Elected Members

Elected Members (Councillors) are elected to represent the interests of residents and ratepayers, provide community leadership and guidance, and facilitate communication between the community and the Council. The Wudinna District Council currently has 7 Councillors:

Cr Eleanor Scholz (Mayor)
Cr Newton Luscombe (Deputy Mayor)
Cr Craig Walladge
Cr Tony Griffin
Cr Jill Rushmer
Cr Richard DuBois
Cr Naomi Scholz

Mrs Eleanor Irene Scholz

Position Mayor
Address C/- Post Office
Contact Details Mobile: 0429 137 792
Home: 08 8680 2168
Email: admin@wudinna.sa.gov.au

Mr Ned Luscombe

Position Deputy Mayor
Address C/- Post Office
Kyancutta SA 5651
Contact Details Phone: 08 8681 2025
Email: admin@wudinna.sa.gov.au

Mr Craig Walladge

Position Councillor
Address C/- Post Office
Contact Details Mobile: 0429 802 028
Email: admin@wudinna.sa.gov.au

Mr Tony Griffin

Position Councillor
Address C/ - Post Office
Wudinna SA 5652
Contact Details Mobile: 0427802019
Email: admin@wudinna.sa.gov.au

Mrs Jill Rushmer

Position Councillor
Address C/- Post Office
Kyancutta SA 5652
Contact Details Work: 08 8681 2031
Mobile: 0447 652 279
Email: admin@wudinna.sa.gov.au

Mr Rick DuBois

Address C/- Post Office
Wudinna SA 5652
Contact Details Mobile: 0429 802 192
Email: admin@wudinna.sa.gov.au

Ms Naomi Scholz

Position Councillor
Address c/- Post Office
Wudinna SA 5652
Contact Details Mobile: 0428 540 670
Email: admin@wudinna.sa.gov.au

(For information about the role of elected members, see below.)


Every four years, as set by the State Electoral Office, nominations are called for Councillors to serve on the Wudinna District Council. If the number of nominations received exceed the number of seats, an election is held. Voting in a local government election is not compulsory. For information regarding voting eligibility, contact Council's Corporate Services Manager.

Responsibilities of Councillors

The responsibilities of Councillors include keeping in touch with electors, attending meetings and coordinating community activities.


For the 2014-2018 term, Wudinna District Council Councillors will receive and allowance of $5,534 per year. The Mayor will receive an allowance of $22,135 per year and the Deputy Mayor will receive $6,917 per year. These allowances are prescribed by an independant Remuneration Tribunal and are suject to periodic adjustments each year.

Mayor / Deputy Mayor

The Mayor is the primary representative of our District. The Mayor of the Wudinna District Council is Cr Eleanor Scholz. The Deputy Mayor is Cr Ned Luscombe.

Further Information

For more information on the roles and responsibilities of Elected Members, contact Council's Chief Executive Officer,visit the SA Local Government Association's web site at www.lga.sa.gov.au, or visit the website - 'How Councils Work: A guide to the Rules'.

Elected Member Registers

Please see links for current Registers related to Elected Members

Register of Interests

Register of Allowances & Training

Register of Gifts & Benefits

Wudinna District Council
PO Box 6, Wudinna SA 5652
Ph: (08) 8680 2002| Fax: (08) 8680 2296