North Lake, Western Australia

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North Lake
PerthWestern Australia
North Lake is located in Perth
North Lake
North Lake
Coordinates 32°04′44″S 115°49′48″E / 32.079°S 115.830°E / -32.079; 115.830Coordinates: 32°04′44″S 115°49′48″E / 32.079°S 115.830°E / -32.079; 115.830
Population 1,298 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 433/km2 (1,121/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 6163
Area 3.0 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Location 18 km (11 mi) S of Perth
LGA(s) City of Cockburn
State electorate(s) Jandakot
Federal Division(s) Fremantle
Suburbs around North Lake:
Kardinya Murdoch Leeming
Coolbellup North Lake Leeming
Bibra Lake Bibra Lake Jandakot

North Lake is a suburb 18 kilometres (11 mi) south of the central business district of Perth, the capital of Western Australia, and 8 kilometres (5 mi) from the Indian Ocean. The suburb is located within the City of Cockburn local government area.

History[edit]

Its name is named after the lake of the same name within the locality. It is part of the northern most lake within a chain of lakes which make up the Beeliar Regional Park (North Lake, Bibra Lake, South Lake, Booragoon Lake, Yangebup Lake, and Thomsons Lake). The lake has been known by this name since 1877, and the name was approved for the suburb in 1954.[2]

Geography[edit]

The suburb is located on the northern edge of the City of Cockburn. It is bounded by Farrington Road to the north, the Kwinana Freeway to the east, the Roe Highway road reservation to the south and North Lake Road to the west.[3]

Facilities[edit]

Education[edit]

There are no schools within the suburb with many North Lake residents using the state government primary schools in Coolbellup and Kardinya. Directly to the north of the suburb lies Murdoch University, Winthrop Baptist, Murdoch college and Somerville Baptist Colleges.

Lakeside Recreation Centre[edit]

Lakeside Recreation Centre, is a recreation centre located in North Lake, on the corner of Farrington Road and Bibra Drive. It is home to four basketball courts, a Baptist church, a gym, and a creche. Lakeside Recreation Centre is the home court of the State Basketball League (SBL) team, the Lakeside Lightning. This is perhaps, North Lake's biggest attraction, along with the lake surrounds opposite.

Other recreation facilities[edit]

Apart from North Lake and its surrounds (Beeliar Regional Park) the suburb also contains the Perth Spanish Club and a Golf Driving Range.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "North Lake (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of metropolitan suburb names". Retrieved 2007-10-12. 
  3. ^ Department of Land Information. StreetSmart® Perth Street Directory (50 (2009) ed.). West Australian Newspapers Ltd. pp. Maps 432, 462. ISBN 978-1-921048-28-9.