Local government areas of South Australia

Local government in the Australian state of South Australia describes the organisations and processes by which towns and districts can manage their own affairs to the extent permitted by section 64A of Constitution Act 1934 (SA).[1]

LGAs sorted by region

The organisations, often called local government areas (LGAs) are constituted and managed in accordance with the Local Government Act 1999 (South Australia). They are grouped below by region, as defined by the Local Government Association of South Australia.[2] Of the areas Maralinga Tjarutja and Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara aboriginal councils both located in the remote north of the state are by far the largest South Australian LGAs, both exceding 100,000 km2.[3] Other than these Coorong District Council and Loxton Waikerie are the next largest LGAs.[3] The smallest LGA is Walkerville and then Prospect, both occupying less than 10 km2 each.[3] The area with the largest population growth was Playford in Adealide's northern suburbs with a net increase of 1,363 people in the 12 months to June 2018.[3] This was closely followed by Charles Sturt with 1,353 at the same time.[3] Whyalla had the largest net reduction in population of 238,[3] while Port Augusta had a fall of 163. The fastest growth of an LGA in South Australia was found in Maralinga Tjarutja at 4.9 percent, although off a very small base of 61. Other than that, Mount Barker was the next fastest growing at 2.4% followed by City of Adelaide at 2.3%[3]

Metropolitan Adelaide

This group of areas are found around Metropolitan Adelaide along a 70 km stretch of the Gulf St Vincent coast and up to 50 km inland.

Local government area Council seat Year est. Land area Population Notes Map
km² sq mi Density (2018)[3] 2013[4] 2018[4][3]
City of AdelaideAdelaide184016 6 159222,14324,794Capital city of South Australia
1840 Established as Adelaide Corporation
1843 Managed by the Colonial government, and then a commission
1852 Re-established
1919 Office of Mayor raised to Lord Mayor
Adelaide Hills CouncilWoodside1997795 307 5039,68739,734Amalgamation of District Councils of East Torrens, Gumeracha, Onkaparinga and Stirling
City of BurnsideTusmore185628 11 1,66144,45745,7061856 gazetted as District Council of Burnside
1935 became the Municipality of Burnside
1943 proclaimed the City of Burnside
City of CampbelltownRostrevor185424 9 2,11450,47651,4691854 established as the District Council of Payneham
1867 District Council of Stepney (later itself called Payneham) seceded
1868 renamed to District Council of Campbelltown
1946 became the Town of Campbelltown
1960 proclaimed the City of Campbelltown
City of Charles SturtWoodville199755 21 2,143111,324117,382Amalgamation of City of Hindmarsh Woodville and the City of Henley and Grange
Town of GawlerGawler185741 16 58421,65624,018Established as the Corporation of the Town of Gawler in 1857 following resident dissatisfaction at being governed by three different district councils
City of Holdfast BayBrighton199714 5 2,69336,28237,032Amalgamation of Glenelg and Brighton city councils
City of MarionSturt185356 22 1,65987,76992,3081853 established as the District Council of Brighton
1886 renamed to the District Council of Marion
1944 gazetted as the municipality, City of Marion
City of MitchamTorrens Park185376 29 89065,64467,253First LGA formally founded after the City of Adelaide
City of Norwood Payneham & St PetersNorwood199715 6 2,43336,34736,750Amalgamation of the City of Kensington and Norwood, the City of Payneham and the Town of St Peters.
City of OnkaparingaNoarlunga Centre1997518 200 331166,244171,489Amalgamation of Cities of Happy Valley and Noarlunga with part of the District Council of Willunga
City of PlayfordElizabeth1997345 133 27185,23293,426Amalgamation of the cities of Elizabeth and Munno Para
City of Port Adelaide EnfieldPort Adelaide199792 36 1,375119,876126,120Amalgamation of the cities of Port Adelaide and Enfield
City of ProspectProspect18728 3 2,72920,95921,259Separated from District Council of Yatala South
City of SalisburySalisbury1933160 62 892135,880142,555Amalgamation of District Council of Yatala North and large part of District Council of Munno Para West
City of Tea Tree GullyModbury185895 37 1,04798,55899,6941858 established by separation from District Council of Highercombe
1935 reunited with Highercombe under current name
City of UnleyUnley187114 5 2,74338,55239,145Separated from District Council of Mitcham as the Corporate Town of Unley
Town of WalkervilleGilberton18554 2 22507,3997,944Separated from District Council of Yatala
City of West TorrensHilton185637 14 1,62358,15360,1051856 established as the District Council of West Torrens
1944 became a municipal corporation, the Corporate Town of West Torrens
1950 gained city status as the City of West Torrens
1997 annexed the Town of Thebarton

