What are your ideas for improving the way local councils operate?

Consider the following 4 reform areas and provide your feedback, or simply tell us your ideas for improving how your council operates. Join in the discussion below.

Reform area 1 - Stronger council member capacity and better conduct

Council members nominate for council to make decisions for, and to act in the best interests of their community. Legislation plays an important role in assisting them to do this, and to ensure that their decisions are always made with the highest standards of integrity.

We are seeking ideas on the tools that councils need to ensure that relationships amongst their members are constructive, and that all council members have the knowledge and skills to perform their roles.

Reform area 2 — Lower costs and enhanced financial accountability

Councils make a huge amount of information available to their communities, through annual business plans, council meeting agendas and minutes, and many other ways, to help people be engaged with their decisions.  This is particularly important when these decisions are about a council’s finances.

We’re interested in ideas about ways to improve the provisions that guide all councils’ financial accountability, to deliver a system of local government that councils’ constituents see as robust, sustainable and transparent.

Reform area 3 — Efficient and transparent local government representation

The review will also incorporate a review of the 2018 local government elections. This may consider all aspects of local government elections, for example, voting methods, the voters roll, timing of elections, the role of candidate donations and information provided to voters.

Reform area 4 — Simpler regulation

A broad based review of the Local Government Act 1999  is an opportunity to identify statutory requirements whose costs outweigh their public benefits. We would appreciate hearing of ideas for improvements that allow your council to better focus on the services that your community values most.

 

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Steve McClure

24 Apr 2019

I would like to see one council for Adelaide - from Playford to Noarlunga and from the foothills to the coast. I think the elected council members should be full time and professionally played. The size of the current councils is farcical and doesn't represent any logical boundary or demographic. There should be one government for one city. The corollary is that the State Parlaiment has to stop meddling with local affairs, in particular planning.

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DPTI Comms > Steve McClure

24 Apr 2019

Dear Steve, thank you for sharing your ideas. If you have feedback on any other reform areas we encourage you to complete the survey. Regards Local Government Reform Team.

Effie Minnema

23 Apr 2019

And the total disregard to people taking the time to comment continues with a 'Generic' reply to ALL comments made.
Why not respond with an actual comment, feedback, ask for further clarification or an invitation to speak in person further?
Glad my council rates are going to such initiatives that try to make council look good but fail in so many ways.
I would like an actual response please!

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DPTI Comms > Effie Minnema

23 Apr 2019

Dear Effie, feedback about the development process in your area can be raised directly with your local council for their consideration and response.
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Local Government Reform Team

Effie Minnema

21 Apr 2019

In relation to "Reform area 1 - Stronger council member capacity and better conduct: Council members nominate for council to make decisions for, and to act in the best interests of their community. Legislation plays an important role in assisting them to do this, and to ensure that their decisions are always made with the highest standards of integrity. We are seeking ideas on the tools that councils need to ensure that relationships amongst their members are constructive, and that all council members have the knowledge and skills to perform their roles". You can start with the mess council has proposed for the quiet and very small and narrow street of Dix Ave, Marden where the City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters approved the development of 2 adjoining allotments into 8 units without providing an opportunity to the residence of that street to oppose the approval. Instead they approved the development, then invited residence to attend a council meeting to voice their concerns that went on deaf ears since they had already approved it. They claim the street falls within 'medium density' and that by turning 2 houses into 8 units on such a small street can be approved with no regard for the increase in traffic, the 16 bins that will be in this small street, the noise of a street with mainly retired elderly residence and the decrease in property values once this is completed. Bit rich making such a statement when councils behave in this manner only to increase revenue to they can purchase $100,000 (drop in the ocean apparently) Grand Piano's for their Council Chambers. The residence will not lay down and allow this to happen and will be taking further action and make these Councellors accountable for this disgusting over population and ruining of such a beautiful street, so they can fill their pockets. #youhaventheardthelastofthis

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DPTI Comms > Effie Minnema

23 Apr 2019

Dear Effie, thank you for sharing your ideas. If you have feedback on any other reform areas we encourage you to complete the survey.
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Local Government Reform Team

Jim Mikromanolis

21 Apr 2019

Councils have become very greedy and have formed a bond with developers rather than their rate payers & local community. Over populating areas for the sake of more council rates has ruined our suburbs. Councils should control the basic services like waste, footpaths & parks, library's, dog registration, etc. Building & Development approvals for more than two dwellings or large buildings should be controlled by the State Government cause clearly councils are making a complete mess of our suburbs and the development process. Their blatant misuse of ratepayers funds is far too often reported in the media and something also needs to be done about this.

