About Newland

The electorate of Newland is named after Simpson Newland (1835-1925) who belonged to a pioneer family and wrote the well-known book ‘Paving the Way’. He was a prominent advocate of moves to build locks on the River Murray and construct a north-south railway.

To the north east of Adelaide, Newland incorporates the suburbs of Banksia Park, Chain of Ponds, Fairview Park, Forreston, Hope Valley, Houghton, Humbug Scrub, Inglewood, Kersbrook, Lower Hermitage, Millbrook, Modbury, Paracombe, Ridgehaven, Sampson Flat, St Agnes, Tea Tree Gully, Upper Hermitage, Vista and Yatala Vale.