The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters has a number of major projects currently underway or in the planning stage.

Third Creek Drainage Upgrade Project – Stage 1

Cost: $2.5 millionNorwood Council - Schweppes Drainage Progress - May 2020-27

The Third Creek drainage Upgrade Project forms part of a $38.4 million program to upgrade the City’s stormwater drainage network over the next 15 years.

The program will benefit the community by:

  • addressing and reducing the impacts of flooding
  • helping to protect residents, their homes and property
  • protecting the City’s assets such as footpaths, kerbing and street trees.

For more information, visit: Third Creek Drainage Upgrade Project – Stage 1

Payneham Oval Tennis Courts Upgrade Project

Payneham Clubrooms Offical Opening after Refurb March 2019-6

Cost: $1.1 million

Payneham Oval is set to become a recreational destination in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters with the upgrade of six tennis courts. The tennis court upgrade follows major redevelopments of the Oval’s facilities and playground.

The upgrades will not only provide modern playing facilities for the community, together with the Norwood Tennis Club and East Adelaide Payneham Tennis Club, but will also increase lifespan of these valuable community assets by at least 20 years.

The project is scheduled to be completed by late June 2020, dependent on favourable weather conditions.

The Payneham Oval Tennis Court Upgrade is funded by the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters and the Department of Planning Transport & Infrastructure through the Open Space Grant Fund.

For more information, visit: Payneham Oval Tennis Courts Upgrade Project

Syd Jones Reserve UpgradeSyd Jones Montage 1

Cost: $481,500

Status: Design endorsed by Council

Situated between Firle and Payneham South, Syd Jones Reserve is in the perfect spot to provide residents of these growing communities a space in which to enjoy some fresh air and recreation—and now, it’s getting a makeover.

Following two rounds of community consultation, the Council endorsed a concept plan for the new look Syd Jones Reserve in March 2019.

The upgrade will turn the reserve into a quality space for residents, visitors and families to enjoy.

For more information, visit: Syd Jones Reserve Upgrade

The Parade Masterplan

Careers - Norwood Parade

Council contribution - $100,000
State Government contribution - $100,000

Status: The Parade Masterplan was endorsed Wednesday 15 May 2019

The Parade Masterplan is a significant Council initiative which establishes the long term strategic framework for the planning, redevelopment and activation of The Parade. It recognises, manages and enhances the strong ‘sense of place’ of The Parade, Norwood and its distinctive cultural, social and economic importance to the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters.

For more information, visit: The Parade Masterplan

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Masterplan Concept Design for the Payneham Memorial and Norwood Swimming Centres

Cost: $100,000

Status: Planning stage


Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre Main Pool Refurbishment

Cost: $1,500,000

Status: Planning stage

A project update will be provided soon.

Burchell Reserve UpgradeBurchell Reserve

Cost: $100,000

Status: Design concept development stage

A project update will be provided soon.


River Torrens Linear Park - Shared Use Path Enhancement Project

$1.239 millionParks - Torrens Linear Park

The enhancement of the Linear Park pathway that stretches from Felixstow Reserve to Ninth Avenue and Battams Road, St Peters is nearing completion.

The path is part of a popular off-road commuter network that allows cyclists and pedestrians to swap roads for nature when commuting from the eastern suburbs to Adelaide CBD.

The project has provided new lighting, line marking, a widened pathway and a continuous pathway that connects these two parts of Linear Park, so that it is safer for pedestrians and cyclists. The path has been aligned so that the large gum trees that run along the path have been retained. 

The project which is due to be completed later this year has been funded by the Australian Government at a cost of $1.239million.

Works for this Project include:

  • 3.5 metre wide shared-use path from Felixstow Reserve to Battams Road (approx. 2.6 km in length)
  • new signage and linemarking
  • new retaining walls
  • new safety balustrades
  • new LED lighting             
  • new trees and landscaping                                                 
  • bank erosion controls
  • new stormwater infrastructure.

Works on this Project commenced in late May 2018 and all works are expected to be completed on 11 March 2019, subject to weather conditions.


Project Management

City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters



Landscape Architect – ASPECT Studios

Civil Engineering – Southfront

Electrical Engineering – Lucid Consulting

Signage & Linemarking – CIRQA


Main contractor

Civil Tech Pty Ltd


Contract administration

ASPECT Studios



For further information regarding this Project contact the Council’s Projects Manager - Civil Rico Palombella on 08 8366 4559 or email

Beulah Road Bicycle BoulevardBeulah Road Bicycle Boulevard cyclists thumb

Cost: $1,000,000

Status: Design stage

One of the priority infrastructure actions arising from the Council’s City-wide Cycling Plan is the development of a Bicycle Boulevard along Beulah Road, Norwood, between Portrush Road and Fullarton Road.

