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Shopfront for a Day @ Tonsley

18 September 2017
Are you an online retailer and want to experience a shopfront?

We are now on Instagram

13 September 2017
Follow us on Instagram at @CityofMarionLibraries to stay updated with the latest happenings at your local library branch.

Urban Activation Project

8 September 2017
Do you have an idea to activate places, improve community amenity, and attract markets / events? If you think you can create a destination for people, this project is for you!

New composting program

21 August 2017
Sign up to a six-month program to learn how to effectively turn kitchen scraps into compost in your own backyard.

Enjoy 7 Days in Marion

3 August 2017
Discover the best places to eat, play, shop and stay that Marion has to offer on our new website '7 Days in Marion'.

New Libraries 'What's On' booklet

26 July 2017
Next time you visit the library be sure to grab one of the new 'What's On' booklets with all the information you will need about upcoming programs and activities. This is your 'one stop shop' with everything from library school holiday programs to digital literacy training and meet the author events. For more programs, events and workshops in Marion visit the events calendar or phone 8375 6785.

Tour de Marion - 5 playgrounds to visit

13 July 2017
Take the Tour de Marion - here’s a guide to five parks that you can visit as you roll, scoot or ride the Sturt River Linear Trail or the Coast to Vines Trail.

Oaklands Crossing

8 June 2017
The $174 million redevelopment at Oaklands Crossing will create a new residential and shopping precinct and end more than 40 years of daily traffic jams.

Mayor's Message

22 May 2017
The ‘new’ Council has dramatically reshaped the culture at Marion in the 2 ½ years since we were elected. I lead a team of Councillors that is united and has a real focus of delivering for the community.

Youth drop in cafe

20 April 2017
Young people are invited to join in free workshops, play board games, read magazines and relax at Glandore Community Centre's 'Cafe 25'; a new youth drop in cafe.

New shelter and picnic facilities

18 April 2017
Two of our popular parks will both receive new shelter and seating in direct response to your feedback.

BPAY View

18 April 2017
Get rid of paper bills and receive, pay and store your rates notice in your online bank.

Free Footy Train Service

28 March 2017
Catch the Seaford and Tonsley trains for free to get to and from AFL games this season. Trains operate at a very high frequency to and from Adelaide Railway Station, a short walk to Adelaide Oval.

City Limits out now

20 March 2017
The March issue of our community magazine City Limits is now available.

Help every kid play in South Australia

6 March 2017
We've teamed up with the Touched by Olivia Foundation, the South Australian Government and with the support of Channel Nine to build the State’s first inclusive playground.

Australia Day Award winners

31 January 2017
Our Australia Day Awards were presented at the Marion RSL on Thursday, 26 January 2017.

Creation of Tonsley suburb

20 January 2017
A portion of the Clovelly Park suburb has been renamed to Tonsley. Find out how to get help changing your address.

Oaklands Skate Park sessions

11 January 2017
There is a series of free youth skateboarding and BMX sessions happening on Thursday nights throughout summer.

5 parks to visit these holidays

11 January 2017
Looking for a new playground to explore these school holidays? We've put together a guide to five parks in the City of Marion that are great for summer fun.

Marion Outdoor Swimming Centre

9 January 2017
Come and enjoy the grassed and shady grounds at our outdoor swimming pool in Park Holme.

2017 Bin Collection Calendar

9 January 2017
Download the online bin collection calendar to find your waste collection day or what goes in each bin.

New Book Busters Book Club @ Park Holme Library

7 January 2017
If you would like to connect with other young book lovers then join us at Book Busters @ Park Holme Library. There will be new books, magazines and dvds to browse, snacks, creative writing and fun crafts to make.

Discovering Marion

22 December 2016
Our guide to summer fun suggests 20 destinations to visit with family and friends without blowing the budget.

Mayor's Christmas Message

22 December 2016
Read our Mayor Kris Hanna's Christmas message for the festive season.

Help build inclusive playspace

20 December 2016
Local businesses and the community can transform the lives of children with a disability by helping to build SA's first inclusive playspace at Hendrie St Reserve, Park Holme.

