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SALA Launch Party

Elizabeth Street traders and the City of Charles Sturt are hosting a colourful street party to celebrate the launch of SALA 2016. Art, colour and music will spill onto the streets in a local celebration of creativity in our City. Join us for this family friendly celebration on Thursday July 28, 6.30-9.30pm, at Queen Street (aka Elizabeth Street), Croydon.

Transport in our City

Over the next 15 years, our population is expected to grow by 30–40%. This increase means more traffic on our roads, more passengers on our trains, trams and buses, and more trucks moving goods on our roads. The City of Charles Sturt Transport Plan 2016-2031 sets the direction for transport planning for the next 15 years, providing a framework for developing and investing in transport solutions to respond to key challenges from our community. To view the Transport Plan document and have your say please visit

Hard Waste collection changes

When we asked which style of hard waste service our community preferred, two-thirds of you chose an at- call hard waste service so from August this year, that’s what we’ll be delivering. Each household is entitled

to book up to two free hard waste collections per year. Bookings will be accepted from Monday 25 July, with services commencing from Monday 22 August.

Please note that waiting periods will apply. For more information, see or call the Wasteline on 8295 5077.

Olympic Sports Action Show

Follow Olympic Cool Bear around the course to the Rio Olympics in a fun session of fitness, songs and games with Cool 4 Kids to help get everyone into shape.

This session will be held at the Findon Community Centre on Friday 12 August from 10.30-11.15am. Cost is $5 per child (adults free) and children must be accompanied by an adult. For bookings, please call 8408 1310.

SALA in the Libraries

The West Lakes, Hindmarsh and Civic Libraries and Centre will be showcasing local artists for SALA 2016. Featuring artists: Ian Buckland painted stobie poles series, Lee Walter Photography, Charles Sturt Staff mixed media, Adelaide Secondary School of English and SA YARTS mixed media. For more information about the exhibitions, opening celebrations and dates contact the Library Call Centre on 8408 1333 or online via the library calendar at

Spring Garden Competition

It’s that time of year again, where we celebrate our City’s avid and enthusiastic gardeners with the

Spring Garden Competition. This is an inclusive event and we encourage entries from everyone including young aspiring green thumbs, experienced gardeners, schools and small businesses. With nine categories, there is certainly something for everyone! The children’s colouring competition also continues this year with the theme of ‘BEES...Buzzing’. To enter the Competition or to download the colouring sheet, visit or call Ali on 8408 1306. Happy gardening!

Big Aussie Hearing Check

Australian Hearing and Findon Community Centre are urging you to get your hearing checked at the Centre on Wednesday 24 August from 10am-4pm. Join us for some fun, laughter and of course...for a FREE hearing check. Door Prize Drawn at 1pm, nibbles provided throughout the day. No bookings necessary.  For further information please phone 8408 1310.

Activities at Bower Cottages Community Centre

Social Knitting group
Experienced knitters are invited to meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 10am-12pm to knit for charity. The group are currently knitting scarves and beanies for the homeless. No charge.

Bower Slimmers Weigh and Go
This group meets every Thursday from 12-1pm. You can weigh and go, or stay for some gentle chair exercises and healthy lifestyle tips. Cost is $1.

Bower Wellness Group
Meet with other like minded people for friendship, support and healthy lifestyle tips every Tuesday from 1-3pm. No charge.

For more information on these activities, phone the Centre on 8408 1395.

Foodbank Family Fun Day

The Foodbank Family Fun Day will be held on Sunday 21 August from 1-4pm at St Clair Oval. With entertainment, BBQ and a whole lot of activities to make Sunday into Funday! You can join a walkathon around St Clair and raise funds to fight hunger in South Australia.

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