District Council of Ceduna

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District Council of Ceduna
South Australia
Ceduna LGA.png
Location of the District Council of Ceduna
Population 3,480 (2011)[1]
 • Density 0.6412/km2 (1.6608/sq mi)
Established 1896
Area 5,427.1 km2 (2,095.4 sq mi)
Mayor Alan Suter
Council seat Ceduna
Region Western Eyre Peninsula
State electorate(s) Flinders
Federal Division(s) Grey
Ceduna DC logo.jpg
Website www.ceduna.sa.gov.au
LGAs around District Council of Ceduna:
Outback Areas Community Development Trust
District Council of Ceduna
Great Australian Bight District Council of Streaky Bay

The District Council of Ceduna is a local government area located on the far west coast of the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. The district has a diverse business and industry with an estimated 240,000 tourists passing through every year.[2] The township of Ceduna is the focal point of the district.

Industry and history[edit]

The land in the district has long been used for agricultural purposes, in fact, between the 1850s and 1880s, much of the land was one large sheep station. Now most blocks are around 9,000 acres (36 km2) and mostly farming cereal crops such as wheat, oats and barley; as well as livestock, particularly sheep.[3]

Port Thevenard has been an exporter of gypsum and salt, with up to 1.2 million tonnes of gypsum being exported per year.

Smoky Bay and Denial Bay have been growing oysters using aquaculture for over ten years now, with Denial and Smoky Bay now the second and third largest producing areas in the state respectively.

Tourism is also a large part of the districts economy, with Smoky Bay and Ceduna attracting the largest crowds. The area's attractions are largely to do with the marine environment, with fishing and whale watching popular.

Localities[edit]

The town of Ceduna is the major town of the district with a number of smaller towns in the area including:

Other remote, less populated areas include:

Bonython, Carawa, Charra, Chinta, Goode, Kalanbi, Koonibba, Laura Bay, Maltee, Merghiny, Mudamuckla, Murat Bay, Nunjikompita, Petina, Pimbaacla, Puntabi, Uworra, Wallanippie and Wandana.[4]

Facilities[edit]

Ceduna contains all essential facilities including shopping centres, fuel stations, a hospital, an area school and a variety of accommodation. The smaller towns contain much less, with most having only a roadhouse and possibly a caravan park.

Recreational facilities include

Elected members[edit]

Mayor: Allan Suter

CEO: Trevor Smart

Councillors:

  • Michael Ross
  • Ian Bergmann
  • Lynton Brown
  • Peter Codrington
  • Marls Shippard
  • Phil Gregory
  • Bethany Mozol

Council meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 4 pm.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Ceduna (DC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Council website". District Council of Ceduna. Retrieved 2007-03-02. 
  3. ^ Ceduna Council. "Industry". Archived from the original on 2007-02-16. Retrieved 2007-05-19. 
  4. ^ LGA Association of SA. "DC of Ceduna". Retrieved 2007-05-19. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 32°08′00″S 133°41′00″E / 32.1333333333°S 133.683333333°E / -32.1333333333; 133.683333333