Big ideas for Tonsley

3 November 2016
We want to hear your big ideas to activate the space at Tonsley. Let us know what you would like to see and how you would like to use the area.

Need help with homework or assignments?

2 November 2016
Use Your Tutor as an online tool for students to seek help with homework or for questions regarding writing and formatting resumes, CV, and job applications; plus, to ask for help with literacy and numeracy - from day to day maths, to writing better emails and reports and getting a ‘second pair of eyes’ on writing.

Feeding ducks

24 October 2016
Find out why we discourage the feeding of ducks at our parks and wetlands.

Illegal dumping cameras

7 October 2016
Surveillance cameras have been installed at known hot spots around the City of Marion to combat illegal dumping.

Irrigating Open Space

20 September 2016
We have updated our approach to irrigating our reserves, to ensure we continue to use water wisely.

New dog park opening

2 September 2016
We are excited to open the Reserve Street Reserve dog park in Trott Park.

BookMyne for Libraries App

31 August 2016
The BookMyne app makes it quick and easy to access the Marion Library Service wherever you are.

Jervois St Reserve now open!

2 August 2016
Our brand new park in South Plympton is now open to enjoy. Come and test out the playgrounds, fitness equipment, BBQ and lots more.

Marion Libraries on Facebook

6 July 2016
To stay connected with all the latest news and events from the Marion Library Service, 'Like' the City of Marion Libraries Facebook page.

Marion Leisure and Fitness Centre

30 June 2016
Announcing the YMCA South Australia as the successful company to manage the Marion Leisure and Fitness Centre.

New grants program - Grants SA

30 June 2016
Grants SA aims to simplify funding for community organisations by the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion.

$40m pledge for Oaklands Crossing

28 June 2016
A $40 million commitment from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull towards fixing Oaklands crossing will be applauded by motorists.

New BMX track in O'Halloran Hill

27 June 2016
We're working with the State Government and City of Onkaparinga​ to build a BMX track on Majors Road at O'Halloran Hill.

Cove Civic Centre

21 June 2016
Cove Civic Centre has reopened today after being temporarily closed due to freak wet weather.

Dune remediation works in Hallett Cove

9 June 2016
We are undertaking dune remediation works at four locations along the coast in Hallett Cove.

Upgrades to Mitchell Park Sports and Community Club

20 May 2016 (amended: 11 November 2012)
Council is working to revamp Mitchell Park Sports and Community Club.

Edwardstown Soldiers’ Memorial Recreation Ground revamp

20 May 2016 (amended: 19 May 2016)
Council has applied for $4 million of Federal Government funding to revamp facilities at Edwardstown Soldiers’ Memorial Recreation Ground.

$1m upgrades to Cove Sports

20 May 2016
More than $1 million of upgrades have been completed at Cove Sports and Community Club, including new lighting for soccer and BMX and change rooms.

Plans evolving for BMX

20 May 2016
Council is working with the Cove BMX Club and BMX SA to investigate developing new facilities on Majors Road.

New toilet for Oaklands Estate Reserve

19 May 2016 (amended: 19 May 2016)
A new automated toilet is set to be installed at Oaklands Estate Reserve, Oaklands Park.

Learn to use a pizza oven

19 May 2016
Local residents can learn to use the Trott Park Neighbourhood Centre pizza oven for free.

Men’s events group

19 May 2016
A local men’s group is organising morning teas, barbecues, guest speakers and outings from Trott Park Neighbourhood Centre.

Community garden grows at Trott Park

19 May 2016
Plots at Trott Park Community Garden are now available for lease for people to grow fruit, vegetables, plants and flowers while developing gardening skills.

Plans evolving for BMX

19 May 2016
Council is working with the Cove BMX Club and BMX SA to investigate developing new facilities on Majors Road.

First dog park for City of Marion

19 May 2016
Work is underway to build the City of Marion's first dedicated dog park at Reserve St Reserve, Trott Park.

Rajah Reserve – Roger Rasheed Sports Foundation Project

19 May 2016
Rajah Street Reserve is now hosting a range of sports coaching clinics and school holiday activities.

Hendrie Street Reserve update

19 May 2016
A concept design has been developed for a playground for children of all abilities at Hendrie St Reserve, Park Holme.

