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Playford Alive full steam ahead
Delivering on our promises Work on the $4.9 million Stebonheath/Curtis Roads wetland is well underway, with the bulk earthwork excavation now complete. The wetland site will serve as an attractive reserve for residents and families to enjoy, and planning for the aquatic planting and landscaping will start soon.
The Playford Alive project is continuing to meet milestones and I am very pleased to see that the project is delivering on promises to the community.
Residents will find that road access to the new Munno Para railway station is now complete, along with the Petherton Road upgrade, including bridge crossing – both are now open to traffic.
Over the past few months, work on housing construction, upgrades and lot development has showed no signs of slowing. To date, more than 1,100 lots have been developed, 335 new homes have been built and 68 Housing SA homes have been refurbished. With so many residents moving in and calling Playford Alive their new home, there is no doubt that this thriving and vibrant community is a sought-after place to live.
Retail expressions of interest for the commercial lots on Curtis Road closed in April, and we received an extremely high level of interest, which demonstrates just how appealing our vibrant and prosperous community is to local and national businesses.
Landscaping has been completed on Peachey Road, Newton Boulevard, Smith Creek, Petherton Road and Curtis Road, beautifying our streets and creating appealing public spaces for people to walk the dog, get together with friends and family, or to simply sit on a park bench and enjoy nature.
Playford Alive continues to exceed expectations and surpass milestones.
Work at the Stebonheath Curtis wetland is progressing well, with the bulk earthwork excavation now finished. Aquatic planting by the City of Playford Council is underway to ensure this urban wetland will be a scenic place to visit, as well as a stormwater capture and reuse site that will provide parks and reserves in Playford Alive a sustainable water source for years to come.
Between February and April alone, Playford Alive oversaw the upgrade of 12 Housing SA properties and another 12 are set to be upgraded between July and September – that’s an impressive average of one each week.
Another round of applications for the Playford Alive Initiatives Fund closed in early May and we have once again received a number of strong applications. The previous round helped six important community groups and organisations to develop locally based projects or activities. I’m pleased to report a further $67,764 has been recently awarded to seven projects to help important sporting, recreational, social and cultural organisations from within, or just outside, the Playford Alive project area. While the planning and construction activity has been going on, members of the community have been just as busy with business partners making a concerted effort to hire locally. More than 1,800 people have been engaged in valuable training or have secured a job throughout the life of the Playford Alive project to date. The Community Reference Group (CRG) welcomed eight new members expanding the group to fifteen in total. This group plays a vital role in ensuring the voices of community members are heard. I strongly believe that the CRG’s ability to connect Government with community is vital to the success of the Playford Alive project, and I know the dedication and enthusiasm of the CRG will continue as it welcomes these new members. Patrick Conlon Minister for Housing and Urban Development
Work is showing no signs of slowing down across the project area with more new homes under construction, public houses being renovated and the continued creation of new lots.
Reconstruction of Peachey Road is also complete and now provides for integrated retail and a main street through the Town Centre. Most importantly, the many project partners involved in the works of Playford Alive are providing local men and women with the chance to get valuable training experience and take up job opportunities. Every day, we’re putting the finishes touches on projects and getting excited about starting new ones. At Playford Alive, there’s always something to celebrate. John Blaess Director – Major Projects
Urban Renewal Project recognised for excellence in leadership The Playford Alive Urban Renewal Project was highly commended at this year’s Local Government Management Association SA (LGMA SA) Leadership Excellence Awards. The Urban Renewal Project was nominated for the Partnerships for Growth Award, which highlights the importance of multiple stakeholders working together to achieve common objectives. The Award highlighted the work happening in Playford Alive as being one of largest Urban Renewal projects in Australia. The LGMA SA recognised that the heart of the Project lies in the strong commitment from each project partner – Urban Renewal Authority, Housing SA, the City of Playford and the community – to understand community needs across housing, employment, health, leisure and environment.
community’s views into consideration and works hard to deliver on promises.” The Leadership Excellence Awards recognise outstanding leadership qualities and are presented at a prestigious gala dinner each year. Hon Russell Wortley MLC, Minister for State/Local Government Relations was joined by more than 380 guests at the dinner on 20 April where the Urban Renewal Project was showcased, along with other work happening across the state.
