Port Pirie Regional Council is the gateway to the Southern Flinders Ranges, a region that will become a world-class nature tourism destination following a $10 million investment from the State and Federal Governments.
Port Pirie is the largest city in the State’s Mid-North Region and it plays an important role as a regional service centre. It is located 220km north of Adelaide on the Upper Spencer Gulf and provides a wealth of education, health care, retail and employment services.
The Council area includes the city of Port Pirie, a historically significant city and busy commercial regional centre, as well as the rural towns of Crystal Brook, Redhill, Koolunga, Wandearah, Mundoora, Napperby and Warnertown. It is a diverse region encompassing agricultural and industrial activities, with a history as a major manufacturing and export centre, where industry, century old buildings and attractive parks and gardens sit side by side.
Our largest industry is Nyrstar Port Pirie, an integrated multi-metals recovery plant with the flexibility to process lead rich concentrates and smelting industry by-products including lead, silver and sulphuric acid and our strong agricultural sector is predominantly cereal crops, other broadacre crops, sheep and cattle.