Marion Themeliotis

Thalassa ward

PO Box 1
Noarlunga Centre SA 5168

Marion Themeliotis

What made you want to become an elected member and what do you bring to the role?

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 are your key priorities and things you want to achieve as a councillor?

Together we’ve achieved great outcomes for Thalassa including upgrading Flagstaff Community Centre and Happy Valley Sports Park; securing funding for our Northern Forum; progressing the Clarendon Recreation Ground Master Plan, upgrading the Paul Murray Recreation Centre; upgrading lighting, pathways and crossings; and saving our Happy Valley BMX track. But, we have more to achieve together including advocating for upgrades/crossing at Main Road, Coromandel Valley; continuing the cat containment discussion to protect local wildlife; expanding Coromandel Community Centre; and advocating for further pathway and reserve upgrades.

Tell us a bit about yourself, your connection to the region and your passions outside of work?

29 years ago, my parents left the UK to seek better opportunities for their children. They chose to live in the City of Onkaparinga, Flagstaff Hill, attracted by the surroundings, services, and strong sense of community. From my time as a student at Flagstaff Hill Primary School and Aberfoyle Park High School, to becoming a homeowner in Flagstaff Hill, I’ve made a long-term commitment to our community. I’m passionate about working with my community, residents, volunteers, sporting, and service clubs, and associations to achieve the best outcome for our community, and have no fear in raising the issues that matter, making hard decisions, and asking the tough questions.

What do you want to hear from local residents?

Our residents need to have a say on the issues that matter to them for good decision-making to occur. Together we face many challenges ahead with the cost-of-living pressures at the forefront, tough decisions need to be made to ensure the future of our council. 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.