District council of mount remarkable

District Council of Mount Remarkable
South Australia
Location of the District Council of Mount Remarkable
Population 2,951(2009)[1]
Established 1980
Area 3,424.5 km2 (1,322.2 sq mi)
Mayor Trevor Roocke
Council seat Melrose
Region Spencer Gulf, Flinders Ranges
State electorate(s) Stuart
Federal Division(s) Grey
Website
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 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 region is largely based on agriculture.

History

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.[2]

The Mount Remarkable District Council was formed when Port Germein District Council and Wilmington District Council areas merged in 1980. 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.[3]

Economy

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

The region is rich in minerals and the potential value of new mining development is considerable and currently being explored.[2]

Tourism also plays a part in the economy, with the coast, plains and Southern Flinders Ranges attracting tourists.[3]

Localities

Booleroo Centre is the largest town in the district with a hospital,R-12 school, swimming pool, police station and other emergency services. The full list is:

Appila, Bangor, Baroota, Booleroo Centre, Booleroo Whim, Bruce, Charlton, Hammond, Mambray Creek, Melrose, Moockra, Murraytown, Nectar Brook, Port Flinders (colloquially Weeroona Island), Port Germain, Telowie, Terka, Willowie, Wilmington, Winninowie, Wirrabara, Wongyarra and Yandiah.[4]

Elected members

Mayor: Trevor Roocke

CEO: Sean Cheriton

Councillors:

  • Michael Pearce
  • Bill Hodgson
  • Paul Kretschmer
  • GordonLeue
  • Colin Nottle
  • Marie Storey

References

External links

  • Council website
  • LGA of South Australia site
  • District information site

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

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