MacDonald Park has a small population and large blocks of land that are divided up by agricultural farms. Some of the land was once used for munitions storage.
Best known for the Mallala Motor Sport Park, a 2.6 km bituman motor racing circuit, Mallala is an attractive town with a lot to do. The suburb is located 55 km north of Adelaide.
Mawson Lakes was first created in 1998. Presently, the area features the Technology Park, the Mawson Lakes campus of the University of South Australia, Endeavour College, as well as rapidly spreading residential and industrial zones. There is also the public transportation hub, Mawson Interchange.
Prior to the urbanisation of this small locality in 1955, Munno Para was a section of the farming township of Smithfield. The entire suburb is flat, with only the west and south regions containing gentle slopes.
Munno Para Downs
Munno Para Downs continues to be predominantly rural, though the Playford North extension has created the chance for a suburban neighbourhood to spread into the area in the near future.
Munno Para West
Following the trend of other sections, Munno Para West is mainly rural, with a number of farms taking up larger blocks of land. However, there are now subdivisions that are allowing for suburban development. In 2011, the boundaries of Munno Para West were adjusted to ensure that a new expressway didn't disturb the preportioned suburban area.
One Tree Hill
The town of One Tree Hill received its name from the One Tree Hill Inn, which was licensed in 1851. The origin of the inn's name refers to a giant red gum tree that once stood at the intersection of Black Top Road and Walter's Road. However, the tree suffered through a fire in 1890 and was later cut down in 1934. Now, only the name remains.
Para Hills is largely residential and contains a multitude of sporting facilities for the community to share. Parks, schools and shopping centres are also abundant. The name "Para Hills" comes from the Kaura word "Para," which translates as "a stream of flowing water."
Para Hills West
On the eastern side of Main North Road is Para Hills West. Here, one can find many commercial businesses as well as the Parafield Airport. Para Hills West is also the location of the expansive Para Hills Community Club, which is a collection of sporting grounds, family-oriented club, and bistro.
Para Vista is where one can find Kentish Green, a reserve that was developed in the late 1960s around a preserved homestead, orchard, and dilapidated horse stables. Now cleaned up and refurbished, the area features wide open spaces, walking paths, and public shelters that have been upgraded since 2015.
Parafield is a non-residential one of Adelaide, approximately 18km north of the central business district. The area is basically continguous with Parafield Airprt, and so much of the land is taken up by airport related service industries, businesses, terminals, hangars, and the like. Near Kings Road and Main North Road, there is also a general commerical section.
Parafield Gardens is very residential, save for a small pocket of industrialised land to the southwest. Prior to 1906, Aboriginals occupied the land of Parafield Gardens until settlers came and set up an experimental agricultural farm. In 1911, the farm switched over to poultry. Since then, many businesses and families have come and gone, adding to the growing landscape of the suburb.
Paralowie is mostly made up of residential zones and has been settled since the late 19th century. Since that time, the land was used for gardens and farms. It wasn't until post-WWII did Paralowie see more growth. The residential areas have florished since the mid-1990s.
In the past, around 1940, Penfield was commandeered by the government to establish a munitions factory during World World II. Artillery was transported up and down the now defunct Penfield Railway. Once the war was over, the land was switched over to market gardens and farms. The Northern Equestrian Centre is also located in Penfield.
Penfield Gardens is part of the urban fringe that extends outward towards Adelaide Plains. The main industries in the area include farming, horse training and racing.
The South Australian Produce Market in Pooraka is the primary fresh produce wholesale market in the state. Pooraka is considered a residential suburb and is split with Dry Creek, despite originally being part of Dry Creek. In 1916, Pooraka broke away from the other suburb.
Roseworthy is a small town that is about 10 km north of Gawler off the Horrocks Highway. Roseworthy has grown into a thriving and friendly community that has long been recognised for quality wine, grain, and sheep-derived products.