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
- Guidelines - General Information (PDF 26.5 KB)
- Guidelines - Public initiated submissions (PDF 75.8 KB)
- Public initiated submission declaration forms (PDF 19.1 KB)
- Guidelines - Council response to a public initiated submission to alter the external boundaries of a council or its composition or representative structure (PDF 24.7 KB)
- Requirements for Council initiated proposals for boundary adjustment (PDF 24.0 KB)
Local Government (Boundary Adjustment) Amendment Act 2017
On 1 January 2019, the Local Government Grants Commission (LGGC) will take on an additional role as the Boundaries Commission, the independent body that will assess and investigate boundary change proposals, and make recommendations to the Minister responsible for the Act. The LGGC is now seeking comment on draft Guidelines that detail the process by which it will receive, assess and progress council boundary change proposals.
- Guideline 1 - General Information (88.2 KB)
- Guideline 2 - Administrative Proposals (53.8 KB)
- Guideline 3 - General Proposals - Submitting a Proposal to the Commission (67.3 KB)
- Guideline 4 - General Proposals - Investigations (54.5 KB)
- Guideline 5 - General Proposals - Appointing Investigators (32.6 KB)
- Guideline 6 - Public Initiated Submissions (91.4 KB)
- Guideline 7 - Public Initiated Submissions - Alteration to the Composition or Representative Structure of a Council (70.0 KB)
- Guideline 8 - Costs (24.7 KB)
- Guideline 9 - Engagement and Consultation (56.4 KB)
The consultation will remain open until 5pm Friday 3 August 2018. Submissions can be emailed to DPTI.OfficeofLocalGovernment@sa.gov.au or posted to GPO Box 1533, Adelaide SA 5001.