District Council of Kimba

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District Council of Kimba
South Australia
Kimba LGA.png
Location of the District Council of Kimba
Population 1,125 (2009)[1]
 • Density 0.28222/km2 (0.7310/sq mi)
Established 1924
Area 3,986.2 km2 (1,539.1 sq mi)
Mayor John Schaefer
Council seat Kimba
Region Eyre and Western[2]
State electorate(s) Flinders
Federal Division(s) Grey
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Website www.kimba.sa.gov.au
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The District Council of Kimba is a local government area located on the northern Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. The district is mostly agricultural in nature, with the township of Kimba being the focal point of the district. With a number of towns positioned close to the Gawler Ranges, the district receives a modest amount of attention from tourists, who also stop by to see Kimba's Big Galah.[3]

History[edit]

Pastoralists began colonising the area that would become the district in the early 1900s without many essential facilities such as road and water supplies. In 1913 the Port Lincoln Railway was extended to a new siding named 'Kimba', and two years later, the town of Kimba was officially proclaimed.[4]

With new settlers to the area, the need for basic facilities was growing, and the forerunner to the council, the Kimba Vigilance Committee was established to lobby for the provision of these facilities. In 1924, the District Council of Kimba was finally established by Government proclamation.

Since 1924, the district has grown in size, with a number of areas being added during 1936-1937, and again in 1967.[4]

In 2009 the Mobil gas station was burnt to the ground by electrical faults.

Localities[edit]

Although Kimba is the districts major town, it covers a much larger area, including a number of towns and sparsely populated agricultural areas including:

Barna, Buckleboo, Caralue, Cootra, Coorobinnie, Cortlinye, Cunyarie, Kelly, Kimba, Moseley, Panitya, Peela, Pinkawillinie, Solomon, Wilcherry, Yalanda.[5]

Facilities[edit]

The district has most essential facilities available including service stations, automotive repairers, laundromat, learning and business centre, accommodation, supermarkets, speciality shops, and many eating facilities.[4]

Other community services include a medical centre, a hospital, a library and school

Elected Members[edit]

Mayor: John Schaefer

CEO: Daryl Cearns

Councillors:

  • Carolyn Haskett
  • Dianne Hamlyn
  • Dean Johnson
  • Bruce Mathews
  • Colin Rayson
  • Dianne McDonald

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (30 March 2010). "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2008–09". Retrieved 4 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Eyre Western SA Government region". The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Nullabor Travel net, Kimba, retrieved 2007-05-18 
  4. ^ a b c District Council of Kimba, District History, retrieved 2007-05-18 
  5. ^ Local Government of South Australia Association, DC of Kimba, retrieved 2007-05-18 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°08′00″S 136°25′00″E / 33.1333333333°S 136.416666667°E / -33.1333333333; 136.416666667