The District Council of Cleve is situated on the Eyre Peninsula of South Australia, between Whyalla and Port Lincoln, and is characterised by panoramic views, cereal crops, sandy beaches and some of the best fishing in Australia. The district extends from the coast at Arno Bay west to the mountain ranges of Darke Peak.
The districts prosperity has been largely attributed to the diverse farming activities based on cereal grains, oilseeds and pulses as well as livestock. The agricultural sector is a major employer within the district with bulk grain handling facilities in several towns.
Aquaculture is a fast emerging industry at Arno Bay, boasting the first on land hatchery for Southern Blue Fin Tuna in the world.
The Eyre Peninsula is currently experiencing a mining exploration boom with opportunities for the district in extraction of iron ore, dolomite, nickel and uranium.
Generous areas of foreshore reserve with sandy beaches and safe swimming exist at Arno Bay along with a jetty and excellent boat launching facilities. Arno Bay provides arguably some of the best recreational fishing of target species, King George Whiting and Snapper, in Australia.
The district covers an area of 480,000 hectares, serving a population of approximately 1900 people. Population trends indicate a static population however the Arno Waters marina development and emergence of the mining industry has the potential to drive strong growth of the next decade.