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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Our recovery

In July 2020, our Elected Members endorsed our COVID-19 Recovery Framework, which mapped out the innovative way we planned to support our community to take the lead in recovery from the impacts of the global pandemic. Twelve months on, we are reflecting on the achievements of this past year, and the ways in which our…

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Green Adelaide

We are making Adelaide greener and increasing our canopy by planting over 3,000 new trees each year. You can also make a difference to the environment and together we can cool, green and make Adelaide wilder. If you have a great idea to make your suburb wilder, Green Adelaide can help turn it into a…

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Green communities

We’ve partnered with the Port Environment Centre to design and deliver a project to help connect local people with each other and our local environment, and want your input to help shape things. The Port Environment Centre (located at 27 North Parade, Port Adelaide) is a community run organisation and local gathering space that supports…

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Reducing plastics

Plastics play an important role in our economy and daily lives. But too often, the way plastics are produced, used and discarded results in a wasted resource, causing pollution, litter and harming marine life. Single-use plastic straws, cutlery and stirrers are now prohibited from sale, supply or distribution in South Australia. These single-use items can…

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Single-use plastic ban

From 1 March 2021, single-use plastic drinking straws, cutlery and beverage stirrers will be prohibited from sale, supply or distribution in South Australia under the Single-use and Other Plastic Products (Waste Avoidance) Act 2020. This legislation is the first of its kind in Australia and a positive step towards avoiding waste. Single-use plastic products are…

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Turning waste into work

Recycling creates jobs and through Electronic Recycling Australia (ERA) in Ottoway, the City of PAE supports Minda to employ hundreds of supported workers living with a disability. The City of PAE takes all of your electronic waste to ERA and they also have public drop off sites throughout PAE. As well as electronics, they accept…

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Waste not, want not

We provide four free residential hard waste collection services each year to help you to dispose of waste items too heavy or large for the blue bin. To use this service, simply make a booking, and there are two ways to do that, as below. Items must be placed out the night before collection and…

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If it grows, it goes (in your green organic waste bin!)

Using your kitchen caddy for food waste presents the biggest opportunity to reduce the household waste you send to landfill. Around 40% of household waste is food scraps. Placing food and garden organics to the green bin is great for the environment. Most landfill greenhouse gas emissions come from decomposing organics like food scraps. Organic…

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2030 here we come

Our City Plan was first adopted in 2016, and a lot has certainly happened since then. During May and June this year, we invited our residents, businesses and visitors to review the plan and give us information about what could be changed, added or updated. We received quite a lot of feedback and some truly…

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On the beach

We have many paths right along the foreshore to help people access the beach. In addition to this, we also have beach access mats that sit on some of these paths to provide easy access for everyone. These mats assist with crossing the soft sand to the hard sand. They are helpful for prams or…

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Making plans for PAE

Every year we create a draft Annual Business Plan and Budget. To prepare the draft documents, we access the most up-to date information about our community and consider what we know about our area. We also review the feedback we have received throughout the year and include perspectives gathered from our community survey which has…

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Rising to the challenges

In light of all the changes that have been happening, and because it’s important to capture how we are adapting to the evolving state, national and global environment, we’ve made some changes to our City Plan 2030. This plan was first adopted in 2016, and outlines our ambitious leadership, community, economic, placemaking, environmental and heritage…

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We’re still here for you

Despite the changes that COVID-19 has brought, we are still operating across the organisation at our usual capacity, and in many cases doing even more to respond to and serve our community. Midway through April, we looked at some community touchpoints across the organisation and found some interesting results. When looking at the number of…

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Fight fruit fly

Fruit fly can have a devastating impact on the South Australian horticultural industry. PIRSA are currently fighting multiple outbreaks within the City of PAE; in suburbs surrounding Rosewater, Blair Athol, Croydon Park, Angle Park and Semaphore Park. You may have seen some people in orange overalls walking around local streets. They are working for PIRSA…

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A jolt of energy

We are committed to sustainable transport and green energy in the City of PAE and are pleased to now have our first publicly available electric vehicle charging stations ready for use. The first charging stations are located on Nile Street in Port Adelaide and are part of the Chargefox network, with electricity provided at a…

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MRF Update

In August last year, we entered a partnership with the City of Charles Sturt and resolved to construct our own Material Recovery Facility (MRF). Our Councils are passionate about taking control of our recyclables and finding new ways to encourage and support local businesses and the circular economy. Over the last few months our teams…

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