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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 comes to Magill

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    Get ready for two big weekends of garage sales held simultaneously around the nation on 12-13 and 19-20 November. In preparation for these two big weekends there are a number of FREE workshops, tutorials and presentations during October and November. Bookings essential at www.garagesaletrail.com.au/City-of-Burnside

    Morialta Uniting Church at Magill has held an annual Christmas market for almost 20 years. This year they are running it as part of the Garage Sale Trail weekend on Saturday 19 November. Office manager Nicole Charrison says all funds raised will support the Church mission. “We will have a book stall, bric-a-brac, toys, plants and lots of items donated by people who are downsizing or just cleaning up,” she says. “We have people baking cakes and propagating plants to sell. Everyone is welcome.” There will also be a barbecue and a visit from Father Christmas.

    The Church is located at 26 Chapel Street Magill and is open every day. www.morialtauca.org.au

    Pic: L – R: Minister Bob Hutchinson with Violet, 8 and Nicole Charrison with Zoey, 6.


  • Glenside Lions Art Show 2022

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    The annual Glenside Lions Art Show is back. Opening night is Wednesday 26 October from 7 pm to 10 pm in the Burnside Ballroom. Tickets are $45 and include an open bar and canapes. Burnside Council CEO Chris Cowley will officially open the show and announce the winners for 2022. The show runs until Saturday 29 October (10 am – 5 pm). All art is for sale and can be purchased at any time. Funds go to support local charity Catherine House. There will be a preview of some art at Burnside Village on Thursday 13 October.

    Pic: Art Show Director Cathy Greven with two examples of art which will be for sale. Hibiscus Beauty, Di Vanstone, watercolour and Victor Vista, Lyn Robins, acrylic.

    Find out more at https://glensidelionsartshow.com.au/


  • Australia Day Awards Open Today

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    The City of Burnside recognises extraordinary citizens and their remarkable and diverse contributions to our community each year on Australia Day.

    Help us celebrate what is great about our community by nominating someone you know for:

    • Citizen of the Year Award (aged 16+) - The most outstanding Citizen for Burnside.
    • Young Citizen of the Year Award (aged under 30) - The most outstanding Young Citizen for Burnside.
    • Community Event of the Year Award - A person or group who has staged the most outstanding community event.

    Check the eligibility below and give someone the opportunity to be recognised and rewarded for their outstanding contributions to the Burnside Community.

    It could be a local organisation who helps bring together our community, or a leader who is always giving others a helping hand.

    Nominations close Friday 18 November.

    Nomination Form


  • Style a Stobie Pole

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    The Style a Stobie Pole project is a street art enrichment program which places emphasis on what is great about living in the City of Burnside.

    Eligibility Criteria

    • Style a Stobie is open to all South Australians.
    • The Stobie pole selected must be within the City of Burnside local authority area.
    • Applicants must submit an A4 coloured design of their proposed artwork with their application form for approval.
    • Project design must be the original work of the applicant. Designs should be socially acceptable and give consideration to the nature and colour of the proposed artwork to ensure amenity of the surrounding area.
    • The design must not constitute advertising, political material, local messages, directions or signage.

    Assessment of Applications

    Proposed artwork will be assessed by the Council staff and the subsidy awarded to project designs which are deemed appropriate.

    Artwork submitted to Council for assessment must have the prior approval of SA Power Networks. Visit SA Power Networks Stobie Pole Art to apply.

    Applicants are required to contact neighbouring residents and inform them of their intended artwork. Please complete this consultation prior to submission to Council.

    Further Information

    Read the Guidelines for more information or contact the Community Development Officer by telephone on 8366 4200 or by email to communitydevelopment@burnside.sa.gov.au.

    How to Enter

    All entrants must submit the online form or printable version including an A4 sized colour design of the proposed artwork.

    Click here to view form.

