Harrisdale, Western Australia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

PerthWestern Australia
Coordinates32°06′43″S 115°55′55″E / 32.112°S 115.932°E / -32.112; 115.932Coordinates: 32°06′43″S 115°55′55″E / 32.112°S 115.932°E / -32.112; 115.932
Population11,667 (SAL 2021)[1]
LGA(s)City of Armadale
State electorate(s)Darling Range
Federal division(s)Burt
Suburbs around Harrisdale:
Canning Vale Canning Vale Canning Vale
Canning Vale Harrisdale Southern River
Piara Waters Piara Waters Forrestdale

Harrisdale is a southeastern suburb of Perth, Western Australia and is one of the western suburbs of the City of Armadale. It was gazetted in 2007, and has a population of 9,076 as of the 2016 Australian census.[2] The population of the developing area is expected to grow to over 10,000 by 2031.[3]

On 12 April 2008, a joint venture was announced between the Government of Western Australia and Cedar Woods Properties Limited to develop a 30-hectare (74-acre) site in the northwest of the suburb of Harrisdale with an emphasis on affordable housing and sustainable living.[4] The development, known as Harrisdale Green, commenced construction in July 2010 and will accommodate up to 500 homes.[5][6][needs update]

The suburb is bounded by Warton Road to the northwest, Ranford Road to the northeast, Skeet Road to the southeast and Nicholson Road to the southwest.[7]

Carey Baptist College is a co-educational school that occupies a 12-hectare (30-acre) site in Harrisdale. It was established by the Carey Community Baptist Church in 1998 and provides education from kindergarten through to Year 12.[8]

Harrisdale Senior High School is a public high school in Harrisdale that opened in 2017.

The Harrisdale Swamp Bushland occupies a significant portion of the suburb's west. It is a banksia woodland dominated by Banksia attenuata and Banksia menziesii. The mammal species Quenda occurs in this area.[9]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Harrisdale (Suburb and Locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Harrisdale (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 January 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ "Harrisdale" (PDF). City Of Armidale Population and Household Forecasts. forecast.id. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 2 October 2010.
  4. ^ "Launch of Western Australia's affordable eco-village". Government of Western Australia. 12 April 2008. Retrieved 2 October 2010.
  5. ^ "Harrisdale Green". Landport. Department of Housing. Retrieved 2 October 2010.
  6. ^ "Harrisdale Green". Cedar Woods and Department of Housing. Archived from the original on 11 September 2010. Retrieved 2 October 2010.
  7. ^ "Harrisdale". Street-directory Australia. Virtual Map (Australia) Ltd. Retrieved 2 October 2010.
  8. ^ "Carey Baptist College". Retrieved 2 October 2010.
  9. ^ Froend, Dr. R.; et al. (September 2004). "Study of Ecological Water Requirements on the Gnangara and Jandakot Mounds under Section 46 of the Environmental Protection Act" (PDF). Water and Rivers Commission. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2011. Retrieved 2 October 2010.

External links[edit]

Media related to Harrisdale, Western Australia at Wikimedia Commons