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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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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(FO)GO green in the kitchen

Since 2006, we have introduced a range of activities at PAE to encourage our community to increase the diversion of waste from landfill, particularly with food organics and garden organics (FOGO). These activities include implementing the three-bin kerbside system, undertaking promotions with schools and community groups, offering free green waste drop offs, providing free hard…

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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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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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