The South Australian Local Government Grants Commission is an independent statutory authority established under the South Australian Local Government Grants Commission Act 1992, which provides for three members who are appointed in a part-time capacity by the Governor. Members are appointed for a term of up to 5 years. At the conclusion of this time members are eligible for renomination. Members are:
- Mary Patetsos, Chair, joint nominee of the Local Government Association and Minister for State/Local Government Relations
- John Ross, Commissioner, nominee of the Local Government Association
- Jane Gascoigne, Commissioner, nominee of the Minister for State/Local Government Relations
The Commission is responsible for making recommendations to the Minister for State/Local Government Relations on the distribution of untied Commonwealth financial assistance grants to local governing authorities in South Australia in accordance with State and Federal legislative requirements.
Under the State Act, the Commission may also report on any matter referred to it by the Minister, and can make any investigations considered necessary for the efficient and proper performance of its functions.
The Commission has a full time Executive Officer, Peter Ilee, a part time Project Officer, Lyn Skouborg, and is provided with additional assistance from the Department of Planning and Local Government, as required. All staff are employed under the Public Sector Management Act.
The Commission offices are located on Level 7 Roma Mitchell House, North Terrace, Adelaide.
Postal address is GPO Box 1815, Adelaide, SA, 5001.
Telephone (08) 8204 8719, Fax (08) 8204 8735.