Saying goodbye to smoke

Following a presentation to Council by nineyear- old Amber from Hillcrest, we have been reminding everyone that all of our playgrounds are smoke-free. In December 2020 we invited children to design a poster to let people know that smoking is banned in our playgrounds. We received some outstanding entries, which have been made into posters…

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Dog management

In May we held our first ever Doggy Festival, which was a week of tail-wagging fun online! We created a series of education and training videos with Petra, our professional dog trainer and behaviour expert, who you can often find patrolling local beaches across the Cities of Charles Sturt and PAE. To help you and…

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Volunteer brings history to life

Greg has lived in the Port area his whole life, and has been a City of PAE volunteer since 2013. His first volunteer role was at the Semaphore Information Centre, located in the Semaphore Library and in 2018 he took on a secondary role in the local history room at the Port Library. His work…

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Birthday bookings

Take the hassle out of organising your next kid’s birthday party by letting us do the hard work for you. Both Lefevre Community Stadium and the Lights Community and Sports Centre offer birthday packages to suit all needs with a variety of fun and exciting activities to keep the kids entertained. Both centres offer a…

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Port-al Kombat

Back in 2019, the City of PAE played host to Hollywood as we helped with the filming of the new blockbuster Mortal Kombat in and around our beloved Port Adelaide. Following the adventures of a ragtag group of martial artists as they take on their most challenging foes yet, the film is a spectacular and…

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Reign on our parade

Work has begun on McLaren Parade to transform this street into an inviting premium boulevard that connects the area. We are creating a high-quality public space in and around the riverfront, to encourage visitors and residents alike to use and enjoy the streets and wharves of Port Adelaide. We’re building an inviting vibrant, green, pedestrian…

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Get cozy and crafty

After the success of the program last year, Winter Warmers is back for its second year. The program, brought to you by City of PAE Libraries, is a month-long event which aims to keep you inspired and connected to your local library during the cooler months. Winter Warmers 2021 includes opportunities to be part of…

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Top Brass – PAE Past

It is 60 years since Morgan Goode approached Jack Mitchell to discuss the possibility of establishing a boys’ brass band in the Klemzig area. That discussion, and subsequent meetings with the leader of a local gym club and a school principal, and canvassing of people living in Klemzig at the time led to a meeting…

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PAE Places – Reg Robinson Reserve

Reg Robinson Reserve Reg Robinson Reserve in Mansfield Park 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…

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Fit for fifty

We’re making it easy for those aged over 50 to get involved in low cost strength and fitness training at Lefevre Community Stadium, Enfield Community Centre and The Lights Community and Sports Centre. Participants in our Strength for Life Program are offered individual programs developed by a qualified personal trainer. Workout sessions are held on…

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Head into the Clubhouse

Play it On and One Culture Support Services have settled into the Brian Lehman clubrooms at their recently nrenovated facility known as “the Clubhouse”. This is now a space where young people can participate in sport, volunteering and post-secondary school learning opportunities and young people with disabilities can join in our programs and workshops. The…

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Shanx mate!

We have partnered with GreenSpace Management to create an exciting new family golf experience at the popular Regency Park Community Golf Course, which opens soon. There is no mini-golf product like SHANX in the Southern Hemisphere. Instead of traditional ‘amusement based’ minigolf with clown heads, windmills and rocks in the middle of putting surfaces, this…

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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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Our Recovery – Linger longer on the coast

There was an increased demand for outdoor dining options during the pandemic, with food businesses operating under new social distancing requirements. But beyond this, outdoor dining allows restaurants, cafes and other food businesses to use part of the footpath outside of their business to expand their trading area. Outdoor dining helps to activate streets, brings…

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Our Recovery – Sharing our stories

We worked with the City of Charles Sturt to deliver a project featuring local Aboriginal people sharing their stories and reflecting on Reconciliation. Each participant was matched with a non-Aboriginal artist who created a portrait of their subject in their chosen style. As subject and artist got to know each other during interviews and the…

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Our Recovery – A top up for tourism

To boost our local tourism economy, we made it easy for residents to be a tourist in their own town with a PAE Pass. During the school holidays of October 2020 and April 2021, we subsidised tickets and memberships to some of our favourite attractions. Operators involved in the program include the Maritime, Railway and…

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Our Recovery – Love our Libraries

A focus of our recovery strategy has been to ensure that people have access to the technology and information they need and are encouraged to develop the skills to help them thrive. Staff at our five libraries moved quickly and skillfully to expand online services and programs, and provide the innovative Click and Collect loan…

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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 is the new black

A trial of an electric waste collection truck has begun as part of a joint-council waste contract between Cleanaway and the Cities of Adelaide, Charles Sturt, Marion and PAE. The trial will investigate the feasability of maintaining a consistent and reliable service of the electric vehicle under actual operating conditions. The truck is ideally suited…

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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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