Berri Barmera Council

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Berri Barmera Council
South Australia
Berri Barmera LGA.png
Location of the Berri Barmera Council in SA
Population 11,240 (2009)[1]
 • Density 22.126/km2 (57.31/sq mi)
Established 1996
Area 508 km2 (196.1 sq mi)
Mayor Peter Hunt
Region Murray and Mallee [2]
Website www.berribarmera.sa.gov.au
LGAs around Berri Barmera Council:
Outback Communities Authority Outback Communities Authority Outback Communities Authority
Loxton Waikerie Berri Barmera Council Renmark Paringa
Loxton Waikerie Loxton Waikerie Loxton Waikerie

Berri Barmera Council is a local government area in the Riverland region of South Australia.

The towns covered by the council area are Barmera, Berri, Cobdogla, Glossop, Loveday, Monash, Overland Corner and Winkie.

The District Council of Berri was declared in 1922, 11 years after the town was proclaimed. Its first major project was to provide reliable electricity to the entire area. It bought the Berri Electric Supply Company in 1936 to facilitate this, and later sold it to the Electricity Trust of South Australia, a state government agency.

The Cobdogla District Council was gazetted on 17 June 1924, and its name changed to District Council of Barmera in 1937. Barmera had been a soldier settlement community after World War I.

Berri and Barmera District Councils merged in 1996 as part of a rationalisation of local government areas.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (30 March 2010). "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2008–09". Retrieved 3 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Murray and Mallee SA Government region". The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 

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Coordinates: 34°17′00″S 140°36′00″E / 34.2833333333°S 140.6°E / -34.2833333333; 140.6