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 Sandra Wauchope [2]
Council seat Melrose
Region Yorke and Mid North [3]
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 of 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 district council 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.[4]

The District Council of Mount Remarkable was formed when the District Council of Port Germein and District Council of Wilmington areas merged in 1980.[5] 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.[6]

Economy[edit]

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

The region is rich in minerals and the potential value of new mining development is considerable and currently being explored.[4]

Tourism also plays a part in the economy, with the coast and the Southern Flinders Ranges attracting tourists.[6]

Localities[edit]

The district includes the following localities - Amyton, Bangor, Baroota, Booleroo Centre, Hammond, Mambray Creek, Melrose, Murray Town, Nectar Brook, Port Germein, Telowie, Weeroona Island, Willowie, Wirrabara and Wongyarra, and part of Appila, Bruce, Coomooroo, Germein Bay, Moockra, Morchard, Saltia, Stone Hut, Wilmington, Winninowie and Woolundunga.[7]

Council[edit]

Ward Councillor Notes
Telowie [2]   Phillip Heaslip
  Vicki Morley
  Sandra Wauchope Mayor
Willochra [2]   Lyall Arthur
  Peter Blieschke
  Colin Nottle Deputy Chairperson
  Jan Woolford

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (30 March 2010). "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2008–09". Retrieved 4 June 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "Councillors". District Council of Mount Remarkable. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Yorke and Mid North SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  4. ^ a b District Council of Mt Remarkable, Development Plan, retrieved 2007-05-30 
  5. ^ "2004/2005 Annual Report" (PDF). District Council of Mount Remarkable. Retrieved 16 February 2016. 
  6. ^ a b Mt Remarkable Business and services directory, History/Hundreds, retrieved 2007-05-30 
  7. ^ "Location SA Map Viewer". Government of South Australia. Retrieved 16 February 2016. 

External links[edit]

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