Barossa Council

Barossa Council is a local government area in the Barossa Valley in South Australia. The council area covers 912 square kilometres and had a population of over 23,000 as at the 2016 Census.

Barossa District Council
South Australia
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Location of the Barossa Council in blue
Population23,558 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density25.831/km2 (66.90/sq mi)
Established1996
Area912 km2 (352.1 sq mi)
MayorMichael "Bim" Lange [2]
Council seatNuriootpa
RegionBarossa Light and Lower North[3]
State electorate(s)Schubert
Federal Division(s)
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WebsiteBarossa District Council
LGAs around Barossa District Council:
Town of Gawler Light Regional Council Mid Murray Council
City of Playford Barossa District Council Mid Murray Council
Adelaide Hills Council Adelaide Hills Council Mid Murray Council

HistoryEdit

It was proclaimed on 1 July 1996 following the amalgamation of the District Council of Angaston, the District Council of Barossa and the District Council of Tanunda. It also gained a portion of the former District Council of Mount Pleasant on 1 July 1997.[4]

DescriptionEdit

Townships in the council area include

MayorsEdit

  • Brian Hurn - 1996-2014
  • Bob Sloane - 2014-2018
  • Michael "Bim" Lange - 2018 - present

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Barossa (DC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 November 2017.  
  2. ^ "Your Elected Members". Barossa Council. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Barossa, Light and Lower North SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  4. ^ "About Council Fact Sheet" (PDF). Barossa Council. Retrieved 31 March 2016.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 34°30′S 139°03′E / 34.500°S 139.050°E / -34.500; 139.050