2017 Annual General Meeting

  • Mary MacKillop College, 10-14 High Street, Kensington (entry from High St via the driveway between the tennis courts and car park (look out for the signs)
  • Wednesday 22nd November at 7:20pm
  • An opportunity for all Kensington residents to share priorities and local concerns and set the directions for 2018.
  • Come and have your say and vote for those you want to represent your community.

The AGM will feature an interesting and timely presentation:

  • The Value of Local Heritage with particular reference to the Kensington Historic Conservation Zones - Professor Norman Etherington, President National Trust South Australia.

Evening to be concluded with our traditional scrumptious KRA supper - a chance to meet fellow residents and Committee Members over supper and a glass or two of wine or cup of tea or coffee.

Peregrine Development Submission

Peregrine Corporation has lodged a development application to build a multi storey building on the site of its existing building at 270 The Parade Kensington (intersection of The Parade & Portrush Rd). The proposed building is effectively 10 storeys and will dwarf the three State Heritage listed buildings on the other corners of the intersection. The development has been declared a Major Development by the Government, in our opinion a misuse of the Minister’s powers as this type of development should be in the city or on Greenhill Rd. A copy of the public notice can be viewed by clicking the Public Notice link.

Our Association has made a submission calling for refusal of the development application but we are concerned that the Development Assessment Commission will rubber stamp it despite it being clearly in contravention of the NPSP Development Plan. A copy of our submission can be viewed here.

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Borthwick Park Update May 2016

 

It was a hot, dry summer. Fortunately we have native plants in Borthwick Park and our volunteers have watered regularly to keep the new plantings alive over summer so we have had few losses. Thanks to our summer waterers.

Our first 2016 working bee on May 1st was well attended and we spent a productive morning pruning, weeding and doing other small maintenance tasks. The children were well occupied under Saideh’s supervision and Christel did a great job with the catering. Thanks to everyone.

Future Working bees:

5th June - mulch spreading (subject to availability)

3rd July - big planting day for 2016, barbecue lunch

21st August

11th September

23rd October

We’d love to see you along to one of our working bees. They are great fun and only go for a couple of hours with morning tea. Starting times vary so please watch out for email notices. To be added to our email list, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

New plantings in the park: We await Council’s formal acceptance of our proposals for new plantings in the park. These include the establishment of three new areas. We hope to announce the pending planting of these areas soon.

In April this year we applied to Council for a community grant to enable the installation of more interpretive signage in the park. We await Council’s response.

Creek works: Occasional heavy downpours over the years have pushed large rocks downstream where they have piled up against each other. This bottleneck has caused sediment to accumulate, limiting the effectiveness of the trash rack at the Thornton St bridge. NPSP Council has inspected the creek bed with the KRA and work to clear the build-up of rocks and to clear the channel is likely to take place later this year. We are all mindful of the attraction of the ‘beach’ area in the park to young children and all efforts will be made to retain and enhance this natural area for their enjoyment.

Support the Environmental Defenders Office

The Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) is a Community Legal Centre specialising in public interest environmental law. The EDO offers professional legal advice and (in a small number of cases) representation, help with environmental law research and community legal education. The EDO is a non-profit community-based organisation.
The EDO has been supported by a variety of public and private sources.
Unfortunately, just before Christmas, EDO SA was advised by the Commonwealth Government that funding for all EDOs around Australia was terminated immediately.
Kensington Residents' Association supports the work of the EDO. Accordingly KRA has made a donation to the EDO.
For more information about the EDO and how you can support the EDO click here.

 

Veggie Club

Consideration is underway to establish a cooperative Veggie Club for Kensington Residents. If you are interested in joining please contact the KRA via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

175th Anniversary of the Settlement of Kensington

2014 welcomes the 175th Anniversary of the settlement of Kensington. We are fortunate to live in such an interesting and diverse suburb, surrounded by historical landmarks and buildings.

Kensington village, named after Kensington Palace, was surveyed in November 1838 and the first land lots were sold to settlers in 1839. 175 years later, much of Kensington's history remains for us to enjoy, value and protect.

This year, the Kensington Residents' Association plans a number of community events to celebrate this milestone; this will include a Kensington Village Picnic in Pioneer Park in October.

Details of events will be posted here as they come to hand and will also be publicised in the KRA newsletters.

 

2013 Membership

Show your support for Kensington, the association, and the activities and causes we provide and promote by renewing or becoming a member in 2013.


For the association's aims and achievements, please head over to our About page.

If you are unsure of your membership status, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To renew your membership, please download this renewal form and return it to our secretary with the required payment.

To become a new member, please download this registration form and return it to our secretary with the required payment.