pm

Tuesday

1.00pm–5.00pm

9.30am–5.00pm

9.30am–5.00pm

Wednesday

1.00pm–5.00pm

9.30am–5.00pm

9.30am–1.00pm

Thursday

1.00pm–5.00pm

9.30am–5.00pm

9.30am–5.00pm

Friday

9.30am–5.00pm

9.30am–5.00pm

9.30am–5.00pm

Saturday

10.00am–1.00pm

10.00am–1.00pm

10.00am–4.00pm

Sunday

1.00pm–4.00pm

1.00pm–4.00pm

Closed

Cultural Heritage Centre and other community facilities

At this time the Cultural Heritage Centre, St Peters Youth Centre, St Peters Banquet Hall, Payneham Library Community Facilities and Payneham Community Centre will remain closed due to social distancing measures and restrictions on public gatherings. This will be reviewed in the next phase of restrictions being eased.

For more information about easing of restrictions, visit: Government of South Australia - Recovery from COVID-19

 

Stop the spread

Everybody has a responsibility to ensure that our public libraries stay open for everyone to enjoy, so we ask that you please exercise your responsibility by:

  • practicing social distancing by maintaining a 1.5 metre distance between yourself and others
  • sanitising your hands before and after visiting the libraries
  • adhering to limits for public gatherings as advised by State Government.

Thank you for your cooperation. By working together we can all stop the spread of COVID-19.

 

Other ways to access library collections

Library card holders can access plenty of books and online learning opportunities from any mobile device through the Libraries SA app

The online catalogue, available on the app, offers a huge range of books, digital magazines and newspapers, and online learning opportunities. The app can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Customers can also continue to take advantage of the Click, Call & Collect service by reserving library items over the phone, online via the Library catalogue or by using the free Libraries SA app. All reserved items will then be available for collection from one of the Council’s three libraries.

Stay connected

For more information about Council services, programs and events during COVID-19 pandemic, visit COVID-19 Latest Updates

For regular updates, connect with us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter @cityofnpsp or subscribe to our eNewsletter, Your NPSP.

 

Tell us about your Water Sensitive Urban Designs!

18/05/2020

Do you have a Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) feature on your property? We’d love to hear about it!

 

What is WSUD

WSUD supports the use and re-use of water in urban development and buildings.

This type of design integrates the total water cycles and water from all sources (e.g. rain water, ground water, mains water, and waste water) into urban development and building processes.

WSUD can be applied to residential, commercial and industrial developments and buildings.

Examples range from storage, treatment and use of runoff to water-efficient landscaping.

WSUD can help create a more water sustainability and create a pleasant place to live and work. The council has a number of its own WSUD designs across the city.

 

Tell us about your water sensitive urban designs

Do you have an example of WSUD on your property? If so we would love to hear about it.

Submit your example by using the form below.

Submit your WSUD example

 

WSUD examples in our City

Felixstow wetlands

A large scale example is the construction of the Felixstow wetlands in 2017 by the Eastern Regional Alliance (an alliance of the six councils in Metropolitan Adelaide’s eastern suburbs).

The wetlands system captures, treats and stores stormwater through an aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) scheme and then distributes recycled stormwater for irrigation across the eastern suburbs of Adelaide. The wetlands system also creates important new habitat for birds and animals.

The project comprises of:

  • wetlands
  • pump stations
  • underground water storage
  • distribution network.

The project provides an environmentally sustainable source of water to irrigate parks and reserves in the Norwood Payneham & St Peters, Walkerville, Campbelltown, Burnside and Port Adelaide Enfield council areas.

Construction of the wetlands was supported through significant funding by the Australian Government’s National Urban Water and Desalination Plan and also the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board.

 

Rain gardens, St Peters

A street scape level example is bio-swales and rain gardens on St Peters Street, St Peters.

The bio-swales and rain gardens at St Peters are an example of bio filtration—a type of water sensitive urban design.

Bio-swales and rain gardens were installed along St Peters Street between Payneham Road and First Avenue.

These WSUD elements are successfully improving the area's amenity, as well as filtering and slowing stormwater discharging to the St Peters Billabong and River Torrens, passively watering plants in the swales and gardens as well as contributing to microclimate cooling.

 

More information

For further information or if you have any questions about Water Sensitive Urban Design, contact:

Council’s Sustainability Officer
Naomi Doolette
E: ndoolette@npsp.sa.gov.au.

