North Fremantle, Western Australia

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North Fremantle
PerthWestern Australia
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Dingo Flour mill
North Fremantle is located in Perth
North Fremantle
North Fremantle
Coordinates 32°02′02″S 115°45′22″E / 32.034°S 115.756°E / -32.034; 115.756Coordinates: 32°02′02″S 115°45′22″E / 32.034°S 115.756°E / -32.034; 115.756
Population 2,724 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 6159
Location
LGA(s) City of Fremantle
State electorate(s) Cottesloe
Federal Division(s) Fremantle
Suburbs around North Fremantle:
Mosman Park Mosman Park
Indian Ocean North Fremantle East Fremantle
Fremantle East Fremantle
The old Leighton Marshalling Yards and Leighton Station.


North Fremantle is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Fremantle. Its postcode is 6159.

North Fremantle is situated on a peninsula, with the Indian Ocean bounding the west side and the Swan River the east side. On the north side it is separated from the suburb of Mosman Park by McCabe Street. North Fremantle has one train station located on Stirling Highway. It provides train services into Fremantle and Perth City. Various bus stations can be found in North Fremantle providing access to outer Perth suburbs.[2]

The suburb was once the site of Western Australian Government Railways' Leighton Marshalling Yards, which serviced the North Fremantle industrial area and North Quay. The area is now reserved for redevelopment by the state government.

The Swan river on the border of North Fremantle, holds great significance to the Aboriginal community who call the river “Derbal Yaragan”.[3]


Business

North Fremantle is home to Mojos bar;[4] the Railway Hotel; the North Fremantle Bowling Club, a local community run club that supports local live music, and holds private functions and community events; and River Beach, Leighton Beach and Port Beach. North Fremantle has seen an increase of locally owned business along Stirling Highway including various cafes, restaurants[5] and bars. The area's strong afternoon sea breeze (known as the 'Fremantle Doctor') makes its ocean beaches a prime location for wind and kite surfing. The Fremantle Surf Life Saving Club has been active since the 1930s.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 March 2016). "North Fremantle (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 May 2016.
  2. ^ Wagovau. (2016). Wagovau. Retrieved 17 May, 2016, from http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/
  3. ^ Hughes-Hallet, D., & de Gand, D. (2010). Indigenous history of the Swan and Canning rivers. A project with the Swan River Trust—Student work placement: Curtin University.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Home - Habitue Restaurant. (2016). Habitue Restaurant. Retrieved 17 May 2016, from http://habituerestaurant.com.au/
  6. ^ Walton, Graham (2001). Fremantle Surf Lifesaving Club History, freosurf.com.au. Retrieved 17 May 2011.