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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 from the Australia Day 2020 event on our Facebook 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 from the Australia Day 2020 event on our Facebook page.


  • Pool Reopens with Restrictions

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    24 September, 2020
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    The George Bolton Swimming Centre Burnside is reopening on Saturday 26 September 2020.

    Due to the global pandemic, things will be quite different from previous years. 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.

    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.

    Bookings


  • Windback Wednesday

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    23 September, 2020
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    William Anderson established the Mountain Hut Inn on the Great Eastern Road, Glen Osmond in 1845. The next publican was the infamous Robert Spearman, who in 1848 was sent to Van Diemen’s Land for highway robbery.

    The story of the robbery was shared years later in The Express and Telegraph:
    “A farmer called at the hotel, and having been served by Spearman continued his journey up the hill by the longer way round the Devil’s Elbow. Spearman followed his man, and taking the short cut, intercepted him and robbed him on the top road. He got back to the hotel as quickly as possible, and the farmer came back and reported the robbery to the very man who had robbed him.” (5 August 1899, page 4).

    The Mountain Hut Inn traded as a pub until 1909. The site then operated as a Temperance Hotel until the 1950s. The building was used as a dog and cat boarding business for 50 years and was sold earlier this year with plans to develop it into a childcare centre.

  • Movies are back at the Regal Theatre

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    21 September, 2020
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    The long awaited re-opening of the Regal Theatre is scheduled for Friday 9 October 2020 with a presentation of the cinematic classic Casablanca, including a free glass of bubbles to enjoy through the movie. We’ll also be screening a short film on the history of the Regal and it’s refurbishment journey.

    Tickets are just $10 and are available by clicking on the 'BOOK NOW' link below. Due to to COVID-19 restrictions, our capacity will be limited to promote social distancing.

    Friday 9 October - arriving from 6.30 pm for a 7.30 pm start

    We would love to see you there to help us celebrate this fantastic occasion, while enjoying one of the most iconic films of all time.

    Book now

  • Native Tree Giveaway

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    Pictured L - R: Gen, Hazel, Hannah and Owen Keage

    Be part of growing our Urban Forest. Council is giving away FREE advanced native trees for you to plant in your garden. City of Burnside residents, schools and community groups are eligible for one or more trees up to the value of $75 (GST inclusive per voucher) to encourage the planting of native trees on private land.

    To get your FREE native tree, visit the Customer Service Desk at the Civic Centre or email us (burnside@burnside.sa.gov.au) with your name, the address of the property and mailing address (if different from the property address). A voucher/s will be posted to you via Australia Post. Take your unique voucher to one of the participating nurseries to get your native tree.

    Hannah Keage and her family moved in to their Hazelwood Park home in March 2020. “We had an empty spot at the bottom of the garden, so we got a voucher and went to Belair Nursery,” Hannah says. She collected a Banksia (Banksia praemorsa) and planted it. “I chose it because it is pretty and not too big,” Hannah says.

    The most popular species are Corymbia ficifolia ‘grafted’ (Red flowering gum), Banksia praemorsa (Cut-leaf Banksia) and a tie between multiple species including Acacia melanoxylon (Blackwood), Backhousia citriodora (Lemon Myrtle) and Cupaniopsis anacardioides (Tuckeroo).

    The long term success of your new tree is greatly impacted by the care taken during the planting process. Here are some tips to help establish your new tree, and provide you with a positive return on your time and investment.

    • Ensure you have located all underground utilities before planting.
    • Prepare the site for planting by digging a hole wide and shallow, two to three times wider than the root ball, and no deeper than the root ball. The hole should be in the shape of a wok to give new roots room to grow.
    • Identify the tree’s root flare (the junction between the above and below ground parts of the tree, identified by swelling or widening of the trunk). If it is not visible, gently remove excess soil from the top of the root ball until it is visible.
    • Remove the tree from its container and inspect the root system for circling roots.
    • Gently pack the base of the hole to prevent the tree sinking once the area is watered.
    • Place the tree gently into the hole ensuring it is straight and the top of the root ball is level or slightly higher than the surrounding soil levels.
    • Gently back fill the hole with the existing soil, breaking up clumps and adding organic matter (well-rotted compost) if required. Backfill the hole until it is level with the top of the root ball.
    • Stake and tie the tree loosely, if required. Trees will develop a healthier root system and trunk, resulting in greater establishment if tying the tree can be avoided, however stakes can provide protection from lawn mowers and other forms of mechanical damage.
    • Apply a slow release fertilizer. Apply a 75-100 mm layer of mulch around the tree, leaving a gap of 5 to 10 cm from the base of the trunk.
    • Finally water your new tree and enjoy it for years to come!


  • Windback Wednesday

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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

  • Wind back Wednesday

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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.