Riverton, Western Australia

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Riverton
PerthWestern Australia
Riverton is located in Perth
Riverton
Riverton
Coordinates 32°02′06″S 115°53′38″E / 32.035°S 115.894°E / -32.035; 115.894Coordinates: 32°02′06″S 115°53′38″E / 32.035°S 115.894°E / -32.035; 115.894
Population 4,666 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 6148
Location 14 km (9 mi) from Perth
LGA(s) Canning
State electorate(s) Riverton
Federal Division(s) Tangney, Swan
Suburbs around Riverton:
Shelley Shelley / Wilson Wilson
Willetton Riverton Ferndale
Willetton Canning Vale Parkwood

Riverton is a suburb of Perth in Western Australia.

Location[edit]

Riverton is situated about 14 km from Perth. The Canning River makes some of its north eastern boundary. It is part of the City of Canning, situated south east of the Swan River. The main roads that pass through Riverton are Leach Highway, High Road and Vahland Avenue.

History[edit]

The suburb began by a subdivision in 1917[2] It was referred to locally as Riverton Bridge in 1937 due to the old timber Riverton Bridge that crosses the Canning River to the suburb, and to distinguish it from the South Australian suburb of Riverton.[2]

Amenities[edit]

Riverton has its local library with recreational facilities known as the Riverton Leisureplex. There is Stockland Riverton shopping centre, often referred to by its former name of Riverton Forum,[3] which provides locals with everyday essentials.

There are two primary schools; Riverton Primary School and Queen of Apostles Primary School. The suburb has no secondary schools.

Adenia Road Park[edit]

Adenia Road Park forms part of the Canning River Regional Park. It includes the Canning River, Adenia Park Lagoon, natural bush walk paths, dog exercise area, bike path, lookouts and a playground. It links between the Canning River Regional Park in Ferndale and the parkland beside Riverton Bridge.

Clune Park[edit]

Clune Park is an area located in Riverton, managed by the City of Canning. In 1928, the Christian Brothers purchased 62.4 hecatres (160 acres) of land just east of the Riverton Bridge naming it Clune Park.[4] Clune Park is named after the Catholic Archbishop Patrick Clune.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Riverton (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  2. ^ a b Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of metropolitan suburb names – R". Retrieved 2007-05-25. 
  3. ^ "http://www.allbusiness.com/banking-finance/financial-markets-investing/9950079-1.html", retrieved on 2008-08-18
  4. ^ Massam, Katharine (1998).On High Ground: Images of One Hundred Years at Aquinas College, Western Australia University of Western Australia Press ISBN 1876268050