Stake Hill, Western Australia

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Stake Hill
MandurahWestern Australia
Population 494 (2011 census)[1]
Established 1990s
Postcode(s) 6181
Location 12 km (7 mi) from Mandurah
LGA(s) Shire of Murray
State electorate(s) Mandurah
Federal Division(s) Canning
Suburbs around Stake Hill:
Lakelands Karnup Keralup
Parklands Stake Hill North Dandalup
Greenfields Barragup Nambeelup

Coordinates: 32°28′34″S 115°48′47″E / 32.476°S 115.813°E / -32.476; 115.813

Stake Hill is a northeastern rural residential suburb of Mandurah, Western Australia. Its local government area is the Shire of Murray. At the 2011 census, Stake Hill had a population of 494.[1]

History[edit]

The suburb's name comes from Stake Hill (32°23′S 115°46′E / 32.383°S 115.767°E / -32.383; 115.767), a hill which is about 15 km north of the suburb. Stakehill Road runs around the north side of Stake Hill (the hill) in the Baldivis area but doesn't run south to Stake Hill, the suburb. The area was unpopulated until the 1960s, and settlement in two rural subdivisions took place in the 1990s. 2009 saw Stake Hill become much more accessible with the extension of the Kwinana Freeway towards Mandurah.

Geography[edit]

Stake Hill is bounded by the City of Rockingham border to the north, Mandurah Road to the west, Lakes and Lakelands Roads to the south and Gull Road to the east.[2] The suburb consists of sparsely populated rural residential land with large (~2 ha) lots separated by bushland buffers, with some wetland areas to the southeast and several large lakes and pools along the Serpentine River which flows through the suburb.

Transport[edit]

Stake Hill is not served by public transport, but is directly connected to the Kwinana Freeway via the Lymon Road interchange, and with the new highway Mandjoogoordap Drive now completed, it is now only a short 10-minute drive from this interchange directly into the City of Mandurah. Mandjoogoordap Drive also provides a quick and easy route directly to the train and bus station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Stake Hill (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 31 October 2012. 
  2. ^ 2006 StreetSmart directory, Department of Lands and Surveys, Perth.