Lee is a single-member electoral district for the South Australian House of Assembly. Named after the women's suffrage campaigner Mary Lee, it is an 18.9 km² suburban electorate on Adelaide's north-western beaches, taking in the suburbs of Grange, Royal Park, Seaton, Semaphore Park, Tennyson, West Lakes, and West Lakes Shore.
Lee was created as a fairly safe Labor electorate in the 1991 electoral distribution to replace the abolished electoral district of Albert Park and absorbed half of the abolished electoral district of Semaphore. The first member for Lee, elected at the 1993 election, was controversial Liberal MP Joe Rossi, with the governments smallest margin of 1.1 percent; Rossi's election was unexpected, but was part of a large swing away from Labor throughout the state. At the 1997 election there were large swings back to Labor. Rossi's small margin meant he was one of the first to be defeated. He was replaced by Labor's Michael Wright.
Port Adelaide Enfield Mayor Gary Johanson, who contested the 2012 Port Adelaide by-election as an independent, contested Lee at the 2014 election. Wright did not contest the 2014 election. Labor candidate Stephen Mullighan won the election with a reduced 4.5 percent two-party preferred margin.
South Australia—House of Assembly
Electoral district of Lee (green) in the Greater Adelaide area
|Party||Australian Labor Party (SA)|
|Area||18.9 km2 (7.3 sq mi)|
|Electoral District map|
|Total formal votes||23,186||95.6||−1.0|
Birkenhead is a north-western suburb of Adelaide 14 km from the CBD, on the Lefevre Peninsula, in the state of South Australia, Australia, and lies within the City of Port Adelaide Enfield. It is adjacent to Peterhead, Exeter and Glanville. It is bounded to the south by the Gawler Reach of the Port River, to the north by Hargrave Street and in the west and east by the Outer Harbor railway line and the Port River respectively.
It was laid out on section 700, Hundred of Port Adelaide by Thomas Elder and John Hart.
Birkenhead Post Office opened around 1884.Birkenhead is essentially a residential suburb, with industrial harbourside development on the southern and eastern shores of the suburb. It is notable for the Birkenhead Bridge, which formerly opened on a regular basis so that boats could pass along the Port River. It is also the site of a third Port River crossing, the Port River Expressway. It includes the opening Tom "Diver" Derrick bridge, designed to ease traffic congestion in the area and opened in August 2008, adjacent to the opening Mary MacKillop railway bridge.
The Birkenhead Bridge and the former HMAS Encounter Naval Drill Hall are listed on the South Australian Heritage Register.Electoral results for the district of Lee
This is a list of electoral results for the Electoral district of Lee in South Australian state elections.Ethelton, South Australia
Ethelton is a north-western suburb of Adelaide 13 km from the CBD, on the LeFevre Peninsula, in the state of South Australia, Australia and is within the City of Port Adelaide Enfield. It is adjacent to Semaphore, Semaphore South and Glanville. It is bounded to the north by Hart Street, to the south by Bower Road and in the west and east by the Swan Terrace and the Port River, respectively.
Ethelton is a residential suburb.Exeter, South Australia
Exeter is a north-western suburb of Adelaide 14 km from the CBD, on the LeFevre Peninsula, in the state of South Australia, Australia and falls under the City of Port Adelaide Enfield. It is adjacent to Semaphore, Birkenhead, Largs Bay and Glanville. C It is bounded to the south by Exmouth Road, to the north by Hargrave Street and in the east and west by the Outer Harbor railway line and Woolnough Road respectively.
Exeter is essentially a residential suburb.Grange, South Australia
Grange is a coastal suburb of the City of Charles Sturt, in Adelaide, South Australia, located 11 kilometres from the Adelaide city centre.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.New Port, South Australia
New Port is a north-western suburb of Adelaide.New Port is located in the state electoral seat of Lee and the federal electoral seat of Port Adelaide. It was created in 2007 from parts of Glanville, Ethelton, Semaphore Park and Birkenhead. There is limited access to the suburb due to it being between the Port River and the Outer Harbor railway line.The historic Fletcher's Slip Precinct at 230-246 Semaphore Road is listed on the South Australian Heritage Register.Peterhead, South Australia
Peterhead is a north-western suburb of Adelaide 15 km from the CBD, on the LeFevre Peninsula, in the state of South Australia, Australia and falls under the City of Port Adelaide Enfield. It is adjacent to Largs Bay and Birkenhead. The postcode for Peterhead is 5016. It is bounded to the north by Wills Street, to the south by Hargrave Street and in the west and east by the Outer Harbor railway line and the Port River respectively.Semaphore, South Australia
Semaphore is a suburb in the Australian state of South Australia located in north-west of Adelaide on the Gulf St Vincent coastline of the LeFevre Peninsula about 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) from the Adelaide city centre.Semaphore Park, South Australia
Semaphore Park is a suburb in the Australian state of South Australia located in the west of Adelaide on the coastline of Gulf St Vincent. The northern end of the suburb is considered to be located within the Lefevre Peninsula.Semaphore Park originally started as a private sub-division in Section 64 in the cadastral unit of the Hundred of Yatala under the names of New Liverpool and Mellor Park (named for Thomas Mellor). Portions were added to the suburb of West Lakes Shore in October 2002 and October 2004 while in July 2007, land was removed from Semaphore Park and the suburbs of Birkenhead, Ethelton and Glanville to “create the new suburb of New Port”.Glanville Blocks Post Office opened on 1 September 1896, was renamed Semaphore Park in 1947 and was replaced by the West Lakes Shore office in 1997.The Fort Glanville Conservation Park is located within the boundaries of Semaphore Park.Semaphore Park is located within the federal division of Hindmarsh, the state electoral district of Lee and the local government area of the City of Charles Sturt.Semaphore South, South Australia
Semaphore South is a beachside suburb of Adelaide, in the City of Port Adelaide Enfield.
The Semaphore South Post Office opened on 3 November 1947 and closed in 1978.Tennyson, South Australia
Tennyson is a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia.
Tennyson is in the City of Charles Sturt local government area, the South Australian House of Assembly electoral district of Lee and the Australian House of Representatives Division of Hindmarsh.
No point in Tennyson is further than 400 metres from the beach.