Tamala Park, Western Australia

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Tamala Park
PerthWestern Australia
Tamala Park is located in Perth
Tamala Park
Tamala Park
Coordinates 31°42′32″S 115°43′26″E / 31.709°S 115.724°E / -31.709; 115.724Coordinates: 31°42′32″S 115°43′26″E / 31.709°S 115.724°E / -31.709; 115.724
Population 0 (2011)
 • Density 0.00/km2 (0.00/sq mi)
Established 1988
Postcode(s) 6030
Area 4.2 km2 (1.6 sq mi)
Location 31 km (19 mi) NNW of Perth CBD
LGA(s) City of Wanneroo
State electorate(s) Mindarie
Federal Division(s) Moore
Suburbs around Tamala Park:
Mindarie
Clarkson
Neerabup
Indian Ocean Tamala Park Neerabup
Burns Beach
Kinross
Neerabup

Tamala Park is an unpopulated locality in Perth, Western Australia. It sits on the border between the City of Wanneroo and the City of Joondalup local authorities, and separates the Clarkson-Butler region from the suburbs of Joondalup.

History[edit]

The Mooro group of Noongar were familiar with the area, and several of their traditional stories and legends refer to local Tamala Park land features, such as Waukolup Hill, although evidence suggests that they lived much further east, closer to modern-day Wanneroo Road.[1]

The suburb was formally established by excision of parts of Mindarie, Clarkson and Burns Beach on 9 September 1988.[2]

Present use[edit]

At present, Tamala Park is mostly unoccupied bushland, primarily used as a landfill and recycling centre. Two arterial roads, Marmion Avenue and Connolly Drive, run through it and link the suburbs on each side. It is a large locality, extending from the Joondalup railway line in the east, to the coast of the Indian Ocean, where it leads onto Burns Beach to the south and Claytons Beach in Mindarie to the north.

Tamala Park is in the process of being developed. The Tamala Park Regional Council (TPRC) was established to develop 165 hectares (410 acres) of land in the Tamala Park locality. The Council comprises 12 councillors representing the 7 owner councils that make up the TPRC as follows:

Tamala Park is the 10th regional and 154th local government council to be established by proclamation in the Government Gazette in February 2006.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heritage Council of WA (June 1998). "Yaberoo Budjara Heritage Trail" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-01-17. 
  2. ^ "Naming and Change of Name of Localities. City of Wanneroo (per 1421/983)". Western Australia Government Gazette. 9 September 1988. p. 1988:3497. 
  3. ^ "Tamala Park Regional Council". 
  4. ^ "Local Government Act 1995: Establishment of a Regional Council". Western Australia Government Gazette. 3 February 2006. p. 2006:535.