Town of Cambridge
|Town of Cambridge
|Population||27,997 (2013 est)|
|• Density||1,272.6/km2 (3,296/sq mi)|
|Area||22.0 km2 (8.5 sq mi)|
|Region||Inner Metropolitan Perth|
|State electorate(s)||Churchlands, Nedlands|
|Website||Town of Cambridge|
The Town of Cambridge is a local government area in the inner western suburbs of the Western Australian capital city of Perth, about 5 kilometres (3 mi) west of Perth's central business district and extending to the Indian Ocean at City Beach. The Town covers an area of 22.0 square kilometres (8.5 sq mi) and has a population of 24,965 (2011). It was originally part of the City of Perth before the restructuring by the Western Australian State Government in 1994.
Historically the area was part of the North Perth municipality, gazetted in 1901, which was absorbed into the City of Perth in 1915 after becoming unsustainable as an autonomous political entity. In 1993 the Government of Western Australia decided to split up the local government area (LGA) of the City of Perth, creating three additional LGAs and retaining a smaller City of Perth. The new LGAs were Town of Vincent, Town of Cambridge and the Town of Victoria Park.
Parks and reserves
Cambridge has many parks and reserves. The Town has two major reserves, Lake Monger and Perry Lakes, as well as 4.8 km of coastline, including City Beach and Floreat Beach and their respective parks, and the nearby dunes.
The city has been divided into 2 wards, each electing 4 councillors.
- Coast Ward
- Wembley Ward
(* indicates suburb only partially located within Town)
- "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 5. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, Western Australia". 3 April 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
- WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 3.0), 31 May 2007.
- Town of Cambridge (26 March 2007). "Parks, Playgrounds, Barbecues". Retrieved 2007-04-22.