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Salisbury AUTUMN 2012

Your guide to what’s happening in Salisbury, with information about the City of Salisbury’s services and programs, and changes that affect your area.

In this issue Fences and the Law 2

Volunteering in the City of Salisbury 3 Learning in the City of Salisbury 4 Making News 6 Upcoming Events 8

Learning Opportunities in Salisbury Education is no longer confined to the school classroom. The City of Salisbury offers young people and adults a wide variety of learning opportunities at a range of facilities across the city. Anyone wanting to improve their job prospects, update their skills or simply try something new has plenty of options in Salisbury. Council is running programs at community and recreation centres, libraries, Twelve25 Salisbury Youth Enterprise Centre and Salisbury Business and Export Centre (SBEC). Learning programs, funded by Council, State and Federal Government, cover a vast range of topics such as: learning to be a radio presenter, getting your learners permit, hospitality industry skills, English as a second language, and how to start up a new business.

Information about the variety of programs on offer can be viewed at Council’s website, on our Facebook page, or by visiting one of our venues. Special learning events to look out for include Neighbourhood House Week (9-15 May), Library and Information Week (24-30 May), National Science Week (11-19 August), Children’s Book Week (18-24 August), Salisbury Writers’ Festival (starting 24 August) and Adult Learners’ Week (1-8 September), to name just a few! Inside this edition of Snapshot you can read more about some of the many programs available within the community.

Hard Waste Collections in Salisbury A collection service for hard waste is offered to Salisbury residents by Council in conjunction with NAWMA (Northern Adelaide Waste Management Authority). Old furniture, household appliances, obsolete computers, TVs and kid’s toys are some of the items that residents can dispose of using the hard waste service. To find out more, visit or drop into the Council offices in James Street, Salisbury to collect your free brochure. Salisbury Council residents can choose one of the following two options:

Option 1: Voucher System A voucher entitles residents to dispose of one trailer load per calendar year (not exceeding 7x4 feet, and 5 feet in height) of hard waste, free of charge, at the Transfer Station on Research Road, Pooraka. Please note: trailers that exceed the voucher limit will attract an additional fee. Option 2: Suburb by Suburb Collection Residents can make a booking up to one month in advance for their hard waste to be collected from the kerb outside their home for a fee of $10.

If you want to find out more about your city, visit or call 8406 8222



Your guide to what’s happening in Salisbury, with information about the City of Salisbury’s services and programs, and changes that affect your area.

A message from Salisbury’s Mayor Providing opportunities for our community to access education in order to develop new skills, to build confidence and achieve success, is something that the City of Salisbury is passionate about. Council works hard to provide a variety of programs, initiatives and events which offer opportunities for local people to further themselves, to build their knowledge and to gain new qualifications which will help them secure future employment.

In this edition of Snapshot we showcase some of the exciting initiatives we are working on, particularly the creation of learning pathways to higher education, employment and business. We also look at volunteering as a way of learning new skills, meeting new people, building your confidence, and of course, feeling good about contributing to your local community! I invite you to learn more about these initiatives and events by visiting our website, following us on Facebook and Twitter or calling in to one of the many Council outlets across the city.

Gillian Aldridge JP

Replacing a Fence: What You Need to Know Thinking about replacing your fence? There are a few things to consider: Do you need Council approval? How high can the fence be? How do you approach your neighbours? Who pays for what? A free booklet available from Council, called ‘Fences and the Law’, published by The Legal Services Commission, uses simple terms for everyone to understand what’s required. There are forms and instructions in the back of the booklet including advice about what you have to give to your neighbours, such as quotes from fencing contractors. The booklet tells you to make sure you allow at least 30 days before installing a new fence to give your neighbours time to reply to your fencing notice. Another important tip before signing any contract or agreement with a fencing company or contractor is to ask to see their Builders Licence which will feature a photo on it. Check that it is current. If you use an unlicensed builder and something goes wrong, it may affect your insurance. For further information collect a copy of the booklet from the Salisbury Council office in James Street, Salisbury or call us on 8406 8222 and a copy will be posted to you.

