City of Munno Para

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City of Munno Para
South Australia
City of Munno Para is located in South Australia
City of Munno Para
City of Munno Para
Coordinates34°41′09″S 138°41′13″E / 34.685833°S 138.686944°E / -34.685833; 138.686944Coordinates: 34°41′09″S 138°41′13″E / 34.685833°S 138.686944°E / -34.685833; 138.686944
Established1933
Abolished1997
Council seatSmithfield
LGAs around City of Munno Para:
Port Gawler (1933–1935)
Mallala (1935–1997)
Mudla Wirra (1933–1977)
Light (1977–1996)
Gawler (1933–1997)
City of Munno Para Parra Wirra (1933–1935)
Barossa (1933–1996)
Salisbury (1933–1997) Highercombe (1933–1935)
Tea Tree Gully (1933–1997)
Salisbury (1933–1997)
Parra Wirra (1933–1935)

The City of Munno Para, formerly the District Council of Munno Para, was a local government area of South Australia from 1933 to 1997, seated at the township of Smithfield.

Early years[edit]

The council was formed in 1933 by the amalgamation of the District Council of Munno Para East and a major central portion of the District Council of Munno Para West.[1][2] The council bounds approximated an area known as the northern Para Plains, so called due to the proximity of the North Para, South Para and Little Para rivers.

1950s to 1997[edit]

Prior to the 1950s, most of the area surrounding the township of Smithfield was farming estates. In the post-war boom the Adelaide satellite city of Elizabeth was established about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) south of the Munno Para township, boosting the population and urbanising the latter.[1]

In 1988, the District Council of Munno Para was renamed to City of Munno Para.[citation needed]

In 1997 the City of Munno Para merged with the City of Elizabeth to form the new City of Playford.[1]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "History of Playford". City of Playford. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  2. ^ Marsden, Susan (2012). "LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA: A HISTORY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIAN COUNCILS to 1936" (PDF). Retrieved 23 February 2016.