Hon Iain Evans MP
State Member for Davenport
Electorate Office Contact Details:
1/7-9 Young Street
Blackwood SA 5051
Iain is a fifth generation South Australian and has lived in the Adelaide Hills all his life.
Iain was elected to State Parliament in December 1993 as the Member for Davenport. He has held several Ministerial portfolios including Industry and Trade, Correctional Services, Emergency Services, Police, Environment and Heritage, Recreation, Sport and Racing. He was also Australia’s first Minister for Volunteers. Iain was Leader of the Opposition from March 2006 to April 2007. He is currently the Shadow Treasurer, is reponsible for a large range of portfolios and for the management of opposition business in the House of Assembly.
Iain is actively involved in his local community. He was the youngest ever State and National President of Apex and once rode a pushbike from Adelaide to Perth to raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. His family’s involvement with Apex continues—with 3 of his children actively involved.
Iain has worked closely with local groups such as the Blackwood Recreation Centre and has been a member of the school councils at Blackwood Primary School, Hawthorndene Primary School and Blackwood High School.
Iain is married to Fiona. They have four children and live at Heathfield in the Adelaide Hills.
Sir Samuel Davenport (1818-1906) was elected to the Legislative Council in 1857. He was responsible for damming the Torrens Gorge, laying pipes to the city and encouraging the cultivation of a diverse range of crops and fruits, including the production of olive oil and the introduction of the docile Ligurian bee.
Area: approx. 48.5 km2
Location: South of the City of Adelaide, the district extends from residential suburbs on the plains into the southern Adelaide foothills and includes Belair National Park. Some boundary changes at the 2007 redistribution.
History: The seat was created at the 1969 redistribution.