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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.


  • Windback Wednesday - Aerial View of Hazelwood Park

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    Francis and Caroline Clark and their eight children immigrated to South Australia from Birmingham, England in 1850. In 1852, the family purchased property east of the city of approximately 45 acres, which included what is now Hazelwood Park. The family named their home Hazelwood after a boy’s school in Birmingham where both Francis and Caroline’s fathers had been headmasters.

    The family occupied the property until 1911 and then sold it to the State Government at a concessional rate on the understanding that it would be preserved for public use. In 1915 it was gazetted as a National Pleasure Resort. In 1964, ownership of the Reserve was transferred to the City of Burnside.

    Image: Aerial view of Hazelwood Park circa 1964.

  • Grow It Local blooming in Burnside

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    Grow It Local, supported by the City of Burnside and Green Adelaide, is blooming in the Burnside council area.

    Local resident Linda Crutchett was excited to sign up to the free online platform, which is dedicated to all things related to home grown produce.

    “In 2020, along with so many others, I found I had a lot of time on my hands and needed something to keep active. I thought that using the time to document what was happening in my garden via photos and videos would be useful to me, and putting it online meant I could share it with others”, Linda said.

    “I was setting out to share both the successes and failures, and importantly taking food from the garden and into the kitchen”.

    Passionate about environmental sustainability, Linda is involved in a range of projects in the City of Burnside, and is the recent recipient of the “Award for Active Citizenship”, a coveted award which recognises her dedication to supporting the local community.

    Linda has dedicated her career to nutrition, and has spent over thirty years in the field.

    “I have spent my career sharing my passion for quality, fresh food”, Linda said.

    “I know how the industrial food system has failed us. I think many people are unaware of the costs of this failure, although we are starting to see some cracks in our supermarket shelves now. The overuse of fertilisers and chemical pest control has contaminated water supplies and is causing the desertification of farm land around the world. We pay for the cost of cheap, ultra-processed foods with our health”.

    Linda finds gardening rewarding, relaxing, and loves that it connects her to nature and local wildlife. She signed up to Grow It Local to connect with and meet other local growers and share ideas.

    “Grow It Local is the first investment that supports backyard gardening in Adelaide”, Linda said.

    “Whether you are a skilled gardener or a novice, if home gardening interests you, join up and have a say in how backyard gardens can be supported”.

    With the Grow It Local online platform, you can connect with like-minded local growers who are passionate about all things permaculture. You can share knowledge, swap produce and discover new recipes. Your free membership will also give you access to an extensive library of online resources and workshops about growing your own produce. Receive free expert advice on topics such as how to grow nutritional and sustainable food, how to grow food from seed, how to improve your soil, native edibles, permaculture principles, and so much more.

    City of Burnside residents can sign up on the Grow It Local website and register their veggie patch.


    Supported by Green Adelaide.

    Images attributed to Green Adelaide.

  • Bentley's Store - Windback Wednesday

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    Pictured is the interior of Bentley’s Store on Greenhill Road in the 1940s when a large box of Rinso (washing powder) cost 11 ½ pennies.

    James Bentley (1870 - 1955) was born in Kadina and spent his early working life managing a grocery store in Burra. In 1935, he moved to Linden Park and set up his grocery store on Greenhill Road in Knoxville (now Glenside). It was part of the group of shops located on the southern corner of Greenhill and Portrush Roads, which have since been demolished.

    In 1952, John Rogers, his son-in-law, took over the business with a Mr Macklin, renaming the business Macklin and Rogers.

    Photo: Courtesy of SLSA B 77825


  • 2022 Awards

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    Award for Active Citizenship – Linda Crutchett

    Linda Crutchett is involved in a range of projects in the City of Burnside that contribute to environment and sustainable food systems. Linda is enthusiastic, has a ‘can do attitude’ and works in ways that are collaborative, inclusive and respectful of others. Linda initiated and led a small group of residents to apply for and successfully implement the ‘Demonstration Verge Project’ through the Your Neighbourhood Budget program. In collaboration with a small group of residents she formed ‘Burnside A Buzz’ group to initiate local education on native bees, including writing and submitting a successful community grant application and participating in the design of a Native Bee Hotel.

