Explore the Southern Mallee District Council South Australia
The Southern Mallee District Council is a special place to live and work in South Australia, offering genuine rural living with proximity to urban amenities. The Adelaide metropolitan area is only 200 kilometres to its west, and major South Australian regional centres like Murray Bridge and Loxton are even closer.
Key localities in the Southern Mallee District Council
Pinnaroo and Lameroo are the commercial, community and residential centres of the Southern Mallee District Council, with the majority of the population concentrated in these towns. Other residents live in rural locations or in the small urban areas of Parilla and Geranium.
The total population of the region only just exceeds 2000 people, but little though it may be, this it is a highly engaged and active community with strengths in volunteering, arts and culture, sport and a growing reputation for innovative farming.
Wetlands in Pinnaroo, part of the Southern Mallee District Council
The Southern Mallee District Council has a well-earned reputation as an inviting community, and its diverse economic base supports opportunities in dryland farming and horticulture in addition to many business opportunities in our two urban centres. Tourism activity in Southern Mallee is also growing with a focus on the region's amazing conservation parks.
The area receives a reasonable amount of rainfall, averaging 400-600 mm a year.
4WD-ing in the Southern Mallee District Council's local Ngarkat Conservation Park
A community focus in the Southern Mallee District Council
The local Council is focused on maintaining and improving community facilities, with significant recent investment into a range of facilities. This includes the major refurbishment of local swimming pools, development of two new 5-day-per-week childcare centres and completing works on community halls.
The Southern Mallee District Council also partners with local community groups in South Australia to help improve facilities like local museums, and offer events such as Australia Day celebrations, Christmas pageants and the Pinnaroo Show. The district has medical, police, ambulance, education and library services.
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The Southern Mallee District Council community is only growing, and it continues to be confident, socially concerned, resilient and proud of its many achievements. If you're interested in learning more about this corner of South Australia or are considering a move to the area, visit the Southern Mallee District Council's website here for more information.
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Author: Jason Taylor is the Chief Executive Officer of Southern Mallee District Council. This is his third year in this position. Prior to this, Jason worked in leadership roles in local government in Victoria, in the Victorian State Government in various regional development and investment roles, and in Aboriginal Affairs Victoria.