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Division Profile

  • Division name: Makin
  • State: South Australia
  • Name derivation: Named after Norman Makin 1889-1982, Member of the House of Representatives 1919-46, 1954-63 and Speaker of the House 1929-31.
  • Size & Location description: Makin covers an area of approximately 115 sq km from the Little Para River and Gould Creek in the north to Grand Junction Road in the south. The suburbs of Banksia Park, Fairview Park, Gepps Cross (part), Golden Grove, Greenwith, Gulfview Heights, Hope Valley (part), Ingle Farm, Modbury, Para Hills, Para Vista, Pooraka, Redwood Park, Ridgehaven, Salisbury East, Salisbury Heights, St Agnes, Surrey Downs, Tea Tree Gully, Valley View, Vista, Walkley Heights, Wynn Vale and Yatala Vale are in this division.
  • Products/industries of the area: Light manufacturing, commercial and retail industry, wineries, horse studs, hobby farmers, poultry, brick making and tourism.
  • First proclaimed/election: 1984
  • Demographic rating Outer Metropolitan