To find out more about your city call 8406 8222 or visit

Volunteering in the City of Salisbury Volunteering gives you the chance to help your local community, meet people, learn new skills and enjoy a rewarding experience. Council has many different volunteer jobs available and the best thing is, just about anyone can volunteer! So if you are reliable and enthusiastic, why not sign up? The City of Salisbury is home to a large community and Council needs to make sure that residents are supported with various services, programs and activities. Without volunteers, Council staff would be limited in the types and number of services they could provide, in fact, some of the programs offered would cease without the support of volunteers.

How to get involved

To become a volunteer visit to complete the Volunteer Expression of Interest Form. The form will be directed to the Volunteer Development Officer who will call you to talk about what positions are available that match your skills, experience and interests.

What’s in it for you?

Each person volunteers for different reasons, but some of the benefits of volunteering are: • you get to meet people • you can share or build your skills • you learn more about your community • you can get a reference for your resume, and • you feel good about helping others! From 14 to 20 May 2012, the City of Salisbury will celebrate National Volunteer Week - the largest celebration of volunteers and volunteerism in Australia. It is an opportunity to highlight the role of volunteers in the community and to say thank you to all of Council’s volunteers. Australian volunteers are essential to society and contribute more than 700 million hours of community service to so many areas, including community health care, heritage and arts, environment conservation, emergency services, education, social justice and sports. National Volunteer Week provides a platform to pay tribute to these volunteers, who donate their time and energy to help others.

The City of Salisbury regards the interests of children and other vulnerable people in our community as of paramount importance so if you decide to volunteer with Council you will be required to provide a current National Police Certificate and will have to renew this every three years. If you would like more information about this, please contact Michelle Hodshon on 8406 8475 or email

Council Services Council provides hundreds of services and programs to residents. Here’s just a few: 1. Support to small/medium sized businesses (SBEC) 2. Cultural programs including the Writers’ Festival and Watershed Art Prize 3. Citizenship ceremonies 4. Illegal dumping management 5. Social support programs 6. Bushfire prevention 7. Come ‘n’ try sport programs 8. School holiday activities 9. Toy library 10. Dog registration and animal management

Salisbury Snapshot

• MAY 2012




Your guide to what’s happening in Salisbury, with information about the City of Salisbury’s services and programs, and changes that affect your area.

Ensuring residents of all ages have access to a wide range of learning and development opportunities is a priority for Council.

Learning in the City of Salisbury Complementing the formal education opportunities available through Salisbury’s excellent schools, the Salisbury TAFE campus and UniSA at Mawson Lakes, Council offers a range of options to local residents wishing to undertake learning.

Polaris Centre – Business Development & Advisory Service

There are programs for young people and adults available at the City’s community centres, recreation centres, libraries, business centre (SBEC) and Twelve25 Salisbury Youth Enterprise Centre which cover an enormous range of pre-employment and personal development topics.

The Sundowner Club and the Business Women’s Network allow members to share experiences and provide support to one another.

The Council also runs events that provide residents with opportunities to explore and develop their artistic skills. In August for example, the City of Salisbury will once again hold the annual Salisbury Writers’ Festival where crime writer PD Martin, will offer the first ever master class.


Phillipa D. Martin has worked as a professional writer for nearly 10 years. Her first four books all feature Australian FBI profiler Sophie Anderson. Registrations to the master class will be limited so watch out for the program at the end of this month to ensure you don’t miss out!

The Polaris Centre at Mawson Lakes is home to Council’s business advisory service which offers a variety of unique, informative and developmental style workshops, covering topics such as ‘starting up a business’, ‘developing your brand’, ‘effective communication with customers’ and ‘taking your business online’. It also provides a mentoring service and organises networking events.

To learn more about what business support is available, contact the Polaris Centre on 8260 8205 or visit The City’s libraries are a resource for the entire community. Programs run regularly for both young and old to learn how to access the internet, improve their literacy skills, gain confidence in speaking English as a second language, and learn more about the history of Salisbury (via the historical section). Children’s Book Week in August will feature a range of events around the 2012 theme ‘Champions Read’. 2012 is also the National Year of Reading so everyone is encouraged to pay their local library a visit. To find out more about any of the programs, initiatives or events featured, visit or call the Customer Centre on 8406 8222.

