West Perth, Western Australia

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West Perth
PerthWestern Australia
West Perth is located in Perth
West Perth
West Perth
Coordinates 31°57′00″S 115°50′35″E / 31.95°S 115.843056°E / -31.95; 115.843056Coordinates: 31°57′00″S 115°50′35″E / 31.95°S 115.843056°E / -31.95; 115.843056
Population 5,168 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 6005
Location 1 km (1 mi) from Perth CBD
LGA(s)
State electorate(s) Perth
Federal Division(s) Curtin
Suburbs around West Perth:
West Leederville Leederville Northbridge
Subiaco West Perth Perth
Subiaco Kings Park Perth

West Perth is an inner suburb of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia.

Formerly an exclusive suburb for wealthy merchants and politicians, it is now part of the inner mixed zone, and has predominantly office blocks which have displaced residential buildings.

There is a high proportion of miners and consultants, and particularly medical specialists, compared to the Perth CBD. Streets such as Colin Street, Ord Street and Outram Street have significant office and high density residential buildings.

Most retail outlets are located on Hay Street which is the main commercial zone for the suburb, and these are focused on serving the office population.

Closer to the CBD the Harbourtown factory outlet complex located near the eastern edge of the suburb, and the City West complex.[2] This location was home to the Perth Metropolitan Markets from 1929 to 1989, when they moved to Canning Vale.[3]

Notable buildings[edit]

Parliament House is located overlooking St Georges Terrace and Mitchell Freeway, and is at the centre of the Parliament precinct. Also in the precinct is Dumas House, the original Perth Observatory, the second location of Hale School, Solidarity Park, Edith Dircksey Cowan Memorial, and the Constitutional Centre of Western Australia.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "State Suburbs: West Perth". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  2. ^ West Perth Pedestrian Study. Curtin University of Technology in association with Geografia. 2006. 
  3. ^ Perth Market City Historical Photo Gallery
  4. ^ http://www.ccentre.wa.gov.au/ Constitutional Centre of Western Australia

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