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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.


  • No Rubbish Collection Christmas Day

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    East Waste will not collect rubbish bins on Christmas Day. Instead they will collect on Saturday 26 December.

    Please do not put your bins out on Christmas Day.

    Public Holiday Collections 2020

    Waste Calendar

  • Round about on Portrush Road

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    This photograph was taken circa 1953 from Burnside Council looking towards the intersection of Portrush and Greenhill Roads.

    Nathaniel Knox (1797-1880) named Portrush Road after his hometown Portrush, in Northern Ireland. Greenhill Road opened circa 1849. The name describes how the road leads to a green hill.

    The roundabout was completed in early 1953 as a solution to heavy traffic.

  • Submerged

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    Submerged is presented by the Australian National Maritime Museum and the Australian Maritime Museums Council (AMMC) and is the result of a national project with workshops held across the country to develop the exhibition and to source shipwreck stories. Sixty eight shipwreck stories were nominated by 46 maritime museums and heritage institutions from around Australia with 14 of the most compelling stories selected to feature in the exhibition.

    Submerged highlights Australian shipwrecks and increases public outreach. This collaborative project supports the AMMC in forging strong links with its current membership and extending its outreach to include additional members. The exhibition features shipwrecks from the seventeenth to twentieth centuries of different vessel types, engaged in a variety of activities, with at least one story from each state.

    The exhibition can be viewed in the foyer of the Civic Centre until Wednesday 20 January 2021.

  • KGR yesterday and today

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    Compare the pair!

    Kensington Gardens Reserve from above in 1945 and 2020.

    In 1945, RAAF aerial photographer, Lyall Pike, was aboard an Arvo Anson travelling from Melbourne to Adelaide. As a resident of Kensington Gardens, he asked the pilot to circle the Reserve before landing so he could take a photograph.

    Kim Mavromatis (MAV Media) took the drone shot earlier this year at the Kensington Gardens Reserve Community Welcome Day.


  • Christmas Tree Donations

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    It has been an extraordinary year for everyone, but think of those who may have lost their job, even their home. At Christmas, dig deep and think of those less fortunate. The Christmas Tree in the Civic Centre Atrium (outside the Library) is used as a Christmas donation tree on behalf of the Burnside Lions Club. For families doing it tough the donations can make a big difference. Non-perishable foods, toys, clothing and essential grocery items such as flour and rice are all welcome. Gifts can be wrapped or unwrapped.

    Donations go to Anglicare, Uniting Care Wesley and St Luke's Mission. Adult items go to the Hutt Street Centre.

    If you have a larger donation to make that won't fit under the tree, contact Bob on 0407 716 928 or email burnside.lions@adam.com.au Donations can also be left at the Burnside Village Donation Tree outside Coles.

  • Christmas Cheer at the City Of Burnside

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    There is no doubt it has been a tough year for all, and we wanted to play our part in bringing a little Christmas Cheer to the community.
    On Thursday night flicked the switch on our newly installed Christmas lights, and they look fabulous. A huge thank you to the team who helped install the lights and Christmas Tree.
    And a big shoutout to Santa for taking some time out of his very busy schedule!
    So from the City of Burnside, we wish you many cheers for the upcoming holiday season!
  • COVID brings neighbours together

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    Over the past few months Garry McDonald has been out walking in his Glenunga neighbourhood and meeting lots of people.

    “I was overjoyed at seeing teddy bears stuck in hedges and fences,” Garry says. “I call them ‘bed buddies’ because that is what my grandkids call them.”

    He was impressed by the lack of security and the apparent confidence in the community that the teddy bears would not be stolen; and decided to add a 'bed buddy', Barnie, to his front gate.

    “He had such a lovely coat that I made a raincoat for him from a shopping bag for the winter,” says Garry.

    Garry added more to the 'collection'. “Eiligh is a Scottish lass who carries a shield which resembles the Coronavirus emblem. She is in the back window of my car to protect me from the virus coming up from behind me!”

    Garry was struck by the positive community spirit these bed buddies seemed to epitomise and started a competition to find the display which was the most innovative and showed community engagement.

    The woman who won (Sheriden) had a collection of bears and toys around a tree on her verge and a hand written note asking children to take them to the park for a play because she could not leave the house. Garry gave her a big box of chocolates.

    He also took a photo of a family with their ‘bed buddies’ and entered it into an RAA competition which also won a box of chocolates.

    “Michelle and Adrian and their boys have joined a growing number of Glenunga residents bringing joy to young and old sharing their 'bed buddies' with those who traverse the local streets,” says Garry. “Like all acts of kindness, it is infectious. Behind each 'bed buddy' is a family saying they want to be part of bringing silver linings to lighten the impact of COVID-19, displaying a desire to be neighbourly and to build this community.”

    “People are reaching out and wanting to be neighbourly,” Garry says. “COVID has given us the chance to be more neighbourly.” He says he smiles at people in the street and they smile back. “I say ‘hi’ and they say ‘hi’. We really are all in this together.”

    Garry says Council’s Know Your Neighbours campaign is in this same spirit. He encourages people to get to know a neighbour and maybe offer to do a small thing for them, like putting out the weekly rubbish bin. “Don’t be afraid to approach someone and offer some help. You don’t have to become firm friends but you can make a difference for someone by doing a favour – however small.”





  • Wattle Park's own Florence Nightingale

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    In 1938, Lucy Grace Lillywhite of Perroomba Wattle Park, embarked on the RMS Maloja headed for London to undertake study in postgraduate nursing and hospital administration at Bedford College. Lucy was the third Australian woman, and second South Australian, to receive the prestigious Florence Nightingale Scholarship. Lucy’s plans to return to Adelaide in 1939 were abandoned when she was diagnosed with tuberculosis on a visit to Norway. As her health deteriorated in hospital she observed the outbreak of World War II before passing away in 1942.

    Learn more about Lucy’s story in the ‘Local History Corner’.

    Local History Corner

  • International Day of People with Disability

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    ** Photo taken pre COVID-19

    Today is International Day of People with Disability. At City of Burnside we support (among others) Club Slick a monthly dance event for adults with disability that encourages and facilities appropriate dance etiquette through a structured program with a professional choreographer. It provides an opportunity for people with disability to socialise and develop skills, enabling increased participation in community activities. With a focus on retro rock 'n' roll dance and music, participants have the chance to join in set dance routines as well as free dance with a partner.

    Pre COVID-19 more than 200 people with disabilities attended Club Slick every month in the Burnside Ballroom. Now in its seventeenth year, Club Slick relies heavily on community support and volunteers.


  • Christmas Cheer

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    Father Christmas has arrived early at the City of Burnside! He supervised his elf helpers setting up the new Christmas tree and decorations in front of the Civic Centre. While he was here he visited the Customer Service Desk and elf Jas took some calls. The lights go on tonight at sunset, with Mayor Anne Monceaux flicking the switch.

Page last updated: 10 Aug 2022, 11:05 AM