Kingsley, Western Australia
Perth, Western Australia
|Population||13,228 (2006 census)|
|• Density||1,718/km2 ( 4,449/sq mi)|
|Area||7.7 km2 (3.0 sq mi)|
|Location||20 km (12 mi) from Perth|
|LGA(s)||City of Joondalup|
|Federal Division(s)||Moore Cowan|
Kingsley is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Joondalup. Kingsley is bounded to the north by Whitfords Avenue, to the south by Hepburn Avenue, to the west by the Mitchell Freeway and to the east by Wanneroo Road.
Lake Goollelal lies in the eastern part of the suburb, parallel to Wanneroo Road. The Kingsley residential area is thus divided by the lake, with a small enclave between the lake and Wanneroo Road.
The suburb of Kingsley is named after the village of Kingsley which is near Winchester in Hampshire, England. The name was chosen for the historical association with the first owner of land in the area, William Kernot Shenton. Shenton was born in Winchester in 1802, and arrived in Western Australia in 1829. The suburb name was approved in 1974. In 1844 Methodist missionary Rev John Smithes established Mission Farm near Lake Goollelal as a farm to be worked and lived on by aboriginal people under the guidance of the church. Businessman Ezio Luisini purchased 20 acres (8.1 hectares) of land near Lake Goollelal on which he established a winery in 1924. It was once one of the largest wineries in the southern hemisphere and operated from 1929 until 1986 when it was closed and the land redeveloped into suburban lots by Ernie Mondello.
Kingsley is the home of Kingsley Football club, which includes a Junior club. The Kingsley Football club had a number of members killed in the 2002 Bali bombings, a memorial was held at Kingsley Oval. The Kingsley-Woodvale Junior and Senior Cricket Clubs can also be found here. Kingsley has a tennis club, which was originally based in Kingsley, however it relocated to the neighbouring suburb of Woodvale in 1987 due to a lack of courts. Kingsley also have a soccer (football) team named Kingsley Soccer Club that are based in Woodvale at Chichester Park on Trappers Drive. The club became incorporated in 1990 and is celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2015. They currently have five teams competing in the Football West competitions. They have teams based at the highest level of the Sunday league competing in the Sunday premier league first team and reserve competitions. They also have a third men's team competing in the division one metropolitan league after advancing from the division three metropolitan league over the past three years. The club also has a women's team and a vets team competing in the Bankwest women's metropolitan league and Mysolar masters league.
There are 5 primary schools located within Kingsley;
- Creaney Primary School,
- Dalmain Primary school,
- Halidon Primary School,
- Goollelal Primary School,
- Montessori School
There are 4 churches in Kingsley:
- Kingsley Baptist
- Kingsley Church of Christ
- Kingsley Presbyterian Church
- Kingsley North-Woodvale Saint Anselm of Canterbury, Anglican
There are two major shopping centres located in Kingsley:
- Kingsley village located on Kingsley Drive has over 30 shops, including an IGA supermarket, newsagent, several takeaway shops, pharmacy and many others. Next door to Kingsley Village is the Kingsley Tavern and Restaurant. Also located in the immediate area is a Caltex service station.
- Boulevard Plaza located on Moolanda Boulevard is a smaller complex which has several shops including a bottle shop, hairdresser, Chinese takeaway and a Real Estate Agent. Located next door is a Coles Express service station.
- The Galaxy Drive In Theatre on Goollelal Drive is Perth's only drive-in theatre still in use.
- The Hawkes Hill Gallery is an art gallery located at 36 Goollelal Drive.
- Cherokee Village located on Hocking Road
Transperth operates bus routes 445, 446, 447 through Kingsley running in both directions between Warwick and Whitfords railway stations. Additionally routes 352, 355 and 465-469 buses travel along Kingsley's northern boundary, Whitfords Avenue, whilst route 389 along Wanneroo Road services the small residential strip east of Lake Goollelal.Two train stations are located at both the south western (Greenwood) and north western (Whitfords) corners of Kingsley.
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