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Novar Gardens - Glenelg North

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Novar Gardens - Glenelg North is 3,629, with a population density of 14.30 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Novar Gardens - Glenelg North consists of two sections. The western section is bounded by the suburb of West Beach in the north, Tapleys Hill Road in the east, Anderson Avenue in the south and Holdfast Bay in the west. The eastern section is bounded by Warren Avenue and James Melrose Road in the north, Morphett Road in the east, the City of Holdfast Bay in the south and McCann Avenue, Bonython Avenue and Shannon Avenue in the west.

Name origin

Novar Gardens is named after Viscount Novar, who as Sir Ronald Munro Ferguson was Governor General of Australia. It was originally known as Morphetville. Glenelg North is named after Lord Glenelg, Secretary of State for the Colonies.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1840s. Growth took place from the early 1900s into the interwar period, spurred by the construction of the tramway. Significant development occurred during the post-war years, particularly from the 1960s to the 1980s when Novar Gardens was developed, aided by public housing construction. The population and dwelling stock fluctuated slightly between 1991 and 2011.

Land use

Novar Gardens - Glenelg North is an established predominantly residential area, with a Sewage Treatment Works in the western section.

Major features

Major features of the area include Glenelg Golf Club, Camden Oval, Anderson Reserve, Golflands Reserve, Glenelg Wastewater Treatment Plant and Immanuel College.

Included areas

Part of the suburb of Glenelg North is located in the City of Holdfast Bay.