Michael O'Brien

Councillor - Pimpala ward

PO Box 1
Noarlunga Centre SA 5168

Michael O'Brien

Why did you want to become an elected member?

It just felt like the right time to try and give something back to the community. I was aware of significant concerns regarding the previous governance of the organisation and believed that we, as ratepayers, deserved something significantly better. I strongly believe the City of Onkaparinga is in a better place than when I started.

What local issues are you most passionate about?

I believe in supporting our sporting clubs and recreational facilities. I’ve received numerous positive comments regarding the upgrade to the playing surface at Serpentine Reserve. I’ll be interested to see how we can assist the opening of the Happy Valley Reservoir, particularly in relation to linking footpaths and creating safe access points.

What do you want to hear about from local residents?

Everything really. I enjoy meeting the residents of our community and advocating on their behalf. The most common issues raised with me include footpath maintenance, illegal dumping, parking conditions and inappropriate housing developments.

What’s the best thing about the Onkaparinga region?

The people and the environment are neck-and-neck. Most of the people I meet are passionate community members, and you can’t help but be impressed by their enthusiasm. We also live in what I believe is the best part of South Australia. Wildlife, space, beaches, and wineries—we have it all.