West Lakes, South Australia


West Lakes, South Australia

Infobox Australian Place | type = suburb
name = West Lakes
state = sa


caption =
lga = City of Charles Sturt
postcode = 5021
pop = 5,940 (2001 est)
est = 1970s
stategov = Lee
fedgov = Hindmarsh
propval =
near-nw = Semaphore Park
near-n = Port Adelaide
near-ne = Queenstown
near-w = West Lakes Shore
near-e = Royal Park
near-sw = Tennyson
near-s = Grange
near-se = Seaton

West Lakes is a suburb of Adelaide in the City of Charles Sturt. It contains the Westfield West Lakes Shopping Centre, AAMI Stadium and the Riverside Golf Course. It also contains Delfin Island, a residential island within Boating Lake.

West Lakes has an irregular shape and shares borders with Port Adelaide, Queenstown, Royal Park, Seaton, Grange, Tennyson and West Lakes Shore.

The counted population on the night of the 2001 census was 5,940.

History

West Lakes was built by property developer Delfin (now Delfin-LendLease) from reclaimed land during the 1970s. Development earthworks commenced in September 1970 and West Lakes was officially opened on March 18 1977 by the then Hon Des Corcoran, MP, Deputy Premier and Minister of Marine.

External links

* [http://www.epa.sa.gov.au/pdfs/hist_info.pdf West Lakes - Summary of historical information relevant to the dispersal of sludge] from the South Australian Environment Protection Authority (EPA).


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