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Water Gully Ward

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Water Gully Ward is 17,017, with a population density of 10.39 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Water Gully Ward is bounded by Pompoota Road, Doradus Avenue, the suburb of St Agnes, Hancock Road and Lower North East Road in the north, Churchett Road in the east, the River Torrens in the south, and Lyons Road, Hope Valley Reservoir, Delray Avenue, Grand Junction Road and Reservoir Road in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1830s, with a township established at Hope Valley in the 1840s. Some growth took place from the late 1800s into the 1920s. The Hope Valley Reservoir was constructed in 1872. Significant residential development did not occur until the 1960s, continuing through to the 1970s and 1980s. The population was relatively stable between 1991 and 2011, a result of some new dwellings being added to the area, but a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Water Gully Ward is largely an established residential area, with rural areas in the eastern section.

Major features

Major features of the area include Hope Valley Reservoir, Hope Valley Shopping Centre, River Torrens Linear Park, Anstey Hill Recreation Park, Balmoral Reserve, Berri Reserve, Elliston Reserve, Farnham Reserve, Hope Valley Oval, Lyons Reserve, Pegasi Reserve, Waterford Reserve, Turramurra Recreation Centre and numerous schools.

Included areas

Water Gully Ward includes the suburb of Highbury, part of the suburb of Hope Valley, and the City of Tea Tree Gully parts of the suburbs of Dernancourt and Paracombe. Part of the suburb of Dernancourt is located in the City of Port Adelaide Enfield. Part of the suburb of Paracombe is located in the Adelaide Hills Council area.