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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Changing places

On Friday 19 March, the SA Government’s new state-wide Planning and Design Code will replace our current Development Plan. Every property in the City of PAE will be rezoned to a new “Code” zone and all new development applications will be considered against the new rules using a centralised lodgement and assessment system. The Code…

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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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Back to school

Study Ready is a new program that aims to support secondary students to achieve their academic goals, and have a bit of fun along the way. We’ll help you to feel exam-ready in a constructive and supportive environment. The program is offered to Year 7 – 10 maths students and Stage 1 and 2 chemistry…

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Kindness goes viral

Neighbour Day is Australia’s annual celebration of community, bringing together people next door, across the street and throughout the city. Although Neighbour Day falls on the last Sunday in March each year, it encourages us to make connections that last all year round. Neighbours matter (whether near, far or online) and now more than ever…

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Now’s the time

SwitchedON is a program for those with little experience or confidence in the digital world. It is delivered in small groups, at all five of our libraries. The sessions are designed to help you develop your digital literacy skills. This initiative has been made possible as part of our COVID-19 Recovery Framework. Sessions are held…

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New YouTube channel

We are really excited to announce that our libraries now have a YouTube channel! The channel is a place where you can see a wide variety of familiar library faces and stay connected to your local branch. The channel will include the following: Stories and activities presented by the Children’s Team STEM Team experiments and…

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Love our libraries

The staff at our five local libraries are committed to supporting local communities to learn and grow, providing accessible places to read, relax, create, and access technology. With great customer experience at the front of mind, we offer services in a flexible and innovative way to suit your needs and interests. Despite the temporary closures…

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Vickers Vimy Reserve – PAE Past

In 1918, the Australian Government offered a prize of £10,000 for the first flight from England to Australia. The flight could not exceed 30 days and the plane had to be piloted by Australians. A team of four Adelaide airmen responded to the challenge and chose a converted Vickers Vimy bomber for their flight. The…

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New community precinct

A new multi-function community precinct including a florist, nature playground and café, will soon begin construction in Enfield. Announced last year, this $23 million investment which includes retail spaces, commercial kitchens and function rooms, is expected to provide more than 200 full-time jobs across the supply chain throughout the build, as well as becoming a…

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Have you seen them?

As part of our COVID19 recovery projects, we commissioned local artists to bring joy to our community by being creative in hidden spaces around the city. Some artworks are designed to be temporary and others to be long lasting. Over 50 pieces of Tiny Gems art were created during the project and these were left…

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Spaces for meeting in your local library

To support our COVID recovery the library community and meeting rooms are currently available for free for students, educators, small businesses, entrepreneurs and job seekers at Parks, Enfield, Greenacres and Port Libraries. More than fifty hours of access have been provided since December to support a medical centre to run workshops for community members to…

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Colour our city

We’re working our way through the suggestions we received for the ‘Colour our City’ project where residents and visitors have let us know about local sites that need a bit of colour. We were pleased to receive more than 60 Colour our City location recommendations. The first two projects completed were the Enfield Tennis Club…

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Local Listening

After the year that was 2020, we know many are ready to look to the future. We are keen to support community-led recovery from COVID-19 and to continue to build a strong, connected, and sustainable PAE. To do this, we’d love to hear from you about how you’re going: what has been both positive and…

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PAE Places – Roy Amer Reserve

Roy Amer Reserve Roy Amer Reserve at Oakden is named after a Councillor, Alderman and Mayor who served the City of Enfield, and then Port Adelaide Enfield for more than thirty years. This reserve provides a lush, green environment for walks and relaxation, and is a family favourite for picnics. The wetlands at the site…

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Discover surprising Semaphore

Since the late 1800s, South Aussies have been visiting Semaphore to breathe in the sea air and soak up the summer sun. Families would holiday in the numerous boarding houses, and people enjoyed regattas and concerts on the sand. During the Edwardian years, the attractions were huge carnivals, sideshows, tearooms and the Wondergraph Open Air…

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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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Beefacres Estate – PAE Past

The homestead Beefacres formed a large part of the area now known as Windsor Gardens. The property was first settled by Edward Mead Bagot in 1853, who named it ‘Beefacres’ because he drove his stock from New South Wales and fattened them up on the site to sell in Adelaide. Charles and John Hart, sons…

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Celebrate good times

Things might be feeling a bit different this festive season, with many of Adelaide’s favourite summer events and activities cancelled or postponed. Neighbourhood gatherings can help to bring local communities together and offer everyone a chance to meet the people who live around them. We want to encourage and support our community to host small…

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