Mayor Claire Boan

Mayor Claire Boan

Welcome to our Autumn 2021 edition of PAE Today.

In this edition you will find the latest news and stories from our community and information about our services, programs and projects.

The biggest news for all property owners is that this month, as part of the State Government’s new Planning and Design Code, every property across South Australia will be rezoned to a new code. We have made many submissions to the government over the past few years to ensure that any new planning rules continue to reflect local issues and conditions to provide the best possible outcomes for our community.

We also continue to focus on our economic recovery, and this year we are working with and supporting our local businesses to recover, reopen and reinvigorate themselves.

So, I urge you to also support our local PAE businesses, by thinking and buying PAE first. From your weekly shopping, to eating out, buying special treats, visiting our many attractions, or whenever you are out and about, you can play your part in the recovery for our local business community, which benefits everyone.

We also want to help and support you in our community, and to hear from you about any ideas, activities or projects you have to participate in the future of your neighbourhood and enable us to best direct our recovery efforts for you. You can talk to our PAE staff or your Councillors in your local Ward. We want to continue to gain better insights into what you need to recover from COVID and be part of an active, reinvigorated, vibrant, resilient and liveable City with even stronger community and business connections.

With some warm weather still ahead of us, it’s a good time to gather with your neighbours. We celebrate Neighbour Day on the last Sunday in March, so it’s an ideal opportunity for you to make meaningful connections that will last beyond that day. I encourage you to check in on your neighbours, as we all make up the wonderful community that is PAE, and we can all continue to make it such a great place to live, work and play.

We are part way through the 2021 Fringe, and we have around 60 events and activities across PAE that I urge you to look out for. Our flagship Fringe event, Fringe @5085 is on at Stockade Park over the March long weekend. This two-day extravaganza of magical mayhem and music features lots of family fun including fairies, giants and other mystical creatures and the colourful Wow on Wheels Fringe caravan…and I hope to see you there.

We are also rethinking how we do events in these times, and we recently held a free drive-in movie night with over 500 cars turning up for a fun evening. If you have any ideas about what new and unique entertainment, activities and happenings you want to see and experience in PAE, please let us know.

I hope to see you soon out and about in the amazing community that is PAE.

“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 – Northfield

The Northfield Ward includes the suburbs of Hampstead Gardens, Greenacres, Hillcrest, Lighstview, Northfield, Northgate, Oakden and parts of Walkley Heights and Valley View.

It is bordered by Hampstead Road, North East Road, Sudholz Road and other non-arterial roads and contains the eastern most point of our city in Valley View.

Two of our city’s newer suburbs are located in the Northfield Ward. Northgate was established in the early 2000s. Lightsview was formed by sections of Northfield and Northgate and a small portion of Greenacres in March 2016.

Northfield Ward is a quickly becoming the most populated in the City of PAE.

We are seeing a significant influx of new housing developments and it is a privilege getting to know new residents and local businesses every day.

I have been advocating for a Greyhound off-leash day here in the City of PAE for some time and am excited that this will soon become a reality. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the first session had to be cancelled but stay tuned to hear more about this event and please get in touch if you would like to know more.

From our dog parks to our libraries, the Lights Community and Sports Centre to North East Community House…there is something for everyone in Northfield Ward and I’m proud to be part of this amazing community.

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Northfield Ward is a vibrant, safe, and welcoming community.

When Angela and I were looking to buy our first home together in 2009, we were drawn to this particular area because of its village-like character but it also being close to cafés, shops, and public transport.

As we’ve connected with our neighbours and welcomed a son to our family, we’re so thankful to have an abundance of public spaces to enjoy together; from parks and walking trails to recreation facilities and the Greenacres Library.

With Council investing in infrastructure for local sports clubs and delivering an ambitious tree planting program, my hope is that singles, couples and families will be even more proud to call this community their home.

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For over 20 years we have loved living in Northfield Ward, our family having grown up here.

We love the people, we love the facilities such as the local dog park, library, modern playgrounds and beautiful parks and we enjoy spending time with friends at the Northgate Community & Sports Club.

We have a real sense of community and enjoy catching up with friends old and new in the many great local cafes and helping out in the Greenacres Community Garden.

Hope to see you around soon too.

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Roy Amer Reserve, Oakden

This popular reserve is named after a Councillor, Alderman and Mayor who served the City of Enfield, and then Port Adelaide Enfield for more than thirty years. This reserve provides a lush, green environment for walks and relaxation, and is a family favourite for picnics. The wetlands at the site help us to manage flooding and improve water quality. In 2018 the exeloo toilet on the site was adorned with an artwork by Kilburn Artist Jake Holmes.

Klemzig Ward

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…


Northfield Ward

Ward in focus – Northfield The Northfield Ward includes the suburbs of Hampstead Gardens, Greenacres, Hillcrest, Lighstview, Northfield, Northgate, Oakden and parts of Walkley Heights and Valley View. It is bordered by Hampstead Road, North East Road, Sudholz Road and other non-arterial roads and contains the eastern most point of our city in Valley View.…


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…