City of Mitcham

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City of Mitcham
South Australia
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Population 66,347 (2015 est)[1]
 • Density 878/km2 (2,270/sq mi)
Established 1853
Area 75.55 km2 (29.2 sq mi)
Mayor Glenn Spear
Council seat Torrens Park
Region Southern Adelaide[2]
State electorate(s) Davenport, Elder, Heysen, Waite
Federal Division(s) Boothby
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Website City of Mitcham
LGAs around City of Mitcham:
City of Unley City of Burnside
City of Marion City of Mitcham Adelaide Hills Council
City of Onkaparinga

The City of Mitcham is a local government area in the foothills of eastern Adelaide, South Australia. Within its bounds is Flinders University, South Australia's third largest and the notable, affluent suburb of Springfield which contains some of the city's most expensive properties.

History[edit]

The council was founded on 10 May 1853 as the District Council of Mitcham and was the first local government area formally founded in South Australia after the City of Adelaide.[3][4][5] It lost the part of the council west of Goodwood Road to the District Council of Brighton (later the City of Marion) on 19 December 1854.[4] In 1871, Unley and surrounding areas were severed from the Mitcham council to create the Corporate Town of Unley.[6] It lost another area on 25 October 1883, when portions of the council around Stirling were detached to form the new District Council of Stirling.[4] It gained city status in 1947, becoming the City of Mitcham.[7]

Suburbs[edit]

Wards[edit]

The City of Mitcham is divided into 6 wards, each of which elect 2 or 3 representatives to the Council.[8] They cover suburbs roughly as follows.[9]

Ward Suburbs
Overton Clarence Gardens, Cumberland Park, Melrose Park, Daw Park, (part of) Colonel Light Gardens
Gault Westbourne Park, Hawthorn, (most of) Colonel Light Gardens, Lower Mitcham, (part of) Clapham
Boorman Kingswood, Netherby, Urrbrae, Torrens Park, Mitcham, Springfield, Brownhill Creek, Leawood Gardens, Lynton
Babbage St Marys, Pasadena, Panorama, (part of) Clapham, Bedford Park
The Park (most of) Belair, Glenalta, (part of) Crafers West, (part of) Blackwood, Hawthorndene, (part of) Upper Sturt
Craigburn Eden Hills, (part of) Belair, (most of) Blackwood, Bellevue Heights, Craigburn Farm, (part of) Coromandel Valley

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2014–15". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Southern Adelaide SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 17 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "About Council". City of Mitcham. Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  4. ^ a b c Marsden, Susan (2012). "LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA: A HISTORY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIAN COUNCILS to 1936" (PDF). Retrieved 23 February 2016. 
  5. ^ "Thursday, May 12, 1853" (PDF). The Government Gazette of South Australia. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 11 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "Overview History of the Unley District" (PDF). City of Unley. Retrieved 15 February 2016. 
  7. ^ "Important Dates in Mitcham's History". City of Mitcham. Retrieved 11 December 2016. 
  8. ^ "Elected Members". City of Mitcham. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  9. ^ "Ward Map". City of Mitcham. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°1′S 138°38′E / 35.017°S 138.633°E / -35.017; 138.633