Elector Representation Review - Proposal Feedback

Consultation has concluded

The Local Government Act (1999) requires all Councils to periodically review their composition and structure.

This review considers elements such as:

  • the configuration of the principal member of Council (Elected Mayor or Chairperson)
  • the composition and division of the Council including the total number of elected members and the need for area or ward councillors
  • the division of Council into wards or the retention of the existing ‘no wards’ structure
  • the level of ward representation; and
  • the naming of wards.

In July this year, the City of Mount Gambier invited interested community members to review an options paper and provide feedback on the various options available.

A report detailing the review process has been prepared and is available here. The report proposes the following structure and composition of Council:

  • The Principal Member remains as a Mayor elected by the community
  • The Council area is not divided into wards (i.e. retain existing ‘no wards’ structure)
  • Council comprises of eight area councillors in addition to the Mayor.

The community is invited to provided feedback on the proposed future composition and structure.

Written submissions can be provided through:

  • completion of the form below (registration/log in required)
  • email at city@mountgambier.sa.gov.au
  • hardcopy to City of Mount Gambier, PO Box 56, Mount Gambier, SA, 5290.

Submissions must be received no later than COB Friday 16 December 2016.

Following receipt and consideration of submissions, a report will be prepared for Council to adopt a proposal to be carried into effect at the 2018 Local Government Election.

The Local Government Act (1999) requires all Councils to periodically review their composition and structure.

This review considers elements such as:

  • the configuration of the principal member of Council (Elected Mayor or Chairperson)
  • the composition and division of the Council including the total number of elected members and the need for area or ward councillors
  • the division of Council into wards or the retention of the existing ‘no wards’ structure
  • the level of ward representation; and
  • the naming of wards.

In July this year, the City of Mount Gambier invited interested community members to review an options paper and provide feedback on the various options available.

A report detailing the review process has been prepared and is available here. The report proposes the following structure and composition of Council:

  • The Principal Member remains as a Mayor elected by the community
  • The Council area is not divided into wards (i.e. retain existing ‘no wards’ structure)
  • Council comprises of eight area councillors in addition to the Mayor.

The community is invited to provided feedback on the proposed future composition and structure.

Written submissions can be provided through:

  • completion of the form below (registration/log in required)
  • email at city@mountgambier.sa.gov.au
  • hardcopy to City of Mount Gambier, PO Box 56, Mount Gambier, SA, 5290.

Submissions must be received no later than COB Friday 16 December 2016.

Following receipt and consideration of submissions, a report will be prepared for Council to adopt a proposal to be carried into effect at the 2018 Local Government Election.

  • Elector Representation Review - Proposal Feedback

    Please let us know your position on the proposed future composition and structure of Council.

    Please let us know your position on the proposed future composition and structure of Council.

    Consultation has concluded