Our City is one of the 68 Councils in South Australia. The term "Local Government" refers to the system in which 68 local Councils operate in South Australia. The Local Government system is integral to the democratic system of government in Australia which provides vital economic, social and environmental support for communities.

The Constitution Act 1934 (SA), the Local Government Act 1999 (SA), and the Local Government (Elections) Act 1999 (SA), create the legal framework within which Local Government operates and the four-yearly election process which underpins the representative nature of Local Government Councils. More than one in three people voluntarily choose to exercise their democratic right by voting in Council elections.

Democratically elected members make up Local Government Councils and with staff support and in partnership with their local communities they manage community infrastructure and invest funds in providing services to people who live, work, do business in, and visit the City of Port Adelaide Enfield.   

In this section of our website, you will find more information about how Council functions, our responsibilities and procedures, and information about our Mayor and Elected Members, who make decisions about the City on behalf of the residents. 


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