Expression of Interest - Citizens Jury Independent Member

Application close date: 29 Sep 2023 5-00 pm

Expressions of Interest

Strategic Management Plan (SMP) Review - Citizens Jury

The District Council of Grant are looking for community / business nominees with passion, vision and lived experience of our council area to join a citizens jury who will provide critical input into the strategic vision and goals which will inform our Council’s SMP over the next 4 – 10 years.

The SMP is one of Council’s core documents, which articulates our vision for our community, our goals over the next 10-year period, and how we plan to achieve those in the upcoming four years. This then informs our other corporate plans (including asset management plans), our annual business plan and our budget to achieve those goals. Council’s current SMP was drafted in 2019, with the aspiration to be a long-term (10 year) strategy. Our strategic goals are currently:

  1. Develop Vibrant & Connected Coastal & Rural Communities
  2. Support a Prosperous Local Economy
  3. Retain & Enhance Our Natural & Built Environments
  4. Provide Quality Services & Infrastructure
  5. Lead & Engage With Our Communities

The current Strategic Management Plan 2020-2030 can be found via Council’s website at Strategies & Plans.

The objectives and functions of the citizens jury will include:

  • Provide appropriate advice and recommendations of matters relevant to the vision for our council area and to convey the views of the various user groups;
  • Report and inform user groups on the progress of the review and decisions made by Council,
  • Identify and comment on stakeholder concerns;
  • Participate and engage in forums for discussion of project related issues;
  • Provide advice to Council on the operations of key services and to make recommendations to Council on potential improvements regarding the operation of those services;
  • Make recommendations to Council on proposed Capital Investment for future infrastructure and development; and
  • Contribute to the vision, direction and goals of District Council of Grant via the Strategic Management Plan.

The citizens jury shall meet in-person on two occasions for 1.5 hours each, outside of usual business hours, between October and November 2023.

Expressions of interest must be made in writing addressed to the CEO by close of business Friday 29 September 2023 and addressed to PO Box 724, Mount Gambier SA 5290 or via email to

Darryl Whicker 
Chief Executive Officer