Bowden, South Australia
Adelaide, South Australia
A large mural on a converted warehouse in Bowden
|Location||3.1 km (2 mi) NW of Adelaide city centre|
|LGA(s)||City of Charles Sturt|
|State electorate(s)||Croydon (2011)|
|Federal Division(s)||Adelaide (2011)|
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Demographics
- 4 Politics
- 5 Community
- 6 Facilities and attractions
- 7 Transportation
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 External links
Bowden had a post office open from 1970 until 1991. Before 1970 the office in the area was named Ovingham; after 1991 the Brompton office has provided postal services.
In October 2008, Premier Mike Rann and Infrastructure Minister Patrick Conlon announced the purchase of the 10-hectare Clipsal factory site in Bowden to become a new "green village". They announced plans for up to 1,500 medium- and high-density Green Star residential apartments, with retail outlets and commercial offices set around a town centre, for the former industrial site. The $1 billion Bowden development was designed to be a "transport-oriented development"(TOD) as envisaged by The 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide. At the on-site announcement, Mr Rann said the development was expected to take 12 to 15 years to complete.
Construction on the first stage and parks were officially opened in May 2013 by Premier Jay Weatherill. Construction commenced on first residential dwellings in 2013. First residents moved into their homes in 2014.
The suburb is primarily bounded by the Grange/Outer Harbor railway line, the Gawler railway line and Park Terrace.
The age distribution of Bowden residents is skewed towards an older population compared to the greater Australian population. 75.6% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%.
State and federal
Bowden lies in the state electoral district of Croydon and the federal electoral division of Adelaide. The suburb is represented in the South Australian House of Assembly by Michael Atkinson and federally by Kate Ellis.
Adelaide Bike Kitchen is a community-run group on Gibson Street that teaches people to maintain or build their own bicycles.
Fontanelle Gallery is an art studio and gallery at Fifth Street.
The Bowden Brompton Community Centre is based at 19 Green Street, Brompton.
Facilities and attractions
Shopping and dining
The Hawker Street shopping and dining precinct passes through the suburb.
Kevin Taylor Park, located between Fifth Street and Sixth Street, was built using recycled materials. It has a steel pavilion, barbeque facilities, table tennis table and a chess set. Kevin Taylor Park was named after the late Kevin Taylor, a respected landscape architect who also worked in urban design from Adelaide, South Australia.
Gibson Street Reserve, also known as Emu Park, was upgraded and re-opened on Friday, 11 April 2014.
Parfit Square is the largest park in Bowden.
Many of the local streets were established in the 19th century. Consequently, roadways tend to be narrow and quiet with a small volume of traffic.
Bowden's new streets are designed to be 'walkable' and shared by vehicles, bicycles and people. With the new development, the suburb is starting to see a lot more pop-up street art and curbless, tree-lined streets furnished with street furniture on footpaths.
The following train services run on the eastern and southern boundaries of the suburb.
- Grange and Outer Harbour railway lines. The closest station is Bowden.
- Gawler railway line. The closest station is Ovingham.
The suburb is serviced by the following bus routes:
- 250, 251, 252
- 253, 254, N254
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