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The creation of the northern suburb of Eyre will affect some Penfield residents

31 October 2017

Residents who live within the area bordered by Womma, Stebonheath, Petherton and Andrews roads, Penfield, have welcomed the renaming of their neighbourhood to Eyre.

The new suburb of Eyre, named after the Australian explorer Edward John Eyre, is a private development by AV Jennings of approximately 120 hectares of agricultural land which has been rezoned to residential.

The AV Jennings master plan is for the construction of 2000 new homes, 12 community parks, state of the art amenities, an extensive sporting complex, wetlands and easy access to walking and bike trails.

The Playford City Council consulted with 193 affected households of which 77 per cent supported the name change and viewed the area as a progressive and desirable place to live.

As a result of the suburb name change, it is important for residents to update their new address with their utility organisations and other service providers – the postcode of 5121 will be retained.

The Surveyor General through the geographical Names Unit will update location and address details with Australia Post, emergency services and Government Departments and the City of Playford Council will update their data base for rates and council correspondence.

Eyre is located 34 kilometres north of the Adelaide CBD and 37 kilometres from the Barossa Valley.

Details of the name change were gazetted in the South Australian Government Gazette on 31 October 2017 and come into effect today.