District Council of the Copper Coast

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District Council of the Copper Coast
South Australia
Copper Coast LGA.png
Location of the District Council of the Copper Coast
Population 12,949 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 16.752/km2 (43.386/sq mi)
Established 1997[2]
Area 773 km2 (298.5 sq mi)
Mayor Paul Thomas [3]
Council seat Kadina
Region Yorke and Mid North [4]
State electorate(s) Goyder
Federal Division(s) Grey
Website District Council of the Copper Coast
LGAs around District Council of the Copper Coast:
Spencer Gulf Barunga West Barunga West
Spencer Gulf District Council of the Copper Coast Barunga West
Yorke Peninsula Council Yorke Peninsula Council Yorke Peninsula Council

The District Council of the Copper Coast is a local government area in the Australian state of South Australia located at the northern end of the Yorke Peninsula. It was established in 1997 and its seat is in Kadina.

Description[edit]

The District Council of the Copper Coast is located at the northern end of Yorke Peninsula adjoining the coastline with Spencer Gulf between the settlement in Tickera in the north and the northern boundary of Nalyappa in the south.[5]

The local government area covers an area of about 773 square kilometres (298 sq mi) of which 97.5% is used for agricultural purposes and with the remaining 2.5% (i.e. 19 square kilometres (7.3 sq mi)) being associated with three urban areas centred on the former government towns of Kadina, Moonta and Wallaroo. A fourth settlement, Paskeville, is located on the Copper Coast Highway in the east of the local government area.[2][5]

The local government area’s population counted at the 2011 Census was 12,949.[1]

The council seat is located at Kadina where its head office is located, while it maintains sub-offices at Moonta and Wallaroo.[6]

History[edit]

The council was formed in May 1997 through the amalgamation of the former District Council of Northern Yorke Peninsula and the Corporation of the Town of Wallaroo.[2]

Geography[edit]

The council includes the towns and localities of Boors Plain, Cross Roads, Cunliffe, East Moonta, Hamley, Jericho, Jerusalem, Kadina, Kooroona, Matta Flat, Moonta, Moonta Bay, Moonta Mines, New Town, North Beach, North Moonta, North Yelta, Paramatta, Port Hughes, Thrington, Wallaroo, Wallaroo Mines, Wallaroo Plain, Warburto, Willamulka and Yelta, and parts of Paskeville and Tickera.[7]

Councillors[edit]

The District Council of the Copper Coast has a directly-elected mayor.[8][2]

Ward Councillor Notes
Mayor [3]   Paul Thomas
Unsubdivided [3]   Su Bell
  Sheridan Brand
  Bill Clarke
  Matthew East
  Margaret Pope
  Bruce Schmidt
  Roslyn Talbot Deputy Mayor
  Cathy Vluggen
  Brent Walker
  David Woodforde

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Copper Coast (DC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 July 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Your Council". District Council of the Copper Coast. Retrieved 10 July 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c "Current Members". District Council of the Copper Coast. Retrieved 2 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "Yorke and Mid North SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Search result for "Kadina (Locality bounded)" (Record no. SA0033380) with the following layers selected - "Suburbs and Localities" and "Local Government Areas”". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 10 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "Contact us". District Council of the Copper Coast. Retrieved 2 April 2016. 
  7. ^ "Location SA Map Viewer". Government of South Australia. Retrieved 2 April 2016. 
  8. ^ "Election Results 2014" (PDF). Local Government Association of South Australia. Retrieved 2 April 2016. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°58′00″S 137°43′00″E / 33.9666666667°S 137.716666667°E / -33.9666666667; 137.716666667