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Colonel Light Gardens

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Colonel Light Gardens is 3,424, with a population density of 22.13 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Colonel Light Gardens is bounded by Grange Road in the north, View Street and a line running continuous of View Street in the east, Springbank Road in the south, and Goodwood Road, Corunna Avenue, Winston Avenue, Richmond Avenue, Penang Avenue and Goodwood Road in the west.

Name origin

Colonel Light Gardens is named in honour of Colonel William Light, South Australia's first surveyor.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for farming. Significant development did not occur until the early 1900s. Rapid growth took place in the 1920s when the area was established by the State Government as a 'model garden suburb' based on the principles of town planner Charles Reade. The suburb is now heritage protected and internationally recognised. The population and dwelling stock were relatively stable between 1991 and 2011.

Land use

Colonel Light Gardens is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Mortlock Park, Reade Park, Hill View Reserve, Kent Road Reserve, Light Place Reserve, Portland Place Reserve and two schools.