Youth Grants Program

2 May 2016
Voice your thoughts, create your project and do it! The Youth Grants Program can provide funding to help make your idea a reality.

Oaklands crossing campaign

14 April 2016
Help end the traffic jam at Oaklands crossing in Oaklands Park. Let's get Oaklands crossing moving!

Glade Crescent Reserve

30 March 2016 (amended: 30 March 2016)
Work will soon begin on the next stage of upgrades to Glade Crescent Reserve.

Fruit fly outbreak

9 March 2016
An outbreak of Mediterranean Fruit Fly (MFF) has been declared around the Clarence Park area following the detection of fruit fly larvae in home-grown peaches.

Jervois St Reserve

26 February 2016
Work has begun to build a new $940,000 reserve at Jervois St, South Plympton.

Controlling Caltrop (Tribulus terrestis)

1 February 2016
Caltrop is a summer growing weed which produces sharp spiny fruits and is a nuisance in Marion.

Make the Most of Your Device

20 January 2016
Just bought an iPad, tablet, smartphone or eReader? Do you need some help? Contact Marion Libraries to book into a 45 minute one-to-one personalized session with our Digital Literacy volunteer.

Marion Leisure and Fitness Centre

14 January 2016
City of Marion is seeking innovative proposals for the long-term operation of the Marion Leisure and Fitness Centre.

Digital Magazines

24 November 2015
Marion Libraries is able to meet all your digital magazine needs through Zinio. Zinio is the world's largest newsstand and offers full colour, interactive digital magazines for your enjoyment. Browse the collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download.

Little corellas - love or loathe them?

23 November 2015
Intelligent and noisy, little corellas can often be found at this time of year flocking in trees or on an oval.

Dogs in parks and reserves

19 November 2015
Dog owners can exercise their pets off-leash in about 250 parks and reserves in the City of Marion, and these arrangements will not change until further notice.

Councils call for community consultation on Darlington

9 November 2015 (amended: 9 November 2015)
Marion and Mitcham Councils are urging the State Government to consult with the community and both Councils on the final design for the Darlington Upgrade.

Call for Darlington fix

5 November 2015 (amended: 5 November 2015)
Marion and Mitcham Councils have called an unprecedented joint sitting to urge the State Government to rethink the $620 million Darlington road upgrade. The special public meeting will be held on Monday, 9 November in an attempt to improve the plan.

Hallett Cove Coast BioBlitz

26 October 2015 (amended: 3 November 2015)
Get your feet wet, snorkel or explore dry land during BioBlitz along the Hallet Cove coast on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 November.

Be bushfire safe

22 October 2015 (amended: 22 October 2015)
Fire Danger Season commences on 17 November 2015. Property owners have a responsibility to ensure overgrown vegetation is cut back or removed.

Free breast screening

7 September 2015
It is recommended that all women aged 50 to 74 years have a free breast screen (mammogram) every two years.

Cove Enterprise Hub Launch

31 July 2015
Join us for the launch of the Cove Enterprise Hub and the Hallett Cove Business Association at the Cove Civic Centre on 20 August.

Rainbow flag continues to fly

25 June 2015
The rainbow flag continues to fly over Marion after council rejected a push to take it down.

Design a banner competition

25 May 2015
Design a banner to be displayed in the centre of Adelaide to celebrate 175 years of local government in Australia

Neighbourhood Centre news

6 May 2015
Term 2 Neighbourhood Centre newsletters are out! Visit www.marion.sa.gov.au/neighbourhood-centres

Huge crowd honours ANZACs

28 April 2015
The new Hallett Cove memorial attracts huge crowd to commemorate 100 years of ANZAC in 2015.

Free wifi now available

27 March 2015
City of Marion now has free WiFi internet available at several of our buildings.

Changes to Marion Leisure and Fitness Centre

16 February 2015
The YMCA is partnering with the City of Marion to manage the Marion Leisure and Fitness Centre from Saturday, February 21.

Clean Up Australia Day

13 February 2015
Take to your local park, street, beach or bushland on March 1 to help make a difference to the local environment.

