District Council of Mount Remarkable

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District Council of Mount Remarkable
South Australia
Mt Remarkable LGA.png
Location of the District Council of Mount Remarkable
Population 2,951 (2009)[1]
 • Density 0.86173/km2 (2.2319/sq mi)
Established 1980
Area 3,424.5 km2 (1,322.2 sq mi)
Mayor Trevor Roocke
Council seat Melrose
Region Yorke and Mid North [2]
State electorate(s) Stuart
Federal Division(s) Grey
Website District Council of Mount Remarkable
LGAs around District Council of Mount Remarkable:
City of Port Augusta Flinders Ranges Council District Council of Orroroo Carrieton
District Council of Mount Remarkable District Council of Orroroo Carrieton
City of Whyalla Port Pirie Regional Council District Council of Northern Areas

The Mount Remarkable District Council is a local government area located between the top the Spencer Gulf and the base of the Southern Flinders Ranges in South Australia. The district encompasses a wide variety of towns, including coastal ports and agricultural centres. The economy of the region is largely based on agriculture.

History[edit]

The Flinders Ranges region has been one of the first areas settled by pioneers, with the land being used mainly for extensive sheep grazing and sporadic mining. Most of the rural land is held under perpetual and pastoral leases.[3]

The Mount Remarkable District Council was formed when Port Germein District Council and Wilmington District Council areas merged in 1980. The council is named after the nearby peak of Mount Remarkable, named by Edward John Eyre in 1840, in reference to the way it stood out against the surrounding landscape.[4]

Economy[edit]

Agriculture is the major facet of the economy, represented by a mixture of grazing, cropping, mixed farming, horticulture, agriculture and forestry.

The region is rich in minerals and the potential value of new mining development is considerable and currently being explored.[3]

Tourism also plays a part in the economy, with the coast, plains and Southern Flinders Ranges attracting tourists.[4]

Localities[edit]

Booleroo Centre is the largest town in the district with a hospital,R-12 school, swimming pool, police station and other emergency services. The full list is:

Appila, Bangor, Baroota, Booleroo Centre, Booleroo Whim, Bruce, Charlton, Hammond, Mambray Creek, Melrose, Moockra, Murraytown, Nectar Brook, Port Flinders (colloquially Weeroona Island), Port Germain, Telowie, Terka, Willowie, Wilmington, Winninowie, Wirrabara, Wongyarra and Yandiah.[5]

Elected members[edit]

Mayor: Trevor Roocke

CEO: Sean Cheriton

Councillors:

  • Michael Pearce
  • Bill Hodgson
  • Paul Kretschmer
  • GordonLeue
  • Colin Nottle
  • Marie Storey

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (30 March 2010). "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2008–09". Retrieved 4 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Yorke and Mid North SA Government region". The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  3. ^ a b District Council of Mt Remarkable, Development Plan, retrieved 2007-05-30 
  4. ^ a b Mt Remarkable Business and services directory, History/Hundreds, retrieved 2007-05-30 
  5. ^ LGA of South Australia, Mount Remarkable DC, retrieved 2007-05-30 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 32°49′30″S 138°11′17″E / 32.825°S 138.188055556°E / -32.825; 138.188055556