West Lakes, South Australia
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West Lakes, South Australia

West Lakes is a suburb of Adelaide, the state capital of South Australia, Australia. It lies within the City of Charles Sturt. It contains the Westfield West Lakes Shopping Centre, Woodlake Shopping Centre and Riverside Golf Course. It also contains Delfin Island, a residential island within Boating Lake.

West Lakes has an irregular shape and shares borders with Port Adelaide, Queenstown, Royal Park, Seaton, Grange, Tennyson and West Lakes Shore.


The counted population on the night of the 2001 census was 5,940, and in 2011 was recorded as 5,730.[2]


West Lakes was constructed on a tidal swamp by property developer Delfin (now Lend Lease Communities) from reclaimed land during the early 1970s. Development earthworks commenced in September 1970 and West Lakes was officially opened on 18 March 1977 by the Hon Des Corcoran, MP, Deputy Premier and Minister of Marine. West Lakes Post Office opened on 27 August 1975.[7]

The suburb was home to Football Park (which was also known by its sponsored name of AAMI Stadium), which was a 51,240-seat sports stadium where Australian Football League (AFL) and South Australian National Football League (SANFL) games were played.


  1. ^ a b "Search result for "WEST LAKES (SUB)" (Record no SA0019442) with the following layers being selected - "Suburbs and Localities", "Local Government Areas", "Development Plan Layers", "Place names (gazetteer)" and "Counties"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "West Lakes". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2013.Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ Casey, T.M. (30 September 1976). "GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES ACT" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia. p. 1035. Retrieved 2019. the Geographical Names Board has recommended that the names "West Lakes Shore", "West Lakes", "Semaphore Park", "Tennyson", "Seaton", "Grange" and "Royal Park" be assigned to the areas defined hereunder in the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh schedules respectively
  4. ^ "Electoral district profiles - Lee (2018-2022 boundaries)". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ "Profile of the electoral division of Hindmarsh (SA)". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ a b c "Monthly climate statistics: Summary statistics ADELAIDE AIRPORT (nearest weather station)". Commonwealth of Australia , Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 2011.

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