Craigburn Farm is a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. It is located about 17 km by road south of the city centre.

History

From 1934 until its sale as a housing development, Craigburn Farm was a farm and dormitory for children with intellectual disabilities owned and operated by Minda Inc. Craigburn Farm, the suburb, was established on 29 June 1995.[2] The land was sold by Minda Inc to the Adelaide Development Company.

Population

In 2016, Craigburn Farm had a population of 2,394.[3] The residents are typically well-educated with 33.6% having a university qualification compared with 18.55% of South Australians and 22% of Australians in general.[3] The majority of residents were born in Australia (72.9%) and had parents who were both born in Australia.[3] The medium weekly income of households is almost double that of South Australian households in general.[3]

Housing in the suburb is almost exclusively large detached family homes that are owner-occupied.[3]

Craigburn Farm has become a popular residential area since the estate of Blackwood Park was established in 1998. The estate consists of three distinct 'nodes', each divided by tree-lined gullies and significant areas of open space. The newest 'node', "Meridian" is bordered by the Sturt River and Sturt Gorge Recreation Park, and includes the newly located Sales and Information Centre for the estate.[4]

Transportation

The suburb is served by a bus service and the nearby Coromandel railway station on the Belair line.[3]

Education

Thirty percent of residents in Craigburn Farm are aged under 20 years. There is one school located in Craigburn Farm, St Peter's Lutheran Primary School. The suburb is zoned for Flagstaff Oval Kindergarten.

Nearby state primary schools are:

  • Blackwood Primary School
  • Bellevue Heights Primary School
  • Flagstaff Hill R–7 School

Craigburn Farm is zoned for Blackwood High School.

There are a number of private schools that have school buses to Craigburn Farm, including:

The nearest university is Flinders University in Bedford Park.

Recreation

Craigburn Farm adjoins the Sturt Gorge Recreation Park which includes a range of various walking and riding trails with views across Flagstaff Hill, Aberfoyle Park, Happy Valley, stretching down to the coast.[4] There is diverse fauna in the park that wanders into Craigburn Farm including kangaroos, koalas, and echidnas. Many waterfalls, creeks and gullies are also scattered and found throughout the area.

Politics

Federal

Craigburn Farm is covered by two Federal Electoral Divisions, the federal Division of Boothby and federal Division of Mayo.[5]

State

Craigburn Farm is covered by one State Electoral District, the South Australian Legislative Assembly state electoral district of Waite,[6] whose current member is Sam Duluk, a member of the Liberal Party of Australia.[7]

Local

Craigburn Farm is in the City of Mitcham, represented by a mayor and several ward councillors.[8]

References

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Craigburn Farm (Suburb and Locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Location SA Viewer". location.sa.gov.au.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Craigburn Farm (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 January 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  4. ^ a b "Blackwood Park". Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Senators & Members Search Results". Archived from the original on 2 August 2018. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  6. ^ "2018 District Maps - Electoral Commission SA". ecsa.sa.gov.au. Archived from the original on 19 July 2018. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  7. ^ "List of Members". Parliament.sa.gov.au. 6 August 2009. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  8. ^ Mitcham, City of (27 September 2017). "Councillor Contacts". City of Mitcham. Archived from the original on 19 July 2018. Retrieved 20 July 2018 – via mitchamcouncil.sa.gov.au.