2018-2022 electoral district map
Features of the district
The district of Reynell is largely residential and lies to the south-west of the metropolitan Adelaide area with the Gulf St Vincent coastline as its western boundary and Main South Road as its eastern boundary.
Approximately 33.06 km2
Reynell includes the suburbs of Christie Downs, Christies Beach, Hackham West, Lonsdale, Noarlunga Centre, O’Sullivan Beach, Port Noarlunga and Reynella, and also part of the suburb of Morphett Vale.
The district of Reynell was created at the 1991 boundary redistribution and was contested and represented for the first time in 1993.
Origin of the name
The district is named after John Reynell (1809 – 1873), a leading force and foundation member of the Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia, who arrived in Adelaide on the Surrey in 1838. Reynell began pastoral operations from Reynella Farm in 1840, planting vines in 1841 and pioneering the export of claret and burgundy to New Zealand. Reynell is believed to have established the first commercial vineyard and winery in South Australia. In 1854 he sold part of his farm for the township of Reynella to expand.
Key boundary changes compared to 2014
Reynell gains the suburbs of Hackham West, Noarlunga Centre, Port Noarlunga and Reynella, and also the remainder of the suburb of Christies Beach. Reynell loses part of the suburb of Morphett Vale.
For full details see 2016 Report of the Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission (PDF 1.8 MB).