Winter is here

In winter we experience higher rainfall than at other times of the year and there may be the occasional risk of flooding in your area. Sandbags If the Bureau of Meteorology forecasts storms or flooding, we may be able to supply a limited number of sandbags to you ahead of time to protect your property.…

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Keeping you safe

Public health is at the front of everyone’s mind during a pandemic, so now is a good time for us to tell you more about the wide range of work we do in this area to keep our community safe. Our Environmental Health team provides a wide range of services. To showcase these services, we’re…

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Living life on the sedge

The yellowish sedge skipper butterfly was last seen in metropolitan Adelaide more than 30 years ago. This butterfly vanished when its much-loved food and home of thatching grass, Gahnia filum, disappeared due to urban and horticultural development. We have been working with Green Adelaide to return this long-lost butterfly to the wetlands. For 10 years,…

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Green Grants

Are you the owner of a small to medium-sized business wanting your business to contribute towards a sustainable future? If so, apply now for our new City of PAE Green Business Incentive Grant. You could receive grant money of up to $5,000 to pay for renewable energy systems, new trees and plantings, water-efficient irrigation systems…

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Get Shady Project

To increase our tree canopy across PAE, we are continuing with our commitment to plant at least 3,000 new trees in our streets and reserves, plus 500 new trees on private land each year. The suburbs of Enfield, Kilburn, Wingfield, Gepps Cross and Woodville Gardens have some of the lowest tree canopy coverage in PAE,…

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Draft Annual Business Plan for 2022–23

We are currently asking for feedback on our Draft Annual Business Plan for 2022–23. We want to hear your feedback on the draft plan and give you the chance to have your say about what we are proposing before we adopt the plan and budget. During the upcoming financial year, we want to: Complete design…

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The MRF is open!

Our Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) at Mill Court in Kilburn officially opened on Monday 31 January. The MRF can process up to 50,000 tonnes of kerbside recyclables from your yellow bins each year. On a typical day, the MRF will receive around 40 truckloads of recyclable material and will operate with 15 staff across two…

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Use the right bin this Easter

With Easter just around the corner, you might soon have an egg-cess amount of Easter egg wrappers, hot cross bun bags and packaging at home! Most packaging and wrapping can be recycled. Here are some tips to help you understand what materials you can recycle and how to dispose of them correctly. By doing the…

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Get shady

The suburbs of Enfield, Kilburn, Wingfield, Gepps Cross and Woodville Gardens have been identified as having some of the lowest tree canopy coverage in PAE. In response, we have set an ambitious target to increase our tree canopy cover by 35% by 2050. To achieve this, we need to plant at least 3,000 new trees…

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Inspired ideas

We are continuing to plan and deliver innovative new projects that stem directly from all the changes and opportunities that have occurred over the last two years. In October, our Elected Members approved nine exciting new projects to encourage community and business recovery during 2022. These include: Our first PAE Public Health Week to promote…

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Transforming spaces

The south end of Lipson Street, Port Adelaide ends in a cul-de-sac that is home to Project 18 (a transformed old home now used as a coworking space for wellbeing practitioners) and Tauondi Aboriginal Community College as well as other businesses. Cyclists and pedestrians frequently use Lipson Street as they travel from Commercial Road to…

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Ready to roll

This summer, the new state-of-the-art Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Kilburn will start operating. The Central Adelaide Waste and Recycling Authority (CAWRA) has been established as a regional subsidiary by the Cities of Port Adelaide Enfield and Charles Sturt to design, build and oversee the operations of the MRF. Our remarkable MRF will process our…

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Naturally Written

PAE abounds with wonderful natural environments – from the coastline, Port River and Barker Inlet wetlands in the west all the way to Dry Creek and the Torrens River in the east. In preparation for our Living Landscapes Writers’ Festival in April 2022, we want budding writers to share their stories about natural places they…

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The Spirit of Community

As 2021 comes to an end, it is time for each of us to reflect on our personal and shared successes and challenges. It is also time to make plans for next year and think about ways we can build our sense of community and take care of each other. Neighbourhood gatherings We can help…

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Libraries go plastic free

This winter’s holiday program has the theme of ‘Plastic Free July’. This global movemen has already helped millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can all have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. City of PAE Libraries aim to encourage sustainability, community and creativity in children through fun…

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The big tipper

PAE staff have been driving hybrid vehicles for a few years and we are working to expand our fleet, with SEA Electric currently building a battery powered tipper truck, the first of its kind in SA. The truck will be charged overnight and have enough power to silently run for the entire day, picking up…

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Leading the charge

We’re making it easy for you to charge your electric vehicles around PAE, as part of our long-term commitment to the future of our environment and green energy. You can find charging stations on Nile Street Port Adelaide and the Esplanade Largs Bay, funded by the City of PAE as part of the Chargefox Network.…

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Adapting to climate change

AdaptWest is the Western Adelaide climate change adaptation plan, which is a collaborative project to prepare our community for the impacts of climate change and rising sea levels. In late 2021, a series of workshops will be held, funded by the Disaster Risk Reduction Grants Program by the South Australian State Government and the Commonwealth…

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