Welcome to Naracoorte Lucindale Council
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About Naracoorte Lucindale
The Naracoorte Lucindale Council is located in the centre of the Limestone Coast region (South East of South Australia). The Council is approximately 300 kilometres from Adelaide and 450 kilometres from Melbourne. The Council encompasses an area of 4,520.1 square kilometres.
Naracoorte, the main service centre, is a regional hub, offering a broad range of retail, commercial, community and health services and education facilities.
The Council district also contains the smaller communities of Lucindale, Hynam, Kybybolite and Frances.
Other local communities are Keppoch, The Gap, Cadgee, Binnum, Lochaber, Wild Dog Valley, Stewart Range, Hynam, Mount Light, Laurie Park, Moyhall, Koppamurra, Bool Lagoon, Struan, Joanna, Wrattonbully, Spence, Woolumbool, Avenue Range, Coles, Conmurra and Fox.
The district is characterised by reliable rainfall and contains prime agricultural land and accessible underground water. It is home to a thriving and vibrant rural economy; featuring beef and dairy cattle, sheep for both wool and meat, and cereal growing.
Two large enterprises; Teys Australia abattoir and Mini Jumbuk wool manufacturing centre value add to the primary produce with large grain storage facilities supporting the cereal growing industry. Naracoorte Lucindale Council is central to some of Australia’s best wine producing areas with parts of both the Wrattonbully and Padthaway wine regions within the district.
There is a strong tourism industry in the Council area supported by the Visitor Information Centre in Naracoorte. Natural features of international significance in the Naracoorte Lucindale Council are the Naracoorte Caves and the Bool Lagoon Game Reserve and Hacks Lagoon Conservation Park.
The Naracoorte Caves is South Australia’s only World Heritage Listed Area and preserves Australia's most complete marsupial fossil record for the past 500,000 years.
The Bool Lagoon Game Reserve and Hacks Lagoon Conservation Park is recognised under the Ramsar Convention on wetlands as a Wetland of International Significance. Bool Lagoon is one of the largest and most diverse freshwater lagoon systems in southern Australia.
The Council area hosts the following major annual events: Taste the Limestone Coast Festival (February), Frances Folk Gathering (February), the South East Field Days (March) and the Naracoorte Swap Meet (May).
The Council has 8,116 residents with an average age of 40. Eighty five percent of the population was born in Australia. The principal office for the Naracoorte Lucindale Council is located in DeGaris Place, Naracoorte.
Information on tourist attractions and events in the Naracoorte Lucindale Council area is available on the Visitor Information Centre website.