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 Electoral District of Wright (707 KB)

Features of the district

Location

This district, located in the north-east of metropolitan Adelaide, consists largely of outer residential suburbs pertaining to the cities of Salisbury and Tea Tree Gully.

Area

Approximately 18.7 km2

Localities

Wright includes the suburbs of Gulfview Heights, Modbury Heights, Redwood Park, and Wynn Vale. It also includes parts of the suburbs of Modbury North, Salisbury East and Surrey Downs.

History

This district was created at the 1991 redistribution and first contested and represented at the 1993 election.

Origin of the name

The district is named after Edmund Wright (1824-1888), an esteemed architect and mayor of Adelaide in 1859. Wright designed many well-known buildings, including the Adelaide Town Hall, the General Post Office and the Bank of South Australia on King William Street (now known as Edmund Wright House). Wright is recognised as Adelaide's most eminent 19th century architect, influencing the classical revival style of architecture in the city. He was also one of the designers of Parliament House in Melbourne.

Key boundary changes following the 2020 redistribution

Wright gains a portion of the suburb of Modbury North. Wright loses the suburbs of Brahma Lodge and Salisbury South.

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
Edward (Scott) Ashenden LIB 1993 - 1997
Edward (Scott) Ashenden ALP 1997 - 2018
Blair Boyer ALP 2018 -

Election results

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