Berri Barmera Council

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Berri Barmera Council
South Australia
Berri Barmera LGA.png
Location of the Berri Barmera Council in SA
Population 10,545 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density 20.758/km2 (53.76/sq mi)
Established 1996
Area 508 km2 (196.1 sq mi)
Mayor Peter Hunt [2]
Region Murray and Mallee [3]
State electorate(s) Chaffey
Federal Division(s) Barker
Website Berri Barmera Council
LGAs around Berri Barmera Council:
unincorporated area unincorporated area unincorporated area
Loxton Waikerie Berri Barmera Council Renmark Paringa
Loxton Waikerie Loxton Waikerie Loxton Waikerie

Berri Barmera Council is a local government area in the Riverland region of South Australia.

It includes the towns of Barmera, Berri, Cobdogla, Glossop, Katarapko, Loveday and Winkie, and parts of Monash and Overland Corner.[4]


The Berri Barmera Council was created on 1 October 1996 with the amalgamation of the District Council of Barmera and the District Council of Berri.[5]

The District Council of Berri had been created in 1922, 11 years after the town was proclaimed. Its first major project was to provide reliable electricity to the entire area. It bought the Berri Electric Supply Company in 1936 to facilitate this, and later sold it to the Electricity Trust of South Australia, a state government agency.

The District Council of Barmera had been created as the "District Council of Cobdogla" on 17 June 1925 and been renamed Barmera in 1937. Barmera had been a soldier settlement community after World War I.


Ward Councillor Notes
Mayor [2]   Peter Hunt
Unsubdivided [2]   Rhonda Centofanti
  Margaret Evans
  Mike Fuller
  Linc Gore
  Andrew Kassebaum
  Stephen Lynch
  Trevor Scott
  David Waterman

The Berri Barmera Council has a directly-elected mayor.[6]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Berri and Barmera (DC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Elected Member Details". Berri Barmera Council. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Murray and Mallee SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Location SA Map Viewer". Government of South Australia. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Past Elected Members". Berri Barmera Council. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Election Results 2014" (PDF). Local Government Association of South Australia. Retrieved 15 February 2016.

External links

  • Council website

Coordinates: 34°17′00″S 140°36′00″E / 34.2833333333°S 140.6°E / -34.2833333333; 140.6

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