To find out more about your city call 8406 8222 or visit

Twelve25 Salisbury Youth Enterprise Centre

For young people in Salisbury, the opportunities on offer at Twelve25 Salisbury Youth Enterprise Centre in Wiltshire Street are endless, and include: •

Getting your L’s Workshop – overcoming barriers to sitting the L’s test; Getting your L’s workshop is a comprehensive two day workshop run in partnership with Bagster Road Community Centre for people under 25 years old focusing on road rules and ways of learning essential elements to pass the course.

Innovative ‘Wheels in Motion’ program works with young people to get driving experience to obtain their P’s.

Jibba Jabba Radio – learning how to put youth content to air on PBA-FM 89.7FM is a program where young people learn skills to be a radio presenter. Students achieve a TAFE qualification on successful completion.

For other ‘youth’ focused learning opportunities, please contact Twelve25 Salisbury Youth Enterprise Centre for more details on 8253 9928.

Community Centres

The City of Salisbury’s community centres offer accredited training programs which are achieving significant outcomes, with many participants either gaining employment, going on to further training or volunteering. Courses offered include retail, children’s services, tools of the trade, hospitality, administration, preparing for work and Australian workplace culture.

Blokes Night Out – Men’s Health Night

The annual Blokes Night Out is an opportunity for guys to learn about ‘blokey’ topics in a fun and supportive environment. This year’s event includes short talks from Relationships SA, a Urologist, a GP and special guest speaker – Mark Aiston from Channel 10 and Mix 102.3FM. Come along on Tuesday 12 June at Parafield Gardens Community Club. Meals will be available from 5pm, displays and health checks from 6pm and presentations from 7pm. There will also be lots of door prizes. For more information please contact the Healthy Communities team on 8406 8251.

Salisbury MP3 Experience

The Salisbury library service is hosting an MP3 experience as part of the National Year of Reading on Saturday 26 May at 1pm in the Civic Square in Salisbury. The experience is a free, social, family-friendly, off-beat gathering that brings strangers together to participate in a shared experience in the community. Participants will be able to download an MP3 file with instructions, directing them to meet at a pre-determined place (Civic Square) at a specific time. At that time, participants will press play on their MP3 players and all hear the audio together.

Starting 14 May, five workshops will be available that explore various communication topics including; assertive language, dealing with criticism, dealing with difficult people, creating positive relationships, personal wellbeing and bringing goals into your life.

The instructions might range from exercises to group games to miming certain actions! The idea is to provide an aural experience that can be shared by a group of brave individuals to see what can be achieved together.

To find out more, contact Burton Community Centre on 8280 8843.

This is a fun, social experiment with the library service also holding a book sale on the day. Download the MP3 file at

Resume assistance is available twice a week at The Paddocks Centre. Please call 8258 8099 for more information or to book an appointment.

For further information, contact the Len Beadell Library on 8406 8319.

Adult Learners’ Week will once again be held from 1 to 8 September, with a variety of courses on offer. Check out Council’s website nearer the time for details.

Salisbury Snapshot

• MAY 2012




Your guide to what’s happening in Salisbury, with information about the City of Salisbury’s services and programs, and changes that affect your area.

Making News... Salisbury Craft & Hobby Fair 2012

The Salisbury Craft & Hobby Fair 2012 will feature over 140 stalls including woodwork, spinning and weaving, teddy bears, glassware, dolls, jewellery, pottery, decoupage, toys, statues, pictures and framing, temporary tattoos, sweets, demonstrations, rides, food and much more. The Fair will be held at Parafield Gardens Recreation Centre (corner Kings Road and Martins Road, Parafield Gardens), from 10am to 4pm over the June long weekend (9, 10 and 11 June). It’s just $4 entry for adults, $3 concession, and under 15’s are free! There is also free parking available. The 2011 Fair saw more than 4,200 customers through the doors over the three days; and with such a wide variety of stalls, there’s something to cater for everyone’s tastes and interests - even the kids! There are a few stalls still available for 2012. For more information about the Fair or how to become a stall holder, please contact Parafield Gardens Recreation Centre on 8281 4888.

