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Representation Review 2021

Project Overview

A Representation Review is held under legislation, every eight years, to determine whether a Council’s community would benefit from a change to the Council's composition or ward structure.

Each Council is required to complete this process and must address the current state while also planning for the future requirements of the Council area.

What does this review include?

City of Prospect is seeking your feedback on how you want to be represented. Council is reviewing its composition and structure as part of its Representation Review – a legislative requirement under the Local Government Act 1999. This includes reviewing whether the council area should be divided into wards and if so, how many wards should Council have? It also includes reviewing the number of councillors in each ward and in total. Eleven different options are included in this consultation process for your consideration and you can always propose other options on how the council can best represent its community.

The Options proposed are as follows;

Note - Go to the Document Library (right of this page) to open Ward Map Options and Representation Review Options Paper

Option 1 – 4 Wards and 8 Councillors (plus Mayor/Chairperson)

Option 2 – 2 Wards and 8 Councillors (plus Mayor/Chairperson)

Option 3 – 2 Wards and 7 Councillors (plus Mayor/Chairperson)

Option 4 – 2 Wards and 6 Councillors (plus Mayor/Chairperson)

Option 5 – 3 Wards and 8 Councillors (plus Mayor/Chairperson)

Option 6 – 3 Wards and 6 Councillors (plus Mayor/Chairperson)

Option 7 – 2 Wards and 6 Councillors (plus Mayor/Chairperson)

Option 8 – 2 Wards and 6 Councillors (plus Mayor/Chairperson)

Option 9 – No Wards and 8 Councillors (plus Mayor/Chairperson)

Option 10 – No Wards and 7 Councillors (plus Mayor/Chairperson)

Option 11 – No Wards and 6 Councillors (plus Mayor/Chairperson)

Have Your Say

Members of the community are invited to make a written submission expressing their views on the future composition and structure of Council. The Representation Review Options Paper provides details of what is currently under consideration, and feedback is welcome.

Feedback can be provided by;

  • Completing the online survey (below),
  • Completing a hard copy of the survey (available from Payinthi),
  • Providing a written submission via:

This consultation runs from 29 April to 13 June 2021.

What's Next?

Following consultation on this Options Paper, a Representation Review Report will be prepared that addresses the community responses and outlines Council’s preferred ‘in principle’ decision regarding its potential future composition.

Consultation will then occur with the community on the Representation Review Report (second report), prior to the Council making a final decision and submitting its recommendations to the Electoral Commissioner for certification and government gazettal.

Any changes to representation and wards will be in place for the November 2022 Local Government Elections.

Further Information

Further information regarding the Elector Representation Review can also be obtained by contacting Rob Dabrowski, Manager Governance, Human Resources and Elected Member Support, on 08 8269 5355 or via admin@prospect.sa.gov.au.

  • Representation Review Options

    We value your input on how you would like to be represented in the future. Please fill out the survey below to provide your feedback.

    It will be helpful to keep the Ward Map Options pdf open in an new tab or window for reference while you complete this survey.

    Consultation closes on 13 June 2021.

    Take this Survey
  • Representation Options Paper presented to Council

    27 April 2021

    Provide Representation Options Paper to Council for consideration at the April Council Meeting.

  • Public Consultation - Round 1

    29 April to 13 June 2021

    The community are asked to consider the Options Paper (see Key Documents) and provide feedback on their preferred Representation model.

  • Report to Council on Consultation Results

    29 June 2021

    Provide consultation results to Council for consideration at the June Council Meeting.

  • Public Consultation - Round 2

    29 July to 21 August 2021

    The community are asked to provide feedback on the final proposed model of Representation that was developed from feedback received in Round 1 of consultation.

  • Final Representation Review Report presented to Council

    28 September 2021

    Provide consultation results to Council for consideration at the September Council Meeting.

  • Implementation of changes to Representative Structure

    TBC

    Changes to the Represntation structure will be implemented after they have been certified by the Electoral Commission of South Australia (ECSA)