Largs Bay, South Australia

Largs Bay is a suburb in the Australian state of South Australia located on the Lefevre Peninsula in the west of Adelaide about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) northwest of the Adelaide city centre.

Description

Largs bay is bounded to the north by Walcot and Warwick Street, to the south by Wills, Hargrave and Union Streets and in the west and east by Gulf St Vincent and the centre of the Port River respectively. It is adjacent to the suburbs of Largs North, Peterhead, Port Adelaide and Semaphore. It is essentially a residential suburb, with a minor harbourside presence on the eastern side of the suburb. It is located within the local government area of the City of Port Adelaide Enfield.

History

Largs Bay originally started as a private sub-division in Section 1069 in the cadastral unit of the Hundred of Port Adelaide. The name was “formally submitted by the City of Port Adelaide at a council meeting held on 10 May 1945” and was formally adopted in 1951 by the Nomenclature Committee. In August 2009, its eastern boundary was extended to the centre of the Port River.[4]

Facilities

The suburb is served by a primary school, Largs Bay Primary School, and the local high school is Ocean View College Gedville Campus, in nearby Taperoo. There is a hospice on Everard Street and a museum on Fletcher Road. Largs Reserve overlooking Woolnough Road is the main outdoor recreational reserve in the suburb, being the site of a lawn bowling club. The Largs Pier Hotel on the Esplanade was used as a historical landmark in earlier times by sailors. A sailing club and a jetty are present on Largs Bay Beach.

The eastern side of the suburb, by the Port riverside is the location of three shipping berths, which are used by Caltex, BP and Mobil vessels.

Heritage listings

Largs Bay has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Transport

The 157 and 333 buses service Military Road, while the 150 services Fletcher Road. The suburb is also serviced by Largs and Largs North railway stations on the Outer Harbor railway line.

Governance

Largs Bay is located in the federal division of Hindmarsh, the state electoral district of Port Adelaide and the local government area of the City of Port Adelaide Enfield.[3][2]

References

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Largs Bay (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 August 2019. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Electoral district profiles - Port Adelaide (2018-2022 boundaries)". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Profile of the electoral division of Hindmarsh (SA)". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Search result for "Largs Bay (suburb)" (Record no. SA0038753) with the following layers selected - "Suburbs and Localities" and " Place names (gazetteer)"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Largs Bay Jetty". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Dwelling - Two Storey Duplex (sometime Largs Bay College)". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Largs Pier Hotel". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  8. ^ "Largs Bay Land and Investment Company's Shops". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  9. ^ "Dwelling ('Montrose') and Fence". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 15 August 2016.