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DPTI Comms > Jim Mikromanolis

23 Apr 2019

Dear Jim, thank you for sharing your ideas. If you have feedback on any other reform areas we encourage you to complete the survey.
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Steve McClure > Jim Mikromanolis

24 Apr 2019

I'd find that really scary Jim if the state government could control what my neighbours built! Under labor, the state government sold off schools to feed its operating budget. Under Liberals, they are developing national parks and privatising the parklands. I'd much rather a local government controlled these local decisions.

pete whiting

18 Apr 2019

Councillors should be banned from being a member of a political party - you are either serving the community or your party. You cant do both. Too often we see the influence of politics in council at the detriment to our community. People should have confidence the Councillors are truly wanting to make a difference and represent the community, not the interests of a party. In my council, they voted against electric car charge stations in our area (despite them being provided for free) because my council were liberal members and this was a labor initiative and hence the interests of our community not put forward. They were too worried about preselection and looking bad by their party. There are many other examples all around this country where an allegiance to a party is put ahead of the community. (from property development to business to environment to funding of certain things) It has to stop. Also, when there is state or federal election, Councillors run off to try and get elected and then just run back to the safety of council when they fail. You will never remove peoples political filters, but there must be greater transparency and accountability and assurance to the community that those on council are there to genuinely improve and govern the community. So bring in a law that you cannot be a non-financial or financial member of any political party to be on council.

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Office of Local Government > pete whiting

18 Apr 2019

Dear Pete, thank you for sharing your ideas. If you have feedback on any other reform areas we encourage you to complete the survey. Regards Local Government Reform Team

Dave W

16 Apr 2019

Councils conceal the enormous amount of funding that they provide to sports organisations in their budgets, totalling many millions of dollars every year. This should be plainly and clearly identified, so that we can see the reason why footpaths and other infrastructure work is not completed.

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Office of Local Government > Dave W

16 Apr 2019

Dear Dave, thank you for sharing your ideas. If you have feedback on any other reform areas we encourage you to complete the survey. Regards Local Government Reform Team

Andrew C

15 Apr 2019

A point about statutory requirements. Section 50 of the Local Government Act is seriously outdated. Covering public consultation / community engagement it dictates councils do minimum engagement when needed and in most cases that a newspaper advert is all that is needed. Many councils these days are geared up to do much more than this and while a newspaper advert is accessible, how many people these days actually read those small adverts between the obituaries and sports pages. I think the act needs to stop dictating to council staff and councillors on how they should engage with their community's. Each community is different. Those employed in local government are best placed to know which techniques / tools work best and when. SA has a great foundation and often leads the way in community engagement especially beyond the standard inform level dictated in the Act. Time to change it.

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Office of Local Government > Andrew C

15 Apr 2019

Dear Andrew, thank you for sharing your ideas. If you have feedback on any other reform areas we encourage you to complete the survey. Regards Local Government Reform Team

Dennis Wright

15 Apr 2019

Having held senior positions in Council administration for a period spanning nearly 20 years, I am of the view that decisions within LG are not made in a way which necessarily reflects community opinion, desires or goals. The CEO has a dominant and powerful influence over decisions and this person often works in collaboration with the Mayor and perhaps one or two other power-brokers from the elected membership. Bullying is rife among members and Council staff. The scenario at Playford is clear evidence that the current legislative framework, which is supposed to produce transparency, just isn't working.

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Office of Local Government > Dennis Wright

15 Apr 2019

Dear Dennis, thank you for sharing your feedback. If you have ideas on any other reform areas we encourage you to complete the survey. Regards Local Government Reform Team

Linley Shine > Dennis Wright

21 Apr 2019

Absolutely correct in that community opinion is not encouraged and the Administration are too dominant over decisions.

