City of Charles Sturt

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City of Charles Sturt
South Australia
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 • Density2,143.44/km2 (5,551.5/sq mi)
Established1 January 1997[3]
Area52.14 km2 (20.1 sq mi)
MayorAngela Evans
Council seatWoodville
RegionWestern Adelaide[4]
State electorate(s)Adelaide, Cheltenham, Colton, Croydon, Enfield, Lee, West Torrens
Federal division(s)Adelaide, Hindmarsh, Port Adelaide
WebsiteCity of Charles Sturt
LGAs around City of Charles Sturt:
City of Port Adelaide Enfield City of Prospect
City of Charles Sturt City of Adelaide
City of West Torrens City of West Torrens

The City of Charles Sturt is a local government area in the western suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia, stretching to the coast.

The council was formed on 1 January 1997 as a result of the amalgamation of the City of Hindmarsh Woodville and the City of Henley and Grange. It comprises a mix of residential, industrial and commercial areas and had a population of 111,759 in 2016.[1]


Map showing the boundaries of the District Council of Hindmarsh in relation to the Hundred of Yatala in 1853. The area is very similar to the boundaries of the present-day City of Charles Sturt, with the exception of the north-west coastal strip that was once the District Council of Glanville.

The first local government to be established in the area was the District Council of Hindmarsh (established in 1853),[5] covering the north west suburbs of Adelaide south of the port and north of the Torrens. The boundaries of the Hindmarsh district council were remarkably similar to the boundaries of the City of Charles Sturt, but the intervening years from 1874 to 1997 saw several divisions and amalgamations in the original council area, leading to the current boundaries.

In 1874 the Town of Hindmarsh seceded from the original district council, the latter changing its name to District Council of Woodville a year later.[6][7] The Town of Hindmarsh included the near-city communities of Hindmarsh, Bowden, Brompton, Croydon and what would become Renown Park. The District Council of Woodville ultimately came to be seated at the present-day civic centre on Woodville Road at Woodville.

As part of the District Councils Act 1887 consolidation of local government in the state, the rump of the District Council of Glanville was amalgamated into Woodville council as the Davenport ward in 1888. This closely following the creation of the Town of Semaphore which removed a significantly-populated portion of Glanville. This now meant that the Woodville council's western boundary was the coastline from the Torrens to Fort Glanville.

In December 1915, the seaside communities of Henley Beach and Grange seceded from Woodville council (along with the West Beach area of West Torrens council) to form the Municipality of Henley and Grange[8]

The Woodville and Hindmarsh councils were reunited in 1993 as the City of Hindmarsh Woodville, and, four years later, the City of Henley and Grange was also reunited to form the present boundaries as the City of Charles Sturt.


Woodville Town Hall at Charles Sturt civic centre in 2017

The current council as of November 2018 is:[9]

Ward Party[10] Councillor Notes
Mayor   Independent Angela Evans
Beverley   Independent Edgar Agius
  Labor Matt Mitchell
Findon   Independent George Turelli
  Labor Helen Hibeljic
Grange   Independent Sarah McGrath
  Independent Tom Scheffler
Henley   Independent Kenzie Van den Nieuwelaar
  Labor Paul Sykes
Hindmarsh   Labor Alice Campbell
  Labor Paul Alexandrides
Semaphore Park   Labor Gerard Ferrao
  Independent Stuart Ghent
Woodville   Independent Oanh Nguyen
  Labor Charlotte Watson
West Woodville   Independent Kelly Thomas
  Labor Tolley Wasylenko


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  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Charles Sturt (C)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 November 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 31 December 2019. Estimated resident population (ERP) at 30 June 2018.
  3. ^ Ashenden, E.S. (12 December 1996). "LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1934 SECTIONS 7 AND 14: AMALGAMATION OF THE CITY OF HENLEY AND GRANGE AND THE CITY OF HINDMARSH AND WOODVILLE" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia. pp. 1852–1853. Retrieved 21 July 2019. 17. Declare that this proclamation will come into operation on 1 January 1997.
  4. ^ "Western Adelaide SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 March 2017. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Proclamations - District of Hindmarsh" (PDF). South Australian Government Gazette (22 ed.). Government of South Australia. 1853: 357–358. 2 June 1853. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  6. ^ "District of Woodville" (PDF). South Australian Government Gazette (54 ed.). 1875: 2386. 30 December 1875. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  7. ^ Marsden, Susan (2012). "A History of South Australian Councils to 1936" (PDF). Local Government Association of South Australia. p. 18. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 March 2016. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Municipality of Henley and Grange" (PDF). South Australian Government Gazette (49 ed.). Government of South Australia. 1915: 1519. 2 December 1915. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  9. ^ "Councillor Contacts". City of Charles Sturt. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  10. ^ "Register of Interests for Elected Members" (PDF). City of Charles Sturt. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 April 2019. Retrieved 6 June 2016.

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Coordinates: 34°53′S 138°31′E / 34.883°S 138.517°E / -34.883; 138.517