Beulah Road is the first Bicycle Boulevard to be progressed in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters. This is a priority route used by cyclists and aligns with adjoining Councils priorities for cycling accessibility and State Government objectives for connectivity and safety for cyclists in the east.

The intent of this major project is to enhance Beulah Road as a safer and more attractive cycling route than along the parallel arterial roads of The Parade or Magill Road, whilst maintaining existing accessibility and car parking for motorists.

The Final Design Concept, which was amended to address the comments and feedback which resulted from the community consultation, was endorsed by the Council at its 6 June meeting.

The Council has allocated $500,000 in its 2016-2017 Budget for the implementation of the Project and has applied for external funding from the State Government’s Greenways and Bicycle Boulevard Fund.

Council’s Manager, Urban Planning & Sustainability
Eleanor Walters
T: 088366 4521 or

For more information, visit: Beulah Road Bicycle Boulevard

Norwood Oval

Norwood Oval Clubrooms and Members Facilities

Cost: $5,320,000

Norwood Oval Streetscape Works

Update 31 January 2019

Cost: $500,000

Construction of the Norwood Oval Upgrade is scheduled to commence in March 2019 and is expected to be completed by December 2019.

The new facilities will result in long-term social and economic benefits for the Norwood Football Club and the wider community, as well as the creation of over 30 jobs during the construction phase.

Highlights of the multi-purpose facility include a 180-seat Members Facility, new kitchen, new Premier’s Bar, refurbished player’s change rooms, accessible public toilets and a merchandise outlet.

The facility, to be known as the Wolf Blass Centre, will be funded by the Council, with the remaining being funded by the Norwood Football Club.

The Club’s contribution comprises of $2 million that it will receive over seven years from the SANFL as a result of the sale of AAMI Stadium, with the balance to be funded by the Club’s ‘Build the Fort’ capital fundraising campaign.

Norwood Football Club President Paul Di Iulio said to date the Club has raised $3.76 million for the redevelopment, which includes a $1M donation from long-time Norwood supporter and wine maker Wolf Blass, and $250,000 from the Federal Government.

In addition to the new Clubrooms & Members’ Facilities, the upgrade of Norwood Oval will also include new Women’s facilities underneath the Western Stand.

The growth in popularity of female sports has meant that facilities such as Norwood Football Oval are in high demand to cater for teams playing in new competitions and leagues. Given that the Norwood Oval currently hosts AFLW and SANFLW matches and female friendly facilities are essential for this to continue and expand.

The new Clubrooms & Members’ Facilities together with new Women’s Facilities, will substantially improve the quality and diversity of the facilities at the Norwood Oval which will meet both the needs and expectations of current and future players and umpires, as female participation in football continues to grow.

The Council successfully obtained a South Australian Government Grant of $482,500 as well as a grant of $150,000 from the Australia Football League (AFL), for the development of Women’s Facilities at the Norwood Oval.

The Council has also allocated $500,000 for upgrades and streetscape improvements to the car park adjacent to the Sir Edwin T Smith Stand and sections of Woods Street, adjacent to the Oval.

Manager, Economic Development & Strategic Projects
Keke Michalos
T: 08 8366 4509

Stormwater drainage network upgrade

Waterproofing Eastern Adelaide Project

The Eastern Regional Alliance (ERA) Waterproofing Eastern Adelaide Stormwater Harvesting and Re-Use Project, is a significant multi-million dollar regional stormwater harvesting and reuse Project.

The Project is being undertaken in partnership by three of the Eastern Regional Alliance (ERA) Councils, which includes the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, Town of Walkerville and City of Burnside.

The Project is funded by ERA with assistance from the Australian Federal Government, through the National Urban Water and Desalination Plan and the Adelaide & Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board, which assisted the Councils in the initial stages and continues to be an integral contributor to the Project.

Project objective

The key objective of the Project is to harvest and reuse stormwater for irrigation. Stormwater will be harvested and treated during winter and stored in underground aquifers, then recovered for use in summer for irrigating public reserves across the partnering Council areas.

This exciting initiative will reduce the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters reliance on mains water and its reliance on water from the River Murray and enhance the quality of the water that is discharged to The Gulf.

Crucial to the successful operation of the harvesting and reuse scheme, is the provision of water treatment sites. One such site is the new wetland located in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters at Felixstow Reserve. This wetland was integrated into the overall design of the newly developed Felixstow Reserve to ensure that an innovative and well-designed outcome was achieved.

Felixstow Reserve Masterplan Project

Given the size of the proposed wetland and significant financial investment that would be required, the Council has taken the opportunity to concurrently undertake a Masterplan for Felixstow Reserve. This will ensure that the proposed wetland is integrated into the overall design to redevelop Felixstow Reserve and that an innovative and well-designed outcome for the Reserve is achieved.  

More information

Visit: Eastern Regional Alliance (ERA)

For more information on the Felixstow Reserve Masterplan, view the Felixstow Reserve Masterplan Listing on this page.