James Bubble

14 Apr 2019

Amalgamate councils to create regional authorities based upon ecological system boundaries (as ar as possible) - for example; "Flinders Ranges"; "Adelaide Plains"; "Eyre Peninsula"; "KI"; Mt Lofty Ranges" and (most importantly) "Murray Darling"(which would cut across these crazy State "boundaries" [just colonial lines on a map]). This would be the first step in reducing Australia to 2 levels of Government (removing the wasteful "state" government level). This has been successfully in NZ.
Ensure elected reps. are obliged to clearly distinguish between their roles as elected members and their roles as members of a planning approval authority. Most do not or cannot make that distinction - the result: bad planning decsions and councils spending alot of $ on private law firms to argue appeals in the ERDC.

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Office of Local Government > James Bubble

15 Apr 2019

Dear James, thank you for sharing your ideas. If you have feedback on any other reform areas we encourage you to complete the survey. You may also be interested to know that the Local Government Boundaries Commission was established on 1 January 2019, as a new body to consider changes to council boundaries. More information on the Boundaries Commission is available at https://www.dpti.sa.gov.au/local_govt/boundary_changes. Regards Local Government Reform Team

David Davidson

14 Apr 2019

Firstly the method of council rates based on capital value as the fairest way has long been abused due to sky rocketing property values.
This affects those who may have been in their home for a long time & maybe even retired & then to have their rates go up by more than the CPI & then get hit with a property revaluation on top is just crazy.

Secondly it appears that when elected to council some councilors loose any economic common-sense & see there job is to spend money on frivolous causes for a minority. Councils will never be efficient when there is no control on spending & just say this is what is cost us to run the council & divide that by the capital value. They spend thousand & sometimes hundreds on fancy concept plans but with no idea as to how they are going to fund them.

From personal experience No Street Lights, No Foot Paths, No Street Trees Not Even A Street Sweeper in 30 Years all for $2500 a year

Maybe there is a hidden disease call Councilitus which needs to be immunised against

David Davidson > David Davidson

14 Apr 2019

Oh & forgot to add general rubbish collected only once a fortnight.
Top value for money.

David Davidson > David Davidson

14 Apr 2019

Because we live in the country our property value is less than my daughters who lives in Adelaide but are twice the cost.

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Office of Local Government > David Davidson

15 Apr 2019

Dear David, thank you for sharing your ideas. If you have feedback on any other reform areas we encourage you to complete the survey. Regards Local Government Reform Team

Colin Edwards

12 Apr 2019

Consolidate all councils .
Example
Such as Brisbane.
All resources pulled from a central base to prevent duplication.
This will reduce costs for families.
Increasing council rates only places strain onto families, where is it going to end. Enough is enough.
It is pure selfishness why councils will not change.

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Office of Local Government > Colin Edwards

15 Apr 2019

Dear Colin, thank you for sharing your ideas. If you have feedback on any other reform areas we encourage you to complete the survey. You may also be interested to know that the Local Government Boundaries Commission was established on 1 January 2019, as a new body to consider changes to council boundaries. More information on the Boundaries Commission is available at https://www.dpti.sa.gov.au/local_govt/boundary_changes. Regards Local Government Reform Team

Yvonne McGrotty

07 Apr 2019

Reform area 1 - Stronger council member capacity and better conduct

As long as councillors are dependant on the administration for advice and information, the tail will always be wagging the dog.

Councillors need their own staff that are independent of the council administration.

Currently while councillors have obligations to comply with OHS regulations, they are not protected by the same piece of legislation and when experience bullying themselves they are afforded no services.

Changes must be made to the act to protect councillors.

There should be an independent organisation than can provide mentoring/advice/assistance to councillors. No such organisation exists.

The local government association has a employees focus that promotes the needs and requirements of the institution of local government but does not advocate equally the interests and needs of councillors.

While the intent of Councillors not being paid for their time is so their is no 'master servant relationship' by default councillors are subservient to the administration as their is no where else for them to go to seek professional assistance/advice.

The imbalance needs to be altered. as long as councillors are dependent upon the administration , councillors will never have the independence that is intended within the local government act.

Some form of mechanism should be implemented to performance manage/check the performance on councillors and councils, the public should not have to wait 4 years to vote people out.

The Minister should have the opportunity to intervene without an investigation from ICAC or Ombudsman, depending on the circumstances

There should be some mechanism that checks conflict of interest/ordinary returns/political memberships, there is no current mechanism other than complaints lodged with the ombudsman.

Mandatory online training/information should be required prior to lodgement of nominations forms for election.

