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Brabham, Western Australia

Brabham is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located in the City of Swan. Formerly part of the suburb of Henley Brook, it was gazetted in May 2011, and was named after Australian motor racing personality Sir Jack Brabham.[2] The suburb is part of the City of Swan's Urban Growth Corridor and is bordered by Park Street in the north, Murray Street in the east, Harrow Street in the south and Lord Street in the west. It is located in the Whiteman Ward of the City of Swan.

Brabham
PerthWestern Australia
Population 3,307 (2016 census)[1]
Established 2011
Postcode(s) 6055
LGA(s) City of Swan
State electorate(s) Swan Hills
Federal Division(s) Pearce
Suburbs around Brabham:
Whiteman Henley Brook Henley Brook
Whiteman Brabham West Swan
West Swan Dayton West Swan

The old Caversham Airfield was also used as a motor racing circuit before Wanneroo raceway. It is bounded by Harrow, Daviot, Woollcott and West Swan Roads. It hosted 2 Australian Grand Prix races and Jack Brabham competed in the 1962 Race.

City of Swan - Whiteman WardEdit

As part of the 2017 City of Swan Boundary review the suburb of Brabham was relocated from the Swan Valley/Gidgegannup Ward into the renamed Whiteman Ward (formerly known as the Ballajura Ward).

The current councillors for the area are;

  • Cr Adam Kovalevs
  • Cr Maria Haynes
  • Cr John McNamara

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Brabham (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 March 2018.   
  2. ^ New suburb honours Australian motoring legend - Media Statement - Office of the Minister for Regional Development and Lands. Published 1 May 2011. Retrieved 2 May 2011.

Coordinates: 31°49′37″S 115°58′29″E / 31.8270°S 115.9746°E / -31.8270; 115.9746