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Council Members

The Elected Membership of City of Prospect consists of a Mayor and eight Councillors, two per ward. Their term of office is four years. 

The current ward system is illustrated below:

 Ward Map

The Councillors are your representatives and can be contacted about any issues or concerns that you may have about what is happening in your local area.

Mayor David O'Loughlin

Position Mayor
Address PO Box 171
Prospect SA 5082
Contact Details Mobile: 0408 598 863
Email: david.oloughlin@prospect.sa.gov.au

David O’Loughlin proudly serves the Prospect community as Mayor for City of Prospect.

David was born in Port Pire and educated in Adelaide. Before working in local government, he held executive positions in public and private sectors of the construction industry for over twenty-seven years.

Elected as a Councillor in 2003 before being elected as Mayor of the inner metropolitan City of Prospect in November 2006, and again in the following consecutive election terms 2010, 2014 and 2018. David has been serving his community for more than eighteen years in local government.

In early 2015 David completed his two year term as the President of the Local Government Association of South Australia (LGASA) and continues to serve on the Executive of LGASA, serving over eight years in total, where he has championed economic development, regional service sharing, boundary adjustment reform, planning reform and service improvements more generally. In addition, he is the Chair of Local Government Association Procurement Pty Ltd and has recently completed a four year term as the local government representative on the South Australia Government State Commission Assessment Panel (SCAP).

In 2016 he was elected as the President of the Australian Local Government Association, the peak body representing local government including at Ministerial Councils and the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) and re-elected in 2018 for another two year term.

Memberships

  • President - Australian Local Government Association
  • Chair - Local Government Association Procurement Pty Ltd
  • Executive – Local Government Association SA
  • Chair - Blackfriars Priory School
  • Vice President – Blackfriars Foundation
  • President – Art Deco & Modernism Society of Australia, (Adelaide Chapter)
  • Member – Uni SA Architecture Museum Advisory Board
  • Patron – North Adelaide Croquet Club
  • Member – Diocesan Finance Committee

With over 30 years of service through numerous organisations, David’s commitment to the broader community is evident. David also donates his time to many organisations including service clubs, parishes, and schools.

David is known for his passion for design and twentieth century architectural heritage and is President of the Adelaide Chapter of the Art Deco and Modernism Society of Australia.

If you would like to contact Mayor David O’Loughlin, please email  david.oloughlin@prospect.sa.gov.au .

Cr Matt Larwood

Position Councillor; Deputy Mayor
Ward West Ward
Address PO Box 171
Prospect SA 5082
Contact Details Mobile: 0458 019 994
Email: Matt.Larwood@prospect.sa.gov.au

Cr Kristina Barnett

Position Councillor
Ward West Ward
Address PO Box 171
Prospect SA 5082
Contact Details Mobile: 0408 822 923
Email: kristina.barnett@prospect.sa.gov.au

Cr Thuy Nguyen

Position Councillor
Ward North Ward
Address PO Box 171
Prospect SA 5082
Contact Details Mobile: 0413 499 109
Email: thuy.nguyen@prospect.sa.gov.au

Cr Robin Pearce

Position Councillor
Ward North Ward
Address PO Box 171
Prospect SA 5082
Contact Details Mobile: 0407 244 772
Email: robin.pearce@prospect.sa.gov.au

Cr Mark Groote

Position Councillor
Ward Central Ward
Address PO Box 171
Prospect SA 5082
Contact Details Mobile: 0401 717 491
Email: mark.groote@prospect.sa.gov.au

Cr Alison de Backer

Position Councillor
Ward Central Ward
Address PO Box 171
Prospect SA 5082
Contact Details Mobile: 0423 114 170
Email: alison.debacker@prospect.sa.gov.au

Cr Steven Rypp

Position Councillor
Ward East Ward
Address PO Box 171
Prospect SA 5082
Contact Details Mobile: 0403 772 851
Email: steven.rypp@prospect.sa.gov.au

Cr Allen Harris

Position Councillor
Ward East Ward
Address PO Box 171
Prospect SA 5082
Contact Details Mobile: 0419 324 397
Email: allen.harris@prospect.sa.gov.au

To contact all of the Councillors, email council.members@prospect.sa.gov.au

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