Emergency cash grants

The SA Government has announced Round 2 of its Emergency Cash Grants for small businesses following consistent advocacy from Business SA to further support heavily impacted businesses through COVID-19. For the first time, the Government is offering $3,000 cash grants to sole traders and partnerships who operate from a commercial premise. Small business and not…

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Discover surprising Semaphore

Since the late 1800s, South Aussies have been visiting Semaphore to breathe in the sea air and soak up the summer sun. Families would holiday in the numerous boarding houses, and people enjoyed regattas and concerts on the sand. During the Edwardian years, the attractions were huge carnivals, sideshows, tearooms and the Wondergraph Open Air…

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Plan for the future

The State Government’s revised Planning and Design Code is now open for public consultation until 18 December 2020. Everyone has the opportunity to comment and familiarise themselves with the revised Code and experience how the new planning system will operate using the ePlanning platform. We have been working throughout the process and plan to submit…

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Beefacres Estate – PAE Past

The homestead Beefacres formed a large part of the area now known as Windsor Gardens. The property was first settled by Edward Mead Bagot in 1853, who named it ‘Beefacres’ because he drove his stock from New South Wales and fattened them up on the site to sell in Adelaide. Charles and John Hart, sons…

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Celebrate good times

Things might be feeling a bit different this festive season, with many of Adelaide’s favourite summer events and activities cancelled or postponed. Neighbourhood gatherings can help to bring local communities together and offer everyone a chance to meet the people who live around them. We want to encourage and support our community to host small…

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Hold me closer, tiny gems

This summer, be on the lookout for some creative, intriguing and whimsical artworks that have been popping up around PAE as part of our Tiny Gems project. We’ve commissioned nine artists to create these exciting small creations that bring new life, and possibly a new meaning to tiny spaces across PAE. During November and December…

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Immunisation Clinics

Immunisation helps stop the spread of illness to your family, neighbours, friends and the community. Immunisation clinics will continue to be offered around PAE in 2021. Dates and locations are available on our website.

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Turning waste into work

Recycling creates jobs and through Electronic Recycling Australia (ERA) in Ottoway, the City of PAE supports Minda to employ hundreds of supported workers living with a disability. The City of PAE takes all of your electronic waste to ERA and they also have public drop off sites throughout PAE. As well as electronics, they accept…

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PAE Christmas closures

The Festive season is fast approaching. The Civic Centre will operate normal business hours during the holiday period, but will be closed on public holidays and weekends. Our five libraries and the Lights Community and Sports Centre will close on Christmas Eve and reopen on Tuesday 29 December. For all other sites and services please…

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Sustainable Christmas tips

The Festive season doesn’t have to be a time of over-indulgence and waste. Here are some tips for thoughtful ways you can create less waste. Give homemade gifts – who doesn’t love a great homemade jam or chutney or a batch of beautiful biscuits. Get creative with gift wrapping – use newspaper, fabric or a…

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Get the buzz on Mozzies

In September, the Bureau of Meteorology announced the weather phenomenon La Nina had developed in the Pacific Ocean, which will result in a noticeable change in our local weather pattern until at least the end of the year. As a result of this change in the weather pattern, mosquito activity is expected to increase greatly…

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Gift of life

As you are preparing a festive gift list, the Red Cross Blood Service are encouraging us to give the gift of life to someone this Christmas. If you make a donation of blood or plasma during December, you will receive a special card that can be given to a loved one as a “gift of…

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Teachin’ old dogs new tricks

We are excited to be partnering with the City of Charles Sturt to deliver this year’s beach education patrols along 20km of our shared coastline. These patrols play a key role in educating and reminding dog owners about safe and appropriate dog and owner behaviour on our beaches. Patrols will occur across the day, as…

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Become a volunteer!

We have lots of volunteer opportunities in our community programs that are perfect for retired professionals. Like volunteering at Enfield Community Centre to help with the playgroup or Community Lunch. Or you can volunteer at the Greenacres Library toy collection next year. If you have an LR Class Licence, you can become a community bus…

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Help at home services

We’re continuing to provide support for older people to help them stay living at home for longer. Our Community Services Program operates under the Commonwealth Home Support Program which aims to provide an entry-level home help service to eligible residents. We can help with social support, transport, household cleaning, home maintenance (like minor general repair…

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Immersive reading

Have you heard of Vox Books? These special books have an inbuilt speaker, allowing readers to listen to the story as they read! This is called “immersion reading” and it is great for improving reading and literacy skills for everyone including people with dyslexia, those learning another language, or children learning to read. Vox Books…

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New year, new look!

In 2021, Greenacres Library will temporarily close while it undergoes a makeover. The updates will include a new floor plan and shelving and a modernised look and feel. New community spaces will be developed which include comfortable places for people to collaborate, learn and create. The update will also mean more spots for people to…

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New kid on the block

A new Probus Club has come to PAE providing retirees opportunities to get active in their local community, and create meaningful connections with other people. North Haven Probus Club held their first meeting in October, and are now planning an exciting program of opportunities for 2021. To get involved pop into the North Haven Surf…

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Beach access for all!

Our beach mats make it easier for those using wheelchairs or walkers to cross the soft sand and reach the firmer sand at the water’s edge. The beach access mats will be available at two sites in Semaphore over the summer months. Enjoy a dip in the sea or a walk along the shoreline!

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Tech-savvy seniors

During COVID-19, so many of us were relying on technology to be able to stay in touch. Our phones, laptops and tablets were important tools that enabled connection with friends and family interstate or overseas. We are working with the federal government to be able to provide support to seniors who want to increase their…

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