“To be highly commended for the prominent Partnerships for Growth Award, among a strong field of applicants, is an outstanding achievement for everyone involved.” said Michael White, Portfolio Manager City Planning for the City of Playford, who was responsible for Playford Alive’s nomination. “It is fantastic to see the work of Playford Alive being recognised widely as a project that takes the
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The Playford Alive CRG welcomes some new faces Silvana Cusack, Neighbourhood Development Officer for the City of Playford and coordinator of the Playford Alive CRG, says the group plays a very important role and ensures an influential community voice is heard at all levels of the project. “The Playford Alive CRG is made up of a group of local community members who really care about where they live and want to play an active role, provide feedback, advice and direction to the Playford Alive project. “This close connection with local residents and community leaders ensures the people that live in Playford Alive play a role in shaping the community they live in,” says Silvana. The new faces on the Playford Alive CRG include: The success of the Playford Alive project relies on collaboration – not only with our project partners – but also most importantly with the local community.
• Hugh Cardle (Resident)
The Playford Alive Community Reference Group (CRG) helps establish that direct link and it recently welcomed some new members.
• Wendelina Hawker (Resident)
Expressions of interest for new CRG members were sought in January 2012 and the response was fantastic with 14 new applications received and four existing members requesting to be re-elected.
• Modeste Hatungimana (Burundian Association)
The result – a panel comprising of eight new members and four existing members, joining the existing chair and two Council elected members, to form an energetic group keen to shape their local community.
• Tony O’Reilly (Andrews Farm Junior Soccer Club)
The University and College have joined forces to implement a new approach to education that encourages students to see higher education pathways as possible, practical and achievable. Mark Oliphant College has been selected as the first school in South Australia to pilot the new program, Adelaide Compass: find your way to higher education. Adelaide Compass is an extension of the highly successful program first established by the University of Sydney. University of Adelaide Vice-Chancellor and President Professor James McWha said research shows that it’s vital to start working with children at a much younger age to get them excited about life-long learning and university education and to start building a pathway towards university. “Sydney has shown great success with their Compass program and we want to use that model to help raise aspirations of children in Adelaide’s northern suburbs,” said Professor McWha.
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Our Playford Alive ‘To Do’ List Complete renovations on 12 Housing SA properties between July and September. Finalise plans with City of Playford for the terrestrial landscaping and aquatic planting for the Stebonheath/Curtis Roads wetland. Community consultation for the town park in Munno Para. Landscaping of Lot 362 Peachey Road. Commence the civil works on stage 3A of the renewal area in Smithfield Plains. Release more commercial lots on Curtis Road. Commence the civil construction of the new Playford Alive Display Village. Construction of Admiral Parade and new intersection onto Curtis Road.
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• Jess Jevons (Resident) • Justin Thomas (Resident) • Jason Aitchison (Resident) • Nava Avazpour (Youth Resident). The CRG meets monthly at the Playford Operations Centre. For any further information about the CRG please contact Silvana Cusack, City of Playford, Neighbourhood Development Officer on 8256 0333.
Completion of the bulk earthwork excavation at the Stebonheath/Curtis Roads wetland. Completion of the Peachey Road reconstruction through the Town Centre precinct in Munno Para to provide for an integrated retail centre and main street. Road access to the new Munno Para train station has been completed. The Petherton Road upgrade, including bridge crossing, is now complete and the road is open. 12 Housing SA properties were renovated and /or upgraded between February and April.
Find your way to higher education The road to university for children in the northern suburbs is now brighter than ever, thanks to an innovative partnership between The University of Adelaide and Mark Oliphant College.
