Ward in focus – Klemzig Ward 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…Details
Mayor Claire Boan
Welcome to our Summer edition of PAE Today.
We are in strange times, but we are adjusting well to social distancing, mask wearing, regular hand sanitising and limits on group gatherings as part of our daily lives. Now we can look forward to some warmer weather and restrictions easing as we head towards the end of 2020.
This year is also a milestone for me as it means I have been an Elected Member of the City of PAE for 10 years, with the past two years serving as Mayor. I am honoured to represent PAE, and I am especially proud to be part of this wonderful community of people. As Mayor, I conduct Citizenship Ceremonies, as we formally welcome our newest Australians, and sit on a number of Boards to ensure that we have a voice and share information and collaborate with our colleagues from other Councils and levels of government.
My time as a Councillor in both the Parks and Port Adelaide Wards, and now as Mayor has given me the knowledge and intimate understanding of the diversity of the people who make PAE great. I am particularly proud of the work we are doing with our Kaurna and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, as we strengthen our continuing relationships between all people.
Living in PAE with a young family means we regularly participate in many local community activities, so I have first-hand experience of the facilities we have right here on our doorstep. And, over the past few years, we have built and improved the Lights Community and Sports Centre, the Parks Library and Lefevre Community Stadium and many other notable places across our city, to provide much needed hubs for our community to connect.
PAE is a key region for logistics, defence, manufacturing and new start-up businesses, and I see a big future ahead as we continue to work with State and Federal Governments, industry and local businesses to grow our economy.
By increasing our residential population, creating new jobs, promoting private investment, supporting and organising appropriate major events and attracting more tourists, we will lead our recovery to emerge as a stronger and more sustainable City post COVID-19.
Over the past 10 years I have seen our organisation transform through great vision and leadership, and I thank my fellow Elected Members, CEO Mark Withers and the fabulous PAE staff for their support, innovation and contribution in making my past 10 years such a wonderful journey, and for everyone’s extra efforts in this unprecedented year.
I also thank you for your support and I encourage you to keep talking to me and your local Ward Councillors so we can continue to work together to shape PAE’s future as a liveable, sustainable and resilient City, with even stronger community and business connections.
Enjoy the festive season, and keep following us at @CityofPAE on social media.