The final Report published by the Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission sets out its reasons for the electoral redistribution it has made.
Following the release of the draft report on 15 August 2016, the Commission received 130 submissions. A great many issues arising from the draft report were raised. The Commission considered each submission and conducted a further hearing to receive oral submissions from the major parties.
After further consideration, the Commission has now finalised its order. Extensive changes to electoral boundaries have been made. At the next State election 398,710 electors will find themselves in a different district.
Subject to any appeal to the Supreme Court of South Australia, the new boundaries will take effect at the next State election, on 17 March 2018.
Printed copies of the final Report are available for inspection or may be purchased for $35 from the Electoral Commission SA, Level 6, 60 Light Square, Adelaide.