Long Tan Day Ceremony

The community will come together once again on Saturday 18 August to reflect and remember the battle that took place in 1966 in the area of the Long Tan Rubber Plantation in Vietnam. A special commemorative ceremony will be held at Henderson Square, Montague Farm in Pooraka, from 10.30am to mark the anniversary of the battle against an estimated 2,500 soldiers from Viet Cong. The Long Tan Ceremony provides an insight into the tragedies and the heroism of the Vietnam War and recognises the contribution of Australian soldiers in this controversial war.

St Kilda Playground Turns 30

To mark St Kilda Playground’s 30th birthday later this year, the City of Salisbury is collecting stories, pictures and childhood memories about the iconic attraction. We’re asking people to share their experiences and impressions. What part of the playground was your favourite? Did you have a birthday party there with friends? Perhaps you visited with a school group? We’re calling for those who would like to get involved to share their memories with us, by sending stories and pictures to Andrew Coulson, Community Engagement Officer at or via regular post, Att: Andrew Coulson, Community Engagement Officer, City of Salisbury, PO Box 8, Salisbury, SA 5108. Alternatively people can engage with us via social media or by visiting our website at We are also using #stkildaplayground on Twitter so tweet us at @cityofsalisbury or comment on our Facebook page (

Heartmoves (National Heart Foundation)

Heartmoves is a low to moderate physical activity program which incorporates components of aerobic activity, weight-bearing (or resistance) exercise, balance and stretching. The program is ongoing and designed for people who may have risk factors such as obesity, or health conditions such as arthritis, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. Two venues available: (Aqua) Parafield Gardens Swim School and Flexifit Mawson Lakes. For more information please contact the Healthy Communities team on 8406 8251.

To find out more about your city call 8406 8222 or visit

Transport Available to Older Residents

Salisbury’s Home and Community Care program is providing opportunities for older people who have limited transport options to venture out to different locations. For older residents who would like to visit the beach, go shopping at Ikea, wander around Bunnings or spend the afternoon at a different shopping centre from their usual one, this service is ideal. A volunteer driver takes the small seven seater van and ventures to a variety of locations on scheduled days at certain times. In order to access this service: • •

Clients need to be able to get on and off of the vehicle, which is a small seven seater van, unassisted. Clients need to be independent once at their destination – (volunteer drivers will help with lifting light bags and walkers on and off the van but they are not able provide personal assistance once at the destination). Client must pay a $5.00 fee for each trip.

The intended users of this service are residents of City of Salisbury who are over 65 and who have little or no access to their own transport, though this criteria is flexible to a degree. To find out more, contact Salisbury Home and Community Care on 8406 8225.

Research Project into Mental Health

The City of Salisbury has recently entered into partnership in a participatory action research project looking at mental health conditions, alcohol and other drug conditions in the northern metropolitan region. The research project, named ‘Comorbidity Action in the North (CAN)’, was launched by the Hon. Mark Butler in 2011 and aims to explore the delivery of suitable, accessible and culturally safe services in the Salisbury and Playford areas. This will involve working with community, consumers, advocates and service providers to identify problems, find solutions and make recommendations on how mental health, drug and alcohol services and programs can better meet the needs of consumers in Adelaide’s north. The other partners include; Adelaide University, University of SA, SA Health, Aboriginal Health Council, Northern Division of General Practice, and the South Australian Network of Drug and Alcohol Services. It is anticipated that the project will run for three years and will incorporate a particular focus on the needs of the Aboriginal community and people from other cultures.

‘Strength for Life’ Program – Parafield Gardens Recreation Centre Strength for Life promotes health and wellbeing amongst people over 50 through strength training programs run by accredited fitness providers. Participants undertake a pre-screening procedure and have their own program designed for them to ensure that they are doing a strength program that suits their own needs and abilities. Monday and Thursday morning sessions at Parafield Gardens Recreation Centre. For more information call 8281 4888.

Salisbury Town Centre Revitalisation

After extensive community consultation, the majority of people preferred the second option put forward by Council, which reinforces and extends the heart of the Salisbury Town Centre by retaining the current Civic Square and extending Church Street to create a ‘high street’. This option has been endorsed in principle by Council. The community, major landholders and Government stakeholders also supported retaining the current one-way traffic flow along John Street, with no buses allowed. City of Salisbury staff are currently working on the various elements of the proposed option to ensure its feasibility.

