Beechboro, Western Australia

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Beechboro
Perth
Beechboro is located in Perth
Beechboro
Beechboro
Coordinates 31°51′43″S 115°56′20″E / 31.862°S 115.939°E / -31.862; 115.939Coordinates: 31°51′43″S 115°56′20″E / 31.862°S 115.939°E / -31.862; 115.939
Population 12,884 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 6063
LGA(s) City of Swan
State electorate(s) Morley, Bassendean, West Swan
Federal Division(s) Perth, Pearce
Suburbs around Beechboro:
Malaga Bennett Springs West Swan
Noranda Beechboro Caversham
Morley Kiara Lockridge

Beechboro is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Swan.

History[edit]

The name Beechboro reflects the history of the first European owner of land in the area. In 1892 Henry Brockman subdivided land in the area. The Brockman Family were well established landowners in the Swan River Colony and had considerable estates in England. Beechboro Park (Kent, England) was the name of one of these estates and he named his new subdivisions after it.[2]

Subdivisions - Development and Features[edit]

Beechboro is a large suburb that has developed in a number of stages:[3]

  • East Beechboro - the trapezoid-shaped area east of Altone Road through to Lord Street, bounded by Reid Highway to the north and Benara Road to the south. Housing dates from 1979 through to the late 1980s. Block sizes are typically 600-800m2. Construction is usually brick and tile three bedroom one bathroom detached homes; with a few duplexes.
  • West Beechboro - the square-shaped area west of Altone Road through to Beechboro Road North, again bounded by Reid Highway to the north and Benara Road to the south. Housing in West Beechboro dates from mid to late 1980s. Block sizes are typically 600-800m2. Construction is predominantly brick and tile; and the houses while still a majority of 3x1's, have increased in size and include a small number of 4x1's and some 4x2's.
  • Timberlane Estate - a chunk of houses to the western extreme of Beechboro, defined by the boundaries of Reid Highway, Beechboro Road North and a dotted line on the southern edge running along the backyards of Blackboy Way.
  • Bennett Springs and Orchid Park were neighbourhoods of Beechboro until they became part of a new suburb of Bennett Springs in April 2011.[4]

Schools[edit]

  • Beechboro Primary School
  • West Beechboro Primary School
  • East Beechboro Primary School
  • John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Beechboro (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of metropolitan suburb names". Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  3. ^ HouseSmart Real Estate [1]. Beechboro Information. Retrieved 2010-04-26.
  4. ^ City of Swan (29 April 2011). "New suburb of Bennett Springs". Retrieved 28 September 2011.