Regional South Australia

Eyre Peninsula

Local government area Council seat Year est. Land area Population Notes Map
km² sq mi Density (2018)[4] 2013[4] 2018[4][3]
District Council of CedunaCeduna18965,427 2,0950.63,5743,466
District Council of CleveCleve19114,507 1,7400.41,8061,799Separated from Franklin Harbour
District Council of EllistonElliston18876,500 2,5100.21,0671,019Boundary changes in 1989
District Council of Franklin HarbourCowell18883,583 1,3830.51,2951,315
District Council of KimbaKimba19243,986 1,5390.21,1031,073
District Council of Lower Eyre PeninsulaCummins19214,771 1,8421.25,3005,761Part of District Council of Port Lincoln (proclaimed 1880). District Council of Tumby Bay separated in 1906. Corporation of Port Lincoln separated in 1921. Remainder named District Council of Lincoln. Renamed Lower Eyre Peninsula in 1988.
City of Port AugustaPort Augusta19641,153 44511.814,49614,102
City of Port LincolnPort Lincoln192130 12481.614,53114,626Separated from District Council of Port Lincoln in 1921. Proclaimed a city in 1971.
District Council of Streaky BayStreaky Bay18876,232 2,4060.42,1942,214
District Council of Tumby BayTumby Bay19062,616 1,0101.02,6402,668Separated from District Council of Port Lincoln
City of WhyallaWhyalla19701,033 39920.322,65921,766
Wudinna District CouncilWudinna19255,394 2,0830.31,2721,294Established as the District Council of Minnipa. Later renamed as District Council of Le Hunte. Given present name in 2008.

Central region

Local government area Council seat Year est. Land area Population Notes Map
km² sq mi Density (2018)[4] 2013[4] 2018[4][3]
Adelaide Plains CouncilMallala1935933 3609.78,6469,059Amalgamation of the district councils of Grace, Dublin and Port Gawler
Barossa CouncilAngaston1996894 34527.823,13824,808Amalgamation of district councils of Angaston, Barossa, Tanunda and, since 1997, part of Mount Pleasant
District Council of Barunga WestPort Broughton19971,590 6141.62,4952,551Amalgamation of the District Council of Bute and the District Council of Port Broughton
District Council of Clare and Gilbert ValleysClare19971,892 7315.09,0689,379Amalgamation of the district councils of Clare, Riverton and Saddleworth and Auburn
Copper Coast CouncilKadina1997773 29819.213,74714,872Amalgamation of the District Council of Northern Yorke Peninsula and Corporate Town of Wallaroo
Flinders Ranges CouncilQuorn19974,071 1,5720.41,7171,693Amalgamation of the District Council of Kanyaka-Quorn and the District Council of Hawker
Regional Council of GoyderBurra19976,715 2,5930.64,2544,206Amalgamation of the district councils of Burra Burra Eudunda, Hallet and Robertstown.
Light Regional CouncilKapunda19961,277 49312.014,44015,339Amalgamation of the District Council of Light (1977–1996) and the District Council of Kapunda
District Council of Mount RemarkableMelrose19803,423 1,3220.92,9132,910Amalgamation of District Council of Port Germein and District Council of Wilmington
Northern Areas CouncilJamestown19972,986 1,1531.54,5954,603Amalgamation of the district councils of Rocky River, Spalding, and Jamestown
District Council of Orroroo CarrietonOrroroo19973,322 1,2830.3895854Amalgamation of the District Council of Orroroo and District Council of Carrieton
District Council of PeterboroughPeterborough19353,020 1,1660.61,7281,700
Port Pirie Regional CouncilPort Pirie19971,761 68010.017,79317,630Amalgamation of the City of Port Pirie and the District Council of Crystal Brook-Redhill
Wakefield Regional CouncilBalaklava19973,469 1,3392.06,8416,814Amalgamation of the District Council of Blyth-Snowtown and District Council of Wakefield Plains
Yorke Peninsula CouncilMaitland19975,900 2,2781.911,24111,328Established as the District Council of Yorke Peninsula in 1997 by amalgamation of the district councils of Central Yorke Peninsula, Minlaton, Warooka and Yorketown.
Renamed in 2013.

