Local Government elections in South Australia will be held in November this year and residents are encouraged to nominate for a position on Council and to remember to vote.
Local Government members are elected representatives of the people who live, work and do business in the Council area. In the City of West Torrens we have 15 elected members, including the mayor.
Being an elected member
Elected members help influence and make decisions about what happens locally. They can be involved in:
- deciding on Council plans and policies for the area
- guiding Council affairs
- ensuring Council resources are used fairly for the benefit of everyone in the community
- talking to local people about their views and ideas for the area
- letting others know about issues within their specific wards.
The City of West Torrens has seven wards, each represented by two elected members. While they are not paid wages, they do receive an annual allowance, plus other benefits such as mobile phones, laptops, training, conferences and networking opportunities.
Nominations for Council open on 4 September 2018 and close on 18 September 2018 at midday, with the last day to vote being on 9 November 2018.
Unlike elections for State and Federal governments, Local Government elections are not compulsory and voting packs will be posted to local residents between 22 and 26 October 2018.
More information will become available on Council's website as we get closer to the elections.
Make sure you're enrolled to vote.
Nominating as a candidate.
Voting in the 2018 local government elections.
View our video 'A day in the life of West Torrens'
Authorised by CEO Terry Buss PSM