We’re aiming high
Mark Oliphant College Principal, Lynne Symons said the College was thrilled to be involved with the Compass program, which began with a focus on engaging Year 5 and 6 students in Science and has now expanded to junior primary students working with Mathematicians. “This program is an excellent opportunity to introduce students to the benefits of post school study and increase current academic performance, specifically in science related areas,” said Ms Symons. “The students will be involved in real scientific experimentation with university staff, including face-to-face interactions with scientists on the job.” Designed with school teachers and students, the program will deliver outreach, mentoring and professional development, with the aim of helping to build school completion rates and attainment, lifting community expectation and helping children aim for higher education in the future.
Landscaping completed through Peachey Road, Newton Boulevard, Smith Creek, Petherton Road and Curtis Road. Delivered 126 lots to stage 7 Munno Para after completing the civil works in the area. Awarded the Town Centre laneways civil contract.
Playford Alive growing every day Just about everywhere you look there are activities taking place to shape and grow this energetic address. The Munno Para train station is now open and operating with the surrounding area under development. Commercial offices, retail shops and residential living choices will see this precinct become a hive of activity in the not too distant future. The $4.9 million Stebonheath/Curtis Roads wetland project is well advanced. This area will soon provide hours of family fun with an attractive reserve and an eco friendly sustainable habitat for plant and animal life. Over the past few months, public houses continue to be upgraded and renovated with an impressive average of one per week being delivered. More new homes are under construction and creation of new land lots continues.
Playford Cadets learn skills and have fun along the way
In 2010, the St John Playford Cadet Division (the Division) was awarded a Playford Alive Initiatives Grant which was used to give 20 young people the chance to receive first aid training, attend camps and participate with the Division. Now, two years later, there is a tremendous success story. Lloyd Dohnt of Davoren Park joined the Division in 2010 after being inspired by a recruitment visit to his school and deciding he wanted to learn CPR. Shy and quiet, Lloyd had never been involved in a youth program but now he says the Division has helped build his confidence. “I’ve learnt a lot in just two years through a mix of theory and hands-on practical work – like how to be a leader and work in a team,” said Lloyd.
With more than 100 duty hours under his belt, Lloyd is now Corporal Dohnt, qualified in Senior First Aid and two-time winner of the Playford Cadet of the Year Award. He is planning to go to university and work in the medical field, perhaps as a paramedic, once he graduates. With the support of the Division he has grown into a confident and articulate person who demonstrates commitment to his local community and broader state every day. “I got involved in different events ranging from local skate competitions to Australia Day celebrations. I just put my hand up to do whatever I can,” said Lloyd. “I think teenagers should definitely look at joining the Division because it’s a great way to meet people, have fun and help others, as well as learn skills that you will remember for the rest of your life.”
Recently, Corporal Dohnt was joint winner of the City of Playford Young Citizen of the Year Award, proving how much he has developed. Stories like Corporal Dohnt’s show just how important and worthwhile it is to support and invest in young people. The St John Playford Cadet Division received funding again this year and they are looking to recruit a further 20 young people. If you are interested in developing life skills, gaining valuable first aid experience and making your mark in the community, call Alex on 0408 698 337 for more information, or keep an eye on your letterbox for a brochure.
Residents give great ideas for reserve upgrade Residents immediately surrounding Roberts Crescent Reserve in Smithfield Plains have had their say to help shape the design plans for the reserves upgrade.
Existing Pram Ramp
Existing Pram Ramp
During the consultation, led by the City of Playford, Community Reference Group (CRG) and Obesity Prevention and Lifestyle (OPAL) group in February 2012, residents of all ages put forth their ideas for how to make the reserve a more attractive and people-friendly place for recreation and relaxation. Residents will also have the opportunity to be involved with planting trees throughout the reserve at a later date.