Have your say: draft Annual Business Plan and Budget

13/05/2020

The Council is seeking feedback on the draft Annual Business Plan and Budget for 2020-2021.

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters 2020–2021 Annual Business Plan and Budget sets out the Council’s proposed projects, services and programs for the 2020–2021 financial year. 

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

For more information and to have your say, visit: Community Consultation

Welcome back! Libraries re-open Friday 15 May

13/05/2020

We are excited at the prospect of re-opening our libraries albeit with some clear restrictions in place which will serve to protect the health, well-being and safety of our staff, customers and community.

On Friday 8 May, the Federal and State Governments announced the easing of restrictions in South Australia with Step 1 commencing on Monday 11 May—a positive step forward for our community and State as we begin recovering from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Re-opening details

The Council is working towards re-opening Libraries on Friday 15 May.

Our priority is to ensure that the Council’s three Libraries are prepared and equipped to provide a safe environment for visitors in accordance with Federal and State Government restrictions.

We can’t wait to reconnect with our community and welcome customers back to our Libraries. However, once open, please be mindful that your Libraries will look a little different for the time being.

 

What you can expect

Due to capacity restrictions, visits to the Libraries should be kept brief—less than 30 minutes—to browse, borrow, make a payment, seek Council information and use a PC (where available). This will help ensure everyone has the opportunity to access and enjoy the Libraries.

Long visits and interactions will be discouraged.

When you visit our Libraries, you will find:

  • reconfigured entry and exit points to ensure compliance with social distancing measures
  • reduced capacity with a limit of 10 customers in the Library building at any time
  • all seating, lounges, toys and interactive displays have been removed
  • preference for contactless payment methods
  • social distancing markers externally for entrance queues and internally in front of service counters and throughout the Library aisles
  • acrylic screens across service counters
  • additional cleaning of Library facilities during the day, including public toilets
  • reconfigured location of public PCs and booking schedules to meet social distancing requirements and allow adequate time between uses to undertake cleaning requirements
  • all returns will be quarantined for a minimum of three days.

Entry conditions

All Library visitors will be expected to adhere to entry conditions:

  • use the hand sanitiser provided as you enter and exit the Library. Practice good respiratory hygiene.
  • ensure social distancing by maintaining 1.5 metres between yourself and others
  • maximum of 10 customers in the Library building at any time
  • limited services will be available. Library programs, activities and events are temporarily suspended. Seating, toys and displays have been removed.

 

Opening hours from Friday 15 May

Opening hours across the three Libraries have been revised and are as follows:

 

Norwood

Payneham

St Peters

Monday

Closed

Closed

9.30am–5.00pm

Tuesday

1.00pm–5.00pm

9.30am–5.00pm

9.30am–5.00pm

Wednesday

1.00pm–5.00pm

9.30am–5.00pm

9.30am–1.00pm

Thursday

1.00pm–5.00pm

9.30am–5.00pm

9.30am–5.00pm

Friday

9.30am–5.00pm

9.30am–5.00pm

9.30am–5.00pm

Saturday

10.00am–1.00pm

10.00am–1.00pm

10.00am–4.00pm

Sunday

1.00pm–4.00pm

1.00pm–4.00pm

Closed

Cultural Heritage Centre and other community facilities

At this time the Cultural Heritage Centre, St Peters Youth Centre, St Peters Banquet Hall, Payneham Library Community Facilities and Payneham Community Centre will remain closed due to social distancing measures and restrictions on public gatherings. This will be reviewed in the next phase of restrictions being eased.

For more information about easing of restrictions, visit: Government of South Australia - Recovery from COVID-19

 

Stop the spread

Everybody has a responsibility to ensure that our public libraries stay open for everyone to enjoy, so we ask that you please exercise your responsibility by:

  • practicing social distancing by maintaining a 1.5 metre distance between yourself and others
  • sanitising your hands before and after visiting the libraries
  • adhering to limits for public gatherings as advised by State Government.

Thank you for your cooperation. By working together we can all stop the spread of COVID-19.

 

Other ways to access library collections

Library card holders can access plenty of books and online learning opportunities from any mobile device through the Libraries SA app

The online catalogue, available on the app, offers a huge range of books, digital magazines and newspapers, and online learning opportunities. The app can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Customers can also continue to take advantage of the Click, Call & Collect service by reserving library items over the phone, online via the Library catalogue or by using the free Libraries SA app. All reserved items will then be available for collection from one of the Council’s three libraries.

