Bull Creek, Western Australia

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Bull Creek
PerthWestern Australia
Bull Creek, Western Australia, April 2006.JPG
Bull Creek is located in Perth
Bull Creek
Bull Creek
Coordinates 32°03′18″S 115°51′47″E / 32.055°S 115.863°E / -32.055; 115.863Coordinates: 32°03′18″S 115°51′47″E / 32.055°S 115.863°E / -32.055; 115.863
Population 7,698 (2006 census)[1]
Established 1968
Postcode(s) 6149
LGA(s) City of Melville
State electorate(s) Bateman
Federal Division(s) Tangney
Suburbs around Bull Creek:
Booragoon Brentwood Rossmoyne
Bateman Bull Creek Willetton
Murdoch Leeming Canning Vale

Bull Creek is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the local government area of City of Melville.

History[edit]

The name was adopted by the City of Melville Council in December 1968. The creek was named after an early settler, Lt Henry Bull[2] 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'.

Education[edit]

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.

Transport[edit]

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.

Facilities[edit]

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.

The Aviation Heritage Museum is located on Bull Creek Drive. It is operated by the RAAF Association of Western Australia.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Bull Creek (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of metropolitan suburb names". Retrieved 2013-05-27. 
  3. ^ Welcome to the Aviation Heritage Museum, retrieved 2013-10-27