District Council of Elliston
|District Council of Elliston
Location of the District Council of Elliston
|Population||1,066 (2015 est)|
|• Density||0.1640/km2 (0.425/sq mi)|
|Area||6,500 km2 (2,509.7 sq mi)|
|Mayor||Kym Callaghan |
|Region||Eyre and Western|
|Website||District Council of Elliston|
The District Council of Elliston is a local government area covering around 6500 km2 on the Western Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. Established in 1887, the district has a diverse economy, with agriculture, commercial fishing and tourism making up the majority of the local economy.
The district encompasses the main towns of Elliston, Lock, Port Kenny and Venus Bay, as well as a number of smaller towns and localities, including Bramfield, Colton, Coolillie, Kappawanta, Mount Joy, Mount Wedge, Murdinga, Palkagee, Polda, Sheringa, Talia, Tooligie and Ulyerra, and part of Hambidge and Mount Damper.
The district's economy relies on a combination of agriculture and seafood harvesting. Cereal crops and sheep are the main focuses of farming, with abalone and crayfish being important to professional fishermen.
The district has two health facilities; A hospital at Elliston and a medical centre located in Lock. Three schools exist in the district, as well as a community library in Lock. As with most districts on the Eyre Peninsula, there are a variety of sporting clubs and a number of jetties for recreational fishermen.
|Dave Allchurch||Deputy Chairman|
The Meetings of Council are held on the third Tuesday of each month. Meetings commence at 9.30 am and include a ten-minute question time which is open to the public.
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