|City of West Torrens|
|Population||57,901 (2016 census)|
|o Density||1,352/km2 (3,500/sq mi)|
|Area||37.07 km2 (14.3 sq mi)|
|State electorate(s)||Colton, Ashford, West Torrens, Morphett|
|Federal Division(s)||Adelaide, Hindmarsh|
|Website||City of West Torrens|
The City of West Torrens is a local government area in the western suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia. Since the 1970s the area was mainly home to many open spaces and parks, however after the mid-1990s (1993-1995) the LGA became more residential.
It was established on 7 July 1853 as the District Council of West Torrens, which was one of the first local governments to be formed in South Australia following the passage of the District Councils Act 1852. It became smaller over time as a number of areas within the original boundaries split off to form new municipalities: the Holdfast Bay area became part of the new Corporate Town of Glenelg on 23 August 1855, the Thebarton area seceded as the Corporate Town of Thebarton on 8 February 1883, and the West Beach area seceded as part of the Corporate Town of Henley and Grange on 4 December 1915. It gained an area from the District Council of Marion on 15 January 1903, but subsequently lost the same area to the Glenelg council. Further areas of West Torrens were severed and added to Glenelg in 1928, 1932 and 1950.
It became a municipal corporation as the Corporate Town of West Torrens on 1 January 1944, and gained city status as the City of West Torrens on 1 July 1950. It absorbed the former Corporate Town of Thebarton on 1 March 1997, briefly being renamed the City of West Torrens Thebarton before reverting to its original name several months later.
The current council as of November 2018is:
|Mayor||Michael Coxon||Elected 2018|
|Airport||Independent||Brandon Reynolds||Elected 2018|
|SA-BEST||Jassmine Wood||Elected 2018|
|Hilton||Independent||Cindy O'Rielley||Elected 2010|
|Keswick||Elisabeth Papanikolaou||Elected 2018|
|Independent||John Woodward||Elected 2014|
|Lockleys||Independent||Kym McKay||Elected 2003|
|Daniel Huggett||Elected 2018|
|Morphett||Anne McKay||Elected 2018|
|Labor||David Wilton||Elected 2018|
|Plympton||Surender Pal||Elected 2018|
|Liberal||Simon Tsiaparis||Elected 2014|
|Thebarton||Labor||Graham Nitschke||Elected 2014|
|Greens||Dominic Mugavin||Elected 2018|
The City of West Torrens contains the following suburbs.