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Cr Chad Buchanan

Elected Member Cr Chad Buchanan

Suburbs Represented:
Burton (part of), Paralowie (part of), Waterloo Corner (part of)

Positions Held Summary:
2003 – 2018: Elected Member, West Ward
2018 - Current: Elected Member, Central Ward
November 2012 – November 2013: Deputy Mayor
November 2020 - November 2022: Deputy Mayor

Council Appointed Memberships:

Committee and Board Memberships (External):

  • Local Government Association of SA (Voting Delegate)
  • Paralowie R-12 School Governing Council

Council Committee Memberships:

Standing Committees

  • CEO Review Committee (Deputy Chairperson)
  • Community Wellbeing and Sports Committee Deputy Chairperson)
  • Innovation and Business Development Committee
  • Finance and Corporate Services Committee
  • Policy and Planning Committee (Chairperson)
  • Urban Services Committee

Sub Committees

  • Asset Management Sub Committee
  • Strategic Property Development Sub Committee
  • Tree Management Appeals Sub Committee

Personal Statement:
Thank you to the residents of Central Ward for giving me the opportunity to serve them for another 4 years. When doorknocking, the cost of living is constantly mentioned. This is why I support keeping a lid on council rate increases, and no fees for hard waste collection or green waste bin. With your support at this election, I will work to upgrade Kings Road and Waterloo Corner Road. I support employing local residents to do verge mowing instead of contractors. I will address safety issues caused by hoon drivers and nuisance trees. I will continue to ensure wasteful spending is eliminated in favour of allocating resources towards core Council services. As an enthusiastic, community minded Councillor, I will continue asking the tough questions and fight to increase the quality of basic services - Let's get Council back to basics, not fund extravagance.