2018-2022 electoral district map

 

Features of the district

Location

The district of West Torrens is located directly to the west of the city and electoral district of Adelaide. The edge of the Adelaide Airport forms part of its western boundary. A mix of older and newer suburbs and some light industry are features of this district.

Area

Approximately 18.3 km2

Localities

West Torrens includes the suburbs of Brooklyn Park, Cowandilla, Flinders Park, Hilton, Hindmarsh, Keswick Terminal, Marleston, Mile End, Mile End South, Netley, Richmond, Thebarton, Torrensville, Underdale and West Richmond. It also includes parts of the suburbs of Allenby Gardens, Lockleys, Welland and West Hindmarsh.

History

The district was created in 1936 and became effective at the 1938 elections.

Origin of the name

The district takes its name from the River Torrens which flows from east to west across the district. The West Torrens region included the first ‘country’ sections to be surveyed by Colonel Light and his party. It was amongst the earliest areas to be settled and was one of the first districts to seek local government status following proclamation of the Districts Councils Act in 1852.

Key boundary changes compared to 2014

West Torrens gains the suburbs of Flinders Park and Hindmarsh, and portions of the suburbs of Allenby Gardens, Welland and West Hindmarsh. West Torrens loses the suburbs of Adelaide Airport, Kurralta Park and North Plympton, and part of the suburb of Lockleys.

Representation and results

Members since first represented in 2002
MemberAffiliationPeriod
John F. Walsh ALP 1956 - 1965
Glen R. Broomhill ALP 1965 - 1970
Tom Koutsantonis ALP 2002 -

Election results

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