Davoren Park, South Australia

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Davoren Park
AdelaideSouth Australia
Davoren Park is located in Greater Adelaide
Davoren Park
Davoren Park
Coordinates 34°41′29″S 138°40′5″E / 34.69139°S 138.66806°E / -34.69139; 138.66806Coordinates: 34°41′29″S 138°40′5″E / 34.69139°S 138.66806°E / -34.69139; 138.66806
Population 6,780 (2006 census)[1]
Established 1993
Postcode(s) 5113
LGA(s) City of Playford
State electorate(s) Napier
Federal Division(s) Wakefield
Suburbs around Davoren Park:
Andrews Farm Smithfield Plains Smithfield
Penfield Davoren Park Elizabeth North
Edinburgh North

Davoren Park is a suburb at the northern extent of the Adelaide metropolitan area, South Australia in the City of Playford. The suburb was formed as part of a merger between Elizabeth Field and the northern part of Elizabeth West[2] on 11 November 1993.[3] It is named after the Davoren family, who were early pioneers of the area.[2]

In 2009 it was reported by The Advertiser that, in the two years prior, Davoren Park had increased its reputation for violence and dysfunction to the point where it had become "a place where emergency crews fear to go".[4]

The Playford North Urban Renewal project to expand and upgrade the area commenced in 2007 and is expected to take 10–15 years.[5] The project focuses on the Peachey Belt (an unofficial designation roughly comprising Davoren Park, Smithfield and Smithfield Plains), which has been identified as a disadvantaged area.[6]

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  1. ^ 2006 Census of Population and Housing, Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2006 
  2. ^ a b "Placename Details: Davoren Park". Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, Government of South Australia. 11 March 2009. SA0018142. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Suburb and Locality Map Index". Land Services SA. 2 August 2012. p. 25. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  4. ^ Michael Milnes (31 July 2009). "Davoren Park's streets of fear and loathing". The Advertiser (News Limited). Retrieved 26 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "Playford North Urban Renewal Project: Questions and Answers". Playford.sa.gov.au. City of Playford. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Playford Alive". Retrieved 7 July 2010.