Leeming, Western Australia

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Leeming
PerthWestern Australia
Leeming is located in Perth
Leeming
Leeming
Coordinates 32°04′55″S 115°51′04″E / 32.082°S 115.851°E / -32.082; 115.851Coordinates: 32°04′55″S 115°51′04″E / 32.082°S 115.851°E / -32.082; 115.851
Population 11,548 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 1,540/km2 (3,988/sq mi)
Established 1978
Postcode(s) 6149
Area 7.5 km2 (2.9 sq mi)
Location 17 km (11 mi) from Perth
LGA(s) City of Melville
City of Cockburn
City of Canning
State electorate(s) Jandakot
Federal Division(s) Tangney
Suburbs around Leeming:
Bateman Bull Creek Willetton
Murdoch Leeming Canning Vale
Bibra Lake Jandakot Canning Vale

Leeming is a southern suburb of Perth, Western Australia. It is divided between the three local government areas of the City of Melville, the City of Cockburn (south) and the City of Canning (north-east). It is located approximately 17 km south of the Perth CBD and 13 km east of Fremantle.

History[edit]

The area was previously part of Jandakot and was predominantly agricultural until the 1970s, having been laid out by a surveyor, George Waters Leeming (1857-1902), in 1886.[2] Three roads - King Road, Leeming Road (the southern boundary) and Beasley Road - accessed the area. In 1971, the suburb of Leeming was gazetted, although construction did not commence until approximately 1976 (possibly as early as 1975). It was built in stages, with the area between Findlay Road and Gracechurch Crescent being built first, while the east, west and south were built in that order over the next ten years.[3] Many of the streets were named after original landowners in the agricultural district.

Geography[edit]

Leeming is bounded by South Street to the north, Kwinana Freeway to the west, Roe Highway and to the south and southeast. The 53-ha Ken Hurst Park, a conservation bushland area beyond Roe Highway named for a former mayor of Melville (1971–73) and set aside in the early 1990s,[4] is also within the suburb's boundaries.

At the ABS 2001 census, Leeming had a mostly upper-middle income[quantify] population of 12,977 people living in 3,959 dwellings, all but 230 of which were detached houses on separate lots. About 10% of the population are of East or South-East Asian descent. Retail and property and business services are the two most common occupations.

Facilities[edit]

Educational[edit]

Leeming contains three primary schools - Leeming[5] (1982), West Leeming[6] (1986) and Banksia Park[7] (1989), and one high school, Leeming Senior High School[8] (1985).

Commercial[edit]

Leeming is served by two neighbourhood shopping centres for daily needs (including Leeming Shopping Forum), while other commercial services are provided by Stockland Bull Creek on its northern fringe, and Southlands Boulevarde in Willetton.

Recreation and community[edit]

The suburb also contains a family centre, a recreation centre and sports facilities ("The Rec"[9]), and the Melville Glades Golf Club.[10]

Murdoch University, Murdoch TAFE (a campus of Challenger TAFE) and St John of God Hospital are 2 km to the west.

Transport[edit]

The suburb is located next to Murdoch train station, which opened in 2007. All services are operated by the Public Transport Authority.

Jandakot Airport is 2 km to the south-east.

Politics[edit]

Leeming is a reasonably affluent suburb with many "mortgage belt" families, and all three of the suburb's booths support the Liberal Party at both federal and state elections in line with many suburbs in this region of Perth.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Leeming (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of metropolitan suburb names". Retrieved 2007-01-17. 
  3. ^ Various MSD/UBD street directories, 1962-1987
  4. ^ City of Melville (August 2003). "Ken Hurst Park Management Plan" (PDF). Archived from the original on 2006-08-25. Retrieved 2006-11-10. 
  5. ^ "Leeming Primary School". Retrieved 2012-11-24. 
  6. ^ "West Leeming Primary School". Retrieved 2012-11-24. 
  7. ^ "Welcome to Banksia Park Primary School". Retrieved 2012-11-24. 
  8. ^ "Leeming SHS". Retrieved 2012-11-24. 
  9. ^ The Rec - About Leeming Recreation and Indoor Sports, Leeming, WA
  10. ^ Melville Glades Golf Club
  11. ^ "Leeming Skate Park Gets Fresh". City of Melville. 16 May 2007. Retrieved 2013-09-09. 
  12. ^ "PHAZE". City of Melville. Retrieved 2013-09-09. 

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