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Changes to council boundaries

Proposals for council boundary changes can be initiated by two or more councils or members of the public. The procedures for council boundary changes are set out in the Local Government Act 1999 (Chapter 3, Part 2), which can be accessed via the South Australian Legislation website.

Guidelines for preparing a proposal - current process

Local Government (Boundary Adjustment) Amendment Act 2017

The Local Government (Boundary Adjustment) Amendment Act 2017 was passed by Parliament on 9 August 2017. The Amendment Act reforms the legislative provisions that govern how council boundaries can be changed under the Local Government Act 1999. The legislation will commence on 1 January 2019.