A reworded more up to date summary of the Representation Review can be found on the latest Council Newsletter, under the title “Representational Review“. You should read this. The important take away is this:
A public hearing will be held in Eudunda Town Hall on Wednesday 7 April 2021 at 7:00pm to hear and consider the submissions received.
Written submissions are invited from interested persons from Wednesday 24 February 2021 and should be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Regional Council of Goyder 1 Market Square, Burra SA 5417 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org to be received no later than 4:00pm on Wednesday 24 March 2021.
Please indicate in your written submission if you wish to be heard in support of your submission at the public hearing.
Sadly Council Staff have recommended taking away some of the Eudunda Ward rather than what would be the preferred option for Eudunda in creating a third Ward Councillor to represent the electors in an equal fashion to the other wards. This in effect will penalize the Eudunda Ward and it’s electors for the next 10 years as we grown, and this will likely present a precedent in the future. Other wards should consider this carefully as in the next review it may affect them in a negative way too. Basically this is ‘bean counting’ and not looking to a positive future for the Goyder Region, and certainly not Eudunda’s.
For those who might be surprised to read about this important discussion, some background information can be found on the Regional Council of Goyder website.
It’s difficult to point directly at the information as it is in drop downs, so it is duplicated below.
You can find the original on their website at: “Reports“, then scroll down until you see one called
“Representation Review” (and click on it – this should show you the information.
At the 16 February 2021 ordinary Council meeting the following motions were passed;
- That the DRAFT Representation Review Report – February 2021 as prepared by the Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Section 12(8a) of the Local Government Act 1999, be adopted for community consultation and be made available for public consultation from 24 February 2021 – 24 March 2021; and
- That a public meeting be held in Eudunda on Wednesday 7 April 2021 at 7:00pm to hear and consider the submissions received.
16 February 2021 DRAFT Representation Review Report (PDF from the Council website)
At the 17 November 2020 ordinary Council meeting the following motions were passed;
That pursuant to Section 12(5) & 12(12a) of the Local Government Act 1999 Council adopts the Representation Review Options Paper as the basis for the first round of Community consultation on the Representation Review process subject to: defining a boundary realignment for Item 8.2 – Option 2; Item 7.2.2 be rephrased by the CEO.
That Council approves an un-budgeted expenditure of $4,000 for advertising costs for the Representation Review project from General Revenue and that the Council budget be varied accordingly.
That in accordance with Section 12(7)(a)(ii) of the Local Government Act the consultation period on the Representation Review Options Paper commence on Wednesday 2 December 2020 and conclude on Friday 11 January 2021.
That the Representation Review Options Paper be made available at the Burra and Eudunda offices of Council and on the Council website www.goyder.sa.gov.au and that the fee to purchase a copy of the Representation Review Options Paper be set at $5.00.
17 November 2020 Representation Review Options Paper (PDF from the Council website)