Reform area 2 — Lower costs and enhanced financial accountability

Councils Audit committees should actually undertake audits of council financials.

Existing legislation currently only requires audit committees to ensure policys and procedure of the organisation are being met and if not create a schedule to address those processes or procedures that require addressing, it doesn't crunch numbers.

The auditor generals department should have more involvement with council financial management and auditing the organisation.

There should be rate capping.

There should be a mechanisms created that prohibits departments of the council managing all financial and auditing requirements to the council.
Unfortunately without such mechanism there is real potential that one department of the organisation could control all information of a financial/auditing nature.

Its important that one senior manager/director does not have the ability to control all information that is put before decision makers.

Reform area 3 — Efficient and transparent local government representation

Elections should occur online.

There should be mandatory online training/information required prior to lodging and acceptance of nomination material.

There should be a change in the election cycle, eg election every 3yrs for half of the council. this would deliver some level of continuity during caretaker and the commencement of the council term. Communities miss out on a lot with their representation due to caretaker and training during the commencement and induction of the hole new council.

Reform area 4 — Simpler regulation

Statutory requirements should discuss mandatory services and the detailed disclosure of non mandatory services provided by councils.

the annual business plan only requires public meetings to hear the public but there is no statutory requirement to factor in any information that comes from that public hearing.

there should be new mechanism created to facilitate more in depth and meaning full opportunity for public input into the budget setting processes of councils.

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Office of Local Government > Yvonne McGrotty

08 Apr 2019

Dear Yvonne, thank you for sharing your ideas. If you have feedback on any other reform areas we encourage you to complete the survey. Regards Local Government Reform Team

Linley Shine > Yvonne McGrotty

21 Apr 2019

Some very good comments in here which I agree with. Elected members are only able to work within the constraints of the Administration and therefore the influence is totally unbalanced.

Geniene Gordon

04 Apr 2019

Local councils are just that a council, they are not recognized by the Australian Constitution, they are also not a financial institution so the taxes, interest, and fines should not be inclurred by anyone

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Office of Local Government > Geniene Gordon

04 Apr 2019

Dear Geniene, thank you for sharing your ideas. If you have feedback on any other reform areas we encourage you to complete the survey. Regards Local Government Reform Team

pete whiting > Geniene Gordon

18 Apr 2019

I think this issue of "unconstitutional" has been resolved by courts time and time again. I trust you are boycotting your library and removing all the bitumen on your street and not putting your bins out to protest against this unconstitutional entity that you benefit from.

Geniene Gordon > Geniene Gordon

23 Apr 2019

I do not utilise the library , the roads are that crappy the suspension on my car is wrecked and I pay to have my rubbish removed

Alicia Strous

01 Apr 2019

I don't feel that my views are represented. We may need a better system to encourage younger people and women to be involved in their council. I don't think that the balance will change until some requirements for gender equality are put into place. For example, minimum 35% of councillors ought to be women, and youth need a representative or two, as do indigenous peoples, as do immigrants. I would prefer not to put specific targets on for specific minorities, but how else will it change?

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Local Government Reform Team > Alicia Strous

02 Apr 2019

Dear Alicia, thank you for sharing your ideas. You might be interested in the 2018 council elections statistics https://ecsa.sa.gov.au/elections/past-council-election-results?view=article&id=1034:2018-council-elections-statistics. If you have feedback on any other reform areas we encourage you to complete the survey. Regards Local Government Reform Team

Linley Shine > Alicia Strous

21 Apr 2019

Representative - interesting - yes agree it should be about representing the views of community - unfortunutaly the framework does not enable this to occur - once elected the expectation is to not form ones own opinion by asking for community input

Robbyn Hutton

01 Apr 2019

LC employees are paid to do a job, don't ask me how to fix the problem.
Councillors need to be directly accountable to rate payers. Need method of performance management.

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Local Government Reform Team > Robbyn Hutton

01 Apr 2019

Dear Robbyn, thank you for sharing your ideas. If you have feedback on any other reform areas we encourage you to complete the survey. Regards Local Government Reform Team.

Julie Vincent > Robbyn Hutton

02 Apr 2019

Beautifully and succinctly said Robbyn. There seems to be no accountability amongst LG staff at all and the spotlight is always on the elected members - it's like a pantomime -a smokescreen for what is really going on behind the scenes! I wanted to reply to their reply to me....but it seems the system just makes me look like I am replying to myself....see below...Cheers to you. Love you comment.

