2014 Keswick Election Result

With the results of all wards now in, I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of the current Councillors that were not returned for another term.
There will be 6 new elected members in the new Council. Of the 14 current Councillors, 13 stood for re-election (one retired), with 5 being voted out (almost 40%). This is a huge loss of some great hard working and community minded Councillors in this group – this is a big loss for the residents and City of West Torrens.
I expected a little change, but I am very surprised of such low support for current Councillors in a Council with one of the lowest rates in metro Adelaide, a strong financial position, little controversy, great asset management plans and investment in new community facilities. I believe it shows such low interest by the general community, and little support for current members, rather support for new candidates, where it is much easier to make great promises costing millions of dollars rather than the realities of managing a balanced budget.
Having said that, it is the residents decision, which I accept gracefully.
I will continue to do my best to keep our city the great place that it is, and to be involved in the best way I can to improve it.
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We live on Kaurna Country. I acknowledge the Kaurna people as the Traditional Custodians of the Adelaide region and pay my respects to Kaurna Elders past, present and emerging.

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