Southern and Hills region

Local government area Council seat Year est. Land area Population Notes Map
km² sq mi Density (2018)[4] 2013[4] 2018[4][3]
Alexandrina CouncilGoolwa19971,827 70514.825,20327,037Amalgamation of the District Council of Strathalbyn, the District Council of Port Elliot and Goolwa, and a portion of the District Council of Willunga.
Kangaroo Island CouncilKingscote19964,401 1,6991.14,6304,933Amalgamation of the District Council of Kingscote and the District Council of Dudley.
District Council of Mount BarkerMount Barker1853595 23059.831,58035,545
City of Victor HarborVictor Harbor1975385 14939.614,52515,248Amalgamation of District Council of Encounter Bay and the Corporation of Victor Harbor in 1975. Formerly a district council, became a city in 2000.
District Council of YankalillaYankalilla1854751 2907.34,7595,478

Murray Mallee region

Local government area Council seat Year est. Land area Population Notes Map
km² sq mi Density (2018)[4] 2013[4] 2018[4][3]
Berri Barmera CouncilBerri1996476 18422.810,80410,853Amalgamation of district councils of Barmera and Berri.
The Coorong District CouncilMeningie19958,833 3,4100.65,6025,463Amalgamation of District Council of Coonalpyn Downs, Peake District Council and Meningie District Council.
Gerard Community CouncilWinkie197486 33~39
District Council of Karoonda East MurrayKaroonda19794,416 1,7050.31,0881,112Amalgamation of District Council of Karoonda and District Council of East Murray.
District Council of Loxton WaikerieLoxton19977,764 2,9981.511,57111,726Amalgamation of district councils of Loxton, Waikerie and Browns Well.
Mid Murray CouncilMannum19976,272 2,4221.48,4488,983Amalgamation of district councils of Mannum, Morgan, Ridley-Truro and part of the District Council of Mount Pleasant.
Rural City of Murray BridgeMurray Bridge19771,832 70712.120,72622,165
Renmark Paringa CouncilRenmark1996916 35410.89,5889,869Amalgamation of Town of Renmark and the District Council of Paringa.
Southern Mallee District CouncilPinnaroo5,702 2,2020.42,0882,094

Southeast region

Local government area Council seat Year est. Land area Population Notes Map
km² sq mi Density (2018)[4] 2013[4] 2018[4][3]
District Council of GrantMount Gambier19961,898 7334.57,9938,511Amalgamation of District Councils of Mount Gambier and Port MacDonnell.
Kingston District CouncilKingston SE18733,340 1,2900.72,3802,374Renamed from Lacepede District Council in 2000.
City of Mount GambierMount Gambier34 13801.826,42527,176
Naracoorte Lucindale CouncilNaracoorte19934,520 1,7451.98,5288,533Amalgamation of District Council of Naracoorte, District Council of Lucindale and the Corporate Township of Naracoorte.
District Council of RobeRobe18691,092 4221.31,4251,444
Tatiara District CouncilBordertown18766,527 2,5201.06,7896,794
Wattle Range CouncilMillicent19973,926 1,5163.111,93512,031Amalgamation of district councils of Beachport, Millicent and Penola.

Outback

Local government area Council seat Year est. Land area Population Notes Map
km² sq mi Density (2018)[4] 2013[4] 2018[4][3]
Anangu Pitjantjatjara YankunytjatjaraUmuwa1981102,353 39,51902,6222,558
District Council of Coober PedyCoober Pedy198778 3023.81,8111,845
Maralinga TjarutjaCeduna2006102,704 39,65407464
Nepabunna Community CouncilNepabunna199876 2966[5]
Outback Communities AuthorityPort Augusta1978624,339 241,0593,959Covers almost 60 percent of the state's area, mostly in the arid regions of the centre and north.
Municipal Council of Roxby DownsRoxby Downs1982111 4336.34,6094,014
Yalata Community19944,563 1,762224[6]

Maps

See also

References

  1. "Constitution Act 1934 – Section 64A". Australasian Legal Information Institute. Government of South Australia. 1934. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  2. "Council Maps". LGASA Official Site. Local Government Association of South Australia. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  3. "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18: Population Estimates by Local Government Area (ASGS 2018), 2017 to 2018". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 25 October 2019. Estimated resident population, 30 June 2018.
  4. "People: Population: ERP by LGA (ASGS 2018), 2001 to 2018". ABS.Stat. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 29 November 2019.
  5. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Nepabunna". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  6. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Yalata (L)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
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