District Council of Ceduna
|District Council of Ceduna
Location of the District Council of Ceduna
|• Density||0.6412/km2 (1.6608/sq mi)|
|Area||5,427.1 km2 (2,095.4 sq mi)|
|Region||Western Eyre Peninsula|
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. The township of Ceduna is the focal point of the district.
Industry and history
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.
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.
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.
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
Mayor: Allan Suter
CEO: Trevor Smart
- 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.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Ceduna (DC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
- "Council website". District Council of Ceduna. Retrieved 2007-03-02.
- Ceduna Council. "Industry". Archived from the original on 2007-02-16. Retrieved 2007-05-19.
- LGA Association of SA. "DC of Ceduna". Retrieved 2007-05-19.