City of Adelaide - Area Councillor candidate profiles

Profiles for each of the seven candidates are in the same order as their names appear on the ballot paper. This information has been provided by the candidates and neither the Returning Officer nor City of Adelaide take responsibility or bear liability for the content contained within.

BARBARO Frank photo

I was a migrant child of six siblings whose studies led me to become a high school prefect and gain education and journalism qualifications. I was founding editorial chair of 'Australian Options', whose key benefactor was Elliott Johnston and patron Hugh Stretton. Adelaide, which has been my home for 25 years, has the potential to be a model city globally. We have benefited from its original design but rapid changes, some openly disruptive, demand respect to the goal of a more liveable, affordable and clean Adelaide. For example, improvements in traffic, parking and air quality are possible as we protect our parklands and the cityscape's integrity. I am inspired by the sentiment attributed to First Nations people to 'touch the Earth lightly', and want to bring my experience, common sense and a dose of Australia's egalitarian spirit to the Council.

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SNAPE, Keiran

Local Wright St resident Keiran Snape has lived in the CBD for over seven years and brings with him a local grassroots perspective. Keiran serves as President of the City South Association and as a committee member of the Adelaide Park Lands Association. One of his most recent accomplishments was the successful petitioning of the City of Adelaide to purchase a new home for the South-West Community Centre. He is a blue-collar hospitality worker with over a decade in the industry and has real life lived experience. Keiran recently married his husband at a local venue and is looking forward to further building his family in the area. As a resident and neighbour, Keiran looks forward to the opportunity to further serve and represent his community.

Contact details: 0416 064 491

WALLACE Andrew photo

My priority is making Adelaide a better place to live, do business, work, and play. I have been leading change in Adelaide's West End for 12 years with a solid understanding of the greater city. An independent candidate with a focus on working constructively across community and business, I am both a good listener and effective conduit to government for the aspirations of people. As Chair of the Adelaide Business Collective I work to connect customers and commerce across sectors to improve trading conditions in the CBD and North Adelaide. An academic and design professional, I bring a passion for creativity and a concern about the designed quality of the city. I care for people and love our city. If elected I will make sound decisions based on genuine consultation that reflects the aspirations of both business and residents across the whole City of Adelaide. We are one community.

Contact details: 0400 489 079

VLASSIS Theo photo

Service is my business. Life experience - not political careerism. Councillors must find common ground so the city can prosper. I know the concerns of people because I listen. Efficiency and service, dignity and compassion. I am independent and reject factionalism and political grandstanding. A return to fortnightly deliberative meetings will improve transparency. A practical do-er, I recognise the importance of budget control and service standards. A family man, I am married with four children and served for 13 years in Thebarton/West Torrens Councils in the 1980s-90s, and bring over 35 years experience in customer-facing business. My customers are city residents and workers and my business is IGA City East on Hutt Street. Our city vibrancy thrives on events - experiences for people and customers for business. Affordable parking and accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists are not mutually exclusive. Growing our city residential population will help business flourish.

Contact details: 8223 1112

SAYYAR DASHTI Shahin photo

I am a tertiary qualified Biomedical Engineer with post grad qualifications in Health, Business & Management with over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. I hold committee positions at Engineers Australia SA, Australian Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry SA, Training and Employment Advisory Council of SA and Persian Cultural Association of SA. Adelaide remains a world class place to live, invest, and run a business and I support a robust and effective approach to make Adelaide a more vibrant and liveable city where we can maintain the lifestyle, we all appreciate and value. My breadth of experience across a variety of sectors is what is needed to lead our City through challenging and changing times. As a community leader, everything that I do is to advance my community. Email

Contact details: 0420 435 947

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BOOKLESS-PRATZ,  Ingmar (Alex)

He has lived in both South and North Wards of the Adelaide City Council for close to twenty years. In his youth he played for both Adelaide City FC and Memorial Drive Tennis Club for five and two years respectively and understands the importance of the Parklands for continued community usage. He comes to the Council position bringing a grounded perspective with a Certifacte IV in Local Government (Planning) along with obtaining a Degree in Urban and Regional Planning, University of South Australia. He is not affiliated with any political or religious organisation. His goals are to bring focus on streetscape, side street lighting, walkability and an empathetic stance on both commercial and dwelling builds. If you do not believe you are being heard, annoyed of the same old things and if you think you cannot make change, you are the person whose vote he wants. Be heard.

