Stage 4 Consultation

almost 6 years ago

Consultation closed 20 September 2013
Following the previous stages of this consultation process, Council is now seeking feedback on a new Proposed Model. Please read above for more information and use the feedback form or submission form to provide your comments and feedback.

At its meeting on 13 August 2013, Council determined its new preferred model/proposal and sought a final round of community feedback. Read the stage 4 consultation pack for a project summary. Council carefully considered community feedback (clear disagreement with the proposed model - see News tab below) and has endorsed an alternative model with the Electoral commission - New Council Endorsed Representation Structure.

Your feedback will be used to inform Council’s Final Representation Review Report, which will contain the endorsed model for the Electoral Commissioner’s certification.

Stage 4 Outcome
Following community consultation (stage 4) on the new proposed representation model, Council received a report on the results and also heard a large number of community members speak in support of their submissions at its meeting on 24 September 2013.

Due to the clear community disagreement with the proposed model, at its meeting on 1 October 2013, Council endorsed the Final Representation Review Report, and a representation model comprising:

  • 3 wards, with slight adjustments to current ward boundaries;
  • The Lord Mayor elected by electors for the Council area at large;
  • 4 Area Councillors elected by electors for the Council area at large (a reduction of one from current Area Councillor representation);
  • 7 Ward Councillors elected by electors for each ward, being 2 Councillors for both the North and South Wards, and 3 Councillors for the Central Ward (an increase of one from current Central Ward Councillor representation).

For more detailed information, please read Council's Final Endorsed Representation Structure.

The results of the consultation process, and the endorsed structure were forwarded to the Electoral Commission of South Australia for review and certification on 5 October 2013.

Certification is yet to be received from the Electoral Commission, however it is expected the endorsed structure will meet all requirements and be certified shortly, to enable it to be in place for the November 2014 elections.

Council would like to take this opportunity to everyone who participated for their valued contribution to this consultation.

This consultation is now closed