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Wudinna District Council

Wudinna District Council
South Australia
Location of the Wudinna District Council (formerly Le Hunte)
Population 1,314 (2006)[1]
 • Density 0.24361/km2 (0.63095/sq mi)
Established 1925
Area 5,393.8 km2 (2,082.6 sq mi)
Mayor Timothy Scholz
Council seat Wudinna
Region Eyre and Western[2]
State electorate(s) Flinders
Federal Division(s) Grey
Website .cfm/
LGAs around Wudinna District Council:
Outback Communities Authority
District Council of Streaky Bay Wudinna District Council District Council of Kimba
District Council of Elliston District Council of Cleve

Wudinna District Council is located in central Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. Established on 28 May 1925 as The District Council of Minnipa, the name was later changed to Le Hunte after Sir George Ruthven Le Hunte, Governor of South Australia, who proclaimed the County of Le Hunte in 1908. The name was officially changed to Wudinna District Council from the District Council of Le Hunte on 24 April 2008.

The district's service centre is Wudinna, located on the Eyre Highway 580 km west of Adelaide. The districts economy is largely driven by Agriculture, mainly cereal crops, with beef and sheep commonly farmed as well.


The district encompasses a number of towns and areas, with the major towns being:

Localities in the district are Chilpuddie, Cocata, Condada, Cootra, Koongawa, Nantuma, Panery, Pinbong, Poldinna and Pygery.


The area has a number of sporting facilities with football, cricket, tennis and bowls all popular pastimes. Swimming pools are also located at Wudinna and Minnipa. The district also has a number of schools and a hospital.

Elected Members

Chairman: Tim R Scholz

CEO: Alan McGuire


  • Jeffrey Frischke
  • Paul May
  • Eleanor Scholz
  • Greg DuBois
  • Craig Walladge
  • Neville Scholz


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Le Hunte (DC)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Eyre Western SA Government region". The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 

External links

  • Council website
  • Local Government Association of South Australia website

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