Newsletter - October 2022

Nominations have now closed for the 2022 Council Elections. Ballot papers will be mailed to all those on the Council Roll from 14th October and must be returned by mail before the close of voting on the 10th November.

Meet the Candidates forum on Wednesday 19th October at 7pm in St Peters Banquet Hall, St Peters Street, St Peters

SPRA is 50 years old.

Newsletter - February 2022


The Resident Associations of the Dunstan Electorate are jointly hosting a Meet the Candidates event in early March.

The candidates standing for election in this electorate have been invited to outline their vision for our area, and state what they see as the vital issues.

This is our chance to find out what those who aspire to represent us stand for. There will also be an opportunity to ask the candidates questions to help inform our decision on polling day.

Where: Banquet Hall, St Peters Town Hall Complex, 101 Payneham Road, St Peters

Newsletter - February 2020

The Cracked Code

The fabric of St Peters, College Park, Hackney, Joslin, Stepney, and Maylands may be changed forever with the adoption of the State Government’s Planning and Design Code, which is out for public consultation until February 28th. It collapses all Council development plans into one on-line planning portal. It appears to be a “one-size-fits-all” and “lowest-common- denominator” approach.

Newsletter - October 2019

Peoples Forum Well Attended

Thanks to all those who were among the estimated 500 people who attended the Peoples Forum on Wednesday 18th September in the Norwood Concert Hall. The speakers, including two planning experts from Sydney and Melbourne, outlined the issues that heritage will face under the new Planning & Design Code, and offered some constructive alternative suggestions.

Newsletter - March 2019


This is the first SPRA Newsletter for some time, however the Association has continued to maintain a watching brief over Government and Council policy issues, and to consider matters that affect our Council area such as the planning changes being forced on to inner suburban councils, by the State Government.

During the year particular effort has been put into the St Peters Heroes Memorial project which will shortly be complete.


Last year the St Peters Residents Association applied for a grant in the 2017-18 round of funding from the Veterans SA - Anzac Day Commemoration Fund for the research, preparation and fixing of bronze tablets containing the names of the fallen Great War servicemen from the then Town of St Peters onto the St Peters Heroes Memorial in St Peters Street.

The memorial, erected in 1922 by citizens of the former Town of St Peters, is one of the few Great War memorials that does not feature the names of the fallen.

Save Rymill Park Picnic Rally

On Sunday 31st May from 12pm - 2pm, a picnic will be held in Rymill Park in protest over the government's plans to build a 6 lan dual carriage way diagonally through Rymill Park.

It will be a bring-your-own picnic, but it is planned that there will be a sausage sizzle, live music and some key speeches from some high profile people such as Lord Mayor Martin Haese and Senator Nick Xenophon. The event is intended as a picnic / protest event that should be an enjoyable, fun-filled community event in it's own right.

Please refer to the flyer for more information. The Residents set to rally against O-Bahn project at Rymill Park article in the Sunday Mail provides more information on concerns.

Lovely Sandstone Villa to Bite the Dust

"The Development Assessment Panel of the Norwood Payneham and St. Peters Council gave approval to a developer to build three McMansions on the corner of 9th Avenue and Stephen Terrace St. Peters at its meeting on Monday night 17th of February. This approval will require the destruction of a lovely sandstone villa at 73 Stephen Terrace and will be a shocking waste of a character villa which has housed families for several generations", said Ms. Evonne Moore, spokeswoman for the St. Peters Residents Association.