Woodridge, Western Australia

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Woodridge
Western Australia
Woodridge is located in Western Australia
Woodridge
Woodridge
Coordinates 31°20′00″S 115°36′00″E / 31.33333°S 115.60000°E / -31.33333; 115.60000Coordinates: 31°20′00″S 115°36′00″E / 31.33333°S 115.60000°E / -31.33333; 115.60000
Population 584 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 6041
Elevation 45 m (148 ft)
Location
  • 75 km (47 mi) NNW of Perth
  • 28 km (17 mi) W of Gingin
LGA(s) Shire of Gingin
State electorate(s) Moore
Federal Division(s) Pearce

Woodridge is a town and rural residential estate located 75 kilometres (47 mi) north of the central business district of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia, on the western side of Wanneroo Road near Guilderton. It is separated from Perth's residential area by a 13-kilometre (8.1 mi) wide area of State Forest at Wilbinga. At the 2011 census, it had a population of 584,[1] up from 565 at the 2006 Census,[2] and 541 and 485 at the 2001 and 1996 censuses respectively.[3]

There is a community hall and a small art and craft shop with crafts handmade by locals. Each year there are a few community Fairs in the warmer months. There is a well tended local park with old large trees and a pond inhabited by ducks and geese, along with large tennis courts. Woodridge also has a local fire station and an area to lower boats into the Moore river for good fishing. Being close to the Moore River tourist area, it is a relatively hidden gem worth a visit for its sense of country charm. In 2011 the proposed skate park and bmx trail was approved to be started that year. Properties are all acreages the smallest being about one and a half acres and the largest unknown but an estimate would be 20 acres as there are working farms within the community.

According to some long-time locals, Woodridge was established by Mormon's in approximately the early 1980s and was a Mormon dominant community, though it is no longer considered to be so with families of various faiths. According to other long-time locals who bought in 1981 (after the original estate developers went bust), Woodridge was never a Mormon community at all, and originally was marketed as semi-rural acreages with the area near the community hall (currently Wooly Bush Loop) originally being a golf course.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Woodridge (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2012-10-28. 
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Woodridge (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-09-02. 
  3. ^ Moore River Company Pty Ltd and Western Australian Planning Commission, 2007 WASAT 98 (State Administrative Tribunal 1 May 2007).