City of Adelaide Representation Review 2021: Draft Representation Review Report

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We would like your feedback on the proposals for the City of Adelaide Representation Review: Draft Representation Report

Consultation Information

The City of Adelaide (CoA) has undergone two rounds of public consultation (March 2021 & July 2021) on a Representation Review Options Paper (the Options Paper) as the first stage of a review of its representation structure in accordance with the requirements of Section 12 of the Local Government Act 1999 (SA) (the Act).

Following consultation on the Options Paper and pursuant to section 12(8a) of the Act, the City of Adelaide has prepared a Draft Representation Review report (the Report) which details the outcome of public consultation undertaken on the Options Paper, and includes all feedback responses as appendices. An abridged version of the Report (without the appendices) can be found below.

In summary, with regards to elector representation in the City of Adelaide the Report proposes that:

  • The Lord Mayor is elected by all of the electors of the Council area.
  • The Council area is divided into Wards.
  • There is a three Ward structure with material changes to Ward boundaries.
  • The existing Ward names being North Ward, Central Ward and South Ward are retained.
  • The number of Ward Councillors is reduced from seven (7) to five (5).
  • Ward representation is adjusted to within allowable tolerances by:
    • Reducing the number of North Ward Councillors from two (2) to one (1).
    • Retaining three (3) Central Ward Councillors, and
    • Reducing the number of South Ward Councillors from two (2) to one (1).
    • The number of Area Councilllor positions is retained at four (4), and
    • The total number of Elected Members is reduced from twelve (12) to ten (10), including the Lord Mayor.

For more consultation information and an abridged version of the Report - see below:

Consultation Information PackAbridged draft Representation Review Report


Pursuant to section 12(9) of the Act Council invites submissions from interested persons on the Draft Representation Review Report.

You can provide your feedback by clicking here or on the 'Complete the Survey' tab below.

Consultation closes 5pm, Friday 15 October 2021

Public Hearing

Following the consultation period any person making a submission will be invited to appear before a meeting of Council at 5.00pm on Tuesday, 19 October 2021 in the Colonel Light Room, Adelaide Town Hall. Respondents have the opportunity to be heard in support of their submission or raise any new matters not included in written comments. Respondents will have 5 minutes maximum to be heard during the meeting.

If you wish to be heard by the Council at the public hearing, please register your attendance with an email to Governance@cityofadelaide.com.au. Respondents must be registered to be heard.

We would like your feedback on the proposals for the City of Adelaide Representation Review: Draft Representation Report

Consultation Information

The City of Adelaide (CoA) has undergone two rounds of public consultation (March 2021 & July 2021) on a Representation Review Options Paper (the Options Paper) as the first stage of a review of its representation structure in accordance with the requirements of Section 12 of the Local Government Act 1999 (SA) (the Act).

Following consultation on the Options Paper and pursuant to section 12(8a) of the Act, the City of Adelaide has prepared a Draft Representation Review report (the Report) which details the outcome of public consultation undertaken on the Options Paper, and includes all feedback responses as appendices. An abridged version of the Report (without the appendices) can be found below.

In summary, with regards to elector representation in the City of Adelaide the Report proposes that:

  • The Lord Mayor is elected by all of the electors of the Council area.
  • The Council area is divided into Wards.
  • There is a three Ward structure with material changes to Ward boundaries.
  • The existing Ward names being North Ward, Central Ward and South Ward are retained.
  • The number of Ward Councillors is reduced from seven (7) to five (5).
  • Ward representation is adjusted to within allowable tolerances by:
    • Reducing the number of North Ward Councillors from two (2) to one (1).
    • Retaining three (3) Central Ward Councillors, and
    • Reducing the number of South Ward Councillors from two (2) to one (1).
    • The number of Area Councilllor positions is retained at four (4), and
    • The total number of Elected Members is reduced from twelve (12) to ten (10), including the Lord Mayor.

For more consultation information and an abridged version of the Report - see below:

Consultation Information PackAbridged draft Representation Review Report


Pursuant to section 12(9) of the Act Council invites submissions from interested persons on the Draft Representation Review Report.

You can provide your feedback by clicking here or on the 'Complete the Survey' tab below.

Consultation closes 5pm, Friday 15 October 2021

Public Hearing

Following the consultation period any person making a submission will be invited to appear before a meeting of Council at 5.00pm on Tuesday, 19 October 2021 in the Colonel Light Room, Adelaide Town Hall. Respondents have the opportunity to be heard in support of their submission or raise any new matters not included in written comments. Respondents will have 5 minutes maximum to be heard during the meeting.

If you wish to be heard by the Council at the public hearing, please register your attendance with an email to Governance@cityofadelaide.com.au. Respondents must be registered to be heard.

  • Submission form closes at 5.00 pm, Friday, 15 October2021.

    You need to be registered with Your Say Adelaide to complete this survey. If you are not currently registered you can register here. It only takes a minute...but it is a minute well spent! 

    If you would like to know more or if you need some help on the registration process, please read this handy guide here.

    You will be asked to login to your user account before providing your submission. Please ensure your user profile is up to date with your latest contact details.

    It is Council’s policy that for a formal submission to be received it must include your name and residential address. 

    Formal submissions will be provided to Council and may be publicly available.

    Please note: the survey must be completed once started. Incomplete surveys cannot be saved, which may result in loss of data.


    Public Hearing

    Anyone submitting feedback will be invited to appear before a meeting of Council at 5.00pm on Tuesday, 19 October 2021 in the Colonel Light Room, Adelaide Town Hall. Respondents will have the opportunity to be heard in support of their submission or raise any new matters not included in written comments. Respondents will have 5 minutes maximum to be heard during the meeting.

    If you wish to be heard by the Council at the public hearing, please register your attendance with an email to Governance@cityofadelaide.com.au

    Respondents must be registered to be heard.

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