The Yorke Peninsula is the 8th largest council in South Australia in terms of area, covering 5,899 square kilometres. The Yorke Peninsula Council services 12 larger towns and 33 smaller townships and holiday settlement zones.
The Yorke Peninsula Council is quite unique for a number of reasons, including:
- 3 sides of our district are bordered by sea,
- only half of ratepayers are permanent residents with the other half predominately holiday home owners; and
- our mix of rural and seaside lifestyles.
These factors combined means that the Yorke Peninsula Council must provide a wide range of services and facilities to support the needs of our community and visitors to the area.
Some of these community services include:
- Animal management
- Library services
- Leisure Options
- Recreational reserves
- Community events
- Camping reserves
- Boat ramps
- Beach access facilities
- Walking trails
- Civic and community halls
- Recycling facilities
- Tourist facilities
- Sporting facilities
- Fire prevention
- Support for youth services
Yorke Peninsula Council also owns and manages 5 caravan parks on a fee for service basis.