City of Whyalla

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City of Whyalla
South Australia
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City of Whyalla LGA indicated in blue
Population 22,759 (2015 est)[1]
 • Density 22.0426/km2 (57.090/sq mi)
Established 1970
Area 1,032.5 km2 (398.7 sq mi)
Mayor Lyn Breuer[2]
Council seat Whyalla
Region Eyre and Western[3]
State electorate(s) Giles[4]
Federal Division(s) Grey[5]
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Website City of Whyalla
LGAs around City of Whyalla:
Outback Communities Authority Outback Communities Authority City of Port Augusta
Outback Communities Authority City of Whyalla District Council of Mount Remarkable
District Council of Franklin Harbour Spencer Gulf Spencer Gulf

The City of Whyalla (formally The Corporation of the City of Whyalla) is a local government area in South Australia, located at the north-east corner of the Eyre Peninsula. It was established in 1970, replacing the town commission, which had been running the town previously. The district is mostly industrial, with many large companies having factories in the city.

Suburbs and localities[edit]

As of 2015 and following a number of changes to boundaries and locality/suburb names in the years 2010 to 2014, the City of Whyalla consisted of the following suburbs and localities: Backy Point, Cowleds Landing, Douglas Point, Douglas Point South, False Bay, Fitzgerald Bay, Middleback Range (part),[6][7] Mullaquana, Murninnie Beach, Point Lowly, Point Lowly North, Port Bonython, Whyalla, Whyalla Barson, Whyalla Jenkins, Whyalla Norrie, Whyalla Playford and Whyalla Stuart.[7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27]

Two parcels of land within the City of Whyalla have been placed outside of the local government area into the unincorporated area of South Australia. These are parts of False Bay and Whyalla Barson both associated with the Whyalla Steelworks and the east end of Mullaquana. These parcels of land are considered by the Government of South Australia to “strategically important to the state” due to their role in the production cycle of steel.[28][29]

Economy[edit]

The City of Whyalla local government area is based primarily around Whyalla, a town covering 41.5 km², which holds the vast majority of the district's population. The district's economy is heavily reliant on the OneSteel Steelworks, formerly BHP Steelworks, and associated companies located in Whyalla. To lesser extent, Whyalla is also a focal point for the surrounding agricultural areas.

Council[edit]

Ward Councillor Notes
Mayor [2]   Lyn Breuer
Unsubdivided [2]   Tom Antonio Deputy Mayor
  Jenny Barnes
  Tim Breuer
  Colin Carter
  David Knox
  Clare McLaughlin
  Sarah Minney
  Rick Santucci
  Robert Schmitz

The City of Whyalla has a directly-elected mayor.[30]

Mayors of Whyalla[edit]

  • Keith James Wilson (1970-1973) [31]
  • Colin (Murray) Norton (1973-1975) [31]
  • Aileen Christina Ekblom (1975-1991) [32]
  • Russell Reid (1991-1994) [33]
  • Keith James Wilson (1994-1997) [33]
  • John Donald Smith (1997-2003) [34]
  • Jim Pollock (2003-2016) [35]
  • Lyn Breuer (2016-present) [36]

See also[edit]

Citations and references[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2014–15". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "Elected Members". City of Whyalla. Retrieved 14 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "Eyre Western SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "District of Giles Background Profile". ELECTORAL COMMISSION SA. Retrieved 20 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "Federal electoral division of Grey, boundary gazetted 16 December 2011" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 20 August 2015. 
  6. ^ DPTI, 2012, pages 162-163
  7. ^ a b Cultana and Adjoining Locality Boundries [sic] (PDF) (Map). Department for Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, Government of South Australia. Rack Plan 1074. Retrieved 5 September 2015. 
  8. ^ Kentish, Peter (29 September 2011). "Notice to Discontinue the Name and Assign a Name and a Boundary to a Place and to Alter the boundary of Places" (PDF). Department for Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, Government of South Australia. DTEI.2010/12582/01. Retrieved 5 September 2015. 
  9. ^ City of Whyalla - Additional Locality Boundaries (PDF) (Map). Department for Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, Government of South Australia. Rack Plan 1017. Retrieved 5 September 2015. 
  10. ^ Burdett, Michael (23 September 2014). "Notice to Discontinue the Name and Assign a Name and a Boundary to a Place and to Alter the boundary of Places" (PDF). Department for Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, Government of South Australia. DPTI.2014/13764/01. Retrieved 5 September 2015. 
  11. ^ DPTI, Search result for " Backy Point (LOCB)" (Record no SA0024392), 6 September 2015
  12. ^ DPTI, Search result for " Cowleds Landing, (LOCB)" (Record no SA0016642), 30 August 2015
  13. ^ DPTI, Search result for " Douglas Point (LOCB)" (Record no SA0024339), 6 September 2015
  14. ^ DPTI, Search result for " Douglas Point South (LOCB)" (Record no SA0020561), 6 September 2015
  15. ^ DPTI, Search result for " False Bay (LOCB)" (Record no SA0022371), 30 August 2015
  16. ^ DPTI, Search result for "Fitzgerald Bay (LOCB)" (Record no SA0051266), 30 August 2015
  17. ^ DPTI, Search result for "Mullaquana (LOCB)" (Record no SA0018807), 30 August 2015
  18. ^ DPTI, Search result for "Murninnie Beach (LOCB)" (Record no SA0043199), 30 August 2015
  19. ^ DPTI, Search result for "Point Lowly (LOCB)" (Record no SA0018915), 30 August 2015
  20. ^ DPTI, Search result for " Point Lowly North (LOCB)" (Record no SA0024340), 6 September 2015
  21. ^ DPTI, Search result for "Port Bonython (LOCB)" (Record no SA0040528), 30 August 2015
  22. ^ DPTI, Search result for "Whyalla (LOCB)" (Record no SA0055894), 30 August 2015
  23. ^ DPTI, Search result for "Whyalla Barson (LOCB)" (Record no SA0056559), 30 August 2015
  24. ^ DPTI, Search result for "Whyalla Jenkins (LOCB)" (Record no SA0021684), 30 August 2015
  25. ^ DPTI, Search result for "Whyalla Norrie (LOCB)" (Record no SA0021687), 30 August 2015
  26. ^ DPTI, Search result for "Whyalla Playford (LOCB)" (Record no SA0021688), 30 August 2015
  27. ^ DPTI, Search result for "Whyalla Stuart (LOCB)" (Record no SA0021696), 30 August 2015
  28. ^ DPTI, 2012, page 12
  29. ^ DPTI, 2015, pages 207 & 208
  30. ^ "Election Results 2014" (PDF). Local Government Association of South Australia. Retrieved 14 February 2016. 
  31. ^ a b Matthews, Penny (1986), South Australia, the civic record, 1836-1986, Wakefield Press, pp. 456–457, ISBN 978-0-949268-82-2 
  32. ^ "Annual Report 2008/2009" (PDF). City of Whyalla. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  33. ^ a b "Winter 2010" (PDF). Whyalla Council News. City of Whyalla. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  34. ^ "Election Results". City of Whyalla. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  35. ^ "Former Whyalla mayor Jim Pollock dies, aged 67". The Advertiser. 14 June 2016. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  36. ^ "It's a win for Lyn". Whyalla News. 9 August 2016. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 

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