Hazelmere, Western Australia

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Hazelmere
PerthWestern Australia
Hazelmere from the air.JPG
Hazelmere lakes in foreground, Great Eastern Highway Bypass in upper right
Hazelmere is located in Perth
Hazelmere
Hazelmere
Coordinates 31°54′04″S 115°55′19″E / 31.901°S 115.922°E / -31.901; 115.922Coordinates: 31°54′04″S 115°55′19″E / 31.901°S 115.922°E / -31.901; 115.922
Population 922 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 6055
LGA(s) City of Swan
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s) Hasluck
Suburbs around Hazelmere:
Woodbridge Midland Helena Valley
Guildford Hazelmere Gooseberry Hill
South Guildford High Wycombe Maida Vale

Hazelmere is a suburb of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia, 14 kilometres (9 mi) east of Perth's central business district (CBD) in the City of Swan local government area.

Bordered by Roe Highway to the east, and the Great Eastern Highway Bypass to the south, Hazelmere is at the northern edge of Perth Airport land.

History[edit]

Hazelmere is part of the Woodbridge land grant given to Captain James Stirling in 1829.[2] When a Guildford auctioneer bought the land in 1883, he subdivided the property into smaller lots, and one was named Hazelmere after the English town of Haslemere near Guildford, Surrey.[2]

Formerly an extensive rural buffer between Midland and the airport it now consists of a mix of residential land at the Guildford end, rural land in the center and industrial land to the East.

Bushmead rifle range[edit]

The former Commonwealth-owned land of the Bushmead rifle range that bordered on the formation of the former Upper Darling Range Railway was sold in 2010 to property developer Cedar Woods Properties Limited - more specifically its subsidy Dunlan Property Pty Ltd [3]

Rezoning of Residential Areas[edit]

The strategic location of the residential lots in Hazelmere is considered by the City of Swan to be appropriate for higher density housing, and as a result a number of lots are currently under consideration for increased zoning. The rezoning of lots to the upper coding of R25 or R35 is considered appropriate due to the location of the Hazelmere lots that are located between 1 - 1.5 km away from the Woodbridge and East Guildford train stations and are within 2 km of the Strategic Metropolitan Centre of Midland.[4]

The location of the lots that are proposed to be rezoned include the area generally bounded by Bushmead Road, Stirling Crescent, Eric Street and Wingate Avenue. Also included are lots on the east side of Wingate Avenue, lots fronting Mary Street and Anthea Street and the freight rail line to the west. The City of Swan have prepared two maps that show the current and proposed zoning respectively.[5]

See also[edit]

Helena Valley

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Hazelmere (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  2. ^ a b Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of metropolitan suburb names – H". Retrieved 2008-02-23. 
  3. ^ The 273 hectare site was sold by the Department of Defence on behalf of the Commonwealth of Australia via a public tender process to Cedar Woods' wholly owned subsidiary Dunland Property Pty Ltd for $18,000,000 (bought for A$6.59 / m2, once developed residential sells at 700m2 for A$500,000 or A$714 / m2), with settlement in July 2010 - 14 May 2010 - Cedar Woods - Hazelmere Acquisition at http://www.cedarwoods.com.au/Investors/Announcements.aspx.
  4. ^ Ordinary Meeting of Council 25 September 2013 'Final Adoption LPS 17 Scheme Amendment 93 - Hazelmere Village Precinct'. Item 3.4. Pdf document at http://www.swan.wa.gov.au/files/168dab92-9984-4da0-9310-a24600a3e806/b3-4.pdf
  5. ^ Ordinary Meeting of Council 25 September 2013 'Final Adoption LPS 17 Scheme Amendment 93 - Hazelmere Vllage Precinct'. Item 3.4 Attachment. Pdf document at http://www.swan.wa.gov.au/files/bd758b93-1b53-48aa-b892-a24600a3e91f/b3-4att.pdf