|City of Salisbury|
City of Salisbury council chambers on James Street
|Population||137,979 (2016 census)|
|o Density||872.73/km2 (2,260.4/sq mi)|
|Area||158.1 km2 (61.0 sq mi)|
|Mayor||Gillian Aldridge |
|State electorate(s)||Ramsay, Little Para, Wright, Florey, Playford, Taylor|
|Website||City of Salisbury|
The City of Salisbury is a local government area (LGA) located on the northern fringes of Adelaide, South Australia. It had population of 137,979 people in 2016 and encompasses an area of 158 km². The council's main offices are situated in the Salisbury central business district. Geographically, the region is located on the outskirts of Adelaide. In recent years the council has become a leader in water management and the use of recycled water.
The Kaurna people were the first to be associated with the Salisbury area.
The township of Salisbury (after Salisbury in Wiltshire) was established by John Harvey, who had migrated from Scotland in 1839. Harvey purchased land beside the Little Para River in 1847 and, in 1848, sold allotments for the town. By 1881 the population of the town was close to 500.
The District Council of Salisbury was formed on 22 June 1933 by an amalgamation of parts of the abolished District Council of Munno Para West and the District Council of Yatala North. The population of the township upon incorporation was 2,385, but almost doubled from 1940 when the federal government built a munitions factory at Penfield, reaching 4,160 by 1947.
The town council was briefly renamed the District Council of Salisbury and Elizabeth on 22 August 1963, but reverted to its former name after the Elizabeth area was severed to form the new Town of Elizabeth on 13 February 1964. The Salisbury council was granted city status on 6 July 1964, becoming the City of Salisbury.
The councillors elected in November 2018 were:
|South||Julie Woodman||Deputy Mayor |