Road closure advanced notice

22 January 2015
Some roads will be partially or completely closed on Friday 23 January 2015, due the Tour Down Under.

Mayor's Message

5 January 2015
Find out what's been happening with our Mayor, Kris Hanna, in his column with up-to-date with news and events.

Directions Dance Academy

30 December 2014
This special update has been prepared to clarify information about Directions Dance Academy.

25 fun things to do in summer!

22 December 2014
Looking for some inspiration for summer fun? Nature Play SA has put together a list of outdoor activities for you to complete.

Free outdoor movies at the MCC

18 December 2014
The Marion Cultural Centre is putting on outdoor movies this summer season. Friday nights at sunset on the plaza.

Contamination in Clovelly Park/Mitchell Park

4 December 2014 (amended: 27 August 2014)
The EPA has released the results of its investigation into groundwater contamination in the Clovelly Park and Mitchell Park areas.

Cool off at our pool

1 December 2014
Our outdoor pool offers summertime fun and relaxation for everyone, with grassed and shady grounds and located in the heart of Marion.

Nature Play Passports

10 October 2014
We now have Nature Play Passports at our libraries, neighbourhood centres and other venues. Grab one for your kids to complete the missions!

Award for climate change

3 October 2014
We've joined City of Onkaparinga, City of Holdfast Bay and City of Mitcham in winning a national award for our action on climate change.

George Street and Dwyer Road Workshop

18 September 2014
A workshop was recently undertaken with local residents to discuss traffic volumes on George Street and Dwyer Road.

Garage Sale Trail

12 September 2014
Time for a spring clean? We're taking part in the Garage Sale Trail on Saturday 25 October.

Heron Way Reserve Shelter Facilities

25 August 2014
Maintenance works are underway to repair the shelter facilities at Heron Way Reserve

Art of Respect aerosol art Mural at Warriparinga

23 July 2014
The latest Art of Respect aerosol art mural is at Warriparinga depicting indigenous fauna and flora.

Marion Learning Festival

10 July 2014
The event program is out now! Book into workshops and activities taking place 29 August to 1 September.

Need help with your tax?

30 June 2014
The Marion Library Service is offering free appointments with a tax help volunteer to get help with your tax return.

My Local Services App

23 June 2014
Download an exciting new app which allows you to get local information, report issues, and find out what's near you.

Sturt River Linear Park Shared Path Reconstruction

20 June 2014
Currently construction is underway to renew a section of the Sturt River Linear Park shared path from Oaklands Road heading south toward the Noarlunga Railway

Ragamuffin Drive Reconstruction

30 May 2014
As part of the Cove Civic Centre project, Ragamuffin Drive in Hallett Cove is being reconstructed between Olivier Terrace and Ramrod Avenue.

Footpath Works for Marion Village Historic Works

21 May 2014
As part of the Marion Village Historic works there will be a footpath upgrade taking place in Seccafien Avenue and George Street, Marion. Detours may be in place until Friday 13 June 2014.

Adelaide to Seaford rail line revegetation

16 May 2014
Sections of the Adelaide to Seaford rail line are being transformed into a thriving biodiversity corridor as part of a major revegetation and landscaping program.

Latest E-Talk Newsletter

28 March 2014
Read the latest edition of our email newsletter, E-Talk, for news and events. The March/April edition is out now!

Sturt River Bridge

19 February 2014
As part of the Oaklands Wetland Masterplan, council will commence installation of a pedestrian / cyclist bridge to cross the Sturt Channel linking Bombay Street to the wetlands.

2014 Local Elections

6 February 2014
Did you know there's a local government election this year? Have your say on how your community is run.

Oaklands Wetland now open!

9 December 2013
The $9 million wetland is now fully open to the public after 11 months of building work, and has already become a haven for native birds and fish just weeks after the completion of major construction work.

Draft Hallett Cove Creeks Stormwater Management Plan

26 November 2013
The draft Hallett Cove Creeks Stormwater Management Plan has been developed to capture, manage and reuse stormwater while protecting the environment.

Yet another award!

