2022–2026 electoral district map
Features of the district
The district of Newland is located on the north-eastern edge of metropolitan Adelaide area and occupies much of the City of Tea Tree Gully local government area. The district includes the Hope Valley Reservoir.
Approximately 26.1 km2
Newland includes the suburbs of Banksia Park, Fairview Park, Hope Valley, Modbury, Ridgehaven, St Agnes, Tea Tree Gully, Yatala Vale, and part of the suburb of Modbury North.
The district was created at the 1976 boundary redistribution and first represented in 1977. During the intervening years its boundaries have shifted around considerably.
Origin of the name
Newland is named after Simpson Newland (1835-1925), a prominent South Australian pastoralist, author and politician. A wealthy farmer, he entered the House of Assembly in 1881 and was State Treasurer 1885-1887. Newland made significant contributions to development around the Murray River and was a prominent advocate of building locks and a major port on the river, as well as a north-south railway. Newland is best remembered today as the author of the book ‘Paving the Way’.
Key boundary changes following the 2020 redistribution
Newland gains a portion of the suburb of Modbury North and the remainder of the suburb of Modbury. Newland loses the suburb of Vista and the localities of Forreston, Houghton, Humbug Scrub, Inglewood, Kersbrook, Lower Hermitage, Millbrook, Paracombe, Sampson Flat and Upper Hermitage and the remainder of Chain of Ponds.
For full details see the 2020 Report of the Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission (PDF, 1.6MB)
Representation and results
|John H. C. Klunder||ALP||1977–1979|
|John H. C. Klunder||ALP||1982–1985|
|Dianne L. (Di) Gayler||ALP||1985–1989|
|Dorothy C. Kotz||LIB||1989–2006|
|Thomas R. (Tom) Kenyon||ALP||2006–2018|
|Olivia M. Savvas||ALP||2022–present|