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City of Mitcham

City of Mitcham
AdelaideSouth Australia
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Population66,834 (2017)[1]
 o Density882.88/km2 (2,286.65/sq mi)
Established1853
Area75.70 km2 (29.2 sq mi)
Time zoneAustralian Central Standard Time (ACST) (UTC)
MayorHeather Holmes-Ross
Council seatTorrens Park
RegionSouthern Adelaide[2]
State electorate(s)Davenport, Elder, Heysen, Waite
Federal Division(s)Boothby
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WebsiteCity of Mitcham

The City of Mitcham is a local government area in the foothills of southern Adelaide, South Australia. Within its bounds is Flinders University, South Australia's third largest, and the notable, affluent suburb of Springfield which contains some of the city's most expensive properties.

History

The council was founded on 10 May 1853 as the District Council of Mitcham and was the first local government area formally founded in South Australia after the City of Adelaide.[3][4][5] It lost the part of the council west of Goodwood Road to the District Council of Brighton (later the City of Marion) on 19 December 1854.[4] In 1871, Unley and surrounding areas were severed from the Mitcham council to create the Corporate Town of Unley.[6] It lost another area on 25 October 1883, when portions of the council around Stirling were detached to form the new District Council of Stirling.[4] It gained city status in 1947, becoming the City of Mitcham.[7]

Suburbs

Wards

The City of Mitcham is divided into 6 wards, each of which elect 2 or 3 representatives to the Council.[8] They cover suburbs roughly as follows.[9]

Ward Suburbs
Overton Clarence Gardens, Cumberland Park, Melrose Park, Daw Park, (part of) Colonel Light Gardens
Gault Westbourne Park, Hawthorn, (most of) Colonel Light Gardens, Lower Mitcham, (part of) Clapham
Boorman Kingswood, Netherby, Urrbrae, Torrens Park, Mitcham, Springfield, Brownhill Creek, Leawood Gardens, Lynton
Babbage St Marys, Pasadena, Panorama, (part of) Clapham, Bedford Park
The Park (most of) Belair, Glenalta, (part of) Crafers West, (part of) Blackwood, Hawthorndene, (part of) Upper Sturt
Craigburn Eden Hills, (part of) Belair, (most of) Blackwood, Bellevue Heights, Craigburn Farm, (part of) Coromandel Valley

See also

References

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Mitcham (C)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2017.Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Southern Adelaide SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ "About Council". City of Mitcham. Retrieved 2008.
  4. ^ a b c Marsden, Susan (2012). "LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA: A HISTORY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIAN COUNCILS to 1936" (PDF). Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "Thursday, May 12, 1853" (PDF). The Government Gazette of South Australia. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ "Overview History of the Unley District" (PDF). City of Unley. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ "Important Dates in Mitcham's History". City of Mitcham. Retrieved 2016.
  8. ^ "Elected Members". City of Mitcham. Retrieved 2011.
  9. ^ "Ward Map". City of Mitcham. Retrieved 2011.

External links

Coordinates: 35°1?S 138°38?E / 35.017°S 138.633°E / -35.017; 138.633



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