Light Regional Council

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Light Regional Council
South Australia
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Location of Light Regional Council in blue
Population 14,841 (2015 est)[1]
 • Density 11.6163/km2 (30.0861/sq mi)
Established 1996
Area 1,277.6 km2 (493.3 sq mi)
Mayor Bill O'Brien [2]
Council seat Kapunda
Region Barossa, Light and Lower North[3]
State electorate(s) Light, Schubert
Federal Division(s) Wakefield
Website Light Regional Council
LGAs around Light Regional Council:
Wakefield Regional Council District Council of Clare and Gilbert Valleys Regional Council of Goyder
Adelaide Plains Council Light Regional Council Mid Murray Council
City of Playford Town of Gawler Barossa Council

Light Regional Council is a local government area north of Adelaide in South Australia. It is based in the town of Kapunda, and includes the towns of Freeling, Greenock, Hansborough, Hewett, Roseworthy and Wasleys.

The council is named for the River Light, the south bank of which forms much of the council area's northwest border.[4] The river is named after William Light, the first Surveyor-General of South Australia.


The council came into existence on 1 March 1996 as the District Council of Light and Kapunda by the amalgamation of the District Council of Light and the District Council of Kapunda. The council changed to the current name of Light Regional Council on 1 July 2000.[5]


The council includes the localities of Allendale North, Bagot Well, Bethel, Daveyston, Ebenezer, Fords, Freeling, Gawler Belt, Gawler River, Gomersal, Greenock, Hamilton, Hewett, Kangaroo Flat, Kapunda, Kingsford, Koonunga, Linwood, Magdala, Marananga, Moppa, Morn Hill, Nain, Pinkerton Plains, Roseworthy, Seppeltsfield, Shea-Oak Log, St Johns, St Kitts, Stone Well, Tanunda, Templers, Ward Belt, Wasleys and Woolsheds, and parts of Hamley Bridge, Hansborough, Lyndoch, Nuriootpa, Reeves Plains, Rosedale, Rowland Flat, Stockwell and Truro.[6]


The council district is crossed by the Horrocks Highway, Thiele Highway and Sturt Highway, all radiating from the northern end of the Gawler Bypass Road which forms the boundary between Light Regional Council and the Town of Gawler. Light also contains the northern end of the Max Fatchen Expressway.

The council was also spanned by the Morgan railway line (Gawler, Roseworthy, Freeling, Kapunda towards Eudunda) and Peterborough railway line (from the junction at Roseworthy through Wasleys towards Hamley Bridge), however both lines were closed in the early 21st century.


Ward Councillor Notes
Mayor [2]   Bill O'Brien
Dutton [2]   Des Ellis
  Deane Rohrlach
  David Shannon
Laucke [2]   Sharon Ellis
  Peter Kennelly
Light [2]   Robert Kerin
  Lynette Reichstein
Mudla Wirra [2]   Bill Close
  Keith Ellis
  Samantha Mitchell

The Light Regional Council has a directly-elected mayor.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2014–15". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Elected Members". Light Regional Council. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "Barossa, Light and Lower North SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Property Location Browser: Search for 'Light River, STRM'". Government of South Australia. 10 January 2011. SA0039327. Retrieved 18 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "Welcome Pack" (PDF). Light Regional Council. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  6. ^ "Location SA Map Viewer". Government of South Australia. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  7. ^ "Election Results 2014" (PDF). Local Government Association of South Australia. Retrieved 1 April 2016. 

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Coordinates: 34°25′S 138°50′E / 34.417°S 138.833°E / -34.417; 138.833