Elector Representation Review
Section 12(4) of the Local Government Act 1999 requires Council to conduct an Elector Representation Review at least once in every eight year period. Council is required to complete its next representation review by October 2021.
A representation review is held to determine whether a council community would benefit from an alteration to its composition or ward structure, and must examine all aspects of the composition of the council. The process reviews the methodology of the election of the Mayor, the number of Council Members (including the number of Council Members per ward) and whether wards are appropriate.
At the 6 April 2021 Special Council Meeting, Council endorsed the commencement of six weeks community consultation on the Elector Representation Review Options Paper.
Members of the community are invited to make a written submission expressing their views on the future composition and structure of Council. The Representation Options Paper provides details of matters currently under consideration and feedback is welcome on the options contained within the paper.
Make your submission by:
Post: Written submissions to the Chief Executive Officer, PO Box 399, Tailem Bend SA 5260
Online: Complete the survey
Submissions will be accepted until 5:00pm on Monday, 31 May 2021.
Following consultation on this options paper, a submission report will be prepared that addresses responses from the community and outlines Council's preferred 'in principle' decision regarding its potential future composition.
Consultation on the submissions report will then occur prior to the Council making a final decision and submitting its recommendations to the Electoral Commissioner for certification and government gazettal.
For further information regarding the Elector Representation Review can also be obtained by contacting: Deb Brokenshire, Director Community & Corporate on 1300 857 277 or email@example.com.