  • Windback Wednesday - Toorak Bowling Club

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    Did you know the Toorak Bowling Club is over 100 years old? Located at 25 Giles Street, Toorak Gardens, the club was established in 1919 on land which was originally a gravel pit. The Toorak Bowling Club is an important social and sporting institution in the Burnside district and has served local community members and others from further afield since its establishment. Pictured is the Toorak Bowling Club in 1920, one year after its establishment.


    Image from State Library of South Australia. PRG 280/1/19/442

  • Inside Burnside - September 2022

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    Here’s an update of what’s been happening in the City of Burnside this month from CEO Chris Cowley, as well as a look at what’s to come!


    Exciting updates include:
    ✅ George Bolton Swimming Centre opens Saturday 1 October
    ✅ Tusmore Wading Pool opens October (keep an eye on our Facebook for a date!)
    ✅ Magill Village Project and Penfold Park playground upgrades complete by November
    ✅ Nature Festival events begin on Thursday 6 October, Life Among Trees exhibition open now
    ✅ New historical walking guides launched for Magill and Magill Wesleyan Cemetery.

  • Windback Wednesday - Gilbert Wood Scout Hall

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    The Scout Hall, located at 4 Kennaway Street, Tusmore, was opened in 1938 by Mrs Gilbert Wood. It is now known as the Gilbert Wood Scout Hall.

    The Wood family of the wholesale tea and grocery firm G. Wood, Son & Company, were noted philanthropists and donated to a variety of charitable institutions, among which was the 1st Linden Park Scout Group for whom this hall was constructed. It is a simple face red brick hall with a projecting stepped parapet to the front elevation. A sheltering verandah has been added to the front supported by narrow Tuscan columns. The hall itself has small high windows to either side and a tall brick chimney on the southern elevation projecting through a corrugated iron roof. It sits in the northern section of Tusmore Park close to the creek.

    The hall is both indicative of the provision of local facilities for community activities such as scouting during the interwar years and also evidence of the philanthropy of notable families in Burnside during this period.

    The hall in 1938. State Library of South Australia, PRG 287/1/6/34

    The hall in 2022.



  • Home Support Program Receives Community Award

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    Radio Life FM presented the Home Support Program volunteers with a Heart of Adelaide Award. Roadies Jodi and Pomfus interviewed five volunteers. They are pictured below with Howard, Peter, Kevin, Keith and Tina.

    The Award certificate reads, in part: “The team at 107.9 LIFE FM would like to acknowledge the dedication and service you provide for people in the community. Your practical support provides them with not only a safe and supportive transport service but also brings a friendly face and joy to their lives.”


    Listen to the Interview


  • Windback Wednesday - Dulwich Horsecar Service

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    Did you know that Dulwich used to have its very own horsecar service? Pictured is Charles Adams in 1913 with his "horse bus" which he routinely drove up Greenhill Road via Watson Avenue, Dulwich. Adams retired from the Municipal Tramways Trust on 4 March 1914 when the "Dulwich Horsecar Service" was closed.

    Image: State Library of South Australia, B53124

  • Globber Competition Winners

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    The City of Burnside ran a recent campaign giving away Globber scooters to local children who were asked to write in and tell Council why they love the pump track.

    Alicia, 3, was one of the lucky winners. Her mum thanked Council for "providing this brilliant competition to encourage everyone to enjoy their outdoor activities and using the pump track."

    "The different heights bring a great sensory experience and she can train on her balancing. Alicia will definitely visit the track and enjoy her go bike very soon," she said.

    Two other winners were Jacob, 5 and Danniella, 6. Jacob said he learnt not to be scared of taking risks and loved spending more time outside being active. Danniella said the pump track boosts her confidence, improves her balance and is "fun! fun! fun!"

    The pump track is currently at Langman Recreation Reserve, Burnside until Tuesday 1 November. It then relocates to Bell Yett Reserve, Wattle Park until the end of January 2023. The pump track has been a hit with local kids across Burnside, with over 100,000 laps recorded in 2022.

    Left: Alicia collects her scooter from Fiona, Community Centres Support Officer.

    Right: Danniella and Jacob celebrate their Globber prizes.


Page last updated: 01 Feb 2023, 10:39 AM