Deputy Mayor of Unley
For the next three months, in my role as Deputy Mayor, I have the privilege of acting on behalf of the Mayor of Unley (Lachlan Clyne) as well as my role as the elected member for the Clarence Park Ward.
This has come about with the Mayor taking a leave of absence as he focuses on his pursuit of being elected to the State Seat of Badcoe in the upcoming State Elections.
In January the Mayor intends to resign. We will then hold an internal election for both Acting Mayor & Deputy Mayor to take us through to the November 18 Local Government elections.
Councillor. Clarence Park Ward
My primary role in Council remains as one of two Councillors of the Clarence Park Ward.
This role, the role of a member of a council as stated in the Local Government Act is—
(a) as a member of the governing body of the council—
(i) to participate in the deliberations and civic activities of the council;
(ii) to keep the council’s objectives and policies under review to ensure
that they are appropriate and effective;
(iii) to keep the council’s resource allocation, expenditure and activities,
and the efficiency and effectiveness of its service delivery, under
(b) as a person elected to the council—to represent the interests of residents and
ratepayers, to provide community leadership and guidance, and to facilitate
communication between the community and the council.
Local Government is an important part of the Australian democratic framework. They are also the level of Government closest to the community, being the “grass roots”.
Councils are constituted by the State Government. They operate within the legal framework of the State Parliament’s Local Government Act 1999. They operate also under a number of other Acts of the State Parliament.
It is important that your views on any given topic are heard. I therefore want to hear from you. There are many ways you can do this by,
ringing me on 0414 820 773,
emailing me at [email protected], or
contacting the council and asking for them to pass a message on.
This web site via the blog page provides another opportunity.
To keep up with my observations about what is or is not happening in the Ward, and the City of Unley generally hop over to my blog page here. Then, if you have a comment please post it.
You can also visit my Facebook page and leave comments on there as well.