District Council of Streaky Bay

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District Council of Streaky Bay
South Australia
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The District Council office
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Location of the District Council in blue
Population 2,249 (2015 est)[1]
 • Density 0.36088/km2 (0.93467/sq mi)
Established 1887
Area 6,232 km2 (2,406.2 sq mi)
Mayor Travis Barber [2]
Council seat Streaky Bay
Region Eyre Western[3]
State electorate(s) Flinders
Federal Division(s) Grey
Website District Council of Streaky Bay
LGAs around District Council of Streaky Bay:
District Council of Ceduna Outback Communities Authority Outback Communities Authority
Southern Ocean District Council of Streaky Bay Wudinna District Council
Southern Ocean Southern Ocean District Council of Elliston

The District Council of Streaky Bay is a local government area in South Australia located on the Eyre Peninsula. Streaky Bay is the main population centre of about 1200 people serving an agricultural district based on farming wheat and other cereal crops, sheep, supplemented by fishing and tourism industries. The district covers an area of 6,251.1 square kilometres with an estimated district population of 2,181 people, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.[4]

It was established in 1888 under the District Councils Act 1887. It was, until the creation of the neighbouring District Council of Murat Bay (now Ceduna) in 1925, the farthest outpost of local government in South Australia. While the town of Streaky Bay was named Flinders until 1940, the municipality has been titled Streaky Bay since its inception. In 1936, it was the largest local government area in South Australia, covering 1,614,240 acres.[5][6]


The district's focal point is the town of Streaky Bay; it also includes the localities of Baird Bay, Bockelberg, Calca, Chandada, Chilpenunda, Colley, Cungena, Eba Anchorage, Haslam, Inkster, Kaldoonera, Maryvale, Mortana, Mount Cooper, Petina, Perlubie, Piednippie, Poochera, Sceale Bay, Tyringa, Wallalla, Wirrulla, Witera, Yanerbie and Yantanabie, and parts of Carawa, Karcultaby, Koolgera, Pimbaacla and Pureba.[7]

Elected members[edit]

Ward Councillor Notes
Eyre [2]   Graham Gunn
  Penelope Morgan
  Philip Wheaton
Flinders [2]   Travis Barber Mayor
  Peter Hackett
  Lauren Karp
  Robert Stephens Deputy Mayor
  Neville Trezona

Chairmen and mayors of Streaky Bay[edit]

  • Peter Calder Anderson (1927-1938) [8]
  • William John Williams (1938-1949) [8]
  • Gregory John Cash (1949-1954) [8]
  • Arthur Donald Andrew Dodgson (1954-1964) [8]
  • Frederick Allen Bellinger (1964-1971) [8]
  • Alec Malcolm Baldock (1971-1977) [8]
  • Peter John Dodgson (1977-1984) [8]
  • Thomas Aiden McCormack (1985-?)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2014–15". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "Elected Members". District Council of Streaky Bay. Retrieved 22 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "Eyre Western SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  4. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (30 March 2010). "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2008–09". Archived from the original on 5 June 2010. Retrieved 4 June 2010. 
  5. ^ Hosking, P. (1936). The Official civic record of South Australia : centenary year, 1936. Adelaide: Universal Publicity Company. pp. 872–874. 
  6. ^ Streaky Bay And Districts (23 March 2006). "History of Streaky Bay". Retrieved 26 March 2007. 
  7. ^ "Location SA Map Viewer". Government of South Australia. Retrieved 14 February 2016. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g Matthews, Penny (1986), South Australia, the civic record, 1836-1986, Wakefield Press, pp. 568–569, ISBN 978-0-949268-82-2 

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Coordinates: 32°47′49″S 134°12′40″E / 32.7969°S 134.211°E / -32.7969; 134.211