Collectively, the Members represent the people of Eyre Peninsula, in the Western part of South Australia. The total permanent population of the region, according to the 2011 census, is 56,396. The two cities, Whyalla in the NE and Port Lincoln in the S, contain 36,174 permanent residents.
Whyalla has a rich history as a manufacturing city with steelworks and mining being the premier industries. It is now a premier regional centre for essential services, retail and health. Port Lincoln, Thevenard and Whyalla are major ports for the region.
Predominantly, the rest of the region has been sustained by cereal farming and other agriculture as well as wildcatch fishing industries; especially tuna. In more recent years, aquaculture development has been extensive and tuna are now farmed for export, as are oysters and a variety of other shell and finfish species. Other economic drivers include tourism, mining and the service sector.
|MEMBER COUNCIL||BOARD MEMBER||DEPUTY BOARD MEMBER|
|Ceduna||Allan Suter (Mayor)||Lynton Brown (Deputy Mayor)|
|Cleve||Roger Nield (Mayor)||Bryan Trigg (Deputy Mayor)|
|Elliston||Kym Callaghan (Chairman)||Dave Allchurch (Deputy Chairman)|
|Franklin Harbour||Robert Starr (Mayor)||Michael Williams (Deputy Mayor)|
|Kimba||Dean Johnson (Mayor)||Graeme Baldock (Deputy Mayor)|
|Lower Eyre Peninsula||Julie Low (Mayor)||Don Millard (Deputy Mayor)|
|Port Lincoln||Neville Starke (Deputy Mayor)||Andrea Broadfoot (Councillor)|
|Streaky Bay||Sherron MacKenzie (Mayor)||Robert Stephens (Deputy Mayor)|
|Tumby Bay||Sam Telfer (Mayor)||Geoff Stewart (Deputy Mayor)|
|Whyalla||Lyn Breuer (Mayor)||Clare McLaughlin (Councillor)|
|Wudinna||Eleanor Scholz (Mayor)||Ned Luscombe (Deputy Mayor)|