Read the latest column by City of Marion CEO Adrian Skull.
This is my first column as the CEO of the City of Marion. It is a real privilege to be returning to lead an organisation that is responsible for providing such a diverse range of important services for our community.
I previously worked as a Director at the City of Marion before moving to Yankalilla Council as CEO for three years. Having grown up in Marion I feel I understand the community and was delighted to return in late August.
Sporting infrastructure, reserves, stormwater management, wetlands, libraries, neighbourhood centres, footpaths, rubbish collection and planning are only a few of the services we provide.
It is exciting and rewarding working with talented and committed staff to ensure we continue to provide these services while easing the burden on ratepayers with the lowest rate rise – 2.9 per cent – in more than 10 years. We are united in our commitment to realising efficiencies whilst still delivering for residents.
The City of Marion is brimming with exciting opportunities, and I’m particularly impressed by developments at Tonsley which is providing educational facilities and attracting business investment which will create jobs for our children.
We are uniquely placed to pursue opportunities to develop sporting infrastructure, which Council has prioritised. The Mayor, Councillors and staff have begun preparatory work on finding ways of providing significant improvements to sports facilities, while walking and cycling infrastructure is also high on our agenda.
I hope you enjoy a safe and happy festive season with family and friends, wishing you all the best for 2016.
This article appears in City Limits magazine - Issue 50 - December 2015.
City Limits Magazine
The City Limits Magazine is a community publication that keeps Marion residents in touch with what is happening in their community. It includes information about major projects, council initiatives and events, as well as profiles of community members.
It is published three times a year and distributed to 40,000 residents and businesses in the Marion Council area.