City of Adelaide Representation Review July 2021

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Have your say on the revised Representation Options Paper that has been prepared as the next stage of Council's 2021 Representation Review.

Update: 22 September 2021

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. Consultation on the Report will be open from 24 September - 5pm, Friday 15 October 2021. Click here for more information.


Update 29 July 2021

Following the easing of lockdown restrictions, all of the city's libraries and community centres have reopened, and hard copies of all consultation materials are available. If you have any questions or queries, please contact us at governance@cityofadelaide.com.au.

Update: 21 July 2021

Please be aware that as a result of the recent lockdown in South Australia, all of the city's libraries, community centres and Customer Centre are temporarily closed to the public, which means that hard copy information relevant to this consultation is not currently available. This situation is being reviewed daily. Further updates will be posted as information becomes available.

Project Information

The City of Adelaide conducted public consultation between March and May 2021 on Stage 1: Representations Options Paper, as part of a broader Representation Review. The purpose of the Review, which is required every eight years, is to determine whether a change of arrangements is required in respect to elector representation to ensure that the electors of the City of Adelaide are adequately and fairly represented. Six Options were originally presented for feedback in March. For more information on the March 11 2021 - May 4 2021 Stage 1 Consultation, please click here.

The Representation Options Paper has been revised (July 2021) as a result of feedback received during the March / May 2021 consultation. The revised Representation Options Paper has been prepared to test three preferred options.

Pursuant to the provisions of section 12(7) of the Local Government Act 1999, notice is hereby given that council has prepared a revised Representation Options Paper for public consultation. The revised Options Paper examines and seeks public input on the advantages and disadvantages of the three preferred options taking into account the feedback received from the previous round of consultation.

For more information - see below:

Information PackRevised Options Paper July 20213 Options For Consideration


Consultation on the Revised Options Paper is open from 9.00 am, 16 July - 5.00 pm, Friday 27 August 2021.

Background

The Representation Review (the 'Review') process requires each Council to undertake a review of all aspects of its composition and the division (or potential division) of the Council area into wards. The Review must be completed in accordance with the requirements of Section 12 of the Act to ensure fair and equitable representation of all City of Adelaide electors.

Stage 1 of the Review is the preparation of a Representation Options Paper, which examined whether Council’s current structure provides the most beneficial structure for representation of its community, and whether those communities would benefit from changes to the composition, size or Ward structure of the Council.

What does this Review include?

How the principal member of Council is elected ie:

  • whether it should be a Lord Mayor elected by the community, or
  • a Lord Mayor selected by (and from amongst) the elected members;

The Representation Options Paper broadly examines the matters required under section 12(6) of the Act, specifically:

  • whether the City of Adelaide community would benefit from an alteration to its composition or Ward structure, and
  • the advantages and disadvantages of the various options available to Council, and because the City of Adelaide has Wards, whether the division of the area into Wards should be abolished, and
  • how each option relates to the Principles under section 26(1)(c) and the matters referred to in section 33 of the Local Government Act 1999


Providing feedback

Online Survey

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


Community Workshop

A Community Workshop will be held and facilitated by the consultants who prepared the Options Paper. We encourage you to participate in this workshop and provide us feedback directly. The Workshop will be held at 4:30pm 10 August 2021 in the David Spence Room in Adelaide Town Hall.

Please register your interest in attending, please email Governance@cityofadelaide.com.au:


Written Submissions

Written submissions can be directed to Clare Mockler, Acting CEO, the City of Adelaide, 25 Pirie Street, Adelaide, or emailed to Governance@cityofadelaide.com.au.


Need more information

Further information regarding the Elector Representation Review can also be obtained by contacting Jess Dillon at governance@cityofadelaide.com.au.

Have your say on the revised Representation Options Paper that has been prepared as the next stage of Council's 2021 Representation Review.

Update: 22 September 2021

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. Consultation on the Report will be open from 24 September - 5pm, Friday 15 October 2021. Click here for more information.