Contact details: 8267 2439

SPENCER Kel photo

I am a City of Adelaide resident and businessman and have been a member of your community for 40 years. I want to transform Adelaide into a 'Magnet City' to attract more residents, tourists, business owners and investors. We can achieve this by using our smart thinking innovation skills to create a more sustainable, connected and attractive community. My business experience means that I can help Council deliver the best financial outcomes for ratepayers through effective and efficient management. As a former Property Council of Australia President, I will also ensure Council makes smart property and asset portfolio decisions. Covid-19 is presenting us with many challenges, and I will investigate opportunities to help accelerate our City's recovery. I stand for good planning and development, the preservation of our heritage and parklands, smart money management and public infrastructure upgrades. I am a member of several institutes: FAICD FAIV FAIML FREI.

Contact details: 0418 823 735

District Council of Streaky Bay - Flinders Ward

Profiles for each of the two candidates are in the same order as their names appear on the ballot paper. This information has been provided by the candidates and neither the Returning Officer nor District Council of Streaky Bay take responsibility or bear liability for the content contained within.

REDDING Nick photo

After much consideration and encouragement from other community members I have decided to run for Council. I was born and raised in Streaky Bay and after a short time in Darwin I returned to take over the family business which I have now been doing so for over 18 years. Throughout my many years of running a business I feel that I have acquired the knowledge, understanding and the ability to understand our community's needs and wants. I have the required skills to remain calm and respectful in all situations, even when feeling challenged and under pressure. I believe I can add value to the District Council of Streaky Bay through connecting with the community. My ability to keep an open mind when decision making and carefully consider different points of view from stakeholders, would greatly benefit me in representing the community. I look forward to representing you.

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I have been a resident of Streaky Bay for 31 years. I live with my husband and two children and we own a successful Landscaping business. I have been an active member of the community involved with several committees including Streaky Bay Medical Fundraising Committee, the Streaky Bay and Districts Community Complex, the Mid West Netball Association, West Coast Hawks Netball Club and Ladies Gourmet. I am extremely passionate about the need for tourism and infrastructure for our community and will endeavor to work with Council and the community on making our region a place to be proud of.

Contact details: 0459 499 454

District Council of Streaky Bay - Flinders Ward

Due to the passing of a member of the Council, a supplementary election is necessary to fill the vacancy of Councillor for Flinders Ward.


Event Date
Roll close 5pm, Monday 31 May 2021
Opening of nominations Thursday 8 July 2021
Nominations close 12 noon, Thursday 22 July 2021
Dispatch of ballot material to electors Tuesday 10 August 2021 to Monday 16 August 2021
Close of voting (Polling Day) 12 noon, Monday 30 August 2021
Scrutiny and count TBD

Close of roll

The voters roll for this supplementary election closed at 5pm on Monday 31 May 2021.


Becoming a member of council is a great way to represent and help make a difference to your local community.

The nomination period for the vacancy of Councillor will open on Thursday 8 July 2021 and will close at 12 noon on Thursday 22 July 2021.

If you are interested in nominating, nomination kits will be available from the Council office at 29 Alfred Terrace, Streaky Bay. 

Candidate Handbook

Candidates have a range of important responsibilities and obligations under the law. All intending candidates are strongly encouraged to read the LG20 Candidate Handbook (PDF 1.97 MB) and the LG13 Requirments for profile and photograph brochure (PDF 3.26 MB).

Candidate briefing session

A candidate briefing session will be held for intending candidates with a date to be confirmed closer to the event.

For those unable to attend the session, a general pre-recorded briefing for candidates is available on our YouTube page (external link).

Make a difference guide

For information about the role of local government and councillors and tips on campaigning, see the Local Government Association of South Australia’s guide Make a difference nominate for council (PDF 17.4 MB)

How to nominate

There are two ways to nominate for a council vacancy:

  1. Lodge your nomination material in person at the council office during business hours, or
  2. Lodge your nomination material via email. 

To lodge your nomination via email, you need to fill in the relevant nomination form, sign it, scan it and send it to along with your candidate profile statement.

If you choose to submit a photo you must write a statement on the back of the photo with the wording ‘This is a photograph of <your name> taken within the past 12 months’, and also sign the back of the photo. 

Information in other languages

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District Council of Streaky Bay elections

Two supplementary elections are being held in the District Council of Streaky Bay.

The first supplementary election will take place to fill two vacancies; one in Eyre and one in Flinders Ward.

A second supplementary election will be held to fill a vacancy in Flinders Ward following the passing of Councillor Peter Hackett.

