Councillors' views - Alice Campbell

Read the latest City Limits Magazine column by Councillor Alice Campbell.

City Limits Magazine Issue 45 April 2014 Front Cover

This article appears in City Limits magazine - Issue 45 - April 2014.

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I was recently fortunate enough to be appointed as the elected member representative on the City of Marion Audit Committee. The Audit Committee is responsible for ensuring our resources are used efficiently and effectively, through the incorporation of appropriate financial management, risk management and internal processes. My role on the committee has already given me more in depth knowledge and a greater understanding of our council’s operations and how this directly impacts on the community. I seek to suitably represent other elected members, and in turn the community, through this effective platform.

At the last Audit Committee meeting we discussed the next budget process and how to appropriately fund future service requirements. This is crucial to ensuring that we maintain and improve existing services for the community. As with every year, the budget will be open to consultation from the community so I encourage you all to get involved and have a say on how we spend your rates, particularly as the local government elections approach in November!

In news from the Woodlands Ward, in December I successfully sought funding to commence a consultation process about what to do with our recently purchased land in Jervois Street, South Plympton. A large number of you have told me that you would like to have a say in this so I will let you know as soon as this consultation process will commence, which is soon I hope. In the meantime don’t hesitate to contact me via phone or email.

Councillor Alice Campbell