About the City of Marion

The City of Marion serves over 93,000 people and has a rich Indigenous and later settlement and development history. The original inhabitants of Marion, the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains gathered along the Sturt River at 'Warriparinga', which means a windy place by a river. Early European settlers were attracted to the Sturt River, with its water supply and rich soils. The original 'Village' of Marion was surveyed by Colonel Light and his company Light, Finniss & Co. in 1838. Now people from all over the world call Marion home and we want to ensure all who live here are able to have their say in making this a great place to call home. Read more information on Marion's history and heritage (external link).

Councils in South Australia participate in the provision of important social and economic infrastructure and, where appropriate, act as an advocate, planner, coordinator and facilitator.

Marion Council aims to provide services and facilities that support the social, environmental and economic needs of residents, businesses and visitors.

The Local Government Act 1999 and its accompanying regulations set out the legal framework in which councils operate.

How does City of Marion operate

The residents and ratepayers of the area elect the Council to decide the overall direction and policies of the area.

The Council then employs a CEO who is the senior member of the staff and, as the manager, is responsible for ensuring that the policies and decisions of the Council are implemented.

The CEO also has a responsibility to act as an adviser to the Council and to ensure that the Council acts within the law.

For more information about the Council and the services we offer, visit our website.

The City of Marion serves over 93,000 people and has a rich Indigenous and later settlement and development history. The original inhabitants of Marion, the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains gathered along the Sturt River at 'Warriparinga', which means a windy place by a river. Early European settlers were attracted to the Sturt River, with its water supply and rich soils. The original 'Village' of Marion was surveyed by Colonel Light and his company Light, Finniss & Co. in 1838. Now people from all over the world call Marion home and we want to ensure all who live here are able to have their say in making this a great place to call home. Read more information on Marion's history and heritage (external link).

Councils in South Australia participate in the provision of important social and economic infrastructure and, where appropriate, act as an advocate, planner, coordinator and facilitator.

Marion Council aims to provide services and facilities that support the social, environmental and economic needs of residents, businesses and visitors.

The Local Government Act 1999 and its accompanying regulations set out the legal framework in which councils operate.

How does City of Marion operate

The residents and ratepayers of the area elect the Council to decide the overall direction and policies of the area.

The Council then employs a CEO who is the senior member of the staff and, as the manager, is responsible for ensuring that the policies and decisions of the Council are implemented.

The CEO also has a responsibility to act as an adviser to the Council and to ensure that the Council acts within the law.

For more information about the Council and the services we offer, visit our website.