City of Marion

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City of Marion
South Australia
 • Density1,596.7/km2 (4,135/sq mi)
Area55.5 km2 (21.4 sq mi)
MayorKris Hanna
Council seatSturt (Town Hall)
RegionSouthern Adelaide[3]
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.[4] In 1944 the district council was gazetted a municipality and thereafter known as the City of Marion.[5]

Office bearers[edit]

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

Ward Party[7] 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 Deputy Mayor
Warracowie   Independent Bruce Hull
  Independent Nathan Prior
Warriparinga   Independent Raelene Telfer
  Independent Luke Hutchinson
Woodlands   Independent Tim Pfeiffer Resigned 10 September 2019
  Independent Joseph Masika

Kris Hanna is the fifth Mayor of the City of Marion and was sworn in on 18 November 2014.[6] Adrian Skull commenced as the current chief executive on 31 August 2015.[8]

Electoral history[edit]

2018 Mayoral election[edit]

The November 2018 local government election saw the sitting Mayor Kris Hanna go up against Councillor Janet Byram, Councillor Nick Westwood and resident Rob deJonge. Mayor Hanna defeated the challenges and was elected on the first count with 9,094 votes, Byram 3971, deJonge 1,502 and Westwood 1,340. The election also saw eight Councillors re-elected for second, third and fourth terms, along with four new faces. Councillor Joseph Masika was elected in Woodlands Ward and replaced former Councillor Nick Kerry. Councillor Kendra Clancy beat incumbent Councillor Jerome Appleby in Mullawirra Ward. The biggest change was in the Southern Hills ward where both Councillor Maggie Duncan and Councillor Matthew Shilling beat Councillor Nick Kerry who tried to move wards.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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.[9]

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.[10]

2003 Mayoral election[edit]

At the 2003 Mayoral election Felicity-Ann Lewis was elected unopposed.[11]


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. ^ "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 31 December 2019. Estimated resident population (ERP) at 30 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Southern Adelaide SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 March 2019. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  4. ^ Marsden, Susan (2012). "A History of South Australian Councils to 1936" (PDF). Local Government Association of South Australia. p. 13. 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.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ a b "Elected members". City of Marion. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Elected Members Register of Interests" (PDF). City of Marion. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 March 2018. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  8. ^ "CEO's comment". City of Marion. 2015. Archived from the original on 20 December 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  9. ^ "2010 election results" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 April 2018.
  10. ^ "November 2006 Local Government Election Report" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 March 2016.
  11. ^ 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