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Representation Review

Representation Review
Section 12 of the Local Government Act 1999 requires Council to undertake a complete review of all aspects of its composition and the division (or potential division) of the Council area into wards, at least once in each relevant period that is prescribed by the regulations (determined by the Minister – approximately every eight (8) years).

Adelaide Plains Council (then District Council of Mallala) last completed a representation review in September 2013, and in accordance with the Local Government Act and as determined by the Minister, is due to complete the next review by October 2021. Mr Craig Rowe of C L Rowe & Associates has been engaged to facilitate the current representation review.

Public Consultation – Representation Options Paper
A Representation Options Paper (Options Paper) has been prepared, which examines the advantages and disadvantages of various options available in regards to the composition and structure of Council, and the division of the Council area into wards. Elected Members, at the Ordinary Council Meeting on 23 November 2020, endorsed the Options Paper to be released for an initial six (6) week public consultation period in accordance with section 12(7) of the Local Government Act.

Written submissions are invited from interested persons from Wednesday 25 November 2020 and should be directed to the Chief Executive Officer, Adelaide Plains Council, PO Box 18, Mallala SA 5502, submitted electronically or emailed to by close of business on Friday 29 January 2021.

To download the Options Paper and Public Response Form, click here

To provide feedback electronically, click here.

Interested persons may also obtain a hard copy of the Representation Options Paper and Public Response Form during opening hours at the Mallala Principal Office at 2A Wasleys Road, Mallala and the Two Wells Service Centre at 69 Old Port Wakefield Road, Two Wells.
Following the public consultation period, Elected Members will consider all submissions before making 'in principle' decisions regarding its preferred future composition and structure.  

Information regarding the elector representation review can be obtained by contacting Alyssa Denicola, Acting General Manager – Governance and Executive Office, on telephone (08) 8527 0200 or email

Public Consultation - APC Representation Review Close Date: Friday, 29 January 2021