Bull Creek, Western Australia
Perth, Western Australia
|Population||7,698 (2006 census)|
|LGA(s)||City of Melville|
The name was adopted by the City of Melville Council in December 1968. The creek was named after an early settler, Lt Henry Bull to whom a grant of 1.20 km² of nearby land was made in 1830. A larger grant of 5.20 km² later in that year was made to Thomas Middleton; it is this land that today makes up the largest part of the suburb. The name, Bull Creek is also often, but incorrectly, written as the single word 'Bullcreek'.
Bull Creek is well served with both government and private schools. The suburb has two state primary schools, Bull Creek Primary and Oberthur Primary. All Saints' College is a private school situated on the northern side of the suburb. Bull Creek is served by three state government high schools; Rossmoyne Senior High School takes students residing north of Parry Avenue, Leeming Senior High School takes students from south of Parry Avenue. Students living south of Parry Avenue and east of Wheatley Drive can choose to go to Willetton Senior High School. There are also a number of private schools in the nearby suburbs of Bateman, Murdoch and Winthrop. Bull Creek is two kilometres from Murdoch University.
Bull Creek railway station is situated in the Kwinana Freeway median strip at Leach Highway, the inter-suburban Mandurah railway line running perpendicular to Leach Highway. The station features integrated bus services on the concourse level; this level operates as a bus station. The station officially opened on 13 December 2007 and services both the Perth CBD and the neighbouring city of Mandurah.
On the southern side of Bull Creek on South St, is the Stockland Bull Creek shopping centre. It has a wide range of shops including a supermarket, a large discount department store and about 50 smaller speciality shops. There are also a number of fast food restaurants and banks in its vicinity. A smaller shopping area is also located in Parry Avenue and comprises an independent supermarket (open 7 days a week), chemist, newsagency, a number of small eateries and real estate agents.
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