Stage 3 - Proposed Representation Structure

over 6 years ago

Council were provided with the results of the Stage 2 consultation on 11 December 2012, and endorsed a 'final option'. In line with legislation, this option was provided to the Electoral Commission to conduct the certification process.

On the 27 January 2013 Council endorsed its proposed Representation Structure for the 2014 election (and beyond).

In July 2013, Council was notified that the Electoral Commissioner would not certify the proposed structure for reasons relating to over-representation, and as such, the Council needed to consider which option to pursue further.

The matter of Council’s electoral structure is an important and complex one.  There has been much debate in the Council Chamber following the Electoral Commissioner’s decision (not to certify the proposed strucutre), in trying to determine which alternate structure would provide the best representation for the Adelaide City Council community.

At its meeting of 13 August 2013, Council determined its preferred new model, which, once the report has been endorsed, will be the subject of further public consultation, with further options considered by Council included for the purpose of providing context to the proposed model.
The new proposed model will be available for public consultation for a period of three weeks, from Thursday 29 August 2013 to 5pm Thursday 19 September 2013.

Following the final stage of consultation, a report will be presented to Council on the outcomes of this consultation, and any person who provides a formal submission will be invited to attend Council and speak in support of their submission.

Council will then make its final decision on the representation structure to be submitted to the Electoral Commissioner for certification.

This consultation is now closed