The Adelaide South West Community Centre opened to the public in 2005 in leased premises in Sturt Street after considerable behind-the-scenes work by local residents and Council.  Since 2005 it has become the central hub for strengthening the local community. The property changed hands in 2018 and the Council secured two extensions to the lease.  In February 2021 the owner will take possession of the premises and although Council resolved in August 2018 that the Centre will continue close by, the community is concerned about its future. Sue talks to Marjon Martin, Secretary, Susan Collins, Chair, Jeffrey Collins, Committee Member on behalf of the South West City Community Association Inc. Listen to part 1 and 2 here.

Local leader

Greg is a well known local identity, his resume includes numerous executive positions in South Australia, currently the CEO of the History Trust of SA. Most people would remember him as the founder and Chairman of the Adelaide Festival of Ideas and former co-owner and managing director of Imprints Booksellers. In part 1 of this interview he talks about his vision for a sustainable inclusive future


In part 2 he tells us of what he hopes to to contribute as a recently elected Adelaide City Council member


The importance of Language. A very good news story for 2020 and beyond

One of the most heartwarming stories I have ever published. This is wonderful. A podcast and a film of the launch

Please be advised that Sue Gilbey has permission to post the Ku Ku Yalanji language launch video produced by the First Peoples First Cultural Foundation. For any further information please contact. John Hartley First Peoples First Cultural Foundation Secretary. E: karranjal@hotmail.com

round the bend co-op


It was a sheer fluke that Michael (also a resident of Christie Walk) and I bumped into Zainil and Michael but it was serendipitous that we did. Have a listen to their passion when talking about their home.”We aim to cooperatively live on and manage the land to protect, conserve and enjoy its indigenous nature.” But why “round the bend” We are part of the Bend of Islands community – hence “the Bend”. The phrase is also ironic. In the early 70s when the Co-op was formed, the idea that people would live in the bush to protect it, rather than exploit it, was seen as a bit crazy. We have proven the worth of our approach and the world has caught up with our ideals.


Carol Omer is an artist and certified Life Coach who specialises in women’s empowerment, change management and creating peace after domestic violence .She was a founding member of EarthSong Aboriginal Healing Pathways Foundation and former board member of Nunga Mi:Minars Aboriginal Women’s and Children’s Domestic Violence Shelter. Carol recognises the crucial role of the expertise, wisdom and authority of the First People of Australia as core to our capacity develop new solutions and move forward during these critical times.”. To get an understanding of this watch Two Brothers walking on NITV, available for a limited period

Sam Scammell on what it means to promote a future in which regeneration is the key

With over 30 years’ experience as a practicing lawyer and as a senior executive for major Australian companies, Sam now provides business mentoring and business development services to a number of organisations. Sam brings his diverse career experience and specialist expertise in the areas of law, governance and compliance to boards and community groups. His interests also include co-operative models and working toward a more circular economy promoting a regenerative, sustainable and inclusive future.