Urban Forest Submission

A recent Conservation Council study estimated that Adelaide is losing about 75,000 trees a year. We submit that this is due to a range of factors including population growth, housing densification policy, life-style changes, a failure of the planning system to reserve space around built structures for vegetation and trees, weak legislative protection for existing trees, commercial development and powerline clearance. Government must encourage Council policies and tree species selection.

Meet the Candidates Forum

You are invited to attend a forum to meet the candidates for Mayor and for Councillors representing the St Peters and the Maylands/Trinity Wards in the coming Council Election.

WHEN: Wednesday 19th October at 7pm
WHERE: St Peters Banquet Hall, St Peters Street, St Peters

All candidates will be given the opportunity to speak to their candidacy and to take questions from the floor to help you to decide who should represent you on Council for the next four years.

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.