Friday, June 21, 2024

Long-serving councillor dies aged 67

A long-serving South Australian councillor and much-loved surf life saving volunteer has died, aged 67.

The City of Port Adelaide Enfield Council today announced the unexpected death of Councillor Peter Jamieson.

“Peter was a long-standing member of Council, having been elected in 2003,” Council said in a statement.

“He has been Ward Councillor for the Outer Harbor Ward for 18 years and also held the role of Deputy Mayor and provided several years of service to Council’s Audit Committee.”

“He has spent many years representing Council and the interests of the PAE community on the LGA State Executive Board, the Murray Darling Association, State Level Crossing Committee and the Consumer Advisory Committee.

“Peter has been widely regarded in the community for his advocacy and work for environmental and coastal matters and his career in education.”

He was also a long standing and active member of the North Haven Surf Life Saving Club and served Surf Life Saving for 48 years.

“Peter was a proud local and known for his strong commitment and passion for his community and will be missed as a valued member of Council,”

“Our sincere condolences go to his wife Bronwyn and children Troy and Brad, and Peter’s family, friends and colleagues,” Council said.

Mr Jamieson made national headlines in 2016 when the South Australian Electoral Commissioner was forced to apologise to him over a “deeply regrettable” error that saw the wrong person elected to the Port Adelaide Enfield Council.

Adrian Wotton had been incorrectly elected to the position of councillor in the outer harbor ward ahead of Mr Jamieson, due to a polling officer incorrectly entering an extra 700 votes for Mr Wotton.

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