City of Port Lincoln

Review of Elector Representation

Section 21(4) of the Local Government Act 1999 requires Council to undertake a comprehensive review of its composition and structure at least once in each relevant period as prescribed by the legislation. 

The City of Port Lincoln completed an "Elector Representation Review" in October 2009 and is currently undertaking its next review.

The Representation Options Paper was prepared and placed out for public consultation from 21 July 2016 to 2 September 2016.  A report was prepared on the submissions received and was presented to the Councillors at a workshop on Monday 26 September 2016 - First Public Consultation Report.

As an outcome of this review Council proposed the following:

  1. The Principal Member of Council continues to be a Mayor, elected by the community.
  2. The Council area not be divided into wards (i.e. the existing "no ward" structure be retained).
  3. The future elected body of Council comprise nine (9) area councillors who shall represent the whole of the Council area and shall be elected by the community at council-wide elections.

A Representation Review Report was prepared which detailed the review process, the public consultation undertaken and the proposal Council considered should be carried into effect.

Submissions were invited by completing an online survey or a hardcopy of the survey was available at the Council office, Level One, Civic Centre, 60 Tasman Terrace, Port Lincoln and Port Lincoln Library from 10 November 2016 to 9am Thursday 8 December 2016.

Person(s) who have made a submission have been given the opportunity to appear before a meeting of Council to be heard in support of their submission scheduled for Monday 19 December 2016.

Any changes to Council's composition and/or ward structure as a consequence of the review will come into effect at the next Local Government election - scheduled for November 2018.

If anyone has any questions regarding this review please contact our Governance Administration Officer, Lisa Clements on 8621 2348 or email

City of Port Lincoln ABN: 80 776 127 243
PO Box 1787, PORT LINCOLN SA 5606
Level One, Civic Centre, 60 Tasman Terrace, Port Lincoln
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