Largs Bay, South Australia

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Largs Bay
AdelaideSouth Australia
Largs bay jetty.jpg
The Largs Bay jetty
Largs Bay is located in South Australia
Largs Bay
Largs Bay
Coordinates 34°49′16″S 138°29′38″E / 34.821°S 138.494°E / -34.821; 138.494Coordinates: 34°49′16″S 138°29′38″E / 34.821°S 138.494°E / -34.821; 138.494
Postcode(s) 5016
Location 15 km (9 mi) from CBD
LGA(s) City of Port Adelaide Enfield
State electorate(s) Lee
Federal Division(s) Port Adelaide
Suburbs around Largs Bay:
Gulf St Vincent Largs North Port Adelaide
Gulf St Vincent Largs Bay Port Adelaide
Gulf St Vincent Semaphore
Peterhead
Port Adelaide
Footnotes Adjoining suburbs[1]

Largs Bay is a suburb in the Australian state of South Australia located on the Lefevre Peninsula in the west of Adelaide about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) northwest of the Adelaide city centre.

Description[edit]

Largs bay is bounded to the north by Walcot and Warwick Street, to the south by Wills, Hargrave and Union Streets and in the west and east by Gulf St Vincent and the centre of the Port River respectively. It is adjacent to the suburbs of Largs North, Peterhead, Port Adelaide and Semaphore. It is essentially a residential suburb, with a minor harbourside presence on the eastern side of the suburb. It is located within the local government area of the City of Port Adelaide Enfield.

History[edit]

Largs Bay originally started as a private sub-division in Section 1069 in the cadastral unit of the Hundred of Port Adelaide. The name was “formally submitted by the City of Port Adelaide at a council meeting held on 10 May 1945” and was formally adopted in 1951 by the Nomenclature Committee. In August 2009, its eastern boundary was extended to the centre of the Port River.[1]

Facilities[edit]

The suburb is served by a primary school, Largs Bay Primary School, and the local high school is Ocean View College Gedville Campus, in nearby Taperoo. There is a hospice on Everard Street and a museum on Fletcher Road. Largs Reserve overlooking Woolnough Road is the main outdoor recreational reserve in the suburb, being the site of a lawn bowling club. The Largs Pier Hotel on the Esplanade was used as a historical landmark in earlier times by sailors. A sailing club and a jetty are present on Largs Bay Beach.

The eastern side of the suburb, by the Port riverside is the location of three shipping berths, which are used by Caltex, BP and Mobil vessels.

Heritage listings[edit]

Largs Bay has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Transport[edit]

The 157 and 333 buses service Military Road, while the 150 services Fletcher Road. The suburb is also serviced by Largs and Largs North railway stations on the Outer Harbor railway line.

Politics[edit]

Largs Bay is part of the state electoral district of Lee. Since 2014 Lee's member of South Australia's House of Assembly has been Stephen Mullighan. Stephen is a member of the Australian Labor Party. His electoral office is at Shop 4, 173-177 Tapleys Hill Road, Seaton.

Largs Bay is part of the federal division of Port Adelaide. Since 1997 Port Adelaide's member of the Commonwealth of Australia's House of Representatives has been Mark Butler. Mark is a member of the Australian Labor Party. His electoral office is at 15 Semaphore Road, Semaphore.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Search result for "Largs Bay (suburb)" (Record no. SA0038753) with the following layers selected - "Suburbs and Localities" and " Place names (gazetteer)"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 1 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Largs Bay Jetty". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 15 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Dwelling - Two Storey Duplex (sometime Largs Bay College)". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 15 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Largs Pier Hotel". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 15 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "Largs Bay Land and Investment Company's Shops". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 15 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "Dwelling ('Montrose') and Fence". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 15 August 2016.