The District Council of the Copper Coast is a progressive and successful Local Government Authority, committed to further developing the community's quality lifestyle and by making living easy.
Council will continue to strive to achieve the best outcome for its community through active facilitation of social, environmental, economic, cultural and governance initiatives in a high growth region.
The District Council covers an area of some 773 square kilometres, servicing a population of approximately 14,000 people and over one hundred thousand visitors annually. Population trends indicate a slight growth of 7% is expected over the next decade.
Further residential developments in Kadina, Port Hughes, Wallaroo, North Beach and Moonta/Moonta Bay are further indicators for potential population growth and demographic shifts for the region.
The 3 urban areas currently occupy approximately 19 sq. kms of the total Council area with rural farms constituting 97.5% of the district.
Provisional development plan consents approved by the Council's Development Assessment Panel in 2004/05 were valued in excess of $31 Million and included 161 new residential dwellings. Residential land divisions in the same period created in excess of 800 allotments. This development trend has seen a constant increase in residential development resulting in a corresponding growth in community wealth.
Formed in May 1997 through the amalgamation of the District Council of Northern Yorke Peninsula and the Corporation of the Town of Wallaroo. Up until the 2010 Local Government elections, the Council area was divided into four wards, before being changed to an area council with no wards. It is represented by a Mayor and ten Councillors.