Marion Themeliotis

Deputy Mayor - Thalassa ward

PO Box 1
Noarlunga Centre SA 5168

Marion Themeliotis

Why did you want to become an elected member?

We live in the best community in SA and, with you, I want to make it even better. Thalassa has brought me great opportunities, friendships, education, shared values, liveability and a strong sense of safety and community. I have a long-term commitment to our community.

Through advocacy and being your voice in the Council chamber, my focus is to best represent you on issues that matter. Local government provides me with the opportunity to utilise my knowledge of what matters in our ward, as well as my strong connection to community, to make a real difference for you.

What local issues are you most passionate about?

Together we’ve achieved some great outcomes for Thalassa including upgrading Flagstaff Community Centre, tennis courts, cricket nets and play facilities; securing funding for our Northern Forum; approving the Clarendon Recreation Ground Master Plan and zoning; upgrading the Hill Recreation Centre; upgrading lighting, pathways and crossings; and providing funding for Minton Farm.

But, we have more to achieve together including advocating for upgrades/crossing at Main Road, Coromandel Valley; new changeroom facilities for Happy Valley Sports Park; continuing the cat containment discussion to protect local wildlife; future expansion of Coromandel Community Centre; upgrading Hill Recreation Centre; upgrading Clarendon Netball Club courts; progressing the Clarendon Master Plan; advocating for undercover greens at Happy Valley Bowling Club and for further pathway and reserve upgrades in Thalassa; and completing internal upgrades to Flagstaff Community Centre.

What do you want to hear about from local residents?

Our residents need to have say on the issues that matter to them for good decision-making to occur. As your elected member, to best represent you and be a strong voice in the chamber, I want to hear from you on the key issues. I want to be the go-to for residents—an elected member who is available, listening to and working with you. Residents need to voice their concerns, raise issues, and have a say in Council’s priorities. I want to hear from you to ensure this Council is on the right track. Tell me where we can do better.

What’s the best thing about the Onkaparinga region?

Our council area is unique in being the only region that boasts vast rural landscapes, beautiful coastlines, productive vineyards, townships, cultural heritage, and strong community connections. We’re resilient and have come together through the many challenges faced in the past 24 months. Our residents, community groups, sporting clubs, volunteers, family-owned businesses and service groups are the best thing about our region. It’s their contribution that makes Onkaparinga the best community in SA.