May Day

The Port Adelaide Workers’ Memorial stands at the corner of St Vincent St and Commercial Rd. The statue features the names of local people who have contributed to the improvement of working conditions for workers from across PAE. The Port of Adelaide Branch of the National Trust is working on a project to help uncover…

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Egg-cellent Easter ideas

With family get-togethers, gift giving, and all that extra chocolate, you might find you have more rubbish around at home this Easter. Recycling the foil wrapping from Easter eggs is easy to do and can make a big difference. Loose foil is too small to be captured at the recycling facility so scrunch the foil…

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Green communities

We’ve partnered with the Port Environment Centre to design and deliver a project to help connect local people with each other and our local environment, and want your input to help shape things. The Port Environment Centre (located at 27 North Parade, Port Adelaide) is a community run organisation and local gathering space that supports…

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Changing places

On Friday 19 March, the SA Government’s new state-wide Planning and Design Code will replace our current Development Plan. Every property in the City of PAE will be rezoned to a new “Code” zone and all new development applications will be considered against the new rules using a centralised lodgement and assessment system. The Code…

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Reducing plastics

Plastics play an important role in our economy and daily lives. But too often, the way plastics are produced, used and discarded results in a wasted resource, causing pollution, litter and harming marine life. Single-use plastic straws, cutlery and stirrers are now prohibited from sale, supply or distribution in South Australia. These single-use items can…

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Back to school

Study Ready is a new program that aims to support secondary students to achieve their academic goals, and have a bit of fun along the way. We’ll help you to feel exam-ready in a constructive and supportive environment. The program is offered to Year 7 – 10 maths students and Stage 1 and 2 chemistry…

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Kindness goes viral

Neighbour Day is Australia’s annual celebration of community, bringing together people next door, across the street and throughout the city. Although Neighbour Day falls on the last Sunday in March each year, it encourages us to make connections that last all year round. Neighbours matter (whether near, far or online) and now more than ever…

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Now’s the time

SwitchedON is a program for those with little experience or confidence in the digital world. It is delivered in small groups, at all five of our libraries. The sessions are designed to help you develop your digital literacy skills. This initiative has been made possible as part of our COVID-19 Recovery Framework. Sessions are held…

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New YouTube channel

We are really excited to announce that our libraries now have a YouTube channel! The channel is a place where you can see a wide variety of familiar library faces and stay connected to your local branch. The channel will include the following: Stories and activities presented by the Children’s Team STEM Team experiments and…

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Love our libraries

The staff at our five local libraries are committed to supporting local communities to learn and grow, providing accessible places to read, relax, create, and access technology. With great customer experience at the front of mind, we offer services in a flexible and innovative way to suit your needs and interests. Despite the temporary closures…

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Vickers Vimy Reserve – PAE Past

In 1918, the Australian Government offered a prize of £10,000 for the first flight from England to Australia. The flight could not exceed 30 days and the plane had to be piloted by Australians. A team of four Adelaide airmen responded to the challenge and chose a converted Vickers Vimy bomber for their flight. The…

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New community precinct

A new multi-function community precinct including a florist, nature playground and café, will soon begin construction in Enfield. Announced last year, this $23 million investment which includes retail spaces, commercial kitchens and function rooms, is expected to provide more than 200 full-time jobs across the supply chain throughout the build, as well as becoming a…

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Have you seen them?

As part of our COVID19 recovery projects, we commissioned local artists to bring joy to our community by being creative in hidden spaces around the city. Some artworks are designed to be temporary and others to be long lasting. Over 50 pieces of Tiny Gems art were created during the project and these were left…

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Out and about

We provide community vans and medical transport vehicles to assist eligible residents over the age of 65 to get to the shops, social groups or medical appointments. Our friendly volunteer drivers will not only help you to get about, but will also assist you throughout your journey, have a chat and even a laugh. PAE…

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Creating opportunities

Our City of PAE trainee program has grown in 2021 as we welcome 13 new young people who have joined us for the year to undertake this intensive on-the-job education.. For the first time, we have welcomed trainees to all areas of the organisation, from outside in the field doing horticulture and construction, to office-based…

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We love Largs

The newly upgraded Jetty Road in Largs Bay is now a more welcoming place for locals and visitors alike. Wider footpaths allow for safer pedestrian access, as well as future outdoor dining for nearby businesses. We’ve lowered the kerbing, installed new ramps and upgraded pedestrian crossings, to help improve accessibility in the area. Safety has…

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Reserve naming

In February we gathered together for the naming of our first dual-named reserve. Ngarrpadla (the Kaurna word for aunty) ‘Aunty’ Josie Agius Reserve has been named in honour of Aboriginal Elder and local Taperoo resident, Aunty Josie Agius, who was a Narungga, Kaurna, Ngarrindjeri and Ngadjuri leader born in 1934. We are proud of the…

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Mayfair takes the cake for its 150th Birthday

Popular Port Adelaide business, Mayfair Bakery and Patisserie has reached a milestone in its operations, as it celebrates its 150th birthday. Mayfair’s tradition started by feeding the sailors, sea captains and warfies, as tall ships sailed through what is now the Port Canal. This was the same year that Port Adelaide Football Club was founded,…

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Citizen of the Year Awards

In recognition of the outstanding groups and individuals who make a difference in PAE, we held a special ceremony in their honour. Citizen of the Year is Rose Darling, who has been giving her time to the Port Adelaide community for many years. Her involvement with charitable organisations and supporting other food relief agencies led…

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