The City of Marion is a local government area in the southern suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia. It is one of the state’s larger metropolitan councils covering an area of about 55 km sq, and is located 10 km south of Adelaide stretching from the Glenelg tramline in Glandore to the coastal suburb of Hallett Cove. Our population of about 88,000 residents is showing healthy growth, due in part to overseas migration which welcomes newcomers from countries such as the United Kingdom, India, China, the Philippines, the eastern countries of Africa and many others. The original inhabitants of Marion, the Kaurna people, were supported by the Sturt River and surrounding bushland which provided food and shelter. European settlers also found the banks of this river inviting and in 1838, just two years after the colony was founded, Colonel William Light laid out the Village of Marion.