Regency Park, South Australia
Adelaide, South Australia
|Location||8 km (5 mi) from Adelaide GPO|
Regency Park is an inner-northern suburb of Adelaide, 8km from the City Centre, in the state of South Australia, Australia. It is located in the City of Port Adelaide Enfield, and is adjacent to Wingfield, Angle Park, Ferryden Park, Kilburn, Prospect, Dudley Park and Croydon Park. It is bounded to the north by Grand Junction Road, east by the Gawler train line, south by Regency Road and to the west by Days and South Roads. The postcode for Regency Park is 5010.
Regency Park is essentially an industrial suburb, consisting of factories, but primarily industrial warehouses. Its streets are dominated by semitrailers.
The southern half of what is presently Regency Park was acquired in October 1838 by John Wright, a wealthy English banker, and was subsequently sold to the Tam O'Shanter Land Company. The village of Tam O'Shanter was created and occupied the present area of Regency Park. Between 1850 and 1860, a school, and The Freshwater Springs hotel was constructed. It was a semi-rural area, producing mainly vegetables and dairy products. In 1879, due to the inexpensive and high quantity of land in the area, it was acquired by the City of Adelaide for the purpose of constructing a sewage farm, which commenced operation in 1881. It was finally closed in 1966, when the sewerage treatment works were moved to Bolivar.
The Regency Institute of TAFE is located in Regency Park, as is a special school for children with a mental disability, the Regency golf course and the Investigator Science Centre. Sunnybrae Farm, a museum run by the Enfield Districts Historical Society, was the former official residence of the manager of Tam O'Shanter sewage farm. Due to the heavy presence of semitrailers, there is a Transport SA office in the suburb, catering for the trucking industry.
The 250 and 361 buses serve Grand Junction Road. The 300 bus serves Regency Road its entire length. The 230 and 232 buses only serve Regency Road as far as Days Road while the 231 bus only serves Regency Road as far as South Road. The 239 bus serves Days Road and Grand Junction Road. The suburb is also served by Islington railway station on the Gawler Railway Line.
Some of the more significant businesses in Regency Park include:
Lewis, H.J, Enfield and the northern villages, Corporation of the City of Enfield, 1985
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