Community Panel

We aim to keep our community informed about projects and consult with you regarding local issues.

Council's public consultation policy provides the rationale and legislative framework for all consultation.

Our main method of consulting with the community is through our Community Panel.


Community Panel




The Community Panel is a way for community members to share their views on local issues on a regular basis. Panel members take part in four online surveys each year and have the chance to win $200 shopping vouchers. 

Membership to the Community Panel is free and open to residents, ratepayers and visitors to West Torrens.

Members of the Panel and their responses remain anonymous. All surveys are held online so members need access to a computer and Internet.


Get involved

By giving your views and opinions you will be helping to shape the decisions made for the community.


How to join the Community Panel

Register with the University of South Australia's Ehrenberg Bass Institute for Marketing Science.

You’ll be asked to provide a few basic contact and demographic details. This enables surveys to be sent to you and ensure that the panel reflects a good cross-section of the community.


What happens next

After registration you’ll be invited to participate in up to four surveys each year. The surveys are easy to complete and don’t take very long.

The survey data is collected and managed by researchers at the University of South Australia. All replies are confidential and personal details are never passed on to anyone else.


Current survey

Currently there are no surveys for you to partake in, if you are not a member of the community panel and wish to be notified of upcoming surveys please register using the link above.


Previous surveys

  • Ward review
  • Public health plan
  • Council's budget and rates
  • Assets and infrastructure
  • Community events and library services
  • Vulnerable people in the community 
  • The future of housing in the City of West Torrens
  • Pets in the West
  • Redevelopment of the Council's website

The results of these surveys were reported to Council Elected Members who used the findings in their decision-making.


More information

Email the Media and Engagement Officer or call 8416 6333.