Men’s Shed at Pooraka

A new Men’s Shed will be officially opened at Pooraka Farm Community Centre on Sunday 17 June at 1pm as part of National Men’s Health Week. The opening will be conducted by Leon Earles, South Australian local hero who was recognised in the Australia Day Awards. The opening will include displays, men’s health information, displays of shed activities, cooking demonstrations and much more. The Men’s Shed is an opportunity for men to come together to socialise, as well as to carry out their hobbies of woodwork, mechanics, painting, furniture restoration, artwork and more! For further information about the Men’s Shed, contact Pooraka Farm Community Centre on 8262 5544.

To find out more, contact Council on 8406 8222.

Salisbury Snapshot

• MAY 2012




Your guide to what’s happening in Salisbury, with information about the City of Salisbury’s services and programs, and changes that affect your area.

Upcoming Events

Reconciliation & NAIDOC Week Celebrations

This month, the City of Salisbury will launch its community program of events and activities to celebrate both Reconciliation and NAIDOC Week. Reconciliation Week (27 May to 3 June) celebrates the rich culture and history of the first Australians. It is the ideal time for everyone to join the reconciliation conversation and to think about how to help turn around the disadvantage experienced by many Aboriginal people. NAIDOC Week (1 to 8 July) is a celebration of Aboriginal culture and a fantastic opportunity to recognise the contributions that Aboriginal people make to the local community. A six week program will incorporate a range of activities and events that will take place at Council facilities across the city. All members of the community are encouraged to pick up a program and join in the celebrations. The program launch will take place in the John Harvey Gallery in Salisbury on Thursday 24 May from 10am to 11am. For more information contact Linda Weiss 8406 8557 or email

Coming Soon...

May 14-20 - National Volunteer Week. Visit May 16 - Business Start-Up Workshop. For details call 8260 8205 or visit May 24-30 - Library & Information Week. Visit May 25 - Blue Light Disco. St Jays Recreation Centre, 7pm–10pm, $5 entry. LOCK IN EVENT. May 27-June 3 - Reconciliation Week. June 6 - Sundowner Networking Club. Visit June 9-11 - Salisbury Craft and Hobby Fair. Parafield Gardens Recreation Centre. For details call 8281 4888. June 20 - Business Start-Up Workshop. For details call 8260 8205 or visit June 29 - Blue Light Disco - St Jays Recreation Centre, 7pm–10pm, $5 entry. LOCK IN EVENT. July 1-8 - NAIDOC Week. Visit July 2-15 - School Holiday activities. Pick up your program of free and low cost activities for kids aged 2 to 18 at community centres, recreation centres, libraries and the Council office.

Free things to do in Salisbury The City of Salisbury has a lot to offer its residents and much of it is free. From libraries to fitness loops you will be able to find something for everyone in Salisbury - and it won’t cost you a cent! Below is a list of Snapshot’s five favourite FREE things to do in Salisbury. •

Playgrounds – The City of Salisbury has around 140 playgrounds including the iconic St Kilda Adventure Playground which turns 30 this year

Fitness Loop, Salisbury Recreation Precinct - Boasting a 1km fitness loop along a portion of the Little Para Trail, the fitness loop incorporates a central activity hub with outdoor fitness equipment to build upper, lower and core strength

Libraries - borrow a book, use a computer or hire a toy for free at one of our five local libraries

Reserves and Parks – Whether walking the dog or taking a relaxing stroll, Salisbury has many well maintained reserves and parks to enjoy

Walking Trails – The City of Salisbury has a network of walking trails that can be viewed on our website. Two highlights are the Watershed trails and the St Kilda Mangrove trail.

For more ideas pick up your free Community Information Directory - where you can browse, view and print (online) information about subjects and agencies in the community. The 2012 Community Information Directory is available FREE from Community Information on 8406 8533.

If you want to find out more about your city, visit or call 8406 8222

Salisbury Snapshot May 2012  
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