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WELCOME.

This is our media hub of all things Burnside.

A hub for local news about people, businesses and happenings in our community.

You will see some beautiful photos of Wyfield Reserve, one of Burnside's biodiversity sites, at the top right of this page.



WELCOME.

This is our media hub of all things Burnside.

A hub for local news about people, businesses and happenings in our community.

You will see some beautiful photos of Wyfield Reserve, one of Burnside's biodiversity sites, at the top right of this page.


  • Model T Ford in the trees

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    William Wagener opened a motor-wrecking yard on Glen Osmond Road, Frewville around 1930. Famously, in the branches of the tall pines surrounding the yard, Wagener hung a battered Model T Ford as an advertisement for the business. The wrecking yard would be a collector’s delight today! Do you recognise any of the vehicles?


  • Pool Opens for Summer

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    The 2020/21 season will commence on Saturday 26 September 2020.

    Due to COVID-19 there are some major changes. A careful and considered reopening approach is being taken for the safety of our customers and Centre staff.

    This season, all patrons will be required to make an online booking for a session time before attending. Online bookings are now available.

    You will be able to book a lap swimming session or recreation swimming session at various times throughout the day and you will be asked to provide information for contact tracing. This booking will reserve your spot at the pool and then payment will occur as normal when you arrive at the Centre for your booked session.

    Online Bookings

  • Adelaide's early water shortage

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    Water supply was a high concern for Adelaide’s population in the late 19th Century. At that time, the River Torrens (Karrawirra Parri) was the primary water source.

    In 1860, the first piped-water network was built, reaching some Adelaide homes. It took many years for houses in the suburbs to be connected, so many property owners had to establish their own water supply, such as a well.

    Pictured here are well diggers at work in Stonyfell, circa 1902. Alfred Black of Bell Yett purchased this allotment next to a creek to build an extra well for his home after struggling through a drought year.


  • Market at the HUB

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    There’s a new market in town; a hub for designers, artists, foodies and creatives. Introducing Market at the HUB.

    Starting this Saturday 19 September and operating every third Saturday of the month from 9 am – 1 pm, Market at the HUB will bring together over 30 traders at the Glenunga Hub, Conyngham Street Glenunga. The market will offer a variety of items such as arts and crafts, homewares, stationery, fashion, skincare, children’s clothing, local produce and unique handmade gifts.

    Market at the HUB is brought to you by the Rotary Club of Burnside and is supported by the City of Burnside. Proceeds from stallholder charges will be used to fund local community, interstate and international projects focused on the environment, education, youth and community development via the Rotary Club of Burnside.

    To find out more about this local event or to apply as a stallholder, please go to www.rotaryclubofburnside.com

  • Support for Local Businesses

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    An exciting new initiative has been launched by local councils, Burnside, Campbelltown and Walkerville to support local businesses and encourage growth in the area. The business support program Propel SA, which is supported by the three councils, operates to support businesses all over South Australia with networking opportunities, an advisory service, marketing and HR support and a mentor program for business owners. Propel SA provides its members with a free monthly networking event, each of which encourage business connections and presents to members expert speakers. The association also offers members a tool kit of material including training videos and documents to help their businesses.

    The three councils, Burnside, Campbelltown and Walkerville have joined together to offer local businesses residing in their councils, free membership to Propel SA for 12 months with the aim that this increased support for their business will help propel them forward and strengthen them during the pandemic recovery. Free membership to Propel SA, valued at $360, is offered to any business in the three council areas for a period of 12 months from the date of joining. The offer is open until Christmas 2020. The initiative has come about due to the current economic struggle businesses are seeing due to COVID-19 and as a result the councils have increased their commitment to business owners. Any business wanting to take advantage of this offer, can contact Propel SA direct on admin@propelsa.com.au

  • #rideburnside

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    The pump track is having a spell but will be back at Miller Reserve, Devereux Road, Linden Park from 28 September to 14 December. BYO bikes, skateboard, roller skates, scooters. Some equipment is not suitable for use (3 wheels, go-karts, motorised equipment, bikes with training wheels). Protective gear and helmet must be worn. Contact 8366 4200 with feedback, queries or to report damage.

  • Spring Focus out now

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    Keep an eye on your letter box this week as Australia Post delivers the Spring edition of Focus newsletter! Read about The Regal Theatre makeover and new rules around 'Watch Around Water' at the George Bolton Swimming Centre Burnside. Plus the new Know Your Neighbours campaign – and lots more!


    Spring Focus Newsletter

  • Indian Mela Postponed

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    At the City of Burnside we put the health and safety of our community, partners and employees first. After careful consideration, and in light of the ongoing COVID-19 requirements, we have decided to postpone the Indian Mela to March 2021. Rescheduling the event means we can create an experience that is both safe and enjoyable for all. We are excited to host you early next year and will provide more details in the coming weeks.
  • Garage Sale Trail

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    Registrations are now open for Garage Sale Trail 2020. In line with current advice, Garage Sale Trail is going ahead, just a little later than usual. Register your interest now to host a sale or to shop the trail on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 November 2020.


    https://www.garagesaletrail.com.au/register

  • Burnside Library turns 60 in 2021!

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    We invite you to help us celebrate by sharing YOUR three favourite books/series (adult, teen or children's).

    The 60 most popular books will feature on a new book list for you!

    Submit your list by Saturday 31 October 2020.

    One entry per person.

    One adult raffle prize and one children's raffle prize on offer.


    https://au.openforms.com/Form/7c257a3a-9b36-4515-8d21-5d90c6305d42

Page last updated: 15 October 2021, 09:00