Rachel Sanderson MP
State Member for Adelaide
Rachel has lived in and around the electorate of Adelaide for over 20 years.
With an award-winning business in the electorate, Rachel understands problems faced by small business owners in SA as the highest taxing state in Australia and will fight to make business conditions competitive with other states, in particular by reforming land taxes and payroll taxes.
As a former Neighbourhood Watch Treasurer, Rachel has first-hand knowledge of the problems in our community from the increases in anti-social crime and will fight to provide greater resources for our police, so they have what they need to clean up our streets.
Rachel is strongly opposed to the Labor Government's proposed ‘superschools’ and will fight to provide a second campus for Adelaide High rather than forcing our kids to attend a ‘superschool’.
Rachel has been highly critical of the Labor Government’s plans to redevelop the Adelaide Oval without adequate parking for the proposed increase in capacity at the ground. That means many of the streets surrounding the Oval could be bumper to bumper with cars – with thousands more cars forced to park in nearby streets on event days. The Government’s ill-conceived plans are unfair to local residents and presents a major road safety issue for residents and pedestrians.
Electorate Office Contact Details:
84 Prospect Road
Prospect SA 5082
Queen Adelaide was wife of King William IV when the site for the capital of the new Province was chosen in 1836. The only Australian capital city to be named after a woman.
Area: approx. 23.4km2
Location: The district includes the CBD of the State capital, all city parklands and the largely residential suburbs to the immediate north, north-east of the city. No changes were made to the boundaries at the 2007 redistribution.
History: Adelaide has been used as a district name since 1902. In 1856 the electoral district of the 'City of Adelaide' was first created as one of the 17 House of Assembly districts. In 1861 it became 'East Adelaide' and reverted to the name 'Adelaide' in 1901.