The Regional Council of Goyder was proclaimed on 3rd February 1997 as a result of the amalgamation of the former District Councils of Burra Burra, Eudunda, Hallett and Robertstown. The new Council was named after George Woodroffe Goyder, whose famous Goyder's Line traverses the Council region. The Council now comprises four Wards - Burra, Eudunda, Hallett, and Robertstown which between them are made up of 24 Hundreds as follows :
Hallett Ward (7)
Whyte, Terowie, Wonna, Ketchowla, Anne, Hallett, Tomkinson
Burra Ward (8)
Ayers, Kingston, Mongolata, Rees, Hanson, Kooringa, Baldina, King
Robertstown Ward (5)
Apoinga, Bright, English, Bundey, Bower
Eudunda Ward (4)
Julia Creek, Brownlow, Neales, Dutton
The four hills depicted in the Council's logo symbolise the amalgamation of the former District Councils of Burra, Eudunda, Hallett and Robertstown, and also depict the ranges in the area. The symbols represent various aspects of the area : sheep - studs, wool and meat industry; mining buildings - Burra mining history; Wheat - cereal crops; Windmill - pastoral areas and engineering works in the area. The line under the symbols represents Goyder's Line (of rainfall) which dissects the Council area.
A proactive Council working in partnership with our citizens to facilitate a strong economy, sustainable environment and vibrant active community.
Our Organisational Values
We will be known for :
1. To facilitate appropriate economic development which builds on our existing assets of primary industry, tourism, manufacturing and transport.
2. To facilitate a coordinated approach to providing services to meet the community's needs in an efficient and effective manner.
3. To engage with our community to build a shared sense of responsibility for achieving mutual goals.
4. To protect our environment from harm through appropriate developments and management practices.
5. To identify opportunities for restoration and enhancement of the natural environment.
6. To ensure investment in infrastructure provides measurable benefits to the community.
7. To improve and maintain our road network.
8. To make the most efficient use of public funds.
9. To ensure that all expenditure is directed towards achieving identified strategic goals.
10. To build a strong sense of unity within and across the Council.
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