Wanneroo

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Wanneroo
PerthWestern Australia
Wanneroo is located in Perth
Wanneroo
Wanneroo
Coordinates 31°44′49″S 115°48′11″E / 31.747°S 115.803°E / -31.747; 115.803Coordinates: 31°44′49″S 115°48′11″E / 31.747°S 115.803°E / -31.747; 115.803
Population 11,901 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 4,960/km2 (12,840/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 6065
Area 2.4 km2 (0.9 sq mi)
Location 25 km (16 mi) N of Perth CBD
LGA(s) City of Wanneroo
State electorate(s) Wanneroo
Federal Division(s) Cowan
Suburbs around Wanneroo:
Ashby Sinagra Jandabup
Joondalup Wanneroo Gnangara
Woodvale Hocking Wangara

Wanneroo is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Wanneroo.

History[edit]

As it is on the Swan Coastal Plain, the Wanneroo wetlands stretch parallel to the coastline and to the north and south of the suburb.[2]

Education[edit]

Wanneroo contains three primary schools,East Wanneroo Primary School,Wanneroo Primary School and St Anthonys Catholic Primary School Wanneroo contains one high school, Wanneroo Senior High School.

Major events[edit]

The Wanneroo Agricultural Show is held annually within Wanneroo, the state's largest Regional Agricultural Show.

Transport[edit]

The Transperth operated bus, Number 389, runs from Wanneroo to Perth, up and down Wanneroo Road; also 467 from Whitfords Station going to Joondalup Station via Wanneroo. And the 468.

Motorsport[edit]

Wanerroo is home to the Barbagallo Raceway, a 2.411 km (1.498 mi) road racing circuit. Barbagallo, which opened in 1969, is the home of motor racing in Western Australia and hosts an annual round of the V8 Supercars championship.

Wanneroo is also home to the Pinjar Park Speedway which opened in 2005. Pinjar Park is a 142 metres (155 yd) Motorcycle speedway which regularly hosts national and international meetings and caters to both senior and junior solo and sidecar racing. Pinjar Park is considered small for a speedway in Australia, with most tracks around the country ranging from 350 metres (380 yd) to 600 metres (660 yd) in length. For the bikes, the speedway replaced the old 550 metres (600 yd) Claremont Speedway which had run from 1927 until 2000, and the Bibra Lake Speedway which closed in 2004.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "State Suburbs: Wanneroo". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Kennealy, Shona (1994) Oral Histories of Wanneroo wetlands: Recollections of Wanneroo Pioneers, changes that occurred between European settlement and the 1950's The Water Authority of W.A. http://henrietta.liswa.wa.gov.au/record=b1606874~S2