18 Nov, 2014

New Council Investiture Ceremony

Elected members successful in the City of Adelaide local government election will be officially sworn in at an Investiture Ceremony, to be held in the Council Chambers at 10am today.

Chief Justice of South Australia, the Honourable Chief Justice Chris Kourakis, will oversee the ceremony, with Electoral Commissioner Kay Mouseley, Kaurna Elder Uncle Lewis O’Brien and City of Adelaide CEO Peter Smith also in attendance.

Lord Mayor Martin Haese said the new Council is believed to be the City of Adelaide’s youngest in recent history, supported by an experienced Council.

“I’d like to recognise the hard work of the previous Council and together with my fellow elected members, am looking forward to building on their achievements and legacy,” he said.

“This includes building on the reputation of Council and Adelaide as one of the world’s great small cities.

“Key priorities for the new Council will include inclusiveness, financial prudence, enhanced collaboration with the community and business sector, public safety and working towards fully integrated transport planning.”

Martin said the newly elected members represent the diversity of the community they are representing, with a balance of six newly elected members and six re-elected:

New elected members:

  • Lord Mayor: Martin Haese
  • Area: Robert Simms
  • North: Philip Martin
  • Central: David Slama
  • South: Alex Antic
  • South: Priscilla Corbell

Re-elected:

  • Area: Natasha Malani
  • Area: Anne Moran
  • Area: Sandy Wilkinson
  • North: Sue Clearihan
  • Central: Houssam Abiad
  • Central: Megan Hender

For more information, including election results and newly elected member profiles, visit City of Adelaide, Electoral Commission SA or Local Government Associate of South Australia.


For more information

Victoria Loughhead / David Hill