Representation Review

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Follow-up consultation

Councils in South Australia are required to undertake regular reviews of their elector representation arrangements to ensure that their communities have adequate representation on councils.

Known as a Representation Review, the process requires us to examine the structure of the Elected Member body, consult with constituents regarding any changes, then adopt a Council structure until the next review.

During the past few months we have been undertaking a Representation Review to ascertain whether our current structure - seven wards of two councillors each and one mayor - is still relevant.

This review has been undertaken by Kelledy Jones Lawyers and we are now seeking community views regarding the findings.


The results
The preliminary results of the Representation Review show that the current structure of seven wards with two councillors and one mayor elected by the community is the preferred structure.

Four options were provide to our community during a consultation process (9 April 2021 - 21 May 2021), these included:

  • Option 1 - existing structure.
  • Option 2 - no wards, 14 councillors, plus a mayor.
  • Option 3 - six wards with two councillors each, plus a mayor.
  • Option 4 - five wards with two councillors each, plus a mayor.

While only 38 community submissions were received during the consultation period, 42.1 per cent agreed that the current ward structure, with a mayor being elected by the community, was preferred. 31.6 per cent were in favour of Option 3, with 18.4 per cent in favour of Option 4 and 7.9 per cent in favour of Option 2.

View the full report here.


Do you agree?

Before the findings of this review can be adopted by Council, we're seeking our community's views for a second time.

The easiest way to provide your feedback is by using the online submission form at the bottom of this page.

Alternatively, you can prepare a written submission (including your name and address) and send:

  • via mail or in person to
    'Representation Review', City of West Torrens
    165 Sir Donald Bradman Drive
    Hilton 5033


  • via email to csu@wtcc.sa.gov.au with the subject heading 'Representation Review, City of West Torrens'.

It is Council’s policy that for a formal submission to be received, it must include your name and residential address. To ensure your submission is valid, please include these details.

All submissions are required by 5pm Friday 9 July 2021.

Note: written submissions will become public record, including forming part of a report to Council, and as such personal information, such as names and addresses, may become part of that publicly available information. If you have any questions about this, please contact our Team Leader, Governance on the number listed.


Additional information
Team Leader Governance on 8416 6359 / email governancemailbox@wtcc.sa.gov.au.


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Stage 1 consultation *CLOSED*

All South Australian councils are required to undertake a review of elector representation in line with a schedule gazetted by the Minister for Local Government. Known as a Representation Review, this revision determines whether our West Torrens' community would benefit from a change to composition or ward structure.

We have started our Representation Review and we're seeking your feedback. You can do this by writing to us, emailing us or completing the online submission form.

Our Representation Review must be completed by October this year and, as such, all submissions are required by close of business, 21 May 2021. The review does not consider changes to the external boundaries of the City of West Torrens, nor its name.


What is being reviewed

All information about the Representation Review and options can be found in the City of West Torrens Representation Options Paper and the maps below.


Ward options and maps
Option 1: keep existing 7 wards
Option 2: change to no wards
Option 3: change to 6 wards
Option 4: change to 5 wards



Follow-up consultation

Councils in South Australia are required to undertake regular reviews of their elector representation arrangements to ensure that their communities have adequate representation on councils.

Known as a Representation Review, the process requires us to examine the structure of the Elected Member body, consult with constituents regarding any changes, then adopt a Council structure until the next review.

During the past few months we have been undertaking a Representation Review to ascertain whether our current structure - seven wards of two councillors each and one mayor - is still relevant.

This review has been undertaken by Kelledy Jones Lawyers and we are now seeking community views regarding the findings.


The results
The preliminary results of the Representation Review show that the current structure of seven wards with two councillors and one mayor elected by the community is the preferred structure.

Four options were provide to our community during a consultation process (9 April 2021 - 21 May 2021), these included:

  • Option 1 - existing structure.
  • Option 2 - no wards, 14 councillors, plus a mayor.
  • Option 3 - six wards with two councillors each, plus a mayor.
  • Option 4 - five wards with two councillors each, plus a mayor.

While only 38 community submissions were received during the consultation period, 42.1 per cent agreed that the current ward structure, with a mayor being elected by the community, was preferred. 31.6 per cent were in favour of Option 3, with 18.4 per cent in favour of Option 4 and 7.9 per cent in favour of Option 2.

View the full report here.


Do you agree?

Before the findings of this review can be adopted by Council, we're seeking our community's views for a second time.

The easiest way to provide your feedback is by using the online submission form at the bottom of this page.

Alternatively, you can prepare a written submission (including your name and address) and send:

  • via mail or in person to
    'Representation Review', City of West Torrens
    165 Sir Donald Bradman Drive
    Hilton 5033


  • via email to csu@wtcc.sa.gov.au with the subject heading 'Representation Review, City of West Torrens'.

It is Council’s policy that for a formal submission to be received, it must include your name and residential address. To ensure your submission is valid, please include these details.

All submissions are required by 5pm Friday 9 July 2021.

Note: written submissions will become public record, including forming part of a report to Council, and as such personal information, such as names and addresses, may become part of that publicly available information. If you have any questions about this, please contact our Team Leader, Governance on the number listed.


Additional information
Team Leader Governance on 8416 6359 / email governancemailbox@wtcc.sa.gov.au.


---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Stage 1 consultation *CLOSED*

All South Australian councils are required to undertake a review of elector representation in line with a schedule gazetted by the Minister for Local Government. Known as a Representation Review, this revision determines whether our West Torrens' community would benefit from a change to composition or ward structure.

We have started our Representation Review and we're seeking your feedback. You can do this by writing to us, emailing us or completing the online submission form.

Our Representation Review must be completed by October this year and, as such, all submissions are required by close of business, 21 May 2021. The review does not consider changes to the external boundaries of the City of West Torrens, nor its name.


What is being reviewed

All information about the Representation Review and options can be found in the City of West Torrens Representation Options Paper and the maps below.


Ward options and maps
Option 1: keep existing 7 wards
Option 2: change to no wards
Option 3: change to 6 wards
Option 4: change to 5 wards


Q&A

If you have any questions about the Representation Review, feel free to ask them here and we will answer them as soon as possible (within two business days). 

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