Elected Members (Councillors) are elected to represent the interests of residents and ratepayers, provide community leadership and guidance, and facilitate communication between the community and the Council. The Wudinna District Council currently has 7 Councillors:
Cr Eleanor Scholz (Mayor)
Cr Newton Luscombe (Deputy Mayor)
Cr Craig Walladge
Cr Tony Griffin
Cr Jill Rushmer
Cr Richard DuBois
Cr Naomi Scholz
(For information about the role of elected members, see below.)
Every four years, as set by the State Electoral Office, nominations are called for Councillors to serve on the Wudinna District Council. If the number of nominations received exceed the number of seats, an election is held. Voting in a local government election is not compulsory. For information regarding voting eligibility, contact Council's Corporate Services Manager.
Responsibilities of Councillors
The responsibilities of Councillors include keeping in touch with electors, attending meetings and coordinating community activities.
For the 2014-2018 term, Wudinna District Council Councillors will receive and allowance of $5,534 per year. The Mayor will receive an allowance of $22,135 per year and the Deputy Mayor will receive $6,917 per year. These allowances are prescribed by an independant Remuneration Tribunal and are suject to periodic adjustments each year.
Mayor / Deputy Mayor
The Mayor is the primary representative of our District. The Mayor of the Wudinna District Council is Cr Eleanor Scholz. The Deputy Mayor is Cr Ned Luscombe.
For more information on the roles and responsibilities of Elected Members, contact Council's Chief Executive Officer,visit the SA Local Government Association's web site at www.lga.sa.gov.au, or visit the website - 'How Councils Work: A guide to the Rules'.