Stay connected

For more information about Council services, programs and events during COVID-19 pandemic, visit COVID-19 Latest Updates

For regular updates, connect with us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter @cityofnpsp or subscribe to our eNewsletter, Your NPSP.

 

Business webinar: Curating an Instagram Presence

12/05/2020

Due to COVID-19 conditions, our Growth Workshop series will be temporarily delivered online as live webinars.

Our free webinars (online seminars) are a great way to learn from the comfort of your own home or office. They are presented live and include an opportunity to ask questions.


Upcoming webinar

Curating an Instagram presence as a business

EVENT DETAILS:

Presenter: Chloe Grayling

Date / time: Friday 5 June 2020 (9:00am – 10:00am)

Please register prior to the webinar to receive the Zoom link.

For more information and to register, visit: Business Workshops

COVIDSafe app

12/05/2020

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

 

Privacy

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.

Code of Practice: Access to Meetings and Documents

11/05/2020

The Council continues to respond to State and Federal Government directives by adapting and taking proactive measures to ensure the safety of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, including putting in place measures to ensure that Council meetings continue to be held and are held in a safe environment.

On 15 March and 22 March respectively, South Australian authorities declared a public health emergency in respect to the COVID-19 pandemic and it’s outbreak in South Australia.

In response to the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic and the possibility of community transmission, the Minister for Transport, Infrastructure & Local Government issued a notice (pursuant to Section 302B of the Local Government Act 1999) which varied or suspended the operation of specified provisions of the Local Government Act 1999. These were outlined in a document titled Notice No 1.

Notice No 1 came into effect on 31 March 2020 and will cease to apply 28 days after all relevant emergency declarations have been revoked.

Notice No 1 makes provisions for Elected Members to participate in Council meetings and informal gatherings by electronic means for the period in which Notice 1 is in effect.

In order to enable Elected Members to participate in Council meetings and Informal Gatherings electronically, the Council’s ‘Code of Practice – Access to Meetings & Documents’ and the Informal Gatherings Policy have been amended.

The amended documents are available for download below.

Download:

 

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

COVID-19: NPSP provide rate rebate for non-residential property owners

08/05/2020

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters this week endorsed a discretionary rebate for eligible non-residential property owners for the Fourth Quarter of 2019–2020.

At its meeting on Monday 4 May, the Council agreed to a Differential Rate rebate for non-residential property owners who can demonstrate financial hardship due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

With the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic widespread and affecting many people and businesses within our community, the Council is working to assist ratepayers, residents, business operators and community organisations wherever possible.

 

Different Rate rebate details

The rebate of the Differential Rate—which is charged for non-residential property owners—is an additional measure and forms part of the Council’s 2019–2020 Financial Support Package which was put in place in response to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This particular measure is intended to assist those non-residential property owners—such as commercial property owners, RSLs and Rotary Clubs—that are feeling the financial effects of the current environment.

Non-residential and commercial property owners wishing to apply for a rebate of the 20% Differential Rate should contact Council staff to discuss their individual circumstances and enquire about their eligibility to access the Council’s 2019–2020 Financial Support Package.

 

More information

For further information about the Council’s Financial Support Package, contact the Council’s Rates Unit on 08 8366 4555.

 

If you are unwell you must not attend Council buildings or access services in person, rather contact the Council by phoning 08 8366 4555, or connect with us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter @cityofnpsp or subscribe to our eNewsletter, Your NPSP

Libraries to re-open in near future

08/05/2020

Today the Federal and State Governments advised that council libraries and community facilities can re-open in South Australia from Monday 11 May.

This is a positive step forward for our community and State as we begin the recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Libraries will not be open on Monday 11 May.

The Council will be working towards re-opening Libraries as soon as possible but will first dedicate the necessary time to ensuring the Council’s three Libraries are prepared and equipped to provide a safe environment for visitors in accordance with Federal and State Government restrictions.

The re-opening date for Libraries will be announced on the Council’s website and social media channels as soon as possible.

Though the libraries will remain closed for the interim, library card holders can access plenty of books and online learning opportunities from any mobile device through the Libraries SA app.

The online catalogue, available on the app, offers a huge range of books, digital magazines and newspapers, and online learning opportunities. The app can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Customers can also continue to take advantage of the Click, Call & Collect service by reserving library items over the phone, online via the Library catalogue or by using the free Libraries SA app. All reserved items will then be available for collection from one of the Council’s three libraries.