    Citizen of the Year – Desmond Munro

    Des has contributed to the community through his volunteer work with the Rotary Club of Burnside (RCB) over the last 14 years. He was an active member of Kiwanis for 7 years at Athelstone. In Des’s working career (over 35 years) as a company director and successful insolvency practitioner, he said “Wherever possible I try to keep a business trading to either restructure or sell as a going concern. I believe we are in the business of minimising loss to all stakeholders including creditors, employees and the owners.” This statement is true testament to his sense of community and care for all involved, despite the difficult circumstances he had to deal with.

    Community Event of the Year – Glenside Lions Art Show

    For the past 30 years, Glenside Lions has put together an Art Show that showcases predominately local artists, to sell art and raise funds to contribute to charities within the community. Each year (except 2020) the show attracts over 200 local artists, 500+ visitors, 50 volunteers (individuals and other not for profit organisations like CFS) and up to 20 local business sponsors participating to raise awareness and funds for the club’s beneficiaries. Art Show Director Cathrine Greven said the event has raised around $400K for more than 13 different charities that work in and for the community. “It’s a team effort, not just me,” she says. “This award is confirmation that what we do as a service club is valuable to the community and is recognised.”

    Young Citizen of the Year – Amber Brock-Fabel

    Amber is a dedicated and passionate youth and environmental activist who cares deeply for and has a strong sense of responsibility to stand up for action against the current climate crisis. Amber became a voice for young people in her community and has used her leadership and communication skills to promote respect, mental health, education, and sustainability. Amber has completed her Duke of Edinburgh Bronze 2019 and Silver 2020 awards and is currently working on her Gold. She has just launched her initiative, the SA Youth Forum. She works at all levels, from community organisations to state agencies and is committed to improving the lives of all young people and their environment. “I feel very grateful to be the recipient of this award.” Amber says. “My family has been there all along and the City of Burnside have been huge supporters of me and my advocacy work.”

    L - R: Mayor Anne Monceaux, Amber Brock-Fabel, Des Munro, Cathrine Greven and Linda Crutchett.

  • Australia Day Ceremony and Awards 2022

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    Burnside celebrated Australia Day with a citizenship and awards ceremony in Hazelwood Park. Seventy eight people from 24 countries became Australian citizens. Mayor Anne Monceaux presented four Awards - see next story for details.

  • Burnside Highlights 28 January 2022

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    We are excited to bring you the first Burnside Highlights of 2022, and there's already lots to celebrate!

    Summary:
    ✅ Kensington Wama/Kensington Gardens Reserve redevelopment project opens
    ✅ 78 new citizens from 24 countries welcomed on Australia Day, with Burnside Citizen of the Year Awards given to Amber Brock-Fabel, Linda Crutchett, Lions Club of Glenside and Des Munro
    ✅ Over $1m of federal funding for multiple projects including the redevelopment of the Penfold Park Playground and renovation of the Dulwich Community Centre
    ✅ Lions Club of Burnside new shed extension opening on Saturday 5 February.

    To find out more information and receive the latest updates about what's going on in Burnside, sign up to engage.burnside at https://engage.burnside.sa.gov.au/ 💻

  • Grow It Local

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    Do you love your veggie patch? If so, why not register it on Grow It Local? You can connect with local growers to learn and share knowledge, produce, recipes and more! This is a celebration of backyard, balcony, community and window-sill farmers across Australia, so why not get involved?

    You can find out more about Grow It Local at https://www.growitlocal.com/



  • Ballroom Series Program Out Now

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    We are excited to announce the release of our 2022 Ballroom Series Program featuring a range of wonderful artists who will take you on a performance journey exploring diverse culture and your favourite music featuring big band and classical, through to space and movie themes and everything in between.

    Bookings are essential for all performances.

    View the Ballroom Series 2022 Program for the full line up, ticketing links and further information.

    Full Program

  • Community Grants Program

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    Grants up to $5,000 are available. Applications close 5 pm Monday 28 March 2021. Categories are health and wellbeing, cultural diversity, social inclusion, climate change, resource effi­ciency, urban forestry, history, heritage, cultural and creative expression.

  • Library of Things

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    The new Library of Things is proving very popular. This cute cake was made by one of our borrowers – Emily – for her son’s 1st birthday using the baking pan from the Library of Things.

    If you haven't checked it out yet, pop into the Library.

Page last updated: 23 Sep 2022, 09:31 PM