Update 29 July 2021

Following the easing of lockdown restrictions, all of the city's libraries and community centres have reopened, and hard copies of all consultation materials are available. If you have any questions or queries, please contact us at governance@cityofadelaide.com.au.

Update: 21 July 2021

Please be aware that as a result of the recent lockdown in South Australia, all of the city's libraries, community centres and Customer Centre are temporarily closed to the public, which means that hard copy information relevant to this consultation is not currently available. This situation is being reviewed daily. Further updates will be posted as information becomes available.

Project Information

The City of Adelaide conducted public consultation between March and May 2021 on Stage 1: Representations Options Paper, as part of a broader Representation Review. The purpose of the Review, which is required every eight years, is to determine whether a change of arrangements is required in respect to elector representation to ensure that the electors of the City of Adelaide are adequately and fairly represented. Six Options were originally presented for feedback in March. For more information on the March 11 2021 - May 4 2021 Stage 1 Consultation, please click here.

The Representation Options Paper has been revised (July 2021) as a result of feedback received during the March / May 2021 consultation. The revised Representation Options Paper has been prepared to test three preferred options.

Pursuant to the provisions of section 12(7) of the Local Government Act 1999, notice is hereby given that council has prepared a revised Representation Options Paper for public consultation. The revised Options Paper examines and seeks public input on the advantages and disadvantages of the three preferred options taking into account the feedback received from the previous round of consultation.

For more information - see below:

Information PackRevised Options Paper July 20213 Options For Consideration


Consultation on the Revised Options Paper is open from 9.00 am, 16 July - 5.00 pm, Friday 27 August 2021.

Background

The Representation Review (the 'Review') process requires each Council to undertake a review of all aspects of its composition and the division (or potential division) of the Council area into wards. The Review must be completed in accordance with the requirements of Section 12 of the Act to ensure fair and equitable representation of all City of Adelaide electors.

Stage 1 of the Review is the preparation of a Representation Options Paper, which examined whether Council’s current structure provides the most beneficial structure for representation of its community, and whether those communities would benefit from changes to the composition, size or Ward structure of the Council.

What does this Review include?

How the principal member of Council is elected ie:

  • whether it should be a Lord Mayor elected by the community, or
  • a Lord Mayor selected by (and from amongst) the elected members;

The Representation Options Paper broadly examines the matters required under section 12(6) of the Act, specifically:

  • whether the City of Adelaide community would benefit from an alteration to its composition or Ward structure, and
  • the advantages and disadvantages of the various options available to Council, and because the City of Adelaide has Wards, whether the division of the area into Wards should be abolished, and
  • how each option relates to the Principles under section 26(1)(c) and the matters referred to in section 33 of the Local Government Act 1999


Providing feedback

Online Survey

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


Community Workshop

A Community Workshop will be held and facilitated by the consultants who prepared the Options Paper. We encourage you to participate in this workshop and provide us feedback directly. The Workshop will be held at 4:30pm 10 August 2021 in the David Spence Room in Adelaide Town Hall.

Please register your interest in attending, please email Governance@cityofadelaide.com.au:


Written Submissions

Written submissions can be directed to Clare Mockler, Acting CEO, the City of Adelaide, 25 Pirie Street, Adelaide, or emailed to Governance@cityofadelaide.com.au.


Need more information

Further information regarding the Elector Representation Review can also be obtained by contacting Jess Dillon at governance@cityofadelaide.com.au.

Consultation has concluded
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    Update: The 'Representation Review Round 1 Consultation: Results of the consultation round 1' report went to Committee of Council on 15 June 2021. The report can be viewed here: 2021_06_15COMMITTEE.pdf (cityofadelaide.com.au).

    Stage 1 of the Review was the preparation of a 'Representation Options Paper', which examined whether Council’s current structure provides the most beneficial structure for representation of its community, and whether those communities would benefit from changes to the composition, size or Ward structure of the Council.

    Consultation on the draft Representation Options Paper ran from 11 March to 4 May 2021.

    For more information on the Representation Options Paper; and the Six Options - see below:


    Consultation Information Pack Representations Options Paper Six Options for Consideration