Elected Members Have Their Say
We asked our Elected Members, ‘What recent community achievement, event, or project in your ward are you proud of?’
Here’s what they said...
As part of Salisbury’s ongoing revitalisation, Council installed three magnificent public art installations that recognise our City’s musical heritage. Nestled in John Street within the heart of our City, these pieces beautifully capture the essence of Salisbury’s diverse musical traditions, spanning generations and genres. Each offers a unique visual representation of the City’s passionate connection to brass bands, which have long held a special place in the hearts of its residents.
In celebration of Salisbury’s rich musical history, the fabulous Salisbury City Band recently embarked on an ‘Itty Bitty Band - World Tour of John St,’ performing at each of the three public art pieces. These captivating artworks not only serve as a testament to the Salisbury Centre revival but also provided the perfect backdrop for
showcasing our City’s enduring love affair with its brass bands.
I was thrilled to walk alongside the band as they played, entertaining local shoppers with their exceptional musical talent and infectious energy.
Key priorities undertaken by Council in the Central Ward involved upgrading playgrounds and reserves. After extensive community consultation, I’m proud that we have delivered major upgrades to Fairbanks Drive Reserve, now one of the most used playgrounds in our city. Complete with district level, inclusive play equipment that features a Rage Cage, basketball court, picnic area and now has CCTV installed. We’ve also just opened the new playground at Kingswood Crescent Reserve - just in time for school holidays! Watch out for more playground and reserve upgrades coming soon.
Councillor Johnny Chewparsad
I was thrilled to have joined Salisbury East Neighbourhood Centre’s vibrant community market! It was inspiring to witness the incredible talent and passion of our local small businesses. From exquisite crafts to stunning jewellery and pet supplies, this event showcased our community’s creativity and entrepreneurship. Keep supporting local!
Councillor Moni Mazzeo
I’m thrilled to announce the newly upgraded playground at Carney Close in Salisbury Plain is complete! Our new features, including an adventure multi-unit, swing set, climbing elements, log scramble, balance beam, see-saw, and in-ground trampoline, will provide endless fun and entertainment for all. Let’s enjoy these fantastic additions together and create lasting memories in our community.
Councillor Peter Jensen JP
I’m pleased that works on the new toilet and car park facilities at The Paddocks have been completed, delivering the next stage in this excellent plan to improve the site. The project is bringing some fantastic upgrades that will better service The Paddocks and all the visitors of its great features, like the newly updated playground, the wetlands, and the dog parks dedicated to both small and large dogs, and forms part of the broader works occurring at The Paddocks precinct.
Councillor Shiralee Reardon JP
The Blue Tree Project is close to my heart and I’m pleased that we have introduced it in the City of Salisbury. The purpose of painting a dead tree blue is to spark conversation around mental health and spread the message that ‘It’s OK not to be OK’. I was lucky enough to attend the tree painting, and have moved a motion at Council to support more trees going blue and hopefully one in each ward. Special thanks goes to Gilles Plains Lions Club for bringing this project to life.
I have great pride in our North Ward and especially the Salisbury North Football Club, who held an Indigenous round to remember. It was a great opportunity to celebrate First Nations people and culture, with a fantastic Welcome to Country to kick things off. Great to have the Premier of South Australia, Peter Malinauskas, speak at the event and to see the North Ward community come together to have fun and embrace community sport.
Councillor Kyle Grenfell
The new crossing on Hemming St Parafield Gardens by The Pines School as well as the upgraded crossing on Andrew Smith Drive has been a big completion for me as I have been working with the school on these upgrades for years. It is nice to see them completed and being used correctly. Now to work on making the other schools in Para Ward safer for the community!
Councillor Sarah Ouk
I’m thrilled to share the exciting news that our beloved Little Para Golf Course has new management! Greenspace, a top-notch golf facility operator, is now in charge. They’re dedicated to using innovative solutions to make your experience even better. Improvements are coming to the site with the new Shanx Mini Golf Facility and a high-tech driving range. Plus, new modern amenities to make everyone feel welcome. I invite you to join me in celebrating the future of our cherished community asset.
Councillor Lauren Brug
The newly reopened and upgraded Golding Oval Dog Park in Para Vista is a haven for canine companions and their owners. With its spacious layout and vibrant greenery, dogs can frolic freely and enjoy a stimulating environment. The park has two dog park sections, one for smaller and one for older doggos. The upgraded Golding Oval Dog Park provides a safe and enjoyable space for dogs to socialise and exercise, fostering a stronger bond between pets and their owners.
Councillor Alan Graham
I’m thrilled about the investments happening in South Ward! We’ve upgraded the local dog park and started enhancing the playground in Walkley Heights. The Walkleys Road Corridor development is underway, thanks to extensive community consultation, and we’re exploring the possibility of a new district-level playground.
Collaborating with the state government, we’re also focused on improving local footpaths and more. Exciting times ahead!
Councillor Beau Brug JP
The Lights at Mawson event on the main lake of Mawson Lakes was a mesmerising spectacle that captivated visitors in July. The stunning light installations and synchronised music created a magical experience for all who attended. Looking ahead, mark your calendars for the upcoming dog-focused community event at Unity Park in Pooraka happening on Saturday 26 August. With interactive games, pet-friendly vendors, and a welcoming atmosphere, it promises to be a delightful gathering for dogs and their devoted owners. Don’t miss these fantastic opportunities for fun and community engagement.
Councillor Sharon McKell
A community achievement in West Ward on Sunday 28 May was an activity day where Friends of the Pledger Wetlands, other members of the local community and members from the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Temple got together and planted over 1,300 seedlings at the Pledger Wetlands. This finalises a revegetation project with irrigation funded by the state government and managed by City of Salisbury. A great effort by all!