Davenport

2018-2022 electoral district map

Electoral District of Davenport map (PDF 1 MB)

Features of the district

Location
This southern suburbs district is located in the outer southern part of metropolitan Adelaide reaching from Main South Road south-west into the Adelaide Hills.

Area
Approximately 57.71 km2

Localities
Davenport includes the suburbs of Aberfoyle Park, Bedford Park, Bellevue Heights, Chandlers Hill, Cherry Gardens and Flagstaff Hill. It also includes part of the suburb of Happy Valley.

This list is indicative only.

History

The district was created at the 1969 boundary redistribution and first contested and represented in 1970.

Origin of the name
Davenport is named after Sir Samuel Davenport (1818-1906) a legislator, merchant and banker who lived in this area for many years. Davenport was elected to the Legislative Council in 1857 and was responsible for damming the Torrens Gorge, laying water pipes to the city and encouraging the cultivation of a diverse range of crops and fruits, including the production of olive oil and the introduction of the Ligurian bee.

Key boundary changes compared to 2014
Davenport gains the suburbs of Aberfoyle Park, Chandlers Hill and Cherry Gardens. It also gains part of the suburb of Happy Valley. Davenport loses the suburbs of Blackwood, Coromandel Valley, Craigburn Farm, Eden Hills, Glenalta and Hawthorndene. It also loses parts of the suburbs of Belair and Upper Sturt and the remainder of the suburb of Darlington. 

For full details see 2016 Report of the Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission.

Representation & Results

Members since first represented in 1970

Member  Affiliation  Period 
Joyce Steele LCL 1970 – 1973
Dean C. Brown LCL/LIB 1973 – 1985
Stanley G. Evans IND LIB/LIB 1985 – 1993
Iain F. Evans LIB 1993 – 2014 
Samuel J. (Sam) Duluk LIB *2015 – 2018
Steve Murray LIB 2018 

*by-election


Election results

2018 State Election results
2015 by-election results
2014 State Election results


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