Mirrabooka, Western Australia

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Mirrabooka
PerthWestern Australia
Mirrabooka is located in Perth
Mirrabooka
Mirrabooka
Coordinates 31°51′47″S 115°52′12″E / 31.863°S 115.87°E / -31.863; 115.87Coordinates: 31°51′47″S 115°52′12″E / 31.863°S 115.87°E / -31.863; 115.87
Population 7,933 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 1,587/km2 (4,110/sq mi)
Established 1954
Postcode(s) 6061
Area 5.0 km2 (1.9 sq mi)
Location 12 km (7 mi) N of Perth CBD
LGA(s) City of Stirling
State electorate(s) Mirrabooka
Federal Division(s) Stirling
Suburbs around Mirrabooka:
Girrawheen Koondoola Malaga
Balga Mirrabooka Malaga
Westminster and Nollamara Dianella Noranda

Mirrabooka is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. Its local government area is the City of Stirling.

Mirrabooka is an Aboriginal name for the constellation most commonly known as the Southern Cross.[2]

The early stage of development of the suburb was originally as an extension of Girrawheen [3] and Nollamara [4]

The suburb has expanded rapidly in recent years, with the subdivision of bushland, on which housing developments have been built,[5] especially north of Yirrigan Drive.

The Mirrabooka Square Shopping Centre developed in 1979 [6] has been expanded . The new regional police station of the Western Australia Police was expanded in 2015 [7]

Transport[edit]

The suburb is home to the Mirrabooka bus station,[8] a hub for bus transport in the area, and is served by a number of Transperth bus routes operated by Path Transit, Transdev Perth and Swan Transit, Including connections to Perth, Warwick Train Station, Stirling, and more.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "State Suburbs: Mirrabooka (WA)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority (3 June 2016). "Perth suburb names". Retrieved 16 July 2016. 
  3. ^ Margaret A. Feilman & Associates; State Housing Commission of Western Australia (1970), Mirrabooka Project, Girrawheen neighbourhood. Sheet 22 : State Housing Commission W. Australia (Rev. [ed.] ed.), State Housing Commission, retrieved 20 September 2016 
  4. ^ Margaret A. Feilman Architects & Planners; State Housing Commission of Western Australia (1960), Mirrabooka project...Nollamara neighbourhood, Margaret A. Feilman, retrieved 20 September 2016 
  5. ^ Sinclair, Knight & Partners; State Housing Commission of Western Australia (1985), Mirrabooka Regional Centre : parking study report, Sinclair Knight & Partners (W.A.) Pty. Ltd. Consulting Engineers, retrieved 20 September 2016 
  6. ^ Metropolitan (Perth) Passenger Transport Trust (1979), Mirrabooka Bus Station : commences operation Monday, 17th September, 1979, retrieved 20 September 2016 
  7. ^ http://www.pfeng.com.au/projects/structural-engineering/justice-correctional-services/mirrabooka-police-station/.
  8. ^ Metropolitan (Perth) Passenger Transport Trust (1979), Mirrabooka Bus Station : commences operation Monday, 17th September, 1979, retrieved 20 September 2016