District Council of Karoonda East Murray

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District Council of Karoonda East Murray
South Australia
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Location of the District Council of Karoonda East Murray
Coordinates 35°01′08″S 140°07′50″E / 35.0188°S 140.1306°E / -35.0188; 140.1306Coordinates: 35°01′08″S 140°07′50″E / 35.0188°S 140.1306°E / -35.0188; 140.1306
Population 1,014 (2015 est)[1]
 • Density 0.22967/km2 (0.5948/sq mi)
Established 1979
Area 4,415 km2 (1,704.6 sq mi)
Mayor Kevin Burdett [2]
Council seat Karoonda
Region Murray and Mallee[3]
State electorate(s) Chaffey [4]
Federal Division(s) Barker [4]
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Website District Council of Karoonda East Murray
LGAs around District Council of Karoonda East Murray:
Mid Murray Council District Council of Loxton Waikerie District Council of Loxton Waikerie
Mid Murray Council District Council of Karoonda East Murray Southern Mallee District Council
Rural City of Murray Bridge Coorong District Council Southern Mallee District Council

The District Council of Karoonda East Murray is a local government area in the Murray Mallee area of South Australia (35°S 140°E / 35°S 140°E / -35; 140). The main council offices are in Karoonda.[5]

The council area covers 4,415 square kilometres and has an estimated population of 1193.[6] The annual average rainfall is 350 mm.

It is entirely in the state electorate of Chaffey and the federal Division of Barker.[4]

History[edit]

The council was established in 1979 when the District Council of Karoonda (established 1922) and the District Council of East Murray amalgamated.[5]

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.

Geography[edit]

It includes the towns and localities of Bakara, Borrika, Copeville, Galga, Halidon, Karoonda, Marama, Mindarie, Perponda, Sandalwood, Wanbi and Wynarka, and parts of Bowhill, Mantung and Mercunda.[4]

Councillors[edit]

Ward Councillor Notes
Mayor [2]   Kevin Burdett
Unsubdivided [2]   Caroline Phillips
  Yvonne Smith
  Daryl Sparks
  Morris Terrell
  W. John Wooldridge
  Darren Zadow

The District Council of Karoonda East Murray has a directly-elected mayor.[7]

Mayors and chairmen of Karoonda East Murray[edit]

  • Allan Ernest Arbon (1979-1981) [8]
  • Douglas James (Doug) Fullston (1982-?) [8]
  • Kevin Burdett (2000-present) [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2014–15". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "Your Council". District Council of Karoonda East Murray. Retrieved 1 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Murray and Mallee SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Location SA Map Viewer". Government of South Australia. Retrieved 14 February 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "About Us". District Council of Karoonda East Murray. Retrieved 1 April 2016. 
  6. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (30 March 2010). "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2008–09". Archived from the original on 5 June 2010. Retrieved 3 June 2010. 
  7. ^ "Election Results 2014" (PDF). Local Government Association of South Australia. Retrieved 14 February 2016. 
  8. ^ a b Matthews, Penny (1986), South Australia, the civic record, 1836-1986, Wakefield Press, pp. 247–248, ISBN 978-0-949268-82-2 
  9. ^ "Karoonda East Murray Mayor OAM". Magic 93.1. 10 June 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2016. 

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