Electoral district of Little Para
South Australia—House of Assembly
Electoral district of Little Para (green) in the Greater Adelaide area
|Party||Australian Labor Party (SA)|
|Namesake||Little Para River|
|Area||65.3 km2 (25.2 sq mi)|
Little Para is an electorate for the South Australian Legislative Assembly in the north of the Adelaide metropolitan area in South Australia, covering the suburbs of Elizabeth, Elizabeth Grove, Elizabeth North, Elizabeth East, Elizabeth Park, Elizabeth South, Elizabeth Vale, Gould Creek, Hillbank, Salisbury Heights and Salisbury Park, and parts of Craigmore, Golden Grove and Greenwith.
The name Little Para comes from the river that is located 20 km north of Adelaide, South Australia which passes through a number of suburbs within the electorate. The Little Para River was discovered by B.T. Finniss in 1837. Para is an Aboriginal term for 'a stream of water.'
Renamed Little Para at the 2006 state election, the electorate was formerly called Elizabeth after Queen Elizabeth II and was originally drawn around the City of Elizabeth (now part of the City of Playford). The 1998 and 2002 redistributions made considerable changes, moving the focus further east. The seat covers an area of approximately 65.3 km².
Members for Little Para
|South Australian state election, 2014: Little Para|
|Family First||Lloyd Rowlands||1,997||9.1||−1.8|
|Dignity for Disability||Scott Whelan||954||4.4||+4.4|
|Total formal votes||21,911||95.6||−0.9|