2022-2026 electoral district map

Electoral District of Taylor (1.1 MB)

Features of the district

Location

This district occupies an area on the north-western outskirts of metropolitan Adelaide and incorporates both residential areas, market gardens and the Edinburgh Airfield. The western boundary is defined by the Gulf St Vincent and the northern boundary by the Gawler River.

Area

Approximately 246.2 km2

Localities

Taylor incorporates the suburbs of Andrews Farm, Angle Vale, Bolivar, Buckland Park, Davoren Park, Edinburgh, Edinburgh North, Elizabeth North, Globe Derby Park, Macdonald Park, Penfield, Penfield Gardens, Smithfield, Smithfield Plains, St Kilda, Virginia and Waterloo Corner. It also includes portions of Munno Para West and Port Gawler.

History

The district of Taylor was created at the 1991 boundary redistribution and was represented for the first time in 1993.

Origin of the name

The district is named in honour of Doris Irene Taylor, MBE (1901 – 1968), who in 1953 founded Meals on Wheels, an organisation which prepares and delivers meals to the elderly, those with a disability, people recovering from surgery and carers. Although Doris Taylor was severely physically handicapped at the age of seven as a result of an accident, she spent much of her life assisting the aged, ill and needy.

Key boundary changes following the 2020 redistribution

Taylor gains the suburbs of Bolivar, Globe Derby Park and St Kilda. It also gains a portion of the suburb of Munno Para West. Taylor loses the suburbs of Burton and Direk, and the remainder of Adelaide Plains Council (incorporating the localities of Middle Beach, Port Gawler and Two Wells) and the suburb of Salisbury North.

For full details see the  2020 Report of the Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission (1.6 MB).

Representation and results

Members since first represented in 1993
MemberAffiliationPeriod
Lynn M. F. Arnold ALP 1993 – 1994
Patricia L. (Trish) White ALP 1994 – 2010
Leesa A. Vlahos ALP 2010 – 2018
Jon Gee ALP 2018 –

Election results

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