Irrigated Lawn (Kick-Around Area)
Key features identified by the community include a basketball court or ring, handball area, additional benches and seating, more shade trees, new pathways for children to ride scooters and bikes, a grassed area for picnics and other activities. These features were incorporated into the draft concept plans, which were then presented back to the community via a ‘picnic in the park’, held in the reserve on 19 March. Residents were extremely happy to see that their views had been taken seriously and that their ideas now form a large part of the design plans for the reserve upgrade. Concept plans for the reserve are being finalised into working drawings in preparation for the tender and construction process.
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Munno Para Little Athletics jumps to new heights
Former Club President, Margy Gurr, recently stepped down after 10 years in the role. “All my four children were involved in the Club as they grew up. And now I’ll be cheering from the sidelines for my two grandchildren, which I’m really looking forward to,” said Margy. Having celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2011, Munno Para Little Athletics Club has a history it can be proud of. After winning a grant through the Playford Alive Initiatives Fund in 2010, the Club has a bright future to look forward to. The grant has helped the Club build its capacity and services through a range of administrative and business activities including the development of volunteer job description and a Volunteer Handbook, creation of a Healthy Canteen Policy, training and development for coaches and officials and an updated constitution. The Club has grown its number of volunteers, who can be recognised by the uniform polo shirt they wear with pride. It has also attracted three new coaches, which goes to show that the Club is just as popular today as it was 40 years ago. With a motto of ‘family, fun and fitness’, the Club is a friendly community organisation where children of all ages, abilities and fitness are welcome to get involved, make new friends and have fun.
“I’ve got wonderful memories from my time with the club, including seeing a number of children who started in Under 6’s move through the years and finish at the same time I did as an Under 17 – having achieved so much. “Now, I see some of those kids coming back to the club to be part of the committee and it just goes to show that Little Athletics has given them a great building block for life. “Under the leadership of Justin Maxfield – who is also a club coach – I know that the club is going to continue to be the perfect place for kids and their families to engage in a healthy lifestyle and get involved with other people in the community. “I encourage families to come down and check the club out to learn firsthand what we’re about: having fun!” You can visit the Munno Para Little Athletics Club at Kooranowa Reserve, Vincent Road, Smithfield Plains or visit the club’s website www.munnoparalac.com for more information.
Work starts on new wetland each year, which is enough to fill 120 Olympic size swimming pools! This will allow public spaces such as school ovals to make the most of stormwater, instead of relying on precious drinking quality mains water for irrigation. The wetland, located at the corner of Stebonheath and Curtis Roads, will be made up of a series of ponds and more than 50,000 water reeds. After the water passes through the reeds, it will be tested and then injected into the underground aquifer for storage and distribution through more than 18 kilometres of ‘purple’ reticulation pipe system. The wetland is a key part of the $19.2 million Waterproofing Playford Stage 2 Project that will reduce demand for mains water by up to 640 megalitres a year, which is more than the amount of water in 250 Olympic swimming pools. Work began in December on the $4.9 million Stebonheath/Curtis Roads wetland at Munno Para, with Minister for Water Paul Caica MP and Member for Wakefield Nick Champion MP attending a sod-turning ceremony on 14 December.
Through the Waterproofing Playford Project, Playford Alive is playing a vital role in waterproofing northern Adelaide. It will also provide a generous amount of open space that will include high quality paths, lawn and landscaped gardens for community use and enjoyment.
Through the wetlands, stormwater will be treated, captured and stored in the aquifer before being used to water reserves and parklands. The wetlands will be capable of processing 300 megalitres of stormwater
The Stebonheath/Curtis Roads wetland is a joint initiative between the Australian Government (through the Water for the Future initiative), the State Government and the Playford Alive Project.
