StatewideSuper and Local Super merged on 1 July 2012.
From 1 January 2013, we’re known as StatewideSuper – Trust the Local. The new fund is the leading industry fund based in South Australia, with $5 billion in funds under management and 150,000 members.
To view the merger communication sent to our members, please click on the links below.
Merger newsletters sent to members who have always been with StatewideSuper
Merger newsletters sent to former Local Super members
May 2012 newsletter
September 2012 newsletter
For more information, please see the frequently asked questions below.
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Frequently asked questions
Why did StatewideSuper and Local Super merge?
The Federal Government’s Cooper Review into the operation of Australia’s superannuation system has encouraged super funds to consider merger and acquisition opportunities. The Boards of StatewideSuper and Local Super identified that the merger would provide numerous advantages for both funds and their members.
StatewideSuper and Local Super are both South Australian super funds, sharing similar beliefs and employer and member interests. The new fund continues to be South Australian owned and operated. It has over $4 billion in funds under management and over 160,000 members, making it the leading South Australian-based industry super fund.
When did StatewideSuper and Local Super merge?
The merger took place on 1 July 2012.
Why did the Board choose the StatewideSuper brand?
The Board engaged a professional South Australian-based branding consultant with many years’ experience to assist them with the branding decision, and carefully considered the impact on members and employers of both StatewideSuper and Local Super.
The Board believes the new branding successfully reflects the coming together of two iconic South Australian super funds, with ‘Trust the Local’ emphasising and proudly reflecting the heritage of the Local Super brand.
What about retirement planning sessions?
Our popular retirement planning sessions are still available for members. The 2013 sessions will be announced soon.
Have any contact details changed?
Yes, some of our contact details for former Local Super members and employers changed on 2 January 2013:
Who was Local Super?
Local Super had been meeting the superannuation needs of local government employees in SA and the Northern Territory since 1984, with $1.7 billion in funds under management and 25,000 members.
When Local Super merged with StatewideSuper on 1 July 2012, all Local Super staff, including the Advisers and Financial Planners, relocated to Statewide House, 99 Gawler Place Adelaide, where the new fund operates from.
On 2 January 2013, Local Super became known as StatewideSuper.
How can I get more information?
If you have any further questions about the brand or the merger, you’re welcome to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Client Services on 1300 65 18 65. A member of the team will be happy to assist you.