Mayor Claire Boan

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.

“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 – Parks

The Parks Ward is situated in the heart 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.

It is bordered by Salisbury Highway, Grand Junction Road, Hanson Road plus nonarterial roads and the railway line.

Councillor Kat Mitchell - Parks Ward

Over the last year the meaning of community has changed and evolved at every level.

Two of the groups supported by PAE grants in the Parks Ward are Seeds for Change and Random Acts of Coffee.

I’ve been so happy and honoured to see how both groups build grass roots community connections to make a wider change for us all.

Although they have taken different routes – one fighting increasing urban temperatures and falling biodiversity by revegetating Ottoway, the other bringing caffeine and friendship across the city – they are amazing examples of people making their community better.

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Councillor John Croci - Parks Ward

The variety and accessibility of our open spaces make life in the Parks so enjoyable, and I have been advocating for their care for the fifty years that I have lived here.

We have many wonderful open spaces that are popular with locals and visitors alike.

Each reserve portrays the history of the area and the diversity of our community, and these are a few of my favourites.

Richard Day Reserve on York Terrace reflects our colonial past.

Tao Dan on Sutherland Road has elements that recognise the strong Vietnamese community.

The Veteran Memorial Reserve on Norton Street commemorates those who have served for our country.

The Community Garden at Ridley Grove Uniting Church is a community based project focussed on organic gardening.

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Councillor Kim Dinh Parks Ward

In recent times some good outcomes have been achieved for Parks Ward.

Hanson Reserve has a history of cycling and to continue with this legacy a velodrome was reconstructed in 2019. It has a fitness loop path, play space and picnic facilities for families to use. The velodrome is currently home to a few local cycling sporting clubs.

The Regency Park nearby also experienced some developments. An upgrade of the playground was done in 2020 with new rubber soft fall, landscaping and refreshed equipment.

Another exciting new project is currently under construction at the Regency Park Golf Course – the building of a mini golf course for families to enjoy which will open soon.

Many exciting things are happening in Parks Ward!

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Reg Robinson Reserve

Located in Mansfield Park, the reserve was named after Reginald Wilson Robinson, who was a Councillor for Enfield from 1967 to 1971 and 1973 to 1994.

The reserve is now an urban biodiversity site and is the location of our first community planting day for 2021 on Sunday 6 June. As part of our review of tree canopy coverage and improving awareness of heat mapping, the Parks area has been identified as a high priority area for planting.

We have received State and Federal funding to increase planting in the Parks this year.

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…