Forrestdale, Western Australia

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Forrestdale
PerthWestern Australia
Forrestdale is located in Perth
Forrestdale
Forrestdale
Coordinates 32°08′53″S 115°56′28″E / 32.148°S 115.941°E / -32.148; 115.941Coordinates: 32°08′53″S 115°56′28″E / 32.148°S 115.941°E / -32.148; 115.941
Population 1,063 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 21.47/km2 (55.62/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 6112
Area 49.5 km2 (19.1 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s) City of Armadale
State electorate(s) Darling Range
Federal Division(s) Burt
Suburbs around Forrestdale:
Piara Waters, Harrisdale Southern River Champion Lakes, Seville Grove
Banjup Forrestdale Haynes
Wandi Oakford Hilbert

Forrestdale is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Armadale.

Geography[edit]

Forrestdale is home to Forrestdale Lake, a nature reserve important for waterbirds, many of which breed there. It usually fills in winter and dries out in summer. The nature reserve contains the only known remaining habitat of Neopasiphae simplicior, a critically endangered native bee.[2] Tiger Snakes are commonly seen at this nature reserve along with Dugites.

Amenities and facilities[edit]

Forrestdale has a golf course.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Forrestdale (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Burbidge, Andrew A (2004). "9. Invertebrates". Threatened animals of Western Australia. Department of Conservation and Land Management. p. 156. ISBN 0-7307-5549-5. Distribution and habitat: The species [Neopasiphae Simplicior ] is found only near Perth. It has been collected at Cannington and near Forrestdale Lake around the Forrestdale golf course.