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This week is the 20 year anniversary of Harmony Week in Australia.

Leading into this week, 50 innocent Muslim worshippers were killed in a terrorist attack in New Zealand. Some of these people were refugees and migrants from countries all over the world. Australia’s Grand Mufti, Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohammed, today said that all people of Australia, regardless of their religious and cultural beliefs, are one family.

This week as we recognise Harmony Week, we encourage our residents of Charles Sturt to explicitly recognise the diversity of our City and our country. We have people who come from over 100 different cultures, including our Indigenous people who have been the traditional custodians of the land for over 60,000 years. Harmony Week is our chance to celebrate our unique multiculturalism, and to focus on including everyone in our community. This week, we want you all to know that as a member of our community – you belong here, we respect you, and you are always welcome.

Lack of rain, drying wetlands and Grange Lakes

This summer has been the hottest summer in recorded history for metropolitan Adelaide, and the driest summer we have experienced in 33 years. The City of Charles Sturt has not received more than 5mm of rain since mid to late December 2018. This has resulted in the Torrens River and the Grange Lakes stormwater system becoming almost completely dry and, due to this, the wetlands on Old Port Road have been unable to receive regular environmental flows. For more information, check out the latest news at

Gut Health and IBS Information Session

The health of your digestive system is very valuable to your overall wellbeing. Join us at Bower Cottages on Tuesday 26 March at 1.30pm for a free community information session where we will discuss Gut Health and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) to help you have a better understanding of what IBS is and what you can do to treat it. This information will guide you through how to regain and maintain your health. Presented by Parvin Rezaie (The Health Loop) in partnership with the Bower Cottages Community Centre’s Wellness Program. All welcome. Bookings appreciated. Email or call 8408 1394 for more information.

Westside Stories - Watercolour Painting Workshop

It’s a book club … it’s a writer’s group … but there’s drawing too? Come along to a special Westside Stories session at the Henley Beach Library on Wednesday 27 March from 4-5:30pm. You’ll get to meet Claire Richards, the illustrator of many picture books such as Goldilocks and the Three Koalas, and author of graphic novel Bernie and the Birds. Bookings are essential, so please call the Library Call Centre on 8408 1333 or book online at:

Positive Parenting Program

The Triple P Program knows all parents have different needs and has many different ways for you to get your parenting held so you can choose what will suit you and your family best. The Findon Library will be hosting three seminars each Monday from 9.30-11.30am starting 25 March. Each seminar is for parents to get tips and information about the most common parenting we face, with the first week focusing on the Power of Positive Parenting. Bookings are essential for each session, so please call the Library Call Centre on 8408 1333 or book online at:

ASO Community Centre Performances

The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra will once again be performing in the City of Charles Sturt on Wednesday 10 April as part of the 2019 Community Centres Concert Tour. The hour-long Concerts are FREE and will occur at Cheltenham Community Centre from 10am and Findon Community Centre from 2pm. Bookings are essential and may be made by contacting the Centres on 8408 1390 (Cheltenham) and 8408 1310 (Findon).

Draft Findon Road, Kidman Park Mixed Use Development Plan Amendment

Council has released the draft Findon Road, Kidman Park (North) Mixed Use (Residential and Commercial) Development Plan Amendment (DPA) (Privately Funded) for public consultation. The draft DPA proposes to extend the Mixed Use Zone to facilitate medium density residential uses and commercial opportunities. The public consultation period closes 5pm, Thursday 23 May 2019. For more information, visit or contact Jim Gronthos on 8408 1265 or

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