I am passionate about local government, local leadership, and local decision-making.
That’s why I am inviting South Australians to share their ideas and provide feedback on how we can improve participation with local government and council elections.
The Local Government Participation and Elections Review discussion paper poses a number of questions about how we can improve participation in local government, both throughout councils’ terms, and at election times.
The discussion paper I have launched today poses some bold ideas that might be challenging or even controversial.
But I firmly believe that it is time for us to take real action to better connect people to their councils.
It's time to get serious about tackling the persistently low voter turnout that we see every four years at council election time.
We must make sure that the future of local government is in the hands of the most diverse and capable local representatives that we can find.
Have your say ➡️ www.yoursay.sa.gov.au/council-participation-elections
Consultation will close at 5pm on Friday, 1 March 2024. Outcomes will be published in May 2024.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Local Government by telephone on 08 7133 3277 or via [email protected].