Egg-cellent Easter ideas

With family get-togethers, gift giving, and all that extra chocolate, you might find you have more rubbish around at home this Easter. Recycling the foil wrapping from Easter eggs is easy to do and can make a big difference. Loose foil is too small to be captured at the recycling facility so scrunch the foil…

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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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Stormwater Management

Summer rain

We experienced some unusually wet weather towards the end of January, with an incredible amount of rainfall in a short period of time. We are continually upgrading stormwater infrastructure to prevent flooding in our streets. However, the deluge generated more water than the stormwater systems could handle across Adelaide. In recent years we have built…

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Mayfair takes the cake for its 150th Birthday

Popular Port Adelaide business, Mayfair Bakery and Patisserie has reached a milestone in its operations, as it celebrates its 150th birthday. Mayfair’s tradition started by feeding the sailors, sea captains and warfies, as tall ships sailed through what is now the Port Canal. This was the same year that Port Adelaide Football Club was founded,…

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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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Plan for the future

The State Government’s revised Planning and Design Code is now open for public consultation until 18 December 2020. Everyone has the opportunity to comment and familiarise themselves with the revised Code and experience how the new planning system will operate using the ePlanning platform. We have been working throughout the process and plan to submit…

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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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PAE Christmas closures

The Festive season is fast approaching. The Civic Centre will operate normal business hours during the holiday period, but will be closed on public holidays and weekends. Our five libraries and the Lights Community and Sports Centre will close on Christmas Eve and reopen on Tuesday 29 December. For all other sites and services please…

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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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Weekly News Updates

You can tune in each Monday for our weekly news video for news and updates on the latest projects, services and events. View the videos from our homepage or via Facebook www.facebook.com/watch/CityOfPAE, every Monday afternoon.

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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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Edu-tainment Opportunities

With the help of Zoom and social media, our library and community centre staff, and guest presenters have been delivering workshop style sessions on a range of topics. We’ve been gardening with Kym from Port Adelaide Food garden, stretching with Chantelle from Seaside Pilates and cartooning with Claudio from ToonWorld. You can also access computing…

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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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