Councillor removed from seat on Tea Tree Gully Council

Published on 25 August 2021

Cr Alicia Schlueter has been removed from her role as a councillor at the City of Tea Tree Gully.

The Council made the difficult decision at last night’s Council meeting after Cr Schlueter missed three consecutive ordinary Council meetings without seeking a leave of absence from the Council.

In doing so, section 54 of the Local Government Act 1999 was triggered, meaning she could be removed from her  position as an elected member.

“It was not an easy decision for elected members to make, however it was the view of the councillors that we need to ensure residents and property owners of Hillcott Ward have an appropriate level of representation on Council,” said Deputy Mayor Lucas Jones.

“We’re grateful for Cr Schlueter’s service as an elected member and to the broader community and thank her for her service. We wish Cr Schlueter all the best in her future endeavours.”

Cr Schlueter was elected as a Hillcott Ward councillor in November 2018. Hillcott Ward, also represented by Cr Sandy Keane, covers the suburbs of Wynn Vale, Modbury Heights and parts of Gulfview Heights and Golden Grove.

In line with the Local Government Act 1999, a supplementary election must be held to fill the vacant position on Council. This is likely to occur in the coming months and further information will be provided in due course.

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