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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.


  • Garage Sale Trail - Save the Date!

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    Australia's favourite festival of re-use, the Garage Sale Trail, returns to the City of Burnside this November. Happening online and in your community, it's a month of money making, waste reducing, treasure hunting fun!

    WEEKEND ONE sees the return of the Trail Tutorial series of online masterclasses. Hosted by some of the biggest names in fashion and sustainability, these free sessions will equip you with new skills to re-use and repair your stuff.

    Host a garage sale or shop the Trail on WEEKENDS TWO AND THREE. This year will see two weekends of garage sales held simultaneously around the nation, with more sales, more bargains, and more planet-saving fun than ever before!

    6 - 7 November - Trail Tutorials online masterclasses.

    13 - 14 and 20 - 21 November - Two big weekends of garage sales.

    From unearthing the ultimate pre-loved gem at one of 10,000 garage sales to learning how to repair and repurpose your stuff, this November is all about caring for the planet and falling in love with your stuff again.

    Garage Sale Trail is proudly partnered locally by the City of Burnside.

  • Heritage Plaques

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    Council’s heritage plaque pilot project was launched to mark key heritage places within the City.

    The following properties have a heritage plaque installed to reflect their historic interest:

    • 1A Young Street, Burnside
    • Knox Homes, 8-18 Young Street, Burnside
    • Burnside Primary School Gates, 11 High Street, Burnside
    • Undelcarra, 13 Undelcarra Road, Burnside
    • Ivymeade, 19 Nilpinna Street, Burnside
    • 28 High Street, Burnside
    • 29 Chisholm Avenue, Burnside
    • 36 Young Street, Burnside
    • 56 Lockwood Road, Burnside
    • 64 High Street, Burnside
    • Lockwood House, 90 Lockwood Road, Burnside
    • St David’s Parish Hall, 488 Glynburn Road, Burnside
    • St David’s Church, 488 Glynburn Road, Burnside
    • Burnside Post Office, 502 Glynburn Road, Burnside
    • 574 Greenhill Road, Burnside
    • Attunga, 120 Kensington Road, Toorak Gardens
    • Tram Switching Shed, West Terrace, Kensington Gardens

    The plaques on private properties are on the exterior and are visible from the footpath.

  • #rideburnside

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    Come and check out the pump track at Penfold Park, Magill. It is there until 25 October. Bring your scooter, skate board, bike or roller skates.

    The track is open from sunrise to sunset every day. Remember to ride to your ability, and always wear a helmet.

  • Burnside Highlights 25 August 2021

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    Mayor of Burnside Anne Monceaux with the 'Burnside Highlights' from our 24 August Council meeting.


  • Postcards from the Past - Windback Wednesday

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    You never know what you will find under the floorboards of an old home!

    A resident in Kensington Gardens was completing renovation works last year and uncovered a pile of postcards and photographs from a previous owner, dating from 1921 to the 1940s. The resident donated these items to the Burnside Local History Collection.

    Pictured is one of the postcards found, which features artwork by Mabel Lucie Attwell and was in circulation in 1944.


  • Quick Response Grants

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    Quick Response Grants are intended to be a fast approval form of the Community Grants, capped at $500 per application focusing on positive ageing, youth, environment, sport and small equipment purchases.

    Adelaide Marlins Little League Baseball Team

    Theoh McWhinnie-Wong played in the team at the Australian Little League Championships in Lismore, NSW in June. The Marlins finished fourth, the highest result for the Team. A grant of $500 paid for Theoh’s uniform and contributed to his registration fees.

  • Mosaics Group awarded Community Grant

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    Community Grants of up to $5,000 were awarded to eligible community groups and organisations for the 2021/22 financial year.

    SA Mosaics received a grant for their Mosaic Art exhibition to be held at Pepper Street, from September 3 to 24, incorporating a full day at Glenunga Hub, which will include talks, a Q & A with a panel, and demonstration of tools, materials and techniques. Kristin Wohlers said the grant has helped tremendously as it covered the hire fee for Glenunga Hub and Pepper Street Arts Centre. “It allows people to come together and share ideas and information.”

    L – R: Doon Hayman, Helen Blackman, Kristin Wohlers


  • Community Grant Awarded to Medieval Group

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    Community Grants of up to $5,000 were awarded to eligible community groups and organisations for the 2021/22 financial year.

    Medieval Martial Arts & Craft Centre SA

    Eastway Vikings Project will enable weekly meetings and demonstrations for members of the community interested in the 'Viking Age' (period of 9th-10th century). President Alex Foster says the grant means a lot to the group. “We want to bring like-minded people together to learn and have fun and this grant will help us to keep doing that,” Alex says. “Everyone is here to learn and develop their skills through old crafts, and we have members with a wealth of knowledge in areas such as jewellery making, woodworking and leatherworking.” Alex says the group performs at festivals and fairs across SA and interstate. “One day we would love to attend international events in Europe too. We really appreciate the support from the City of Burnside and we would love for more people to join us and get involved.”

    If you are interested in joining, call Susan at Eastwood Community Centre on 8373 2225.

  • Playground Recycling Content

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    Council is committed to reducing the amount of waste we send to landfill by encouraging re-use, repair and sharing.

    As part of our commitment to recycling and buying recycled materials, Council has recently installed an innovative playground at W H Holmes Reserve.

    The playground contains many recycled materials, including panels made from recycled plastic and rubber softfall made from used truck tyres. The materials used in the playground can also be recycled at the end of their useful life.

    The rubber softfall underneath uses a lot of recycled product. This thick impact layer is 100 per cent recycled rubber predominantly made up of recycled truck tyres. The thinner top coloured layer is made up from 20 per cent black recycled tyre rubber also, with some non-recycled colour granules that will ensure the product keeps its vibrancy and looks good long-term.

    Circular Procurement

  • Rose Park Primary School alumni - Windback Wednesday

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    Rose Park Primary School alumni – what memories do you have of school?

    Rose Park Primary opened on Monday 30 January 1893, with 250 students enrolled and space for 600. The School was built due to overcrowding at Norwood. The original building comprised seven classrooms.

    The first head teacher, Carl August Wittber, was known for being musical and would visit classrooms to play ‘jolly tunes’ on the violin as a diversion for tired pupils.

    Photograph: Rose Park School circa 1895. Burnside Local History Collection


Page last updated: 21 September 2021, 16:35