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Charmaine Hutley Davoren Park resident Charmaine Hutley left school during year eight and had her first child at a young age. As mum to 11 children aged between seven and 26, Charmaine never dreamed she would one day be a qualified Personal Care Worker and be studying a Diploma of Nursing. But after Charmaine joined a job network and took a survey that matched her to a career as a carer, she was encouraged to attend a Playford Alive Project Northern Health Pathways information session in March 2011. “The survey told me I am well suited to work with people, and to care for people,” says Charmaine. “And at the information session I learnt about the Certificate III in Aged Care, which could be done with four weeks of theory and four weeks in a work placement, and I thought – why not?” Charmaine completed her Certificate and was offered a full-time carer role at Sandringham Aged Care. “I found that my mothering and life skills, combined with the medical knowledge I gained from my Certificate made me really well suited to being a Personal Care Worker.” Charmaine says the Northern Health Pathways program has transformed her. “Before I couldn’t even watch a medical TV show without feeling queasy and now I own my own blood pressure cuff and stethoscope,” says Charmaine. “Being a carer isn’t an easy role. I’ve laughed and cried and experienced every possible emotion with people. “It’s a heart-tugging job, but it’s so rewarding at the same time. Knowing that you’ve helped someone by providing the best care possible makes you feel really, really good.” Charmaine says she had never expected to be doing what she is. “If you had told me two years ago that I was going to be a carer and studying to become an Enrolled Nurse, I would have said ‘no way’ – I just didn’t think it was on the cards for me,” Charmaine says with a laugh. “I’ve learnt how to study and now I can use Harvard referencing, write assignments and work with discipline. I didn’t think I’d ever get the chance to do this, having left high school early. Charmaine says she can’t begin to explain how much her new career has given her. “I’m more confident now, and when I put on my uniform I feel proud knowing that I have a title and belong to the carer community,” explains Charmaine.
Beauties take on boys at the Block The original ‘Blokes on the Block’ program was a big hit in 2011, and now it’s time to give the girls a go. The first ’Blokes and Beauties on the Block’ commenced in March and was a collaboration between Playford Alive, City of Playford, Housing SA, INFUSE, Northern Futures, the Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology (DFEEST) – SA Works and Para Worklinks.
Locals the future of northern health sector
This time the project was open to 12 men and 12 women from the local community. They worked as a team for three weeks renovating the front and back yards of a Housing SA property in Davoren Park, in partnership with the Playford Alive Renewal project.
Participants gained basic skills in horticulture, landscaping, paving and irrigation. The hands on work at the live training site forms part of a 12 week program that will see the girls and guys involved develop new skills, meet new people and become more involved in their local community, while also opening up their chances at securing future training and employment pathways. Playford Alive hopes to run the community building, project-based learning initiative in 2013 with funding currently being sought through DFEEST’s Adult Community Education program.
Building on the success of the pilot program, Playford Alive is working with its partners to expand the Northern Health Pathways program which offers an innovative approach to employment within the health sector in northern Adelaide. The program received a staggering response when it was first launched in June 2011 and is the brainchild of Playford Alive, City of Playford and the Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology (DFEEST) and SA Works. Forty-five participants will gain a Certificate III in Aged Care with the opportunity to graduate into a 15 month Diploma of Nursing. The places will be split across three programs to be delivered during 2012 with the first program having commenced in May, followed by programs two and three in July and October respectively. Delivered in partnership with Northern Futures, DFEEST and EQUALS International, the eight-week program aims to tackle skill shortages in aged and community care and offer participants real employment pathways into the health sector in the local area. Places in the program are available to residents of the City of Playford, in particular the Playford Alive project area, and the City of Salisbury. The program will lead to guaranteed work placements in aged care for participants who meet the selection criteria. The DFEEST provides funding for the program via its South Australia Works initiative and Productivity Places Program. For further information contact reception at Equals International on 8110 1200.
