2018-2022 electoral district map
Features of the district
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.
Approximately 18.3 km2
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.
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
|John F. Walsh||ALP||1956 - 1965|
|Glen R. Broomhill||ALP||1965 - 1970|
|Tom Koutsantonis||ALP||2002 -|