Published on 26 June 2024

Meet Your Council – Kim Davis

Are you an Onkaparinga resident that lives in Darlington, O’Halloran Hill, Reynella East, Happy Valley or Woodcroft?

If so, you’re represented by City of Onkaparinga Pimpala Ward councillors Michael Fisher and, now, Kim Davis – who was sworn in on 18 June following a supplementary election in the wake of Cr Kevin Rilett’s resignation.

Both councillors are ready to listen and advocate on your behalf on the local issues important to you.

Last year Onkaparinga Now launched a series of articles to help you to better get to know your new elected members, and this interview with Pimpala Ward’s Kim Davis follows those on ThalassaMid CoastKnoxSouth Coast and Southern Vales councillors; and Mayor Moira Were. You can read the interview with Pimpala’s other councillor, Michael Fisher, here.

ONKAPARINGA NOW (O NOW): What made you want to become an elected member and what do you bring to the role?

KIM: My long-standing involvement with community groups inspired me to seek an elected role. I’m eager to expand my impact and represent the community on a larger scale. I love bringing stakeholders together to create solutions and believe in the power of community collaboration to turn great ideas into reality.

O NOW: What are your key priorities and things you want to achieve as a councillor?

KIM: My key priorities as a councillor are to connect with as many locals as possible to understand our strengths and challenges, and how we can improve together. I believe that by building on sports and youth engagement, we can benefit all of Onkaparinga. Additionally, I aim to strengthen relationships with external organisations and state and federal members to ensure a bright future for our community.

O NOW: Tell us a bit about yourself, your connection to the region, and your passions outside of work.

I’ve worked at Woodcroft Primary School for 15 years and have strong ties to Onkaparinga, where I have a wide range of friendships. I was raised in Happy Valley and I attended Braeview Primary School. My parents still live in our family home. My maiden name was Kim Nicolle, and my family, including my grandparents and great uncle, had a long history of service and dedication to the area. My passions include netball and I love my weekly yoga classes. I am looking forward to doing a lot more travelling around Australia with my wonderful husband.

O NOW: What do you want to hear about from local residents?

KIM: I know locals have some of the answers to the issues our city is facing, and together we can create safe spaces for everyone to come together, address concerns, and celebrate our successes. Many conversations and voices being heard will support a strong community and lead to great outcomes. If you are a local resident and would like to be heard, please reach out via

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A smiling portrait of councillor Kim Davis wearing a blue jacket.