The road to recovery

We’re committed to doing all we can to reinvigorate the City of PAE and support the community to recover from the impact of COVID-19. We want to work hand in hand with you over the coming months, making sure we communicate well, listen and learn and of course, get things done. We have developed a…

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Home is where the art is

Paint Ya Pole Earlier this year we invited residents to paint stobie poles on local streets. The Paint Ya Pole project helped neighbours connect, and created points of interest in PAE. Alberton The Pear Café in Alberton created an Art Trail especially for this year’s SALA Festival in August, the permanent features of the trail…

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Love our Libraries

Create, Bounce and Learn Baby Bounce for ages up to 2 years is full of songs, smiles and socialisation for families in a warm and welcoming environment. Storytime for ages 3 to 5 will help children to grow a love of reading from the ground up as they read, sing and enjoy learning together. For…

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Waste not, want not

We provide four free residential hard waste collection services each year to help you to dispose of waste items too heavy or large for the blue bin. To use this service, simply make a booking, and there are two ways to do that, as below. Items must be placed out the night before collection and…

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Port Adelaide Workers Memorial

At a Port Adelaide Council meeting on 23 January 1917 a deputation was made by the Port Adelaide Electoral Committee of the United Labor Party. They asked to erect a memorial drinking fountain on the corner of Commercial Road and St Vincent Street. The fountain was to honour specifically Mr Hugh Garland, a noted Labor…

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Shut the front door

We get the impression that many of the pets of PAE have enjoyed having their owners at home more over the last few months. With families spending more time at home and an increase in the number of people working from home, some pets have had more company than ever. But, we have still had…

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Weekly News Updates

You can tune in each Monday for our weekly news video for news and updates on the latest projects, services and events. View the videos from our homepage or via Facebook www.facebook.com/watch/CityOfPAE, every Monday afternoon.

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Spring into action

All champions have to start somewhere! Strap on your boots as Growing for Gold returns from 26 September to 25 October this year. It is an opportunity for young people to try a variety of different activities in recreation and sport for free, then if they like what they try, we make it easy to…

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Come out and play

We have 128 playgrounds across the city and each year we maintain these, upgrade some and completely replace others. How we plan this is based on many factors including the age and condition of the playground. We are planning to upgrade eight playgrounds in 2020-2021 financial year. When designing a playground we aim to provide…

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Building boxes for birds

Members of the Regency Community Men’s Shed are back in action after a short closure due to COVID-19. They have been building birdhouse boxes that will be set up in the Cudlee Creek area, to provide homes for birds in areas impacted by the fires over Summer. Boxes are currently made in three designs, the…

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Property valuations

You may have been wondering if property valuations have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Valuations are supplied by the Valuer-General for residential properties, and by the City Valuer in the case of non-residential properties. Valuations for the 2020-2021 Financial Year were determined based on the property market as at 1 January 2020. Consequently, any…

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Anchors away

Australian Naval Infrastructure are well on the way to completing the largest ever infrastructure investment of its type in Australia’s history, and it’s right here in the City of PAE. The multi-billion-dollar federal government commitment began with the construction of an expanded shipbuilding precinct in Osborne, which is nearing completion as BAE Systems Australia and…

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2030 here we come

Our City Plan was first adopted in 2016, and a lot has certainly happened since then. During May and June this year, we invited our residents, businesses and visitors to review the plan and give us information about what could be changed, added or updated. We received quite a lot of feedback and some truly…

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On the beach

We have many paths right along the foreshore to help people access the beach. In addition to this, we also have beach access mats that sit on some of these paths to provide easy access for everyone. These mats assist with crossing the soft sand to the hard sand. They are helpful for prams or…

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Have your say

During July this year we began consultation to help us draft our first Integrated Transport Strategy (ITS). The ITS will help us to create a well-planned and people-friendly transport network across PAE, particularly in relation to road safety, travel time, parking, cycling and walking and the public transport network. We know that the community has…

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Amy is out on the road

Community Library Outreach Officer Amy has been with the City of PAE Libraries for just over 12 months. Working for the Libraries has allowed Amy to combine her love of reading with her passion for helping and supporting the community. An animal lover, Amy has a degree in Animal Science and previously worked at the…

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Climbing the beanstalk

1001 Books Before School is an initiative aimed at children up to five years of age and their families and it starts today. Reading with your child for just 15 minutes a day is a wonderful way to bond together and give them a head start in life. The Beanstack website and app are fun…

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Celebrating PAE heritage one plaque at a time

We are working with owners of heritage-listed properties to help celebrate and raise awareness of just a small proportion of this history through the blue Heritage Plaques scheme, now in its second year. 15 blue Heritage Plaques have recently been installed, adding to the 28 installed in 2019. This year there is a mix of…

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PAE Places – The Barker Inlet

The Barker Inlet The Barker Inlet is an estuary, a semi-enclosed body of water where the sea begins to mix with urban land freshwater runoff. Estuaries are a particularly sensitive and biologically rich part of marine and coastal environments. Due to this process tidal areas also act as filters and channels for the pollutants and…

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Making plans for PAE

Every year we create a draft Annual Business Plan and Budget. To prepare the draft documents, we access the most up-to date information about our community and consider what we know about our area. We also review the feedback we have received throughout the year and include perspectives gathered from our community survey which has…

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