Mayor Claire Boan

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.

“The City of PAE acknowledges and pays respect to the traditional custodians of the land on which we stand, the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains and pays respect to Elders past, present and emerging. We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationships with the land. We acknowledge that they are of continuing importance to the Kaurna people living today”

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 adjoining the Torrens River.

Gilles Plains was predominantly a hay growing area of Adelaide through its early years. In 1874, it had the largest hay farm in South Australia owned by J. A. W. Sudholz.

Klemzig ward has the Torrens River as it’s southern-most boundary, the linear park developments and cycling and walking tracks make this an ideal place to live and raise a family.

There’s a wanderer’s spirit in my family’s heritage. So, to have lived in one spot in Klemzig for more than 30 years now is some sort of testament to the hold this place has through all that it offers.

In that, our family are no orphans and even though our streets are changing through urban infill, there still remains in those that live in our area a strong sense of belonging to this place.

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I have lived in Klemzig for over 40 years, and I am passionate about Council having open space for the community to enjoy.

I believe these areas are important as they create harmony for a community, as it helps people get out and about and meet their neighbors. Its also very important that we have open areas for families as backyards are getting smaller.

One particular space that is special to me is the Klemzig Reserve which I believe is the jewel in the crown of the City of PAE. It is very popular with the community, and it has become a hub for families and friends of all cultures to gather, particularly on weekends.

It’s rewarding to watch these people enjoying these great facilities, which include Klemzig community hall, and reserve with the sporting equipment, and the playground with its bright shade-cloths is a great attraction for children of all ages.

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Klemzig Ward

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…


Northfield Ward

Ward in focus – Northfield Ward The Northfield Ward includes the suburbs of Hampstead Gardens, Greenacres, Hillcrest, Northfield, Northgate, Oakden, Lightsview and parts of Walkley Heights and Valley View. Stockade Park is a five hectare public area and popular with locals with its special sensory garden and popular waterfall and the Valley View Golf course…


Port Adelaide Ward

Ward in focus – Port Adelaide The Port Adelaide ward includes the suburbs of Gillman, Rosewater, Port Adelaide, Alberton, Queenstown, New Port, Glanville, Ethelton and Semaphore South. Popular historic building, Glanville Hall, was built in 1856 and was the original residence of Captain John Hart; Premier and Treasurer. Glanville was Hart’s mother’s maiden name. Hart’s Mill…


Enfield Ward

Ward in focus – Enfield The Enfield Ward is bordered by Grand Junction Road, Hampstead Road, a small part of North East Road, and the railway line in Kilburn. It includes the suburbs of Kilburn, Blair Athol, Enfield, Clearview, Manningham and parts of Sefton Park and Broadview. Some parts of the ward are less than…


Semaphore Ward

Ward in focus – Semaphore The Semaphore Ward is located along the coast and meets the Port Adelaide River. It includes the suburbs of Semaphore, Exeter, Birkenhead, Peterhead, Largs North and parts of Port Adelaide. Several suburbs in this ward have Scottish connections. Largs is a town on the Firth of Clyde in Scotland while…


Outer Harbor

Ward in focus – Outer Harbor The Outer Harbor Ward is located at the tip of Lefevre Peninsula, the northernmost tip of our City. It includes the suburbs of Outer Harbor, North Haven, Osborne, Taperoo and Largs North. According to Manning’s Place Names of South Australia, Outer Harbour was spelt with a ‘u’ in 1908…


Parks Ward

Ward in focus – Parks The Parks Ward is situated in the centre of PAE and includes the suburbs of Angle Park, Croydon Park, Devon Park, Dry Creek, Dudley Park, Ferryden Park, Gepps Cross, Mansfield Park, Ottoway, Regency Park, Wingfield and Woodville Gardens. This ward has a slightly younger population when compared to the rest…