2022–2026 electoral district map
Features of the district
This district occupies an area on the north-western outskirts of metropolitan Adelaide and incorporates both residential areas, market gardens and the Edinburgh Airfield. The western boundary is defined by the Gulf St Vincent and the northern boundary by the Gawler River.
Approximately 246.2 km2
Taylor incorporates the suburbs of Andrews Farm, Angle Vale, Bolivar, Buckland Park, Davoren Park, Edinburgh, Edinburgh North, Elizabeth North, Globe Derby Park, Macdonald Park, Penfield, Penfield Gardens, Smithfield, Smithfield Plains, St Kilda, Virginia and Waterloo Corner. It also includes portions of Munno Para West and Port Gawler.
The district of Taylor was created at the 1991 boundary redistribution and was represented for the first time in 1993.
Origin of the name
The district is named in honour of Doris Irene Taylor, MBE (1901–1968), who in 1953 founded Meals on Wheels, an organisation which prepares and delivers meals to the elderly, those with a disability, people recovering from surgery and carers. Although Doris Taylor was severely physically handicapped at the age of seven as a result of an accident, she spent much of her life assisting the aged, ill and needy.
Key boundary changes following the 2020 redistribution
Taylor gains the suburbs of Bolivar, Globe Derby Park and St Kilda. It also gains a portion of the suburb of Munno Para West. Taylor loses the suburbs of Burton and Direk, and the remainder of Adelaide Plains Council (incorporating the localities of Middle Beach, Port Gawler and Two Wells) and the suburb of Salisbury North.
For full details see the 2020 Report of the Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission (PDF, 1.6MB)
Representation and results
|Lynn M. F. Arnold
|Patricia L. (Trish) White
|Leesa A. Vlahos
|Nicholas D. Champion