Julie Vincent

30 Mar 2019

My Council, the Mount Barker Council, is seriously failing to respect its statutory requirements with regards to Development procedures and processes as far as following Legislative procedures and requirements and responding and communicating with the community. This is placing lives in the community at risk. They are then using outside sources - a private law firm to allegedly deflect from their obligations which is adding to further detriment to the community. We cannot have this Council be permitted to behave in such an unconscionable fashion, yet, no Authority will assist me in dealing with this matter. It is beyond disgraceful. The community needs to have a Council that respects community safety and respects the law - this is not happening at the Mount Barker Council. Please contact me to meet to discuss as a matter of urgency. How can you ask about the costs of statutory requirements when you have a Council, the Mount Barker Council, ignoring statutory requirements and failing to benefit the community but costing the community a great deal? This Council does not focus on the services required by the community - it fails to serve the community!

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Local Government Reform Team > Julie Vincent

01 Apr 2019

Dear Julie, thanks for your comments. If you are concerned that a council has not complied with its obligations under legislation, you may wish to consider raising your complaint with the appropriate independent body, such as the Office for Public Integrity. If you have feedback on other reform areas we encourage you to complete the survey. You may also wish to continue raising concerns about the development process in your area with your Council.
Regards Local Government Reform Team.

Phill Mueller

26 Mar 2019

I believe the footpath area from our border to the kerb is the council's property, is it not, yet they expect the residents to maintain it. They never clean up the leaves or bark etc. Bit one sided isn't it.

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Office of Local Government > Phill Mueller

27 Mar 2019

Dear Phill, thank you for sharing more of your ideas, and for completing the survey. Feedback about your footpath area can be raised directly with your local council for their consideration and response. Regards Local Government Reform Team.

Don Chapman

26 Mar 2019

Reform Area 1 - Stronger council member capacity and better conduct

Having been a councillor for eight years the question of councillor accountability has been a constant refrain from residents. They have continually grappled with the question how do we know for sure if our councillors are doing their job?
A major point made in their conversation has been that ratepayers shouldn’t have to wait to the end of a term of council and the ballot box to address poor performance.
Currently all the LG Act requires of councillors is as follows:
59—Roles of members of councils
(1) The role of a member of a council 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 review;
(iv) to ensure, as far as is practicable, that the principles set out in section 8 are observed;
(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.
(2) A member of a council may, with the principal member's authorisation, act in place of, or represent, the principal member.
(3) A member of a council has no direct authority over an employee of the council with respect to the way in which the employee performs his or her duties.
These are a good beginning as a set of objectives but as far as a job description goes with measurable performance standards they wouldn’t pass muster in any modern organisation.
I think in order to get value for money from councillors, constituents need an efficient mechanism to measure their performance.
A performance mechanism for all councillors could look something like this - every second month, councillors are required to submit a report of their activities for the public agenda just as the Mayor does already, as follows:

ACTIVITY OUTCOMES
Council meetings What changes might affect the ward? How the councillor voted on
behalf of the ward?
Questions on Notice What questions have been asked by the councillor on behalf of the
ward and residents?
Notices of Motion What motions were moved by the councillor to benefit or impact the
ward?
Committee meetings What changes or information need to be communicated to the ward?
Meetings with residents What are residents wanting and why?
EM Enquiries What questions have been asked on behalf of residents?
Council Workshops What new information affects my ward?
Community meetings What is happening for clubs, community centres, & environmental
groups councillors represent?
Conferences, events, seminars, training What did the councillor learn at the ratepayer’s expense and how will
it benefit them?
Listening posts What are residents telling the councillor?
Other communication & Social Media What resident correspondence, conversations, Facebook, Instagram,
Twitter are telling the councillor?
This simple format if filled out regularly, could provide a summary of a councillor’s performance on a bi-monthly basis. It wouldn’t need to be an essay, just some relevant points on a single A4. By comparing reports over time it could reveal a councillor who wasn’t performing, and more importantly, demonstrate the work our councillors have been doing.
There’s an added bonus. If the State Government was to reform the LG Act to include this kind of reporting it would show councillors exactly what is expected of them.
Further, the consequences for councillors of not performing could be laid out as simply and effectively as the LG Act currently lays out penalties for non-attendance at Council meetings. For non-attendance you can be removed from office, for non-performance the penalty should be the same.

