City of Onkaparinga Mayor Lorraine Rosenberg has announced that she will not run for Mayor in the upcoming council election.
After spending 33 years in local government, 12 of which were spent as Mayor of the City of Onkaparinga – South Australia's largest metropolitan council, Mayor Rosenberg has called it quits saying she feels now is the best time for her to give someone else the opportunity to take over as mayor.
“I’m planning to spend more time with my family and looking after my farm, but I’ll remain a fierce advocate for Onkaparinga and its communities.”
“My daughter remarked recently she has been making appointments to see me since she was nine so she will love this decision,”Mayor Lorraine Rosenberg
In a chat with On the Coast, Mayor Rosenberg said her favourite aspects of the Onkaparinga area was the community, environment and the arts and culture.
“We have an amazing group of people who volunteer in the community and are selfless.
“The environment, 75% of our area is rural which creates a huge diversity for tourism and attracts a range of people.”
From the beaches which can be driven on to the world renown wine industry, Mayor Rosenberg said it truly is a great place and that she is also very proud of the Fleurieu Arthouse.
During her term as Mayor she implemented a number of changes which encouraged economic growth and attracted investors to the area, for this she was awarded a national Economic Leadership Award from Economic Development Australia.
She also helped to establish the McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Visitor Information Centre and under her mayorship a 20-year community plan for the City of Onkaparinga was created.
Mayor Rosenberg said she has worked hard every day of her term to enable the region and its communities.
“My proudest moments have been representing Onkaparinga and its people and representing the local government sector as President.
“It’s been both an honour and a privilege to work with our fantastic local residents, community groups and council staff.”