COVID-19 response

For the latest information about the City of PAE’s response to the COVID-19 situation please visit this page.

Dismiss alert

Aboriginal Advisory Panel

The Port Adelaide Enfield Council's Aboriginal Advisory Panel was established to provide advice and direction to Council regarding cultural and policy decisions and ensure that Council is kept aware of the current needs and concerns of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. Current membership of the Panel includes Aboriginal community representatives, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community organisation representatives, local Kaurna Elders and Elected Members of Council as follows:

Voting Members

Michael O' Brien Dept. of Child Protection
Kym Wills Whitelion Youth Service
Linda Wondunna Kura Yerlo Inc
Jasmine Tonkin Dept. of Child Protection
Alex Houthuysen St Johns Youth Services (Chairperson)
Tina Quitadamo Nunga Mi:Minar Inc
Lisa Warner YWCA Rep
Diane Grose Community Rep
Pat Waria-Read Community Rep

Elected Members

Mayor Claire Boan
Cr Vanessa Tulloch
Cr Paul Russell

Council Staff

Rodney Welch Aboriginal & Cultural Diversity Officer
Leeanne McEwan         Director Community Development
Katie Faraonio Community and Cultural Development Leader
Bev O'Brien Community Development Manager

The Aboriginal Advisory Panel meets on a six weekly basis. If you would like to become a member of the Aboriginal Advisory Panel, or raise Aboriginal community concerns or solutions to be addressed by the Panel, please directed any queries to Rodney Welch, Council's Aboriginal and Cultural Diversity Officer on (08) 8405 6868 or by email

Aboriginal Advisory Panel Terms of Reference (PDF, 276.68 KB)