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Look East: August 2020


The August 2020 edition of Look East is out now! You’ll find it packed with important information and updates from around our City.


Feature stories include Third Creek Stormwater Drainage Project, Local Business Helping Local Businesses, Waste Not, Want Not, Dedicated Dog Park and Eastside Business Awards.

Also included in this edition is an overview of the annual budget and the key projects and initiatives that the Council will be delivering over the financial year.

Please note: Ratepayers will receive the print version of  the August edition of Look East with First Quarter rates notices.



Norwood Oval redevelopment nears completion


The much loved and iconic Norwood Oval is set to become Adelaide’s premier SANFL sporting ground, as construction of new clubrooms and member and player facilities enters the final stages.

Situated in close proximity to the Adelaide CBD and in the heart of Adelaide's premier mainstreet The Parade, Norwood Oval is a boutique and historic ground with much to offer and special 'sense of place'—and the new clubrooms and member's facilities will bolster its appeal as not only the home of the mighty Redlegs but as a place to watch and enjoy Australian Rules Football.

The new facilities will significantly enhance accessibility for all patrons while providing facilities for both male and female players and umpires to accommodate and encourage increased female participation.

Among the vast range of new features, the multi-purpose facility includes a new 180 seat members clubroom and function space and new Premier’s Bar.

The Sir Edwin T Smith Stand has also undergone significant renovation and now boasts refurbished home team changerooms with associated unisex showers and toilets, and a merchandise outlet.

Norwood Football Club staff will also enjoy new administration offices and meeting spaces on a new mezzanine level in the Sir Edwin T Smith Stand.

Unisex facilities for both umpires and away teams have been constructed under the Western Stand, together with match day facilities, kiosk and public toilets.

At street view, patrons will first notice streetscape improvements and the revitalised main entrance on Woods Street which will provide direct and at grade access into the historic Norwood Oval, vastly improving accessibility for patrons.

Following some unfavourable weather conditions, construction is now scheduled to be completed during mid to late September.


Image gallery of works in progress

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Welcome back to our libraries


We're now open with many of our library services restored after temporary suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In line with the South Australian Roadmap for Easing Restrictions, Library staff have established new social distancing and hygiene processes (including physical changes to public areas) and entry conditions to help ensure the safety of customers and staff.


Library entry conditions

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

  • using hand sanitiser provided as you enter and exit the Library. Practice good respiratory hygiene.
  • practicing social distancing by maintaining a 1.5 metre distance between yourself and others
  • limiting your library visits to less than 2 hours.


Library capacity limits

  • Payneham Library: maximum of 150 customers at any time  
  • St Peters Library: maximum of 125 customers at any time
  • Norwood Library: maximum of 100 customers at any time


What you can expect when visiting our libraries

Please be mindful that your Libraries will look and operate a little differently for the time being as we adhere to Federal and State Government directives.

When you visit our Libraries, you will find:

  • hand sanitiser provided as you enter and exit the library
  • social distancing markers externally for entrance queues and internally in front of service counters and throughout the Library aisles
  • some seating, lounges, toys and interactive displays have been removed or moved to ensure compliance with social distancing and hygiene measures
  • preference for contactless payment methods
  • acrylic screens across service counters
  • additional cleaning of Library facilities during the day, including public toilets
  • all returns will be quarantined for a minimum of three days.


New opening hours




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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.


Temporary closure of Cultural Heritage Centre

At this time the Cultural Heritage Centre will remain closed due to social distancing measures.

This temporary closure will be reviewed as restrictions ease.

Super Tuesday 2020 bike count results


Super Tuesday is Australia’s biggest annual commuter bike count, conducted each year on the first Tuesday in March for two hours from 7am to 9am.

The count is undertaken by volunteers who record volumes, gender and movement flow of cyclists at chosen survey locations.

Super Tuesday provides reliable annual data on bicycle commuters and their movements during morning peak-hour. The data collected can track long-term patterns and help the Council plan for improvements to the cycling network.

In March this year, sixteen intersections in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters were counted.

