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
Welcome to the Winter edition of PAE Today.
The cooler weather is on the way, but there are still plenty of opportunities to get out and about across PAE.
History Month is happening during May, with a program full of talks, exhibitions and workshops being delivered at our libraries and other local venues. These fascinating activities help us to showcase our heritage and tell the story of our City.
There are a significant number of heritage sites in PAE, with the Port Adelaide State Heritage Area being particularly important to SA’s maritime history.
We have a long-standing commitment to the protection and promotion of our built heritage and provide qualified heritage advisory services, heritage plaques on prominent buildings and grant funding for property owners to assist in conservation works. We’re currently asking for feedback on our Draft Built Heritage Strategy via our engagement platform at www.haveyoursay.cityofpae.sa.gov.au
PAE is also filled with landscapes and places that are of importance to the local Kaurna community, and plans for our Aboriginal Cultural Centre are progressing.
The design of the centre will be completed during 2022–23 and is one of the priorities outlined in our draft Annual Business Plan.
The 2022–23 Draft Annual Business Plan presents the key initiatives we intend to deliver to support a thriving, well-connected and healthy community and environment. The plan also outlines how we will maintain our existing $1.7 billion of infrastructure and deliver services that are both sustainable and in line with your needs and expectations. You’re invited to give your feedback on our plan for next financial year, because everyone who lives, works, learns or plays in PAE has a role in shaping our City now and into the future.
To have your say, complete the survey at haveyoursay.cityofpae.sa.gov.au/annual-business-plan or give us a call. I look forward to your ideas and thoughts about what we can achieve together.
There is a vibrant arts culture around PAE and we were recently thrilled to receive the John Chataway Innovation Award for our Big Picture Series augmented reality experience as part of the Adelaide Fringe.
I was also pleased to be part of the judging panel to review the entries for our Living Landscapes Nature Writing competition, and I congratulate the winners. Their inspirational stories about the diverse natural environment reminded me of the beauty of our coastlines, dunes, rivers and mangroves. The winners were announced at our inaugural Living Landscapes Writers’ Festival, held at Hart’s Mill in April, which featured free talks, performances and family activities.
The South Australian Living Artists Festival (SALA) is on again this August, with plenty of exhibitions to enjoy, and the Umbrella Music Festival in July will mean even more opportunities to experience live music. We’re also delivering a second round of Tiny Gems and will be installing small-scale artworks to discover.
From Kilburn to Klemzig, Largs Bay to Lightsview and Ottoway to Outer Harbor, there’s plenty to see and do in PAE. Winter is a great time to enjoy all our wonderful city has to offer.
And keep following us at @CityofPAE on social media.