Walkley Heights, South Australia facts for kids

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Walkley Heights
AdelaideSouth Australia
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Walkley Heights reserve
Population: 3224
Established: 1995
Postcode: 5098
LGA: City of Salisbury
Suburbs around Walkley Heights:
Ingle Farm Para Vista
Pooraka Walkley Heights Valley View
Northfield Oakden Gilles Plains

Walkley Heights is a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. The suburb is located on land formerly comprising the prison farm for Yatala Labour Prison, and includes fifty-five hectares of land formerly owned by R. M. Williams which was compulsorily acquired during the time of former State Premier Sir Thomas Playford. The suburb (and one adjacent main road) is named after John Walkley, an early pioneer in South Australia

The suburb had a population, in 2001, of only 713 increasing to 3,224 by 2006.

A small shopping centre at the end of Homestead Avenue has a Foodland supermarket, a pizza shop, a bakery, a Salvation Army opportunity shop, a beauty salon and a doctor's surgery. Also there is a childcare centre and kindergarten.

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