To view the locations and details of each count, visit: Super Tuesday 2020 Map

Key findings from Super Tuesday 2020:

  • 1,283 cyclists counted at 16 locations
  • Beulah Road, Norwood was the most popular route with 160 cyclists counted in the two hour period (increase of 58 cyclists from 2019)
  • other popular city bound routes were the St Peters and Hackney Route (Ninth Avenue, Eighth Avenue and Richmond Street) - 130 cyclists, and William Street, Norwood - 110 cyclists
  • Osmond Terrace was the most popular north-south route with 80 cyclists counted
  • busy roads such as Magill Road, Payneham Road, Portrush Road and Fullarton road carried between 15 to 30 cyclists.

The Council would like to thank all of the volunteers who were involved this year and in particular the organiser, Ian Radbone. 


Get involved!

We are aiming to increase count locations each year, so if you are interested in volunteering in 2021, please email your details to Attention: Gayle Buckby, Manager, Traffic & Integrated Transport at


Mayor’s Christmas Card Competition 2020


Draw or paint a picture that captures the spirit of Christmas!

The Mayor’s Christmas Card Competition is open to all pre-school and primary school students within the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters.

First, second and third prizes will be awarded to students from each year level (pre-school to year 7).

The overall winner will have their design featured on the front cover of the December 2020 edition of the Council’s newsletter, Look East.

Entries close Monday 21, September 2020.

For more information and to download the official entry form, visit: Mayor’s Christmas Card Competition



Draft 2021-2026 Economic Development Strategy


We are seeking your comments on the Draft 2021-2026 Economic Development Strategy, which outlines the Council’s strategic direction for economic development over the next five years.

The Draft 2021-2026 Economic Development Strategy articulates the Council’s role and priorities in supporting the local economy and its businesses in order to achieve economic growth and employment.

This document has been constructed during a global pandemic which has contributed to adding unforeseen complexities and outcomes to economic development objectives.

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

Consultation closes 5pm, Monday 17 August 2020


Fruit fly alert


A new fruit fly outbreak has been identified in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters. PIRSA is undertaking an eradication program to eliminate fruit fly from the area.

Suburbs in the outbreak are:

  • Felixstow
  • Marden
  • Payneham
  • Glynde
  • Payneham South
  • Firle
  • Trinity Gardens
  • St Morris.

If you live in one of these suburbs please do not move homegrown fruit or vegetables within or outside of the listed areas. This includes giving it to neighbours, family and friends.


How you can help

You can play a crucial role in helping to eradicate the outbreak by following these steps:

  • reporting any maggots found in fruit or fruiting vegetables. Place in a plastic bag, seal it and contact the Fruit Fly Hotline on 1300 666 010
  • not sharing homegrown fresh fruit with others outside the outbreak area
  • collecting fallen or over-ripe fruit and fruiting vegetables, sealing them and placing in your green bin. Do not put them in your compost
  • cooking or preserving excess home grown fruit and fruiting vegetables. These items are allowed to be removed from the outbreak area.


Watch video: How to Stop Fruit Fly


Check if you are living or working in a fruit fly outbreak area

Visit, PIRSA - Fruit Fly in SA

For more information phone PIRSA: 08 8226 0995.

Road closures – Beulah Road


Due to construction of the Beulah Road Bicycle Boulevard, the following road closures will be in place.

  • Beulah Road, from Edward Street to George Street - road closed until Friday 24 July
  • Beulah Road, from George Street to Queen Street - road closed until Wednesday 29 July
  • Beulah Road and Osmond Terrace intersection (Norwood Primary School Side) - intersection closed until Friday 24 July
  • Beulah Road and Edward Street intersection - intersection closed from 27 July until 14 August (weather permitting)
  • Beulah Road and Woods Street intersection – intersection closed from 10 August until 28 August.

For more information, contact the Council on 08 8366 4555.

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

Parade Shop to Win competition - enter now!


If you’re craving a little retail therapy, delicious food or to be pampered to your heart’s content, then now is the time to rediscover The Parade, Norwood - Adelaide’s premier mainstreet!

For a limited time only, by shopping at The Parade you could win a share of $12,500 to spend at your favourite stores, services, cafes, restaurants and boutiques.

Enter now for your chance to be among five lucky shoppers to win prizes valued at $5,000, $3,000, $2,000, $1,500 and $1,000,

To enter, simply spend a minimum of $15 in a single transaction at any business located within The Parade precinct from Monday 6 July to Monday 17 August.

Please note: you can enter as many times as you wish however entries will be limited to one entry per receipt.

For more information about The Parade, Norwood and to enter, visit: The Parade, Norwood