We use to be in Boothby which was fine, relevant city issues etc, but now Hawthorndene is on the edge of Mayo, the electorate that also includes Kangaroo Island. Country electorate woo! I’m dusting off my Akubra hat for this election.
The SA boundaries sometimes give one or two oddball seats - Mayo's basically an Adelaide Hills/Fleurieu Peninsula seat but has Kangaroo Island lumped in with it. The oddball one used to be Wakefield (now Spence) which went from Elizabeth to the Barossa and Clare Valley, but it's now moved in to become purely an outer metro seat.
Haha, her office is above my physio's (they originally rented that space to Andrew Southcott) and I had to avoid the TV cameras filming the weekly* protesters outside!
*apparently it's a regular Wednesday thing; last week they were from the nurses' and teachers' union.
...with bonus extra protesters last night, who apparently left Post-it notes on the doors of the physio's.
Turns out that my parents are now in Boothby instead of Hindmarsh; with the deletion of the Port Adelaide electorate and thereby moving the Hindmarsh electorate north so that it extends all the way to Outer Harbor, Hindmarsh's southern boundary is now Glenelg North and the coastline all the way south from there to Marino is now Boothby!
Probably not as weird as the old Wakefield though, which combined Salisbury and Elizabeth with the Barossa and the southern end of the Clare Valley. Most states have a "leftovers" seat after you finish working in from the state boundaries for the rural seats and out from the city centre for the urban ones (Victoria's is McEwen).
Given that Hindmarsh couldn't expand any further south, the only realistic alternative option for the coastal areas would be Kingston, which doesn't seem any more logical than Boothby to me (wouldn't have thought that area would have much in the way of connections with the outer southern suburbs).