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Sparks fly as local women take on the electro-technology industry For most young women the electro-technology industry is probably not their ‘cup of tea’ but 30 recently started a pre-employment program to help them take on the traditionally male-dominated field. After the huge success of a pilot program in 2011, the Powerful Pathways for Women program has been extended into the western suburbs and kicked off in March. The unique program will see women from the northern and western suburbs learn electronics and IT skills, whilst gaining a better understanding of the career options available. The ladies will complete the 20 week training program at either the Elizabeth or Regency TAFE SA campuses. Those involved will undertake three separate qualifications and gain hands-on experience during one week of training at the ETSA Utilities Davenport Training Centre in Port Augusta and walk away with the skills and confidence to start a new career. Project Manager Northern Futures’ Executive Officer, Gail Sulicich said with the right skills and support, women can excel in the electro-technology industry. “We’re extremely proud to once again be involved with this program. The women involved will walk away well equipped to pursue a number of apprenticeship opportunities within the industry.” The extended program brings with it wider potential work experience and employment opportunities with ETSA, AGL, SA Water, Australian Submarine Corporation (ASC) and Trility. The program is delivered in partnership with the Urban Renewal Authority (URA), City of Playford, Northern Futures, the Department for Education, Employment and Workplace Relations’ Building Australia’s Future Workforce and Learning, Literacy and Numeracy Program (LLNP), TAFE SA Adelaide North Institute and ETSA Utilities.
Playford Alive Works brings real job opportunities to locals As Playford Alive grows so do the real job opportunities and career pathways for local people Every year, hundreds of locals are seizing training opportunities as well as the chance to secure potential jobs through the Playford Alive Works program. Many of these opportunities are offered through the Playford Alive building and construction partners. Examples include: Adelaide Fence Centre, Adelaide Home Improvements, Adelaide Property & Gardens and LR&M Constructions Pty Ltd, who together have provided 19 work experience placements and employed nine local people since July 2011. Playford Alive has incorporated economic development commitment clauses into all capital works contracts that require contractors to provide work experience and/or paid employment placements to local people for each contract awarded.
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Think Feet First – step, cycle, scoot to school Whether you enjoy walking, cycling or scooting in the Playford Alive community there are plenty of ways to be active everyday, and the Obesity Prevention and Lifestyle (OPAL) initiative is encouraging Playford Alive locals to do just that. The City of Playford is once again getting behind the OPAL initiative and this year’s theme is Think Feet First – step, cycle, scoot to school. Being active every day is important for everyone and is essential for children’s health. One way for kids to be active every day is to walk, ride or scoot to school. In partnership with Mark Oliphant College and John Hartley School, the Council will provide tools to help the schools, along with local sports and recreation clubs, get involved and develop activities around the theme. Lisa Atwell, OPAL Manager at the City of Playford, said the OPAL program is all about the community working together to create all kinds of ways to enjoy healthy eating and to have fun being active. “As part of the Think Feet First theme, we have worked with the schools to identify
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safe routes to school and strategies to help families to walk or ride instead of taking the car,” said Lisa. “The Playford Alive community is blessed with great facilities and many local parks, which makes it really easy for children and families to get out and be active. “In addition to encouraging families to walk to school, there are many other ways for families to be active together, like riding to the shops or scooting to a friend’s house. “Being active and enjoying healthy eating can be fun and we hope the OPAL initiative helps make it that little bit easier. “As well as keeping families well, healthy lifestyle choices can make the whole Playford Alive community a more enjoyable place to live – where people have fewer long-term health problems.”
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OPAL is supported by the City of Playford, SA Health and the Australian Government.
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To find out more about OPAL contact Lisa Atwell, OPAL Manager, City of Playford, on 8256 0266 or visit the OPAL website at opal.sa.gov.au
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The Living, Livelier, Showcase! At Playford Alive’s Living Showcase, we’ll help your new home ideas grow. Being Adelaide’s biggest display village, you will discover more of everything you need, to make every room in your new home livelier.
With the inspiration of wandering through heaps of new home styles from 13 of Adelaide’s top builders, the Living Showcase has become the don’t -miss – must see destination for Adelaide home buyers.
The sales centre is easy to find, just take Curtis Road off Main North Road, Munno Para or the Northern Winter Edition 2012 Expressway and follow the signs.