City of Whyalla

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City of Whyalla
South Australia
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City of Whyalla LGA indicated in blue
Population 23,028 (2009)[1]
 • Density 22.3031/km2 (57.765/sq mi)
Established 1970
Area 1,032.5 km2 (398.7 sq mi)
Mayor Jim Pollock
Council seat Whyalla
Region Eyre and Western[2]
State electorate(s) Giles
Federal Division(s) Grey
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Website City of Whyalla
LGAs around City of Whyalla:
Outback Communities Authority Outback Communities Authority City of Port Augusta
Outback Communities Authority City of Whyalla District Council of Mount Remarkable
District Council of Franklin Harbour

The City Of Whyalla is a local government area in South Australia, located at the top of the Eyre Peninsula. The council was established in 1970, replacing the town commission, which had been running the town previously. The district is mostly industrial, with many large companies having factories in the city.


As well as the city of Whyalla, the district also encompasses a number of surrounding areas including:

Localities: Cowleds Landing, Douglas Point, False Bay, Fitzgerald Bay (previously known as Backy Bay), Mullaquana, Murninnie Beach, Point Lowly, Whyalla Jenkins, Whyalla Norrie, Whyalla Playford and Whyalla Stuart.

Homesteads: Nonowie, Tregalana


The City of Whyalla local government area is based primarily around Whyalla, a town covering 41.5 km², which holds the vast majority of the district's population. The district's economy is heavily reliant on the OneSteel Steelworks, formerly BHP Steelworks, and associated companies located in Whyalla. To lesser extent, Whyalla is also a focal point for the surrounding agricultural areas.

Elected members[edit]


Mayor: Jim Pollock

CEO: Peter Peppin


  • Tim Breuer
  • Colin Carter
  • Merton Hodge
  • Eddie Hughes
  • Ruby McGinniss
  • Joanne Marshall
  • Sarah Minney
  • Raj Rajamani
  • Jack Velthuizen


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (30 March 2010). "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2008–09". Retrieved 4 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Eyre Western SA Government region". The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 

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Coordinates: 33°02′05″S 137°35′08″E / 33.0347222222°S 137.585555556°E / -33.0347222222; 137.585555556