Ward in focus – Klemzig The Klemzig Ward includes the suburbs of Gilles Plains, Windsor Gardens and Klemzig. It is bordered by Grand Junction Road, North East Road and the River Torrens along with other non-arterial roads. The suburb Gilles Plains was named after the first Colonial Treasurer Osmond Gilles who owned a sheep station…Details
Mayor Claire Boan
The days are getting shorter as we welcome you to the Winter issue of PAE Today.
In this edition you will find the latest news and stories from our community and information about our events, services, programs and projects.
You have had your say about our Annual Business Plan and Budget 2021 – 2022 over the past few weeks. We received some great comments and I want to thank our community members and groups that took the time to provide suggestions and feedback.
So, we have taken it on board to ensure that we have a focus on your main priorities, as we become a more resilient City with even stronger community connections.
In 2021-2022 we will deliver major strategic projects and programs to improve our environment, our heritage and our places, to bring us together and celebrate what we all enjoy about living, working and playing in PAE.
Some of our capital expenditure programs respond directly to calls from both the State and Federal Governments to partner with them to deliver major infrastructure projects to further stimulate the economy. These partnership opportunities will create local jobs, improve the skill base of our residents, build environmental sustainability and resilience to the impacts of climate change and natural hazards and improve the health and wellbeing of our community.
To this end, we have nominated some of the key strategic projects we would like to see come to fruition in the City of Port Adelaide Enfield that will be of benefit for years to come.
The Aboriginal Cultural Centre is a significant project for 2021-2022. This will be an inclusive place to experience, learn and celebrate Aboriginal culture on the custodial lands of the Kaurna people and to pay respect to the significant contribution made by Aboriginal people to PAE through sharing and connection to Country.
Better transport options with a more connected and practical network are vital for the future of the Port Adelaide area, to activate the area and tie in with plans for a new waterfront precinct. The development of a spur line, railway station and bus interchange here will not only make access to places and services across Port Adelaide easier but will also improve tourism opportunities and increase the usage of public transport.
We also have a number of projects that will accelerate action to adapt for climate change, reduce gas emissions, promote energy and water efficiency, support the greening of PAE, create jobs for the growth of green businesses, grow the local circular economy, and support the conservation of our coast and waterways.
We also continue to focus on our economic recovery and continue to work with and support our local businesses to reinvigorate themselves and look forward to a bright future.
When it comes to events this Winter, it’s on in PAE, and I hope to see you at a Vintage Market, SALA and the Umbrella Festival, Community Planting day, the Guitarchestra and much more, that you will find on pages 14 and 15.
So rug up and come out this Winter to enjoy PAE.