City of Port Augusta

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City of Port Augusta
South Australia
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Location of the City of Port Augusta
Population 14,669 (2009)[1]
 • Density 11.72/km2 (30.4/sq mi)
Established 1964
Area 1,153.1 km2 (445.2 sq mi)
Mayor Sam Johnson
Council seat Port Augusta
Region Upper Spencer Gulf
State electorate(s) Stuart
Federal Division(s) Grey
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Website www.portaugusta.sa.gov.au
LGAs around City of Port Augusta:
Outback Areas Community Development Trust Flinders Ranges Council
City of Port Augusta District Council of Mount Remarkable
City of Whyalla

The City of Port Augusta is a local government area located at the northern end of Spencer Gulf in South Australia. It is centred on the town of Port Augusta. The city is the site of South Australia's main power supplier, the Port Augusta powerhouse, located on the coast in Spencer Gulf.

History[edit]

The Port Augusta region is a natural crossroads and aborigines have been trading in the area for 40 000 years. European settlement began in the 1840s and the town grew from a pastoral service centre to a railway town with the construction of the overland telegraph line, then the commencement of the railways towards Alice Springs and Kalgoorlie.

In late 1964, Port Augusta was granted City status, and the current council was formed.

Another major industry now is the production of electric power, with three coal-fired power stations burning coal mined at Leigh Creek, the first of which was completed in 1954.

Localities[edit]

The district also includes two closely neighbouring areas, one of which is a significant town. This means there are two towns in the district:

Elected Members[edit]

Mayor: Sam Johnson

CEO: Greg Perkin

Councillors:

  • Lisa Lumsden
  • Ken McKlean
  • Peter Solomon
  • Tony Mitchell
  • Phil Brown
  • Fran Paynter
  • Brett Benbow
  • Phil Greagen

The city council area is bordered to the north and west by non-council areas administered by the Outback Areas Community Development Trust. To the south west by the City of Whyalla, and to the east by Flinders Ranges Council and District Council of Mount Remarkable.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (30 March 2010). "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2008–09". Retrieved 4 June 2010. 

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Coordinates: 32°29′30″S 137°45′44″E / 32.4916666667°S 137.762222222°E / -32.4916666667; 137.762222222