City of Holdfast Bay

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This article is about the Local Government Area. For the geographical feature, see Holdfast Bay.
City of Holdfast Bay
South Australia
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Population 38,653 (2009)[1]
 • Density 2,358/km2 (6,110/sq mi)
Area 13.72 km2 (5.3 sq mi)
Mayor Stephen Patterson
Council seat Brighton
Region Metropolitan Adelaide
State electorate(s) Bright, Morphett
Federal Division(s) Boothby, Hindmarsh
Website City of Holdfast Bay
LGAs around City of Holdfast Bay:
City of West Torrens City of West Torrens
City of Holdfast Bay City of Marion
City of Marion City of Marion
City of Holdfast Bay municipal offices in Brighton (formerly the Brighton Town Hall), opened in 1937.

The City of Holdfast Bay is a local government area in the south-western coastal suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia.


The council was formed 1 January 1997, when the City of Glenelg and City of Brighton councils were amalgamated by the state government. As a result, there are two council offices, one in the historic Glenelg Library on Colley Terrace and the other on Jetty Road, Brighton.


The current council as of June 2016 is:[2]

Ward Party[3] Councillor Notes
Mayor   Independent Stephen Patterson
Brighton   Labor Rosemary Clancy
  Independent Karen Donaldson
  Independent Robert Snewin
Glenelg   Independent Bob Patton
  Liberal Democratic Samuel Charlick
  Independent Rosie Aust
Seacliff   Independent Annette Bradshaw
  Independent Lynda Yates
  Independent Susan Lonie
Somerton   Independent Amanda Wilson
  Independent John Smeadley
  Independent Mikki Bouchee


The council has had 3 mayors: Brian Nadilo, Ken Rollond and the current mayor is Stephen Patterson (elected November 2014).



The council is split into four ward divisions from which three councillors are elected to represent the area (excluding the mayor). They are the Glenelg Ward, Somerton Ward, Brighton Ward and Seacliff Ward.

Sister city[edit]

There is one Sister city to Holdfast Bay.[4]

Japan Hayama, Kanagawa, Japan

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (30 March 2010). "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2008–09". Archived from the original on 5 June 2010. Retrieved 4 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Elected Members". Retrieved 6 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Elected Members Register of Interests" (PDF). City of Holdfast Bay. Retrieved 6 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Hayama Sister City". City of Holdfast Bay. Archived from the original on 31 May 2010. Retrieved 4 June 2010. 

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Coordinates: 35°1′S 138°31′E / 35.017°S 138.517°E / -35.017; 138.517