Media Release - Mayor Slattery resignation, Thank You for 15 years of service

3rd December 2020

MEDIA RELEASE

RESIGNATION OF MAYOR PETER SLATTERY

1 December 2020

Mayor Peter Slattery has resigned from Council effective 2 December 2020 following 15 years of service to the community with 10 of those years as Mayor. Peter’s decision comes as no surprise with the decision being foreshadowed two (2) years ago, when running uncontested for the position of Mayor, with Peter stepping in mere minutes before the closure of nominations to ensure an immediate supplementary election was not triggered.

After this significant, valuable and sincerely appreciated tenure on Council, Peter is looking forward to spending more time with his family and on all those projects that have built up while spending literally thousands of hours working for his community.

During Peter’s tenure as both Councillor and Mayor, Council continued to achieve for the community, with notable examples including:

  • Sealing of the Arden Vale Road to Warren Gorge, including a revitalisation of Warren Gorge;
  • Obtaining funding for the bush food garden project and the upgrade for Railway Terrace;
  • Significant infrastructure improvements, including the sealing of much of the unsealed areas in Quorn and Hawker;
  • Community Waste Water Management Scheme Quorn
  • Relocation of the Tennis/Netball Courts in Quorn
  • Entrance walls and Wallabies on the entrances into each township.
  • Heritage walks
  • Quorn transfer station conversion
  • Desalination plant in Hawker
  • Quorn Pool revitalisation
  • Solar energy and solar lighting
  • Security upgrade Quorn and Hawker (CCTV)
  • Hawker Gym
  • Hawker Tennis Courts upgrade
  • Wirreanda Cottages
  • Stockyard Arena Upgrade
  • Quorn Skate Park
  • Hawker Pool relocation and development
  • Hawker Airstrip upgrade

With appreciation and recognition of the exceptional leadership Peter has provided to Council and the community, we wish Peter all the best for his quieter life post Council.

Deputy Mayor Greg Flint has taken on the role of Mayor in an acting capacity pending an election for the position. A decision on the date for the election will be announced in the near future by the Electoral Commission of South Australia. However, a new appointment is expected in March 2021.

In the interim Council will continue to focus on the best interests of the community and finalising major projects such as the bush food garden and Railway Terrace Upgrade.

The day-to-day operations will continue as normal with the next Ordinary Council Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, 15 December 2020.

For further information on this matter, please contact the Council Office on 08 8620 0500.

Eric Brown
Chief Executive Officer