Representation Review

Consultation has concluded



Councils are required to conduct a review of their representation (generally every 8 years) as determined by the Minister for Local Government. The last time Yankalilla Council conducted a review was in 2008/2009 when the two current Wards (Field and Light) were established.


This review of elector representation commenced in June 2016, and an Options Paper has been prepared that has examined a number of different models relating to electoral composition, specifically in relation to:



· Mayor or Chairperson - whether it is an Elected Mayor (elected at large) or a Chairperson – called Mayor, but voted into office by the Councillors);

· Wards or no Wards

· Ward Boundaries

· Number of Councillors (currently there are nine);


At its meeting held on 16 August 2016, Council resolved to receive the Options Paper and undertake public consultation for a period of 6 weeks, which commenced on Thursday 29th September 2016.





Councils are required to conduct a review of their representation (generally every 8 years) as determined by the Minister for Local Government. The last time Yankalilla Council conducted a review was in 2008/2009 when the two current Wards (Field and Light) were established.


This review of elector representation commenced in June 2016, and an Options Paper has been prepared that has examined a number of different models relating to electoral composition, specifically in relation to:



· Mayor or Chairperson - whether it is an Elected Mayor (elected at large) or a Chairperson – called Mayor, but voted into office by the Councillors);

· Wards or no Wards

· Ward Boundaries

· Number of Councillors (currently there are nine);


At its meeting held on 16 August 2016, Council resolved to receive the Options Paper and undertake public consultation for a period of 6 weeks, which commenced on Thursday 29th September 2016.



  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Hi, Council is interested in obtaining your feedback on the options for reviewing the current way in which Councillors are elected to represent ratepayers. Please take the time to read the Representation Options Paper where you will find relevant information.

    Hi, Council is interested in obtaining your feedback on the options for reviewing the current way in which Councillors are elected to represent ratepayers. Please take the time to read the Representation Options Paper where you will find relevant information.

    Consultation has concluded