Currambine, Western Australia

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Currambine
PerthWestern Australia
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Currambine is located in Perth
Currambine
Currambine
Coordinates 31°43′55″S 115°45′04″E / 31.732°S 115.751°E / -31.732; 115.751Coordinates: 31°43′55″S 115°45′04″E / 31.732°S 115.751°E / -31.732; 115.751
Population 6,775 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 2,190/km2 (5,660/sq mi)
Established 1980s
Postcode(s) 6028
Area 3.1 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s) City of Joondalup
State electorate(s) Ocean Reef, Joondalup
Federal Division(s) Moore
Suburbs around Currambine:
Burns Beach Kinross Neerabup
Iluka Currambine Joondalup
Ocean Reef Connolly Joondalup

Currambine is a northern suburb of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia 30 km north of Perth's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Joondalup. It contains the Currambine Central shopping centre and cinema complex.

History[edit]

Currambine was approved as a suburb name in 1980. The name was chosen by the City of Wanneroo in 1979 from a book by A.W. Reed.[2] It is an Aboriginal word from New South Wales meaning "heaps of rocks".[3]

Currambine was developed as a chiefly residential suburb in the mid-1990s on land adjacent to the Currambine train station, which was built and opened in 1993.

Geography[edit]

Currambine is bounded by Burns Beach Road to the north, Marmion Avenue to the west, Shenton Avenue to the south and Mitchell Freeway to the west. The suburb is effectively bisected into quarters by the dual carriageways Connolly Drive (north-south) and Moore Drive (east-west).[4]

Demographics[edit]

At the ABS 2011 census, Currambine had a population of 6,775 people living in 2,464 dwellings. According to the 2011 census, Currambine's workforce mostly consists of professionals; technicians and trade workers; and clerical and administrative workers. [5]

Facilities[edit]

Currambine is a residential suburb, and is served by the Currambine Market Place shopping centre (now renamed Currambine Central) at its southwestern corner.

Currambine Central.

The southeastern part of the suburb contains 5 holes of the 27-hole Joondalup Golf Course, part of the Joondalup Resort complex based in neighbouring Connolly. The suburb also contains two primary schools, one public (1997 Currambine Primary School) and one private (Francis Jordan Catholic School). The suburb is within Ocean Reef Senior High School's catchment area.[4] A community centre is also available for use, located near Currambine Central.

Parks and natural areas[edit]

Doncaster Park.

Currambine has a number of parks and recreational natural areas spread across the suburb. They include

  • Delamere Park
  • Doncaster Park
  • Caledonia Park
  • Christchurch Park
  • Fairmont Park
  • Clermont Park
  • Santa Ana Park
  • Carlton Park

Transport[edit]

Currambine is served by the 460, 461, 470, these three busses run through Shenton ave 471 and 472 Transperth bus routes from Joondalup,[6] operated by Transdev Perth and by the Currambine railway station.

Politics[edit]

Currambine is a fairly new suburb and a classic "mortgage belt" suburb which leans towards the Liberal Party in federal elections and the Australian Labor Party in state elections, in line with many northern Perth suburbs. This has changed in recent elections with majority voting for Liberal in the state elections. As Currambine is a part of two state electorates it is represented by both Mark Folkard: Burns Beach and Emily Hamilton: Joondalup, both of which are Labor representatives.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "State Suburbs: Currambine". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Reed, Alexander Wyclif (1970). Aboriginal place names and their meanings. Sydney, NSW. ISBN 0-589-07097-5.  (135 pages)
  3. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of metropolitan suburb names – C". Retrieved 2007-05-15. 
  4. ^ a b Department of Land Information. StreetSmart Perth Street Directory (54th ed.). West Australian Newspapers Ltd. pp. Map 220. ISBN 978-0-909439-67-5. 
  5. ^ "2011 Census QuickStats: Currambine". www.censusdata.abs.gov.au. Retrieved 2017-02-20. 
  6. ^ Northern 67 timetable[dead link], Transperth, effective 8 August 2005. Accessed 2007-01-17