Orange Grove, Western Australia

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Orange Grove
PerthWestern Australia
Bickley Dam panorama Western Australia SMC.jpg
Bickley Dam and Reservoir panorama
Orange Grove is located in Perth
Orange Grove
Orange Grove
Coordinates 32°01′19″S 116°01′37″E / 32.022°S 116.027°E / -32.022; 116.027Coordinates: 32°01′19″S 116°01′37″E / 32.022°S 116.027°E / -32.022; 116.027
Population 544 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 6109
LGA(s) City of Gosnells
State electorate(s) Kalamunda
Federal Division(s) Canning
Suburbs around Orange Grove:
Wattle Grove Forrestfield Lesmurdie
Kenwick Orange Grove Carmel
Maddington Martin Canning Mills

Orange Grove is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia in the City of Gosnells.

In 2006, the local primary school, Orange Grove Primary School,[2] became the first school in Western Australia to produce a podcast, with its show entitled Podkids Australia.[3]

Despite the name, Bickley Dam is situated within Orange Grove. It was constructed in 1921 on Bickley Brook, a tributary of the Canning River. This created Bickley Reservoir, which has a capacity of 0.06 gigalitres (GL). It is a source of drinking water for the Integrated Water Supply System (IWSS) which services Perth, Mandurah, Pinjarra, Harvey and the Goldfields and Agricultural regions. It was used as a direct source of water for Perth until 1994. Since 1994, however, it has operated as a pumpback for Victoria Reservoir due to low pipeline pressure and poor water quality.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Orange Grove (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  2. ^ Orange Grove Primary School www.ogps.wa.edu.au. Retrieved 12 February 2007.
  3. ^ Podkids Australia www.podkids.com.au. Retrieved 12 February 2007.
  4. ^ Bickley Reservoir Catchment Area Drinking Water Source Protection Plan Water Resource Protection Report Series. REPORT NO.61 JUNE 2006. Retrieved 12 February 2007.