22 November 2013
We have been crowned Australia's most sustainable city in a prestigious national award.

Marion Heritage Research Centre

31 October 2013
The Marion Heritage Research Centre has just turned six months old!

OzHarvest expands to south

17 October 2013
We are teaming up with food rescue charity OzHarvest who are expanding their services in Adelaide’s inner southern suburbs.

Draft Irrigation Management Plan

3 October 2013
The draft Irrigation Management Plan has been developed to improve the quality of open space by more efficient watering.

A journey to discover ‘The Jewel of the South’

10 September 2013

Oaklands Wetland video

15 August 2013
This ‘behind the scenes’ YouTube video gives a unique insight into the recently unveiled $9 million Oaklands Wetland.

Almond Blossoms in Marion

1 August 2013
Did you know tourists used to travel for miles to visit our almond blossoms? Blossom tours were a popular attraction from the 1930s.

Stormwater Management Plan

10 July 2013
We have released a long-term plan to reduce the risk of flooding to homes and businesses in the Marion and Holdfast Bay.

M Files website

1 July 2013
View the photos and video submitted by our community to help capture 'moments in time' in May 2013.

M Files winner

21 June 2013
Congratulations to Nina, our M Files photo winner! Visit our Facebook page to see the winning image.

eBooks and Audiobooks now available!

24 May 2013
Visit online catalogue to browse and download from the collection of eBooks and audiobooks available for loan. Compatible with a large range of devices and absolutely free. All you need is your library card and internet access.

Constitutional recognition of local government

9 May 2013
PM Julia Gillard has announced a referendum to ask whether you want local government recognised in the constitution.

Oaklands Reserve and Wetland

9 May 2013
We want you to help us design the recreation plaza, biodiversity corridor and adventure play space at Oaklands Reserve and Wetland.

Talk to us online in real-time - Live Chat

30 April 2013
Our website offers Live Chat where you can talk with our customer service team in real-time.

Happy Birthday to our website!

18 April 2013
Our new-look website is celebrating its 1st Birthday. Provide feedback to help make this site suited to your needs.

Railway Terrace Streetscape

28 February 2013
A new $1.8 million plan will revitalise this street with a cycling and walking path, trees, cobble-paving and public artworks.

Oaklands Wetland webcam

26 February 2013
We have installed a time-lapse camera on the Oaklands Wetland site for you to follow daily construction progress.

Tourist Map

1 December 2012
Our Tourist Map provides information about what to do when visiting Marion. Find out where to go, including shopping, cultural sites, art, walks and where to stay.

Temporary public artwork

12 November 2012
Come and see an illusory artwork at the Old Marino Boat Ramp.

Rescue 2012 in Marion

1 November 2012
Rescue 2012, the Life Saving World Championships, is coming to Marion from November 7-18.

Hallett Cove Beach Clean-up

25 October 2012
Check out photos on our Facebook page from a recent beach clean-up at Hallett Cove.

The Murray-Darlng Basin

18 October 2012
The City of Marion has joined the fight to save our Murray. We must act now.

Mike Turtur Bikeway Public Art

21 September 2012
Artworks have been installed along the Mike Turtur bikeway, so keep an eye out!

Food scraps in green bin

13 September 2012
You can now put food scraps in your green organics bin! Simply wrap in newspaper first.

Computer & TV Recycling

11 September 2012
You can now take old TVs and computers to Solo Resource Recovery for free recycling.

Did you get your postcards?

4 September 2012
Making Marion is here! Did you receive your feedback postcards?

Gun amnesty - for a safer SA

2 August 2012
Until October 31 you can hand in any unregistered, unwanted guns at any SA police station.

Trees in Victoria Street, Glandore

27 July 2012
Read an update about the street trees in Victoria Street, Glandore.

Volunteers needed

3 July 2012
Are you interested in helping seniors learn how to use a computer, email, & the internet?

Coastal Management Study

25 June 2012
A Coastal Management Study of the Hallett Cove foreshore has recently been completed.

Oaklands Wetland masterplan

18 June 2012
The Oaklands Wetland master plan and wetland layout was adopted by council on June 12.

New website launched

16 April 2012
Welcome to our new website. Find out how Marion is connecting with the community online.