2018-2022 electoral district map
Features of the district
This southern suburbs district is located in the outer southern part of metropolitan Adelaide reaching from Main South Road south-west into the Adelaide Hills.
Approximately 57.71 km2
Davenport includes the suburbs of Aberfoyle Park, Bedford Park, Bellevue Heights, Chandlers Hill, Cherry Gardens and Flagstaff Hill. It also includes part of the suburb of Happy Valley.
This list is indicative only.
The district was created at the 1969 boundary redistribution and first contested and represented in 1970.
Origin of the name
Davenport is named after Sir Samuel Davenport (1818-1906) a legislator, merchant and banker who lived in this area for many years. Davenport was elected to the Legislative Council in 1857 and was responsible for damming the Torrens Gorge, laying water pipes to the city and encouraging the cultivation of a diverse range of crops and fruits, including the production of olive oil and the introduction of the Ligurian bee.
Key boundary changes compared to 2014
Davenport gains the suburbs of Aberfoyle Park, Chandlers Hill and Cherry Gardens. It also gains part of the suburb of Happy Valley. Davenport loses the suburbs of Blackwood, Coromandel Valley, Craigburn Farm, Eden Hills, Glenalta and Hawthorndene. It also loses parts of the suburbs of Belair and Upper Sturt and the remainder of the suburb of Darlington.
For full details see 2016 Report of the Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission (PDF 1.8 MB).
Representation and results
|Joyce Steele||LCL||1970 – 1973|
|Dean C. Brown||LCL/LIB||1973 – 1985|
|Stanley G. Evans||IND LIB/LIB||1985 – 1993|
|Iain F. Evans||LIB||1993 – 2014|
|Samuel J. (Sam) Duluk||LIB||*2015 – 2018|
|Steve Murray||LIB||2018 –|