Suburb Profiles

Ascot

Ascot is a suburb of Perth, covering a narrow strip of land along the southern bank of the Swan River approximately 10 kilometres east of Perth\'s central business district (CBD). The suburb, which was previously part of Belmont and Redcliffe, was officially established on 7 March 1991, with the boundaries being approved on 22 March 1991. Situated 7km from the Perth GPO. Named after Ascot Racecourse located within the suburb\'s boundaries managed by the Western Australian Turf Club. The dominant…

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Belmont

Situated 6km from the Perth GPO. The suburb, part of a land grant assigned to Captain Francis Henry Byrne in 1831, was believed to have been named Belmont after Byrne\'s estate in England. The land was purchased by Shepherd Smith of Sydney in 1882, who subdivided it in 1897–1898. The suburb was known as \"Belmont Park\" until being renamed in 1968. Today, the suburb is mixed-use in character. The western part of the suburb is primarily industrial and commercial, while the east and north…

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Carlisle

The suburb known as Carlisle today was originally settled as part of a land allocation to early Western Australian settlers after 1829. Swan Location 35 was granted to Henry Camfield and Canning Location 2 was granted to James Macdermott, and these land allocations made up the suburb as well as many of the surrounding suburbs too. Despite several changes of land ownership in the area little development was made until after the 1890s. The neighbouring suburb of Victoria Park experienced rapid…

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Cloverdale

Cloverdale is located 10 kilometres (6 mi) east of Perth\'s central business district (CBD) in the City of Belmont. The name was probably derived from \"Cloverdale Estate\", a subdivision in the area advertised for sale in 1910. It was officially recognised as a suburb name in 1954. Cloverdale represents the eastern quarter of Belmont\'s main residential area. It is bounded by Belmont Avenue to the southwest, Sydenham Street to the northwest, Epsom Avenue to the northeast, Tonkin Highway (Route…

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East Victoria Park

East Victoria Park is an older suburb close to the CBD. The traditional houses comprise of weatherboard or brick cottages with tin roofs dating back to the early 1900\'s. There is plenty development in the area, in many cases restoring the original look rather than rebuilding. There are good shopping facilities nearby and a sort of \"village\" atmosphere in the Vic Park area. Source:/ http://www.aussiemove.com/sub/suburb.asp?c=7&a=67&f=0…

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Kewdale

Kewdale is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Belmont. Kew Street was one of the first roads in this district, hence the naming of the suburb. Kewdale is an established residential and industrial area, with industry and a freight terminal in the east. Kewdale is bounded by Belmont Avenue, Wright Street, Knutsford Avenue, Fulham Street, Belmont Avenue, the Leach Highway and the Tonkin Highway in the north, the Shire of Kalamunda in the east, the City of Canning…

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Lathlain

Lathlain\'s development commenced in the 1890s when Peet and Co (now Peet Limited) subdivided and sold lots in the \"Victoria Park Station Estate\" east of the railway station. A brochure advertising the state claimed the lots were \"So near Perth, near the Station and so near the Trams\" (although the tram service never quite eventuated). Peet and Co\'s advertising for the Victoria Park Station Estate was elaborate and multifaceted. Much of the promotion centred around the \"Oldest Settler\", a…

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Redcliffe

Redcliffe is a suburb of Perth and is located within the City of Belmont local government area. The story of its name is ambiguous: while some claim it was named after steep red clay deposits that lined the banks of the Swan River when settlers first arrived, others claim that it was named after the ancestorial home of an early settler. The suburb was once a single property near modern-day Water Street and the main house, \'Nulsen Haven\' still stands today. The local Primary school was built…

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Rivervale

Rivervale, near the Swan River in Australia, is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia and 5 km from Perth\'s central business district. Rivervale was known as Barndon Hill until 1884. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rivervale,_Western_Australia, http://perthcyclist.wordpress.com/2011/11/27/beauty/…

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Victoria Park

The suburb of Victoria Park derives its name from \"Victoria Park Estate\", a development that took place there in the 1890s. It is believed the name was given to the estate because Queen Victoria was still on the throne, although it may be connected with Victoria Park in Melbourne. The area was originally the largest portion of a grant of 972 acres (393 ha) to John Butler in 1831. Progress and development was initially very slow, but a few houses were built around coach stops on the Albany Road,…

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