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 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 $m Capital Expenditure - 2014/15 $ 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: • • • • • • • • • • 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 • • • • • • • 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: • Civic Committee • Policy, Planning and Performance • Community Hubs • Chief Executive Officer’s Review Panel Council also has two statutory Committees/Panel: • Audit and Risk Committee • 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 • 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 YOUR QUESTIONS?
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