District Information

 

LOCATION
The Wudinna District Council is located on Central Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. It encompasses the townships of Warramboo, Kyancutta, Wudinna, Yaninee and Minnipa. The district's main service centre is Wudinna. Wudinna is located on the Eyre Highway, 693km east of the South Australian/Western Australian border and 580km west of Adelaide. To view a map of the district council area relative to the state of South Australia, visit the web site of the Local Government Association of SA.

DISTRICT AREA
The total area of the district covers 5,393.8 square kilometres.

POPULATION
In 2009 the population of the district was at 1,333 (ABS Statistics).

INDUSTRY
The District's prime source of income is agriculture related, predominantly cereal cropping. Sheep and beef cattle are also farmed.
Tourism, small business and mining are evolving as potential alternative industries for the area.

SPORTS   RECREATION
Tennis
Cricket
Basketball
Football & Netball
Bowls
Golf
Darts
Little Athletics
Table Tennis
Pony club
Pistol club

Swimming Pools
Gymnasium
Painting group
Camera club
Senior Citizens group
CWA group

There are sports/community clubs and ovals located at Minnipa, Wudinna, Kyancutta and Warramboo.

SERVICES

  • agricultural products & services
  • bakery
  • bank, including ATM
  • bricklayer
  • builders/cabinet makers
  • butcher
  • cafe
  • caravan park
  • day care
  • earthmovers
  • electricians
  • freighters
  • fuel depots
  • garages
  • gifts
  • hairdresser
  • hardware store
  • hotel/motel
  • Insurance Brokers
  • laundromat
  • motel/restaurant
  • nursery
  • painter
  • pharmacy
  • post office
  • plumber
  • telecentre (visitor info centre)
  • tyre centre
  • real estate agents
  • service stations
  • supermarket

Visiting services include:

  • allergist
  • CAFHS nurse
  • dentist
  • dietician
  • occupational therapist
  • optometrists
  • physiotherapist
  • podiatrist
  • accountants
  • conveyancer
  • veterinarian
MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS
Television entertainment is provided through Imparja, Southern Cross Darwin, SBS and ABC television stations. Most of the popular television shows from channels 7, 9 and 10 are available on these stations. Radio stations in the area include Triple J, Regional ABC, 5CC and Flow FM.

Most of the district area has mobile phone coverage, including the townships of Wudinna and Minnipa, however, it is only available to Next G mobile phones.

The local newspaper is the West Coast Sentinel which covers an area encompassing the townships of Ceduna, Streaky Bay, Elliston and Wudinna. However, the Eyre Peninsula Tribune, Port Lincoln Times, Advertiser, Australian and Sunday Mail newspapers are also delivered to the area. 'The Granite' newsletter is a monthly publication produced by the Wudinna & Districts Telecentre and distributed free to all residents of the Wudinna & Districts area.


HEALTH AND EMERGENCY SERVICES
Health Services
The following services are provided in the Wudinna District:

  • 23-bed hospital located in Wudinna - 'Mid West Health - Wudinna'
  • Doctor
  • Pharmacy that provides a range of pharmaceutical items
  • Aged care facility located at the hospital - 'Trudinger' (nursing home)
  • Various aged care community services through Mid West Health - Community Services
  • Visiting CAFHS Nurse
  • Central Eyre Peninsula Care Service (Counsellor)
  • Eyre Peninsula Rural Counselling Service

Wudinna Emergency Services Complex
The Emergency Services Complex was built in 1984. It is situated on Richards Avenue, Wudinna, and serves as a home for the Wudinna brigades of the Country Fire Service, State Emergency Service, and the Wudinna divisions of St John Ambulance Australia.

 

 

 

 

Wudinna District Council
PO Box 6, Wudinna SA 5652
Ph: (08) 8680 2002| Fax: (08) 8680 2296

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