Eyre Peninsula, SA

Environmental account submitted by Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula in 2014.

About

The Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula Region covers an area of South Australia over half of which is farmed and managed by family business. The region also includes 2400 kilometers of coastline, the Upper Spencer Gulf, the edge of the Nullarbor Plain and the fishing town of Port Lincoln; home of the celebrated Tunarama Festival and Great White Shark cage diving. Eyre Peninsula has a characteristic Mediterranean climate with warm to dry summers and cool, wet winters.

Regional Statistics

Major Townships: Whyalla, Port Lincoln, Ceduna

Population: 55,000

Area: 80,000 km2

Contact

For more information visit Eyre Peninsula‘s website at www.naturalresources.sa.gov.au/eyrepeninsula

Assets

Native Vegetation, Marine Fauna (Southern Right Whales)

Notes

Marine Fauna is a partial account (Southern Right Whales is the sole described species).

This material was prepared as part of the Australian Regional Environmental Accounts ‘Proof of Concept’ Trial. The account and supporting information were accredited by a scientific committee following a Scientific Accreditation process. Accreditation results and supporting information should be taken into account when interpreting asset condition.