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Semaphore Park Ward

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Semaphore Park Ward is 12,099, with a population density of 17.85 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Semaphore Park Ward is bounded by Bower Road in the north, Old Port Road and Frederick Road in the east, West Lakes Boulevard and a line running east-west to the north of Estcourt Road in the south, and Gulf St Vincent in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, although population was minimal until the 1880s. Growth took place during the late 1800s, and then again from the 1950s into the 1970s. The south-eastern section (West Lakes) was constructed in the 1970s on reclaimed swampland in the upper reaches of the Port River. The population declined slightly between 1991 and 2011, a result of little change in dwelling stock and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Semaphore Park Ward is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include West Lakes Golf Club, Semaphore Park Beach, West Lakes Shore Beach, Fort Glanville, Fort Glanville Conservation Park, Point Malcolm, Westlakes Aquatic Centre, Anthea Reserve, Aquatic Reserve, Beachway Reserve, Frome Reserve, Hansen Reserve, Heysen Reserve, Maramba Reserve, Mariners Reserve, Mooloola Reserve, Oarsman Reserve, Point Malcolm Reserve, Samoa Reserve, Santiago Reserve, St Andrews Reserve, Tiranna Reserve, Trust Reserve, Boating Lake, Freshwater Lake and two schools.

Included areas

Semaphore Park Ward encompasses the suburb of Semaphore Park, most of the suburb of West Lakes Shore, and part of the suburb of West Lakes.