Encounter Bay, South Australia

Encounter Bay is a locality in the Australian state of South Australia located about 87 kilometres (54 mi) south of the state capital of Adelaide and about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) south-west of the municipal seat of Victor Harbor.[1]

It consists of land at the western end of Encounter Bay partly overlooking the subsidiary bay of and which includes the headland of Rosetta Head (commonly known as The Bluff). State Route B37 passes though the locality under the names of Waitpinga Road and Bay Road, and forms part of the locality’s boundary to the north-west.[1][8]

Encounter Bay’s boundaries were created on 9 September 1993 for the "local established name".[1][3]

Land use is mainly residential with some land adjoining the suburb of Victor Harbor in the north-east being zoned for "light industry" and land at the locality’s southern extremity being zoned for "primary industry". Rosetta Head which is located within the latter area is also listed as a state heritage place on the South Australian Heritage Register.[8]

The 2016 Australian census which was conducted in August 2016 reports that Encounter Bay had a population of 4901.[2]

Encounter Bay is located within the federal division of Mayo, the state electoral district of Finniss and the local government area of the City of Victor Harbor.[6][5][1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Search results for 'Encounter Bay, LOCB' with the following datasets selected - 'Suburbs and localities', 'Counties', 'Hundreds', 'Local Government Areas', 'SA Government Regions' and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. South Australian Government. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Encounter Bay". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 January 2019. Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ a b Mayes, Kym (9 September 1993). "GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES ACT, 1991 Notice to Assign" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia. p. 1101. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Postcode for Encounter Bay, South Australia". postcodes-australia.com. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  5. ^ a b "District of Finniss Background Profile". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Federal electoral division of Mayo, boundary gazetted 16 December 2011" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  7. ^ a b c "Monthly climate statistics: Summary statistics VICTOR HARBOR (ENCOUNTER BAY) (nearest weather station)". Commonwealth of Australia , Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  8. ^ a b "Search results for 'Encounter Bay, LOCB' with the following datasets selected - 'Suburbs and localities', 'Local Government Areas', 'Gazetteer', 'Land Development Plan Zone Categories', 'SA Heritage Places' and 'Roads'". Location SA Map Viewer. South Australian Government. Retrieved 12 January 2019.