Flagstaff Hill, South Australia
Adelaide, South Australia
Flagstaff Hill Roundabout
|Population||9,850 (2011 census)|
|Location||16 km (10 mi) from Adelaide|
|LGA(s)||City of Onkaparinga|
|State electorate(s)||Fisher, Davenport|
- There is also Flagstaff Hill (as a geographical feature), one near Burra ( ) and Renmark ( ) in South Australia
Flagstaff Hill is a suburb in the City of Onkaparinga local government area. It is named after the hill by that name in the area, where Colonel William Light erected a flagstaff during his survey, which was then used as a trig point. Flagstaff Hill is a leafy suburb established around the Sturt Gorge Recreation Park, maintaining many parks and reserves throughout the suburb.
Colonel William Light's survey teams worked south from Adelaide throughout 1838 and 1839, leaving various marks across the landscape. One such mark was a trig point or flagstaff that was left at a grid reference of 783 192. By 1842, the area near this trig point was called the Flagstaff.
During the late nineteenth century, the Flagstaff was located in a farming and grazing region. In the 1960s, some of the land near the Flagstaff had been earmarked for suburban development.
In 1960, Hooker Rex Estates began purchasing land in the region for subdivision and over the next decade had accumulated nearly two hundred hectares. Blocks were first subdivided in the vicinity of a golf course, planners also provided an oval and recreation facilities. The first 130 blocks were released in April 1967 and sold rapidly. By 1984, all developed land had been sold.
From 1985 the suburb was extended when a portion of Minda Home’s Craigburn Farm was subdivided by Essington Ltd. This division was spoken of as ‘landmark residential development’, due to the retention of large trees and waterways and subdivisions that fitted with the shape and orientation of the land.
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Facilities in Flagstaff Hill include:
- Flagstaff Hill R-7 School (formerly Flagstaff Hill Primary Schools)
- Craigburn Primary School
- Flagstaff Hill Kindergarten
- Flagstaff Oval Kindergarten
- Flagstaff Hill Golf Club & Koppamurra Ridgway Restaurant
- Flagstaff Hill Community Centre
- Flagstaff Hill Scout and Guide Complex
- Sturt Gorge Recreation Park
- Flagstaff Hill Shopping Centre
The shopping centre facilities consist of an IMVS pathology clinic, Flagstaff Hill Chicken & Seafood fish and chippery, Ray White real estate agency, Baker's Pantry bakery, Flagstaff Hill Newsagency post office/newsagency, Chemmart pharmacy, butcher, Allied Health Services, Foodland supermarket and a Cellarbrations bottle shop.
The team sports hub of Flagstaff Hill is the Flagstaff Hill Sports and Community Centre, home of the Flagstaff Hill Football Club, Flagstaff Hill Cricket Club, Flagstaff Hill Tennis Club, Flagstaff Athletics, Happy Valley Netball Club and Southern Hills Little Athletics.
Flagstaff Hill is part of the Thalassa Ward of the City of Onkaparinga, represented by Councillors Darryl Parslow, Marion Themeliotis, Brian Nankivell and Martin Bray.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Flagstaff Hill (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 March 2014.
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