Reform area 3 — Efficient and transparent local government representation

What is not on your list under this reform area is reform of the Local Government Representation Review (RR) process in the current LG Act. In 2017 Onkaparinga Council completed their Representation Review which significantly reduced representation from 20 councillors to 12, a 40% reduction, yet the decision was made by less than 0.1% of the population. This was a process that was poorly promoted and resourced. For a council to make such an important decision based on feedback from such a miniscule sample of residents demonstrates that the Representation Review process is in desperate need of reform.

Furthermore, Onkaparinga is a council with a growing population. This RR process was marred by controversy and council division and only through several recission motions was the decision finally settled. There was much division in the community about the final decision. How is the principle of our democracy upheld at local level, when representation is reduced even though population increases, and when at the Federal level representation increases as population increases? South Australia has been losing Federal representation because its population hasn't increased as rapidly as other areas of the country. The inconsistency between the systems needs to be corrected through reform of the LGAct. To increase participation the RR process should come with a consultation process that includes a final postal ballot that goes out with Council rate notices.

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Office of Local Government > Don Chapman

27 Mar 2019

Dear Don, thank you for sharing your ideas. If you have feedback on any other reform areas we encourage you to complete the survey. Regards Local Government Reform Team

Roz White

25 Mar 2019

reform area 1 - I believe that there should be greater community consultation with both email mail outs as well as snail mail if required. In particular the sign posts on the Aldinga to Sellicks Beach pebble run. This is, in my opinion, visual vandalism/pollution. That many posts detracts from our beautiful beach. I believe this will inhibit tourism and visitors, not to mention paid advertisement use. It is UGLY and overkill.

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Office of Local Government > Roz White

27 Mar 2019

Dear Roz, thank you for sharing your ideas. Feedback about the sign posts in Aldinga can be raised directly with your local council for their consideration and response. If you have feedback on any other reform areas we encourage you to complete the survey. Regards Local Government Reform Team

Harry Moate

25 Mar 2019

Council need to be transparent. Meeting minutes tell next to nothing.
Infrastructure decisions are being made that are unaffordable by many, inappropriate and are placing ratepayers into unacceptable long term debt.
Consultation with community means nothing if council decisions do not reflect the consultation.

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Office of Local Government > Harry Moate

26 Mar 2019

Dear Harry, thank you for sharing your ideas. If you have feedback on any other reform areas we encourage you to complete the survey. Regards Local Government Reform Team.

Julie Vincent > Harry Moate

02 Apr 2019

Well said Harry! They keep spending because they have unlimited funds from ever increasing rates. There is no transparency - just see my comments on here as an example -our Councils seem to be the masters of the back door deals. They need to be overhauled and pulled into line. Mine, at Mount Barker , seems totally out of control. Best wishes to you.

Owen Gillingham

25 Mar 2019

STOP mowing peoples nature strips. Most owners/tenants are capable of mowing their own. If not they can hire someone.

Owen.

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Office of Local Government > Owen Gillingham

27 Mar 2019

Dear Owen, thank you for sharing your feedback. Feedback about your footpath area can be raised directly with your local council for their consideration and response. Regards Local Government Reform Team

Phill Mueller

25 Mar 2019

Return to a councilor by wards, instead of councilors being elected but don't live in the area, or care about that area.

sue holt > Phill Mueller

26 Mar 2019

agree

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Office of Local Government > Phill Mueller

26 Mar 2019

Dear Phill, thank you for sharing your ideas. If you have feedback on any other reform areas we encourage you to complete the survey. Regards Local Government Reform Team.

Phill Mueller > Phill Mueller

26 Mar 2019

I did do the survey.

Tom Zorich

25 Mar 2019

Council rates need to be capped to a CPI increase

Harry Moate > Tom Zorich

25 Mar 2019

Capping Council rates will see the expansion of rates by another name, levies.

Tom Zorich

25 Mar 2019

Elected members & mayors need tenure they can only
Be a councillor for no longer than 3 terms of 4 years

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Office of Local Government > Tom Zorich

26 Mar 2019

Dear Tom, thank you for sharing your ideas. If you have feedback on any other reform areas we encourage you to complete the survey. Regards Local Government Reform Team.