Yorke Peninsula Council

The Yorke Peninsula Council is a local government area in South Australia. Its boundaries include most of the Yorke Peninsula. The council seat is at Maitland; the council also maintains branch offices at Minlaton, Warooka and Yorketown.[7]

Yorke Peninsula Council
South Australia
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Location of the Yorke Peninsula Council
Council branch office at Minlaton
CoordinatesCoordinates: 35°13′26″S 138°24′07″E / 35.2239°S 138.402°E / -35.2239; 138.402
Population11,056 (2016 Census)[1]
 • Density1.89510/km2 (4.9083/sq mi)
Established10 February 1997[2]:824
Area5,834 km2 (2,252.5 sq mi)
MayorDarren Braund[3]
Council seatMaitland
RegionYorke and Mid North[4]
State electorate(s)Narungga[5]
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WebsiteYorke Peninsula Council
LGAs around Yorke Peninsula Council:
Copper Coast[6] Barunga West
Spencer Gulf[6] Yorke Peninsula Council Gulf St Vincent[6]
Investigator Strait[6]


It came into existence on 10 February 1997 as a result of the amalgamation of the District Council of Central Yorke Peninsula, the District Council of Minlaton, the District Council of Warooka and the District Council of Yorketown.[2]:824 It was named as the District Council of Yorke Peninsula at its inception, but was renamed to Yorke Peninsula Council in 2013.[2]:823[8]


Yorke Peninsula Council includes the towns and localities of:[9]


Ward Councillor Notes
Mayor[3]   Darren Braund
Gum Flat[3]   Naomi Bittner
  Leanne O'Brien
  Jeffrey Cook
Innes Pentonvale[3]   Adam Meyer
  Kristin Murdock
  Anthony Bennett
  John Rich
Kalkabury[3]   Tania Stock
  Richard Carruthers
  Roger Johns
  David Langford


The Yorke Peninsula Council has a directly-elected mayor.[8][10]

  • Thomas Malcolm Thomson (1997-2000)[11]
  • Robert Lloyd Schulze (2000-2006) [12]
  • Ray Agnew (2006-2018) [13]
  • Darren Braund (2018 - current)[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Yorke Peninsula (DC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 March 2018.  
  2. ^ a b c Kotz, D.C. (6 February 1997). "LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1934 SECTIONS 7 AND 14: AMALGAMATION OF THE DISTRICT COUNCIL OF CENTRAL YORKE PENINSULA, THE DISTRICT COUNCIL OF MINLATON, THE DISTRICT COUNCIL OF YORKETOWN AND THE DISTRICT COUNCIL OF WAROOKA" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. South Australian government. pp. 823–825. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "YORKE PENINSULA COUNCIL". 2018 Council Elections Results Page. Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Yorke and Mid North SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  5. ^ Narungga (Map). Electoral District Boundaries Commission. 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  6. ^ a b c d e "Development Plan - Yorke Peninsula Council" (PDF). pp. 232&341. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 June 2015. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  7. ^ "Branch Offices". Yorke Peninsula Council. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  8. ^ a b "YORKE PENINSULA COUNCIL, Review of Elector Representation" (PDF). South Australian Government Gazette (78 ed.). Government of South Australia. 2013: 4503. 5 December 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Search results for 'Yorke Peninsula (Pen)' with the following datasets selected - 'Suburbs and Localities' and 'Local Government Areas'". Location SA Map Viewer. South Australian government. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Election Results 2014" (PDF). Local Government Association of South Australia. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
  11. ^ Huston, D. A. (15 May 1997). "DISTRICT COUNCIL OF YORKE PENINSULA Periodical Election Results" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. South Australian government. p. 1994. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  12. ^ "Maitland Matters: March 2014" (PDF). Maitland & District Progress Association. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  13. ^ Novak, Lauren (28 September 2006). "Record number want to be mayor". The Advertiser.

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