For more details please click on the links below:

District Council of Streaky Bay - Eyre and Flinders Wards

District Council of Streaky Bay - Flinders Ward

Copper Coast Council candidate profiles

Profiles for each of the five candidates are in the same order as their names appear on the ballot paper. This information has been provided by the candidates and neither the Returning Officer nor Copper Coast Council take responsibility or bear liability for the content contained within.

DAYMAN Charmaine photo
DAYMAN, Charmaine

As a local farming resident in the Copper Coast for the past 37 years, I feel our farming community needs a voice. My husband Paul and I have 2 adult daughters who attended Wallaroo Kindergarten, Mary MacKillop Catholic School and KMHS. Our 3 grandchildren are now following into these same schools. In that time I have been President, member of P&F and school board. I volunteered and trained to become a Qualified Ambulance Officer with Wallaroo station for 6 years of service. For 2 terms I held the position of Community member of Wallaroo Hospital Advisory Council. I volunteered and was a committee member for NYP Riding for the Disabled. Last year I became a member of Kadina Lions. If elected I am willing to contribute to Council and serve our vibrant community, to continue to be an area that everyone chooses to live, work, play and retire.

Contact details: 0427 232 938

SIMS Peter photo
SIMS, Peter

Retired Police Officer of 42 years service. Live in Wallaroo with my wife and have two adult children. Committed to ensuring favourable outcomes reached on the State Government owned road entering Wallaroo. Work towards securing a suitably made swimming enclosure safely meeting the needs of both locals and visitors well into the future. Ensure our heritage is maintained and historic structures well protected in and around Moonta. Ensuring the sealing of dirt roads in both rural districts and within town boundary areas are given necessary attention. Upgrading footpaths in each town and the construction of a bike track between Wallaroo and Moonta be linked to other trails. Be supportive of the needs in and around Kadina and Paskeville. Community involvement includes Secretary RSL Wallaroo, Flotilla Leader Sea Rescue and Deputy Chairperson Suicide Prevention Network both within the Copper Coast. Approachable and prepared to listen. Contact 0417890705

Contact details: 0417 890 705 


Small Business owner in Wallaroo, I have owned and operated my business for four years and employ 4 local people the business has been in operation for over sixty years. My background is in Leadership and Management, thirty years, also serving as a Director with Uniting Care Wesley Country South Australia (2010-2016) and the Uniting Care Wesley Housing Board (2012-2016), I held positions of Secretary Treasurer as well as being a member of the audit committee. I have a Degree in Management (Hons) and a Diploma of Business; I am a Graduate of the South Australian Community Leadership Program (2009). I have a long-standing interest in Local Government and the way it impacts the way we live and work in the Copper Coast. If elected I will strive to ensure council makes sound decisions that reflect what the community wants, needs, and expects.

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BELL Su photo

I live in Moonta for about 20 years, and have previously been an Elected Member. I have served on the Council's Cemetery Working Party, Yorke Peninsula Community Transport Board, and Moonta Ambulance Committee. I assisted in the Working Party, which completed the toilets at Kadina & Wallaroo cemeteries. I work with COTA (Council on the Aging) as a Volunteer assisting over 65's to enrol In My Aged Care and talk to community groups about Advanced Care Directives. I also work for National Trust Moonta branch in the Sweetshop at Moonta Mines. I am very conscious and compassionate of our Aging population and would assist spreading information to assist making life easier for seniors. I am the Mother of 3 girls and 8 Grandchildren. I have been a Justice of the Peace for 10years.

Contact details: 0419 251 598

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PADDICK, Sandra Marie

A Kadina business owner of 30 years, operating Helloworld Travel, understands the importance of mentoring and investing in young adults with no experience to highly trained and professional staff. Sandra is passionate about the community and the Copper Coast as a whole. She has held various positions on community events, committees and sporting clubs; including Treasurer of the Kernewek Lowender; Treasurer of the Kadina Hockey Club; Coach of Minis; under 12/16; YP Country Carnival Hockey Teams and was recently awarded Life Member. Sandra continues to serve as a committee member of the Kadina Hub, Christmas in Kadina; and Wallaroo New Year's Eve Committee. Sandra lives on their family farm at Wallaroo, with husband Stephen, and two children Chloe and Thomas. She places significance in supporting local business for the future of the area and retaining employment opportunities for our children's future. She also has first-hand experience of farming challenges.

Contact details: 0418 803 259

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