Blakeview

Coordinates: 34°40′55″S 138°42′07″E / 34.682°S 138.702°E / -34.682; 138.702
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Blakeview
AdelaideSouth Australia
Looking into Blakeview from Craigmore Road at twilight
Blakeview is located in City of Playford
Blakeview
Blakeview
Coordinates34°40′55″S 138°42′07″E / 34.682°S 138.702°E / -34.682; 138.702
Population8,979 (SAL 2021)[1]
Established1990
Postcode(s)5114[2]
Location29 km (18 mi) N of Adelaide city centre[2]
LGA(s)City of Playford
State electorate(s)Elizabeth
Federal division(s)Spence
Suburbs around Blakeview:
Kudla Evanston South Uleybury
Munno Para
Smithfield
Blakeview Uleybury
Craigmore
Smithfield Elizabeth Downs Craigmore

Blakeview is a northern suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It is located in the City of Playford. Blakeview is predominantly a residential suburb, but also has two commercial areas and two education areas.

Geography[edit]

Blakeview is located to the northeast of Elizabeth and lies on the east side of Main North Road opposite Smithfield and Munno Para.[3] There is a commercial area facing Main North Road in the oldest part of the suburb which includes a Coles Express service station and medical services.

The Blakes Crossing subdivision east of Main North Road also has a commercial and retail precinct, which includes Woolworths and Aldi supermarkets.

Blakeview was gazetted as a suburb in 1990, taking territory from Smithfield and Munno Para.[4]

Demographics[edit]

The 2016 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 7,229 persons in Blakeview on census night. Of these, 48.3% were male and 51.7% were female.[5]

The majority of residents (77.0%) of people were born in Australia. The most common other countries of birth were England 7.6%, Scotland 1.2%, India 1.1%, New Zealand 0.9% and Philippines 0.7%.

The median age of people in Blakeview was 29 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 24.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 6.8% of the population. [5]

Blakes Crossing[edit]

In 2009, Delfin (later Lendlease) began the development of 88 hectares (220 acres) of land east of Main North Road, converting it into a masterplanned residential community.[6] In a similar vein to past planned communities by Delfin, Blakes Crossing has a distinct visual identity and atmosphere compared to the previously-developed Blakeview suburb — although the development area retains the existing suburb name.

Houses built within the Blakes Crossing community are subject to land title encumbrances, with Delfin/Lendlease having guidelines in place to dictate acceptable architectural design and external finishes in accordance with their vision for the development. Encumbrances also placed restrictions on the positioning and appearance of external fixtures, such as clotheslines and TV aerials.[7] Delfin/Lendlease also used encumbrances to control and influence the design and appearance of other South Australian urban developments they led, including West Lakes, Golden Grove and Mawson Lakes.

Education[edit]

Blakeview Christian School buildings from Main Terrace, 2016

The southern education precinct in Blakeview includes Blakeview Primary School on Omega Drive, Trinity College Blakeview adjacent to it on Park Lake Boulevard, with Craigmore High School next along, and a preschool centre across the road.[8]

Blakes Crossing Christian College operated by Christian Community Ministries opened for reception to year 5 in 2014 and intends to gradually extend to year 12 and a total of 700 students.[9] At the beginning of 2014 it had only six students enrolled, using the Lendlease land sales offices for classrooms until the school's own buildings could be constructed.[10] It is now sited in its own buildings, not far from the Blakes Crossing shopping precinct and parks.

Facilities and attractions[edit]

Parks[edit]

There are several parks and reserves throughout the suburb, especially along Smith Creek and Main Terrace. Many of the parks are provided with playground equipment.[3]

Shopping[edit]

There is a neighbourhood shopping precinct on Main Terrace with two supermarkets, food outlets, butcher, newsagent, medical services and a bottle shop. There is also a commercial precinct fronting Main North Road in the southern part of Blakeview with a fuel outlet, health and retail facilities, and another fuel outlet on Main North Road in the northern part of the suburb.

Transportation[edit]

Blakeview is serviced by Main North Road, connecting the suburb to Adelaide city centre.[3]

Blakeview is serviced by several public transport services run by Adelaide Metro to Elizabeth, Smithfield, Munno Para, the Adelaide CBD and a school bus to Roma Mitchell Secondary College.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Blakeview (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Blakeview, South Australia (Adelaide)". Postcodes-Australia. Postcodes-Australia.com. Retrieved 20 April 2011.
  3. ^ a b c Adelaide and surrounds street directory (47th ed.). UBD. 2009. ISBN 978-0-7319-2336-6.
  4. ^ "Placename Details: Blakeview". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. 11 March 2009. SA0007230. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  5. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Blakeview (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 January 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  6. ^ "Blakes Crossing". Trove. Archived from the original on 17 September 2009. Retrieved 6 December 2023.
  7. ^ "Hot property in Blakes Crossing and Springwood with affordability increasing" (PDF). Lendlease. Lend Lease Corporation Limited. 22 May 2013. p. 2. Retrieved 6 December 2023.
  8. ^ "Australian Schools Directory". Australian Schools Directory. Retrieved 20 April 2011.
  9. ^ "Blakes Crossing Christian College – About Us". 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  10. ^ Kurtis Eichler. "Blakes Crossing Christian College opens in Blakeview with only six students". The Australian. News Ltd. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  11. ^ "Public Transport in Adelaide". Adelaide Metro official website. Dept. for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure, Public Transport Division. 12 January 2011. Archived from the original on 26 April 2011. Retrieved 20 April 2011.

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