District Council of Franklin Harbour
|District Council of Franklin Harbour
Location of the District Council of Franklin Harbour
|• Density||0.41273/km2 (1.0690/sq mi)|
|Area||3,283 km2 (1,267.6 sq mi)|
|Region||NE Eyre Peninsula|
The District Council of Franklin Harbour is a local government area in South Australia on the Eyre Peninsula. Cowell is the major population centre of an agricultural district based on farming wheat and sheep, supplemented by a fishing and oyster farming industries. The district's coastal towns including Cowell and Lucky Bay attract large amounts of tourists during school holidays, with the new Spencer Gulf ferry service increasing traffic to theses areas since 2006.
The first settlers to the region arrived in 1853, with more following soon afterward. This led to the establishment of the District Council of Franklin Harbour in 1888, making it one of the older districts on the Eyre Peninsula.
Carpa, Charleston, Coolanie, Elbow Hill, Franklin Harbour, Glynn, Hawker, Heggaton, James, Lucky Bay, Mangalo, McGregor, Midurnie, Miltalie, Miltalie North, Minbrie, Mitchellville, Mount Millar, Playford, Point Gibbon, Port Gibbon, Pondooma, Utera, Warren, Wilton and Yabmana.
Educationally, the district is served by Cowell Area School, which includes a school-community library; with a district hospital and clinic to cover the district's health needs. A number of churches also serve the district.
There are a number of sporting clubs including cricket, football, netball, golf and bowls along with playing facilities for each sport. Cowell also has an all weather boat ramp for those with boats, as well as a jetty.
Mayor: Eddie Elleway
CEO: Bruce Francis
- Frank Wildman
- Allan Zerna
- Gavin Jackson
- Tony Kaden
- Robert Udy
Meetings of the District Council of Franklin Harbour occur at 11.00am on the second Wednesday of each month, with the meetings open to the public to observe, unless prior notice is given to the contrary.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (30 March 2010). "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2008–09". Retrieved 4 June 2010.
- Sea SA, Timetable, retrieved 2007-05-18
- District Council of Franklin Harbour, History, retrieved 2007-05-18
- Local Government of SA Association, LGA Website DC of Franklin Harbour, retrieved 2007-05-18
- District Council of Franklin Harbour, General information, retrieved 2007-05-18