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Local Government elections

Authorised by Sam Green, Chief Executive Officer, 12 Bishopstone Road, Davoren Park SA 5113

The next Local Government periodic election will take place in 2022. If you are invested in the future of the City of Playford, ensure you are enrolled to vote and explore what it takes to be a councillor and nominate to stand in the Council elections.

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Election timeline

Close of electoral roll5pm, Friday 29 July, 2022
Nominations openTuesday 23 August, 2022
Nominations close12pm, Tuesday 6 September, 2022
Ballot paper drawTuesday 6 September 2022 (time to be confirmed)
Mailout of ballot materials to electorsBetween Friday 14 October and Thursday 20 October, 2022
Close of voting (Polling Day)5pm, Thursday 10 November, 2022
Scrutiny and count commences9am, Saturday 12 November, 2022

Candidate Information Request Register

This table lists the information that has been provided by Council staff to candidates during the election period. It will be updated on Tuesdays and Fridays.

NameRequestResponse provided
Shirley HallsNumber of residential properties by suburb in each wardFile containing number of residential properties by suburb in each ward sent to all candidates.
Matthew RetallickNumber of properties in Ward 5 and information on using an A-frame sign while campaigning.In Ward 5 there are 7,996 residential properties. In relation to using an A-frame sign for campaigning, Council do not have a concern with a candidate using one provided it is not obstructing pedestrian movement, posing a danger to the public, is only used while campaigning and is not left out unattended.
Marilyn BakerCount of properties/ households by ward.File containing number of residential properties by suburb in each ward sent to all candidates.
Shaun ReardonCan you confirm how many on site car parks will be built as part of the new Ice Rink development?Council is yet to receive a development application for this development. Concept plans viewed by Council indicate that the development will be supported by carparks contained within the development.
Shaun ReardonAs council has already constructed a $8.6 million-dollar, multi-story carpark predominantly for the Ice rink, how many car parking spaces in the councils multi story car park will be required for this new Ice Rink Development?The assertion that the multi-story carpark was constructed predominantly for the Ice rink is incorrect. It was constructed to support development in the broader CBD. No spaces will be allocated in the multi-story car park to support the ice rink development should the development application be consistent with the concepts viewed by Council.
Shaun ReardonIt’s my understanding that this development [Ice Rink] is for an Integrated Sports, Community and Entertainment Precinct incorporating an entertainment arena, gym, restaurant and other supporting tenancies & carparking.Correct.
Shaun ReardonI note that the majority of details about this development [Ice Rink] are currently confidential however as you have already announced this project to the media it would, on balance, be contrary to the public interest to continue to withhold details about this project. The public have the right to know if council’s carpark will now be used as intended, especially considering the operating expenditure assumptions of the carpark that were given to council on the 24th of October 2017 were $844,000 of rate payers dollars per year for a carpark that so far has been nearly empty for 4 years.The Council has delegated to the CEO the ability to release the resolution relating to this development in whole or in part. It is the Council’s expectation that the CEO will exercise this delegation in a way that provides transparency to the public whilst retaining commercially sensitive material.
Peter RentoulisCan a person who does not live in Playford but has multiple properties in Playford vote at each property?Owners of residential properties in Playford who do not live in Playford were required to enroll on the Council supplementary voters roll by 29 July 2022. If they did not enroll by the deadline they will not be eligible to vote in the upcoming election.


Voting in council elections is conducted by post. All election materials, including your ballot papers, are mailed directly to the postal address you provided on the electoral roll.

The Electoral Commission SA automatically mails postal voting packs to each voter after nominations close. Their website will contain information on when to return your ballot papers.

For more information on voting head to Electoral Commission SA.