Lockridge, Western Australia

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Lockridge
PerthWestern Australia
Lockridge is located in Perth
Lockridge
Lockridge
Coordinates31°52′52″S 115°56′49″E / 31.881°S 115.947°E / -31.881; 115.947Coordinates: 31°52′52″S 115°56′49″E / 31.881°S 115.947°E / -31.881; 115.947
Population3,467 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)6054
LGA(s)City of Swan
State electorate(s)Bassendean
Federal Division(s)Cowan
Suburbs around Lockridge:
Beechboro Beechboro Caversham
Kiara Lockridge Caversham
Eden Hill Eden Hill Eden Hill

Lockridge is a suburb of Perth, in the Bassendean division of Western Australia, and the City of Swan local government area.

Land was first granted in the area to Edward Hamersley in 1837. Its name is derived from that of Lockeridge House, a property built by his son, Samuel Hamersley, in 1874. Part of what is now Lockridge, which became the Pyrton Estate, was bought by the Western Australian government during the Soldier settlement scheme in the 1920s. In 1969, the State Housing Commission purchased 240 acres (97 ha) to begin residential development in the area. An urban renewal project was undertaken in the late 1990s.[2][3]

At the 2016 Australian census the suburb had a population of 3,467.[1]

Local amenities include Rosher Park, Kiara College, Lockridge Primary School, and the Alice Daveron Community Centre. The Swan Valley Nyungah Community was in the area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Lockridge (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of metropolitan suburb names – L". Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Lockridge". City of Swan. Retrieved 6 July 2020.