Seeing the Big Picture

Did you catch our outstanding augmented reality (AR) art experience during the Adelaide Fringe? If not, don’t despair! The BIG Picture series has been so popular that we have decided to extend the season right though until February 2023. The BIG Picture Series is an immersive, self-guided tour of the Port — a chance to…

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Winter is here

In winter we experience higher rainfall than at other times of the year and there may be the occasional risk of flooding in your area. Sandbags If the Bureau of Meteorology forecasts storms or flooding, we may be able to supply a limited number of sandbags to you ahead of time to protect your property.…

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Keeping you safe

Public health is at the front of everyone’s mind during a pandemic, so now is a good time for us to tell you more about the wide range of work we do in this area to keep our community safe. Our Environmental Health team provides a wide range of services. To showcase these services, we’re…

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Spoilt for choice

The Port is home to several galleries, museums and artist studio spaces, so make a day of your BIG Picture series walk and venture indoors for even more creative experiences. Post Office Projects (POP) Post Office Projects (POP) is a vibrant arts space located in the old Post Office Building. Their curated program offers regularly…

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Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Planning for the Aboriginal Cultural Centre is continuing. We will build the centre in Yerta Bulti, the heart of Port Adelaide, on a site in the Western Region Reserve which has direct access to the Port River. The centre will be a culturally safe place for First Nations peoples and the broader community to connect…

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Council Elections 2022

Council elections will take place during October and November this year. All voting in council elections is by mail. If you have enrolled to vote, you will receive a voting package through the mail and you must return your vote in the reply-paid envelope provided in the package. Unlike state and federal elections, it is…

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Rotarians at work

Rotary is an international voluntary service club that works across cultures to champion peace, fight poverty and connect continents and communities. The Rotary Club of Regency Park may be small in number but they make a huge difference in PAE, to the extent that they won a Service club of the Year award in 2020–2021.…

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Connecting with the world virtually

When it comes to technology, the world is constantly evolving. However, COVID-19 really threw a spanner in the works, forcing many of us into the unknown realm of virtual work meetings (and wearing track pants all day). Although many services are now beginning to return to normal, it seems that virtual meetings are here to…

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Linkedin learning

Did you know that your Library membership gives you free access to LinkedIn Learning? If you are curious about photography, design or starting a business, you can browse through the thousands of courses available at your fingertips. It’s a great opportunity to kickstart a new hobby or interest. You can sign up online for a…

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Writers’ Festival

We held our inaugural Living Landscapes Writers’ Festival on 9 and 10 April at Hart’s Mill. The event brought together nationally and internationally renowned writers and thinkers on nature to share their stories and perspectives about the beautiful tapestry of coastlines, dunes, rivers, wetlands, mangroves, parks and reserves that makes up PAE. On Saturday there…

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Making an impact

Public libraries in South Australia welcome over 9.7 million visitors each year. More than half of all South Australians have used a public library at some stage in their lives. Each month, members borrow around 40,000 items from City of PAE Libraries. These items include books, DVDs, magazines, toys and games from libraries across all…

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Youth nights continuing to grow

Our friendly team at the Lefevre Community Stadium are running monthly youth nights where students from local primary and high schools can come to the Lefevre Recreation Reserve to participate in a variety of sports and activities. From basketball, tennis, cricket, netball, footy and the skatepark, there’s plenty for the kids to do. Plus all…

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Come out and play

We have completely upgraded the Emerald Park Reserve playground on Rosewater Terrace, Ottoway, to make it more accessible and inclusive. The playground is designed to appeal to children aged from 3–10 years. Accessibility features in this playground include a wallmounted Connect 4 game and the All-Abilities Spinner, which provides users with a thrilling spin. People…

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On the straight and narrow

For several years, we have been working on a major project to make narrow streets safer and more accessible for everyone. This will affect the 285 streets across PAE that are under 7.2m wide. We need to allow cars, cyclists, garbage trucks and, importantly, emergency service vehicles to be able to travel unimpeded along streets…

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Draft Annual Business Plan for 2022–23

We are currently asking for feedback on our Draft Annual Business Plan for 2022–23. We want to hear your feedback on the draft plan and give you the chance to have your say about what we are proposing before we adopt the plan and budget. During the upcoming financial year, we want to: Complete design…

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Standing by in support

StandBy is a community-based program delivered by Anglicare that is dedicated to supporting people who have been bereaved or impacted by suicide. Each suicide impacts many people, including family members, close friends, kinship groups, colleagues and whole communities. Because everyone grieves differently, some people may not require support services for many weeks, months or even…

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2022 Australia Day Awards

This year the City of PAE Australia Day Awards again recognised some incredible people in our local community. These people really go above and beyond in so many ways. On behalf of everyone in the City of PAE, we congratulate all our nominees and thank them for their contribution to making PAE a place where…

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Growing your community

Not-for-profit community groups from right around the City of PAE can apply for funding of up to $7,500 through our Community Project Grants program. We are looking to support and fund projects that enhance community wellbeing by ensuring our community is strong, connected, resilient and inclusive at a local level. Careworks SA used their Community…

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On your bike

Constructed jointly over 15 years by the State Government’s Department for Infrastructure and Transport (DIT) and the Cities of Charles Sturt, Adelaide and PAE, the Outer Harbor Greenway provides a safe, direct and continuous link to and from the City to Port Adelaide and the Lefevre Peninsula. The Greenway is a shared-use pathway, open to…

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PAE Places – Barton Vale

Barton Vale Barton Vale is a beautiful residence that Edmund Bowman built on land he purchased in 1840. Originally called Enfield House, the building was completed in 1852. Sadly, Edmund drowned in the Wakefield River in 1866, but he bequeathed the property to his wife Elizabeth. In 1922 the contents went up for auction and…

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