Be a vocal local 2014 Council elections

Be a vocal local
2014 Council elections
Welcome to the City of West Torrens
The History of West Torrens
1853:
• District Council of West Torrens proclaimed. It was the 7th District
Council to be formed in the colony.
1883:
• Thebarton separated from West Torrens to become the Corporation
of the Town of Thebarton.
1950:
• West Torrens was proclaimed as a City.
1997:
• Thebarton and West Torrens amalgamated after more than 100
years of separation to become “The City of West Torrens” .
The first meeting
of the Council was
held in the Hilton
Hotel in July 1853.
City of West Torrens – Vision & Mission
Vision
Committed to being the best place
to live, work and enjoy life.
Mission
To strive for excellence in
serving our diverse community
Organisational structure
Deputy Chief Executive
Officer
City Strategy Community
Services
St Martins
Declan Moore
General Manager
Corporate and
Regulatory
Bill Ross
General Manager
Urban Services
Financial Services
Information Services
Regulatory Services
Human Resources
Service centre
City Assets
City Works
Angelo Catinari
Chief
ChiefExecutive
ExecutiveOfficer
Officer
Terry
TerryBuss
Buss
General Manager
Organisational Support
Pauline Koritsa
Organisational Support
Internal Audit
Procurement
Media and Communications
Continuous Improvement
(Lean)
CWT at a Glance
58,000 people
34% born overseas (UK,
Annual Total Budget $57.5m
Capital budget $20.5m
Rates revenue $49m (76% income)
Grants $3.5m
FTE = 295
Greece and India are top 3)
5,433 business (approx)
28% people under 25
36 square kms
52% residential
22% airport
9% industrial
3% commercial
6% open space
$848m assets
300km roads
530kms footpaths/shared
paths
Operational Expenditure 2014/15
City of West Torrens
Operational Expenditure 2014/15
City Assets & Cummins
13.1
City Works & Property
11.8
Urban Services
St Martins
7.9
Community Services
2.4
Hamra Library
Strategy & Com m unity
2.7
City Development
1.8
City Strategy
1.2
Waste Management
4.5
Compliance & Health
1.7
Financial Services
Corporate & Regulatory
3.1
Information Services
2.4
HR / Service Centre
1.5
Mendelson Foundation
0.1
Organisational Support
Organis ational Support
1.6
Elected Council
0.9
Office of the CEO
Office of the CEO
0.7
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6
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16
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Capital Expenditure - 2014/15
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Capital Works
Environmental Program
2,602,020
Recreation Program
2,070,000
Transport Program (i.e. Roads)
Sub Total
10,825,013
15,497,033
Capital
Land and Building Works
Library Resources
3,125,000
298,785
Plant, Equipment & Furniture
1,569,950
Sub Total
4,993,735
Total
20,490,768
Services of Council
As a service provider Council provides a broad range of services to its
community including:
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Roads, streets and footpaths
Waste and recycling disposal
Library services
Public health and immunisation
Asset management
Planning
Parks, playgrounds & gardens
Community events
HACC services
St Martins
– And many more…………..
Some Features of the City
• Adelaide Airport (Crown land)
• Adelaide Shores -Tourist and recreation area (Crown land)
• Major Shopping – Kurralta Park, Henley Beach Rd,
The Brickworks and Harbour Town (Crown Land)
• Linear Parks, River Torrens and Westside Bike way
• Light industry located in Thebarton, Netley and Mile End South
CWT Wards
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Lockleys Ward
Thebarton Ward
Keswick Ward
Hilton Ward
Plympton Ward
Airport Ward
Morphett Ward
Representation Review completed 2013
Suburbs of West Torrens
Airport Ward
Airport, Brooklyn Park, Fulham, Lockleys, West Beach
Hilton Ward
Brooklyn Park, Cowandilla, Hilton, Mile End, Richmond
Torrensville, West Richmond
Keswick Ward
Ashford, Glandore, Keswick, Kurralta Park, Marleston,
Mile End, Mile End South, Richmond
Lockleys Ward
Fulham, Lockleys, Torrensville, Underdale
Morphett Ward
Camden Park, Glenelg North, Novar Gardens, Plympton
Plympton Ward
Marleston, Netley, North Plympton, Plympton
Thebarton Ward
Mile End, Thebarton, Torrensville
The Electors of the City of West Torrens
• The City of West Torrens has 39,287 electors
• Each candidate will be provided a hard copy of the voters roll for
the ward being contested after the close of nominations (Mayoral
candidates will get the whole voters roll)
Ward
No. Electors
Keswick
5439
Hilton
5695
Plympton
5263
Lockleys
5555
Airport
5660
Morphett
5748
Thebarton
5927
The Role of Council
Role of Elected Members
The Mayor is the Principal Member of the Council (Section 58 of the Local
Government Act 1999)
• The role of the Mayor is to :
•preside at meetings of the Council
•act as the principal spokesperson of the Council
•carry out the civic and ceremonial duties of the office of the
Principal Member.
