District Council of Karoonda East Murray
|District Council of Karoonda East Murray
Location of the District Council of Karoonda East Murray
|• Density||0.27022/km2 (0.6999/sq mi)|
|Area||4,415 km2 (1,704.6 sq mi)|
|State electorate(s)||Electoral district of Hammond|
|Federal Division(s)||Division of Barker|
The council area covers 4,415 square kilometres and has an estimated population of 1193. The annual average rainfall is 350 mm.
It is entirely in the state electorate of Hammond and the federal Division of Barker.
In 1979 the District Councils of Karoonda (established 1922) and East Murray (established 1923) amalgamated to form the District Council of Karoonda East Murray. The township of Karoonda was established in 1913 when the mallee railway lines were put in place to open the area to grain growing, as previous pastoral runs had failed.
Towns in district (including former railway sidings that are now little more than localities): Borrika, Galga, Halidon, Karoonda, Kalyan, Lowaldie, Marama, Mercunda, Mindarie, Mantung, Perponda, Sandalwood, Wanbi, Wynarka.
The neighbouring councils are (clockwise from north):
- District Council of Loxton Waikerie
- Southern Mallee District Council
- Coorong District Council
- Rural City of Murray Bridge
- Mid Murray Council
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (30 March 2010). "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2008–09". Retrieved 3 June 2010.