Munno Para, South Australia
Adelaide, South Australia
|Population||1,754 (2006 census)|
|LGA(s)||City of Playford|
Until 1997, Munno Para was part of the City of Munno Para, formerly the District Council of Munno Para, which was established c. 1853. The older part of the suburb itself began from a subdivision in 1955 and the suburb was named in 1978.
The suburb lies northeast of Elizabeth and Smithfield. The original part of Munno Para is basically rectangular in shape, lying lengthwise between the Gawler Central railway line and Main North Road. More recent development on the western side of the railway line is also in the suburb of Munno Para. The entire suburb is fairly flat, sloping slightly down to the west and south.
The only road across the railway line in Munno Para is Curtis Road along the southern boundary of the suburb. Pedestrians can also cross at the Munno Para railway station. Main North Road runs along the eastern boundary, Stebonheath Road along the western boundary. Coventry Road historically was parallel and half way between these two, however the suburban development has introduced some bends for traffic calming on this route.
|This section is outdated. (December 2014)|
The average age of Munno Para residents is slightly lower than the greater Australian population. 60.4% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 39.6% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.
There is greenspace throughout the residential areas of the suburb. The older part is designed with a linear park through the middle of the long axis. The newer part has landscaped wetlands along Curtis Road near Douglas Drive (formerly Coventry Road) and near Stebonheath Road. These wetlands calm and treat stormwater before releasing it into Smith Creek. The North Lakes golf course is in the northwestern corner.
A bicycle path extends through parklands through the middle of the suburb.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Munno Para (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
- "Place Names of South Australia". The Manning Index of South Australian History. State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
- "Placename Details: Munno Para". Land Services Group, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. 15 September 2011. SA0001699. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
- City of Playford
- Local Government Association of SA - City of Playford
- 2006 ABS Census Data by Location