Munno Para, South Australia

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Munno Para
AdelaideSouth Australia
Munno Para is located in Greater Adelaide
Munno Para
Munno Para
Coordinates 34°40′05″S 138°42′00″E / 34.668°S 138.7°E / -34.668; 138.7Coordinates: 34°40′05″S 138°42′00″E / 34.668°S 138.7°E / -34.668; 138.7
Population 1,754 (2006 Census)[1]
Postcode(s) 5115
LGA(s) City of Playford
State electorate(s) Light
Federal Division(s) Wakefield
Suburbs around Munno Para:
Munno Para Downs Kudla Evanston South
Munno Para West Munno Para Blakeview
Smithfield Plains Smithfield Blakeview

Munno Para is a northern suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It is located in the City of Playford.

History[edit]

In the local Kaurna dialect, Munno Para means golden wattle creek.[2]

Until 1997, Munno Para was part of the City of Munno Para, formerly the District Council of Munno Para, which was established c. 1853.[2] The older part of the suburb itself began from a subdivision in 1955 and the suburb was named in 1978.[3]

Geography[edit]

The suburb lies northeast of Elizabeth and Smithfield. The original part of Munno Para is basically rectangular in shape, lying lengthwise between the Gawler Central railway line and Main North Road. More recent development on the western side of the railway line is also in the suburb of Munno Para.[3] The entire suburb is fairly flat, sloping slightly down to the west and south.

The only road across the railway line in Munno Para is Curtis Road along the southern boundary of the suburb. Pedestrians can also cross at the Munno Para railway station. Main North Road runs along the eastern boundary, Stebonheath Road along the western boundary. Coventry Road historically was parallel and half way between these two, however the suburban development has introduced some bends for traffic calming on this route.

Demographics[edit]

The 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 1,754 persons in Munno Para on census night. Of these, 49.2% were male and 50.8% were female.[1]

The majority of residents (74.7%) are of Australian birth, with an additional 12.9% declaring England as their country of birth.[1]

The average age of Munno Para residents is slightly lower than the greater Australian population. 60.4% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 39.6% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.[1]

Community[edit]

The local newspaper is the News Review Messenger. Other regional and national newspapers such as The Advertiser and The Australian are also available.

Schools[edit]

Munno Para Primary School is located near the centre of the original part of the suburb. Mark Oliphant College and Adelaide North Special School are in the northern part of the newer area.

Attractions[edit]

Parks[edit]

There is greenspace throughout the residential areas of the suburb. The older part is designed with a linear park through the middle of the long axis. The newer part has landscaped wetlands along Curtis Road near Douglas Drive (formerly Coventry Road) and near Stebonheath Road. These wetlands calm and treat stormwater before releasing it into Smith Creek. The North Lakes golf course is in the northwestern corner.

Transportation[edit]

Roads[edit]

Munno Para is serviced by Main North Road, linking the suburb to Gawler, Elizabeth and Salisbury.

Public transport[edit]

Munno Para is serviced by buses run by the Adelaide Metro. The suburb also lies astride the Gawler Central railway line, being serviced at Munno Para railway station.

Bicycle routes[edit]

A bicycle path extends through parklands through the middle of the suburb.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Munno Para (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Place Names of South Australia". The Manning Index of South Australian History. State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Placename Details: Munno Para". Land Services Group, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. 15 September 2011. SA0001699. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 

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