Two Ward Representation Review Report goes to consultation

​At a Special Council Meeting on 11 September 2017 Adelaide Hills Council resolved to approve the draft Representation Review Report for public consultation.

Council proposes the following in respect to its future composition and structure.

  • The principal member of Council continue to be a Mayor, elected by the community.
  • The Council area be divided into two wards.
  • The proposed wards be identified as Ranges Ward and Valleys Ward.
  • The future elected body of Council comprise twelve (12) ward councillors, with the proposed Ranges Ward be represented by seven (7) ward councillors and the proposed Valleys Ward be represented by five (5) ward councillors.

The proposed wards are described as follows:

Ranges Ward:       Created by merging the existing Manoah, Mt Lofty and Marble Hill wards into one ward comprising the districts/localities of Dorset Vale, Bradbury, Scott Creek, Ironbank, Longwood, Mylor, Bridgewater, Aldgate, Heathfield, Stirling, Upper Sturt, Belair, Crafers, Crafers West, Cleland, Piccadilly, Mount George, Carey Gully (part only), Uraidla, Summertown, Greenhill, Horsnell Gully, Ashton, Basket Range (part only), Marble Hill, Norton Summit, Teringie, Woodforde, Rostrevor, Montacute, Cherryville (part only) and Castambul.

Valleys Ward:       Created by merging the existing Torrens Valley and Onkaparinga Valley wards into one ward comprising the districts/localities of Verdun, Hahndorf, Balhannah, Hay Valley,  Oakbank, Woodside, Lenswood, Carey Gully (part only), Basket Range (part only), Cherryville (part only), Forest Range, Lobethal, Charleston, Mount Torrens, Gumeracha, Cudlee Creek, Paracombe, Houghton, Lower Hermitage, Upper Hermitage, Inglewood, Millbrook, Chain of Ponds, Birdwood, Forreston, Kersbrook, Mount Crawford, Humbug Scrub and Cromer.

A three week public consultation period has commenced with two public meetings as follows:

  • 25 September 6.30pm Adelaide Hills Council Chambers, 63 Mt Barker Rd, Stirling
  • 28 September 6.30pm Torrens Valley Community Centre, Gumeracha

Information about how to participate in consultation is available at all libraries and service centres and you can comment online through the have your say section of Council's website.