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Overview – Orroroo Carrieton District

Orroroo is located in the mid north of South Australia, approximately 3 hours’ drive north of Adelaide and one hour east of Port Augusta and intersects two major transport routes from the eastern states of Australia and Northern Territory and Western Australia. The region also boasts access to rail networks for the transport of goods to the North, East and West of the Country

The District has two major towns Orroroo and Carrieton with smaller historical locations of Eurelia, Blackrock, Yatina, Pekina, Johnburgh and Belton. These were smaller farm townships originally surveyed on the 1800’s.  The District of Orroroo Carrieton is situated at the base of the Flinders Ranges, and is a popular tourism destination for visitors as it has the unique charm and heritage of the 1880’s farm settlements. To the north of Orroroo lies Lake Eyre a vast inland (seasonal) lake which is a popular tourism destination because of its spectacular bird life.

Orroroo has a range of services that include major hospital health care and professional services, secondary and primary schools, aged care facilities, a variety of community and culture associations, and sporting facilities/clubs that are well supported and extremely competitive.

The primary commerce in the region is the production of food /agricultural commodities including cereal production and cattle / sheet meat production, and wool production. These activities are conducted on relatively large holdings. The region produces a variety of crops for grain, silage and feed, including wheat, oats, barley, beans, oilseeds, legumes, chickpeas, lentils, lupins and hay. The predominant agricultural commodity is the production of food cereal grains, legumes, meat and wool.

 

The District is experiencing steady growth in mining, mining services, engineering, green energy production, and tourism. The Council is working closely with the community, industry and government to ensure the opportunities for food production, tourism, mining and   agribusiness opportunities can be supported with sound planning and investment in infrastructure.

 

Council is working toward improving opportunities for food production as demand is expected to rise by 80 per cent by 2050. Our food sector has strong prospects over the long term, given our proximity to transport networks. The Council plans to build on its strengths in key growth commodities like beef, wheat and sheep meat. Strong growth in the demand for processed food is also expected.

To take advantage of these opportunities Council will work closely with our food producers, to ensure that we have new technology, skills to increase production, and the infrastructure to connect producers with consumers in the global market.

 

Overview of Council

Population

935

Rateable Properties

 

1670

 

Road Assets

Length

Annual Expenditure

Current Replacement Cost

Sealed Roads

45km

$695,000

$14,600,000

Unsealed Roads

1,583km

$160,000

$9,392,000

Bridges and Major Culverts

 

224

 

$134,600

 

$4,982,000

Ancillary / Footpaths

various

$151,800

$1,990,000

 

Waste Collection

 

Tonnes Collected

476

Waste (Tonnes)

145

Recycling

129

Other Waste

202

Av Route

250km

 

Energy Consumed

 

Grid (Brown) Electricity

169,700 kwh

Grid (Green) Electricity

34,000 kwh

Carbon  Emissions

90.19 tonnes CO2

Diesel

106,000 ltrs

ULP

6,500 ltrs

 

Employee Resources 

 

Engineering Administration

1.3

 

Parks and Gardens

1.0

General maintenance

 

Construction

6.3

 

Waste Collection

1.1

Cemeteries

0.2

Street Cleaning

0.3

General Engineering Other

0.2

 

Tourism

0.3

Swimming Pools

0.3

Fire Prevention

0.1

Customer Services

0.8

Contract management

0.2

Records

0.5

Cashier/ Rates

0.5

Human Resources (OHS)

0.5

Admin Management

1.5

 

Employee Award

Males

Females

SA MSOA general

7

12

SA MSOA senior

1

 

LGE Award

9

 

Total (inc Casuals)

17

12

 

 

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17 Second Street | PO Box 3
Orroroo SA 5431
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