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A Day in the Life of the Public Realm

It’s 4 am on a cold Thursday morning, and Richard Toomer is busy preparing the city streets for the life that starts at sunrise.

His day began an hour ago, and while most people have barely rolled over in bed, he’s driven to the Adelaide City Council’s depot on London Road, organised his schedule for the day, and made it back onto the city streets.

Richard is part of the Council’s Public Realm Street Cleansing team.

For city’s residents, they’re the men and women who help make the neighbourhood a clean, beautiful place to live.

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A New Place to Taste for migrants and refugees

Australia’s newest residents are finding their feet in Adelaide through a series of healthy living workshops designed to tackle food security concerns.

More than 200 asylum seekers and recent migrants have attended group cooking, gardening and supermarket shopping workshops since the Australian Red Cross launched the program A New Place to Taste, in 2012.

Australian Red Cross community development officer Lisa Clark said many of the participants coming through the program were young men from Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq, and had been in Australia for less than three months.

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Towards a city of entrepreneurs

A surge in the number of networking events and educational programs for entrepreneurs in Adelaide in the last three years, has triggered the need for a more coordinated approach to supporting startup companies in Adelaide.

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