The Spirit of Community

As 2021 comes to an end, it is time for each of us to reflect on our personal and shared successes and challenges. It is also time to make plans for next year and think about ways we can build our sense of community and take care of each other. Neighbourhood gatherings We can help…

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Inspired ideas

We are continuing to plan and deliver innovative new projects that stem directly from all the changes and opportunities that have occurred over the last two years. In October, our Elected Members approved nine exciting new projects to encourage community and business recovery during 2022. These include: Our first PAE Public Health Week to promote…

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Sharing stories about our rich cultural history

We are working with community to develop a plan for an Aboriginal Cultural Centre in PAE. The Centre will be unique, catering for Aboriginal people seeking to share, learn and practise culture. It will also create a welcoming place for non-Aboriginal visitors to learn about Aboriginal culture and the rich history of the region. It…

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Building a community

Hundreds of local jobs and up to 1,500 quality new homes will be constructed as part of one of the largest infill development opportunities in metropolitan Adelaide. The project was launched in September at the 52-hectare Oakden site, through a partnership between the State Government, Renewal SA and Villawood Properties. Up to 1,500 dwellings will…

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Transforming spaces

The south end of Lipson Street, Port Adelaide ends in a cul-de-sac that is home to Project 18 (a transformed old home now used as a coworking space for wellbeing practitioners) and Tauondi Aboriginal Community College as well as other businesses. Cyclists and pedestrians frequently use Lipson Street as they travel from Commercial Road to…

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The future is young

This year, we sponsored young people to participate in the YMCA Youth Parliament. This initiative provides a platform for young people aged 15–25 to have their say on important issues, as well as to build their skills and gain an understanding of parliamentary processes. It focuses on young people’s personal development and empowerment, connecting politicians…

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We’re abuzz

Enfield Library is now home to an observational honeybee hive and a native bee and insect hotel that you can visit any time the Library is open. See them up close inside the Library or watch their flight path from outside. Bees have very acute senses, and can be sensitive to sights, sounds and smells.…

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Social Inclusion

International Day of People with Disability

Friday 3 December was the International Day of People with Disability, providing us with the opportunity to reflect on our work towards the goals outlined in our Inclusive Communities Plan. This document helps us to promote participation for all residents living in PAE and deliver programs, services, activities and facilities that are accessible and inclusive.…

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The tender touch

Diagnosed with high-level autism at three years of age, local resident Basil requires substantial support to carry out the tasks of daily living. Looking for a new way to keep him engaged with something he loves, his mum Litsa applied for a National Disability Insurance Scheme grant. Inspired by Basil’s love for gardening, Litsa used…

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LGBTQI+ Collection

Do you want to make history and be part of a ground-breaking LGBTQI+ collection that celebrates your life? We are inviting the LGBTQI+ community to share stories and photographs for the PAE Local History Collection. For more information and to make your story count, call the Local History team today on 08 8405 6850. Click…

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Build your skills

Improve your literacy skills so you can find a job through The Northern Regional Consortium Employment Pathways Project. This new partnership between the Cities of PAE, Salisbury and Playford, aims to bridge the gap between gaining basic work skills and finding employment. It offers fully funded adult education programs to community members that focus on…

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Lightning strikes

We recently welcomed the Adelaide Lightning women’s basketball team to the Lights Community and Sports Centre in Lightsview. Having this world-class, international-standard stadium as their home venue puts this elite women’s sports team in the heart of the suburbs and provides an opportunity for new fans to attend their games. This partnership, which will extend…

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PAE Christmas closures

The Civic Centre will operate normal business hours during the holiday period and 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 Wednesday 29 December 2021 to normal operating hours. The Libraries and the Lights will also be…

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Remembering Veronica Brodie

The exceptional contributions of the late Veronica Brodie were acknowledged at this year’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Awards. Veronica spent many years contributing to the community, providing cultural input to the development of education programs. With her sister, she was part of a women’s group that successfully implemented community programs. In the 70s and…

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Naturally Written

PAE abounds with wonderful natural environments – from the coastline, Port River and Barker Inlet wetlands in the west all the way to Dry Creek and the Torrens River in the east. In preparation for our Living Landscapes Writers’ Festival in April 2022, we want budding writers to share their stories about natural places they…

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Council Elections 2022

Our Mayor and Elected Members work to make the City of PAE a better place in which to live, work and play. They regularly connect with the community and represent your interests, and provide leadership while also setting the strategy for the future of PAE. The Elected Members help us to manage our natural and…

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Watch out for Lions in PAE

For 42 years, the Gilles Plains Lions Club has been giving life meaning for many of its Lions members, while making a difference for people in need in PAE as well as in South Australia and around the world. The Club relies on hard-working retirees for their passion and drive, employed people for their skills…

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Semaphore Library – PAE Past

The Semaphore Library, at 14 Semaphore Road, is one of five Libraries in PAE and the only one to be located in a heritage building. The Semaphore Library was officially opened as the Semaphore Institute on 15 March 1884 by Governor Sir William Robinson. At the ceremony the Governor said, ‘the opening of such a…

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Semaphore tapestry

If you enter Semaphore from Birkenhead, you’ll be welcomed by a new mural titled Tapestry that has been installed on the corner of Semaphore and Causeway Roads. A tapestry is typically made by several people working together to create multiple woven layers and it is traditionally hung on walls and displayed where everyone can enjoy…

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Summer in Semaphore

The Semaphore Foreshore is a much-loved and iconic destination for Semaphore locals and visitors. It supports the local economy and environment, providing a strong sense of community, but has not been upgraded for a long time. Earlier in 2021, we created a master plan for the foreshore and surrounding areas. This provides us with the…

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