City of Marion

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City of Marion
South Australia
Population88,618 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,596.7/km2 (4,135/sq mi)
Area55.5 km2 (21.4 sq mi)
MayorKris Hanna
Council seatSturt (Town Hall)
RegionSouthern Adelaide[2]
State electorate(s)Elder, Bright, Ashford, Mitchell, Morphett
Federal Division(s)Boothby, Hindmarsh, Kingston
WebsiteCity of Marion
LGAs around City of Marion:
City of Holdfast Bay City of West Torrens City of Unley
City of Marion City of Mitcham
City of Onkaparinga City of Onkaparinga

The City of Marion is a local government area in part of the southern and western suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia. The council offices are in the suburb of Sturt.


The District Council of Brighton was established in 1853, centred at the then rural village of Marion (laid out in 1838) 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) south west of Adelaide. The district council was renamed to District Council of Marion in 1886 to distinguish it from the adjacent Town of Brighton, the latter having been detached from the Brighton district council in 1858.[3] In 1944 the district council was gazetted a municipality and thereafter known as the City of Marion.[4]

Office bearers[edit]

As of June 2016 the Marion council comprises the mayor and 12 ward councillors across 6 wards, as follows:[5]

Ward Party[6] Councillor Notes
Mayor   SA-BEST Kris Hanna
Coastal   Independent Ian Crossland
  Independent Tim Gard
Mullawirra   Labor Jason Veliskou
  Independent Kendra Clancy
Southern Hills   Independent Maggie Duncan
  Liberal Matthew Shilling
Warracowie   Independent Bruce Hull
  Independent Nathan Prior
Warriparinga   Independent Raelene Telfer
  Independent Luke Hutchinson
Woodlands   Independent Tim Pfeiffer Deputy Mayor
  Independent Joseph Masika

Kris Hanna is the fifth Mayor of the City of Marion and was sworn in on 18 November 2014.[5] Adrian Skull commenced as the current chief executive on 31 August 2015.[7]

Electoral history[edit]

2014 Mayoral Election[edit]

The November 2014 local government elections saw a new mayor and seven new councillors elected to serve the City of Marion. Kris Hanna was elected unopposed after Dr Felicity-Ann Lewis decided not to stand in the election. Jerome Appleby, Bruce Hull, Luke Hutchinson, Tim Pfeiffer and Jason Veliskou were re-elected. Seven new councillors were elected; Janet Byram, Ian Crossland, Tim Gard, Nick Kerry, Nathan Prior, Raelene Telfer and Nick Westwood.

2010 Mayoral Election[edit]

The 2010 mayoral election saw sitting Mayor Felicity-ann Lewis go up against Councillor Raelene Telfer. Lewis ran with the campaign slogan "Experienced Leadership", whilst Raelene Telfer went with "A Full-time Mayor for Marion", which tried to tap into concerns that Lewis was too occupied with the Local Government Association of SA. Telfer's campaign failed and Mayor Lewis was returned for another term. Lewis received 7766 votes to Telfer's 6764.[8]

2006 Mayoral election[edit]

The 2006 mayoral election saw Bruce Hull and Felicity-Ann Lewis go up against each other for the position for a second time. It had been expected that Lewis would not re-contest but she nominated at the eleventh hour. Former councillor Andrew Cole also ran. Bruce Hull failed once again, gaining 7988 votes to Lewis' 8345 after the distribution of Cole's preferences.[9]

2003 Mayoral election[edit]

At the 2003 Mayoral election Felicity-Ann Lewis was elected unopposed.[10]


The suburbs in the City of Marion are:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Marion (C)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 November 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Southern Adelaide SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  3. ^ Marsden, Susan (2012). "A History of South Australian Councils to 1936" (PDF). Local Government Association of South Australia. p. 13. Retrieved 30 May 2016. To avoid confusion over the similarity of names of DC of Brighton and the Corporation of the Town of Brighton, a petition by ratepayers resulted in the change of name from DC of Brighton to DC of Marion on 31 August 1886.
  4. ^ "Marion Council". The Advertiser. 5 April 1944. p. 3. Retrieved 30 May 2016. The chairman of the Marion Council (Mr. F. H. Trott) at Monday night's meeting, announced that the proclamation of the creation of a municipality at Marion had been gazetted.
  5. ^ a b "Elected members". City of Marion. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Elected Members Register of Interests" (PDF). City of Marion. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  7. ^ "CEO's comment". City of Marion. 2015. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
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  10. ^ Local Government Association of South Australia – Previous Local Government Election Results – LGA.

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Coordinates: 35°00′00″S 138°33′07″E / 35.000°S 138.552°E / -35.000; 138.552