President: Ian Radbone
I want Norwood to be a place where residents feel that they are part of a community; where they can walk down any street and greet people they know, where they will want to help neighbours and know that if they need help, their neighbours can be called on.
The Norwood Residents Association can bring people together and can help residents work together to improve their neighbourhoods. It can be a forum to discuss issues affecting our way of life, and it can represent the people of Norwood in dealing with Council, State government and the politicians who serve the area. I hope that more and more residents will see the value of the Association and will join us creating a suburb that residents never want to leave.
Secretary: Tom Smith
I have a background as an IT professional and have been a Norwood resident for over twenty years and love living here. I consider Norwood as the jewel in the crown of Adelaide suburbs and the closest we have to the European style urban village. With its shops, cafés, entertainment options and proximity to the city it ticks many boxes. So, it is important to ensure we preserve the things that make it so attractive while also recognising that change is inevitable and to embrace those changes that are sensible and sensitive.
Treasurer: Rowena Dunk
I am a former health professional, who came to live in Norwood and raise a family over 30 years ago. In the early years I was active on the Norwood Primary School Council and as Chair, campaigned for medium density housing in Plane Tree Lane, as opposed to light industrial development. I was on the original steering committee for our Municipal Library and was also heavily involved with the Guide movement, both as a parent and District Leader. More recent community projects have included the Cork Tree ‘battle’ and written submissions to Council in relation to Outdoor Dining and The Masterplan.
My home lies within a designated Heritage Conservation Zone and I believe it is important to preserve such areas. Times change and bureaucracies are getting larger, but individuals still need a say in what the shape of their suburb will be. The Norwood Residents Association can be a strong advocate/voice to help protect people’s quality of life.