District Council of Karoonda East Murray
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District Council of Karoonda East Murray

District Council of Karoonda East Murray
South Australia
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Location of the District Council of Karoonda East Murray
Coordinates35°01?08?S 140°07?50?E / 35.0188°S 140.1306°E / -35.0188; 140.1306Coordinates: 35°01?08?S 140°07?50?E / 35.0188°S 140.1306°E / -35.0188; 140.1306
Population1,090 (2016 census)[1]
 o Density0.2469/km2 (0.6394/sq mi)
Established1979
Area4,415 km2 (1,704.6 sq mi)
MayorKevin Burdett [2]
Council seatKaroonda
RegionMurray and Mallee[3]
State electorate(s)Chaffey [4]
Federal Division(s)Barker [4]
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WebsiteDistrict Council of Karoonda East Murray

The District Council of Karoonda East Murray is a local government area in the Murray Mallee area of South Australia. The main council offices are in Karoonda.[5]

The council area covers 4,415 square kilometres and had a population of approximately 1,100 at the 2016 Census.[1] The annual average rainfall is 350 mm.

It is entirely in the state electorate of Chaffey and the federal Division of Barker.[4]

History

The council was established in 1979 when the District Council of Karoonda (established 1922) and the District Council of East Murray (established 1923) amalgamated.[5]

The township of Karoonda was established in 1913 when the mallee railway lines were put in place to open the area to grain growing, as previous pastoral runs had failed.

Geography

It includes the towns and localities of Bakara, Borrika, Copeville, Galga, Halidon, Karoonda, Marama, Mindarie, Perponda, Sandalwood, Wanbi and Wynarka, and parts of Bowhill, Mantung and Mercunda.[4]

Councillors

Ward Councillor Notes
Mayor [2]   Kevin Burdett
Unsubdivided [2]   Caroline Phillips
  Yvonne Smith
  Daryl Sparks
  Morris Terrell
  W. John Wooldridge
  Darren Zadow

The District Council of Karoonda East Murray has a directly-elected mayor.[6]

Mayors and chairmen of Karoonda East Murray

  • Allan Ernest Arbon (1979-1981) [7]
  • Douglas James (Doug) Fullston (1982-?) [7]
  • Kevin Burdett (2000-present) [8]

References

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Karoondah East Murray (DC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2018.Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b c "Your Council". District Council of Karoonda East Murray. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "Murray and Mallee SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d "Location SA Map Viewer". Government of South Australia. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ a b "About Us". District Council of Karoonda East Murray. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ "Election Results 2014" (PDF). Local Government Association of South Australia. Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ a b Matthews, Penny (1986), South Australia, the civic record, 1836-1986, Wakefield Press, pp. 247-248, ISBN 978-0-949268-82-2
  8. ^ "Karoonda East Murray Mayor OAM". Magic 93.1. 10 June 2015. Retrieved 2016.

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