•provide advice to the CEO if requested between Council
meetings on the implementation of a decision of Council.
Role of Elected Members -continued
• The roles of Elected Members including the Mayor are to
(s59 of the Local Government Act 1999):
• Participate in the deliberations and civic activities of the
Council;
• Keep the Council’s objectives and policies under review to
ensure that they are appropriate and effective;
• Keep the Council’s resource allocation, expenditure and
activities and the efficiency and effectiveness of its service
delivery, under review;
• Represent the interests of residents and ratepayers, provide
community leadership and guidance and facilitate
communication between the community and Council
Current Meetings of Council
• Council is legally required to meet once per month (s81(2) of the Local
Government Act 1999)
• Ordinary Council Meetings currently take place on the first and
third Tuesday of each month (Tuesday)
• Standing Committees that meet on the first Tuesday of the month
• Urban Services
• Governance Corporate
• Standing Committees that meet on the third Tuesday of the month
• Corporate and Regulatory Services
• Strategy and Community
General Committees
Council has a number of general committees which meet monthly or bimonthly to consider reports and information then make recommendations
to Council:
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Civic Committee
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Policy, Planning and Performance
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Community Hubs
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Chief Executive Officer’s Review Panel
Council also has two statutory Committees/Panel:
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Audit and Risk Committee
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Development Assessment Panel
Committees will be re-established at the first meeting of the new Council
Allowances
• Elected Members are entitled to an annual
allowance and reimbursement of expenses.
• Levels of allowances are determined by the
Remuneration Tribunal every fours years and
apply from the first meeting of a new Council
with annual CPI adjustments.
Allowances
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Group 1B allowances (effective 1st Council meeting after elections - Nov 2014)
Councillor
$19,000
Mayor
$76,000 (4 x base allowance)
Deputy Mayor
$23,750 (1.25 x allowance) ($4,750 + $19,000)
Chair of a prescribed Committee
$23,750 (1.25 x allowance) ($4,750 + $19,000)
Chair of a non-prescribed Committee
$200 per meeting to an aggregate maximum of $1200
(Maximum allowance would be $20,200)
The Election Process Key Dates
Close of roll
5pm Friday 8 August
Candidate Nominations open
Tuesday 2 September
Candidate Nominations close
12pm Tuesday 16 September
Caretaker Period Commences
12pm Tuesday 16 September
Draw for position of candidates on ballot papers
4pm Tuesday 16 September
Issuing of voting packs to electors
Monday 20 to Friday 24 October
Last day for issue/re-issue of voting pack by post 5pm Wednesday 5 November
Last day for personal issue/re-issue of voting
papers
5pm Friday 7 November
Close of voting
5pm Friday 7 November
Scrutiny and count
Saturday 8 November
Close of Caretaker Period
On certification of the last vote by ECSA (Approx 12
November but could be earlier or later)
First meeting of the new Council (a Special
Meeting)
Approx mid November 2014
After the Elections are completed
• Special Meeting will be called by the CEO
• Oath of Office to be taken immediately prior to
commencement of the first meeting (families invited to
attend)
• Council and committee meeting structure to be
determined by Council.
• Appointments made to external boards/committees
• Photographs to be taken
• First ordinary meeting of Council - mid December
• Campaign Donations Return
• Primary Returns
Electoral Officials
Electoral Commission SA:
Liz Dawson, Deputy Returning Officer ECSA
Fred Drolsbach Local Deputy Returning Officer ECSA
City of West Torrens:
Pauline Koritsa, GM, Organisational Support
Adriana Christopoulos, Council Liaison Officer
Nicole Durovic, Electoral Officer
Megan Golding, Electoral Officer
Peter Winson, Electoral Officer
Kim Lennard, Electoral Officer
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