2018-2022 electoral district map


Features of the district


The district of Newland is located to the north-east of the Adelaide area and extends from Tea Tree Gully and the adjoining foothill residential suburbs east into the rural areas of the Mount Lofty Ranges. The district includes the Millbrook Reservoir.


Approximately 249.76 km2


Newland includes the suburbs of Banksia Park, Fairview Park, Hope Valley, Ridgehaven, St Agnes, Tea Tree Gully, Vista and Yatala Vale, and part of the suburb of Modbury. Newland also includes the localities of Chain of Ponds, Forreston, Houghton, Humbug Scrub, Inglewood, Kersbrook, Lower Hermitage, Millbrook, Paracombe, Sampson Flat and Upper Hermitage, and part of the locality of Chain of Ponds.


The district was created at the 1976 boundary redistribution and first represented in 1977.

Origin of the name

Newland is named after Simpson Newland (1835-1925), a prominent South Australian pastoralist, author and politician. A wealthy farmer, he entered the House of Assembly in 1881 and was State Treasurer 1885-1887. Newland made significant contributions to development around the Murray River and was a prominent advocate of building locks and a major port on the river, as well as a north-south railway. Newland is best remembered today as the author of the book ‘Paving the Way’.

Key boundary changes compared to 2014

Newland gains the localities of Forreston, Humbug Scrub, Kersbrook, Paracombe and Sampson Flat, and also part of the locality of Chain of Ponds and the suburb of Modbury. Newland also gains the remainder of the suburbs of Ridgehaven and Hope Valley and the localities of Inglewood and Millbrook. Newland loses the remainders of the suburbs of Highbury, Redwood Park and Surrey Downs.

For full details see 2016 Report of the Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission (PDF 1.8 MB).

Representation and results

Members of former electoral district of Goyder (during its existence, 1970 – 2018)
John H. C. Klunder ALP 1977 – 1979
Brian Billard LIB 1979 – 1982
John H. C. Klunder ALP 1982 – 1985
Dianne L. (Di) Gayler ALP 1985 – 1989
Dorothy C. Kotz LIB 1989 – 2006
Thomas R. (Tom) Kenyon ALP 2006 – 2018
Richard Harvey LIB 2018 –

Election results

2018 State Election results
2014 State Election results 
2010 State Election results