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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Sharing stories about our rich cultural history

We are working with community to develop a plan for an Aboriginal Cultural Centre in PAE. The Centre will be unique, catering for Aboriginal people seeking to share, learn and practise culture. It will also create a welcoming place for non-Aboriginal visitors to learn about Aboriginal culture and the rich history of the region. It…

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Building a community

Hundreds of local jobs and up to 1,500 quality new homes will be constructed as part of one of the largest infill development opportunities in metropolitan Adelaide. The project was launched in September at the 52-hectare Oakden site, through a partnership between the State Government, Renewal SA and Villawood Properties. Up to 1,500 dwellings will…

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LGBTQI+ Collection

Do you want to make history and be part of a ground-breaking LGBTQI+ collection that celebrates your life? We are inviting the LGBTQI+ community to share stories and photographs for the PAE Local History Collection. For more information and to make your story count, call the Local History team today on 08 8405 6850. Click…

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Build your skills

Improve your literacy skills so you can find a job through The Northern Regional Consortium Employment Pathways Project. This new partnership between the Cities of PAE, Salisbury and Playford, aims to bridge the gap between gaining basic work skills and finding employment. It offers fully funded adult education programs to community members that focus on…

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Summer of reading

Have you participated yet in one of the Library’s reading challenges? By completing the challenge, you can expand your reading horizons, collect virtual badges and go into the draw to win a $50 book voucher. To join in, simply download the Beanstack app to your device via the App store or Google Play or register…

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Lightning strikes

We recently welcomed the Adelaide Lightning women’s basketball team to the Lights Community and Sports Centre in Lightsview. Having this world-class, international-standard stadium as their home venue puts this elite women’s sports team in the heart of the suburbs and provides an opportunity for new fans to attend their games. This partnership, which will extend…

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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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Semaphore Library – PAE Past

The Semaphore Library, at 14 Semaphore Road, is one of five Libraries in PAE and the only one to be located in a heritage building. The Semaphore Library was officially opened as the Semaphore Institute on 15 March 1884 by Governor Sir William Robinson. At the ceremony the Governor said, ‘the opening of such a…

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Summer in Semaphore

The Semaphore Foreshore is a much-loved and iconic destination for Semaphore locals and visitors. It supports the local economy and environment, providing a strong sense of community, but has not been upgraded for a long time. Earlier in 2021, we created a master plan for the foreshore and surrounding areas. This provides us with the…

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Jervois Bridge – PAE Past

The building of the original Jervois swing bridge began in 1875, adjacent to the old Port bridge, the first bridge to span the Port river, connecting Port Adelaide and Lefevre Peninsula. The official opening of the Jervois Bridge, the first of its type in Australia, on 6 February 1878 was attended by Governor William F.…

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Swimming safely in PAE

With warmer weather on the way, many of us will be keen to go swimming, fishing and boating outdoors. Unfortunately, injury and even drownings can occur around beaches, rivers, lakes and swimming pools. Royal Life Saving South Australia has created a ‘Make the Right Call’ campaign to raise awareness about keeping our families and communities…

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Life Event Seminar series

Our Community Services team have received a grant from the Office for Ageing Well to run a ten-part seminar series later this year and early in 2022. The Life Event Seminar series will focus on major life events and how to build resilience for when they happen. Life events can have a major impact on…

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In the Navy

In the back streets of Port Adelaide is a local treasure, the Navy Club. The primary focus of the Navy Club is supporting serving and exserving Naval personnel and members of the other armed forces. But they also open their doors to the local community, from 4pm until close on Fridays, and between 9.30am and…

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To the library and beyond!

Celebrate World Space Week during the school holidays, and honour the contributions of space science and technology for the betterment of the human condition. There will be sessions involving Minecraft Rockets, Galactic Slime, Lego Adventures in Space and the Mobile Planetarium. You can also join a Reading Challenge via Beanstalk with a whole new set…

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Living Kaurna Culture

*Welcome. Let us recognise the past, act in the present and build a better future. The City of Port Adelaide Enfield is located on the lands of the Kaurna People. We recognise Aboriginal people as the first Australians, with a unique culture and spiritual relationship to the land and acknowledge that they have strived to…

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All the latest from PAE Libraries

May we suggest? A personalised recommendation service May We Suggest is the Libraries’ expert recommendation service to help you discover your next favourite book, DVD, game and more. It’s for anyone who enjoys exploring suggestions from others or who needs a prompt to get out of their comfort zone. Simply complete the form, and your…

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It starts with an idea

All it takes is one idea: an idea for turning nothing into something, for getting outside, for seeing people. For making room, for making time, for making a place. For seeing things differently, for creating joy, for creating wonder. Have you got an idea for enriching a local space? Do you want to invite people…

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2022 Australia Day Awards

With the new year on the horizon, it’s time to think about the service and achievements of local people who have enhanced the quality of life in PAE. From October, we will be calling for nominations for the 2022 Australia Day Awards, which are conducted in conjunction with the Australia Day Council of South Australia.…

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