Harrisdale, Western Australia

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Harrisdale
PerthWestern Australia
Harrisdale is located in Perth
Harrisdale
Harrisdale
Coordinates 32°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
Population 3,807 (2011 census)[1]
Established 2007
Postcode(s) 6112
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 3,807 as of the 2011 Australian Census.[1] The population of the developing area is expected to grow to over 10,000 by 2031.[2]

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.[3] The development, known as Harrisdale Green, commenced construction in July 2010 and will accommodate up to 500 homes.[4][5]

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.[6]

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.[7]

The Harrisdale Swamp Bushland occupies a significant portion of the suburbs west. It is a banksia woodland dominated by Banksia attenuata and Banksia menziesii. The mammal species Quenda occurs in this area.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Harrisdale (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 August 2014.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Harrisdale" (PDF). City Of Armidale Population and Household Forecasts. forecast.id. Retrieved 2010-10-02. 
  3. ^ "Launch of Western Australia’s affordable eco-village". Government of Western Australia. 12 April 2008. Retrieved 2 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Harrisdale Green". Landport. Department of Housing. Retrieved 2010-10-02. 
  5. ^ "Harrisdale Green". Cedar Woods and Department of Housing. Retrieved 2010-10-02. 
  6. ^ "Harrisdale". Street-directory Australia. Virtual Map (Australia) Ltd. Retrieved 2010-10-02. 
  7. ^ "Carey Baptist College". Retrieved 2010-10-02. 
  8. ^ 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. Retrieved 2010-10-02.