Rod Moss elected to Gault

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Rod Moss elected to Gault

Rod Moss has been declared the new City of Mitcham Gault Ward Elected Member by the Electoral Commission of SA (ECSA).

A resident of Colonel Light Gardens for 45 years, Councillor Moss worked for the State Government for many years and spent five years at Adelaide City Council working in Property Maintenance and Asset Management.

He said he felt the “timing was right” and was looking forward to representing his area.

“I’ve always been involved in the community through my associations with local sporting clubs in particular,” he said. “At Council I would like to see more of a focus on long term project planning and smart, common sense decisions made early on when it comes to major projects like the Blackwood Hub.”

When it comes to the Gault Ward, which covers Westbourne Park, Clapham, Colonel Light Gardens, Hawthorn and Lower Mitcham, Cr Moss would like to see “character and history maintained” and a sensible approach taken to development.

Cr Moss played tennis and football for many years, established the junior football program at the Unley Jets at Kingswood, and has contributed many hours as an umpire, president and committee member across both codes.

He was nominated for Australian of the Year in 2006 for his contribution to junior sport.

“I can’t speak highly enough of the value of community sport and benefits that it brings; I see it as a reflection of a healthy community.”

At home, Cr Moss is a keen gardener and fisherman. He and his wife Andrea have two children and five grandchildren - one family lives in Adelaide and the other in the US.

Seven candidates competed for the vacancy in the Supplementary Election which was drawn on Monday 10 August.