District Council of Cleve

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District Council of Cleve
South Australia
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Location of the District Council of Cleve
Coordinates 33°44′25″S 136°22′24″E / 33.7403°S 136.3733°E / -33.7403; 136.3733Coordinates: 33°44′25″S 136°22′24″E / 33.7403°S 136.3733°E / -33.7403; 136.3733
Population 1,908 (2009)[1]
 • Density 0.42337/km2 (1.09652/sq mi)
Established 1911
Area 4,506.7 km2 (1,740.0 sq mi)
Mayor Allan Edwards
Council seat Cleve
Region Eyre and Western[2]
State electorate(s) Flinders
Federal Division(s) Grey
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Website District Council of Cleve
LGAs around District Council of Cleve:
Wudinna Kimba Kimba
Elliston District Council of Cleve Franklin Harbour
Tumby Bay Tumby Bay Spencer Gulf

The District Council of Cleve is a local government area on the eastern Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. The district is mostly agricultural in nature, but also encompasses the popular coastal tourist town of Arno Bay.


The District Council of Cleve is derived from Jervois County, which was incorporated into the District Council of Franklin Harbour when that council was first established in 1880. In 1911, the western end of the county was severed from Franklin Harbour and was declared a separate council.

The district's major towns were well established when the new council was announced, with Cleve established in 1879 and Arno Bay in 1883 under the name of 'Bligh'. Darke Peak was established in 1914, only three years after the council came into being.

Since before the council's establishment, the economy of the region has been based on agriculture, with cereal crops and livestock production prominent. Aquaculture is an emerging industry in the coastal towns.[3]


The three major towns of the district are:

Other smaller towns and localities in the council area are: Boonerdo, Boothby, Campoona, Caralue, Darke, Jamieson, Kielpa, Mann, Murlong, Pascoe, Roberts, Rudall, Smeaton, Verran, Wharminda and Yadnarie.[4]


Cleve has the biggest selection of retail shops, including a supermarket, clothing stores, banking facilities, professional & medical services, service industries, post office, rural supplies, hotel, mechanical & RAA services, newsagency and pharmacy. Between them, Arno Bay and Darke Peal provide a general store, a post office, fuel suppliers, mechanical services and a hotel.

The district has an Area school, Pre-school and TAFE campus serving educational needs and a hospital for health needs.

A number of sporting facilities and clubs operate in the area including basketball, lawn bowls, cricket, darts, football, golf, netball, softball, a swimming pool and tennis.[3]

Elected members[edit]

Mayor: Allan Edwards

CEO: Tony Siviour


  • Roger Nield
  • Geoff Elleway
  • David Foxwell
  • Don Hauschild
  • Jodie Jones
  • Bevan Millard
  • Grantley Siviour

Council meetings are held second Friday of each month.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (30 March 2010). "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2008–09". Retrieved 4 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Eyre Western SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  3. ^ a b District Council of Cleve, General Information, retrieved 2007-05-19 
  4. ^ Local government Association of South Australia, DC of Cleve, retrieved 2007-05-19 

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