Cloverdale, Western Australia
Perth, Western Australia
|Population||8,069 (2016 census)|
|• Density||2,069/km2 (5,360/sq mi)|
|Area||3.9 km2 (1.5 sq mi)|
|Location||10 km (6 mi) from Perth|
|LGA(s)||City of Belmont|
The name was from "Cloverdale Park", and "Cloverdale Estate", a subdivision in the area advertised for sale in 1910. It was officially recognised as a suburb name in 1954.
In the 2006 census, Cloverdale had a population of 6,457. Cloverdale residents had a median age of 37, a year above the State average, and median individual incomes were below-average for the Perth metropolitan area — $414 per week compared with $513 per week. In the 2006 census, 4.37% of residents identified as Indigenous Australians. The suburb had a Decile 3 socioeconomic rating and a SEIFA index of 934.
Cloverdale is approximately diamond-shaped, and represents the eastern quarter of Belmont's main residential area. It is bounded by Belmont Avenue to the southwest, Sydenham Street to the northwest, Epsom Avenue to the northeast, Tonkin Highway (Route 4) to the east and Leach Highway (Route 7) to the southeast. Abernethy Road (Route 55) runs northwest to southeast through the suburb.
The suburb is almost completely residential. However, its boundaries take in a commercial and civic area on the western side. The main feature here is Belmont Forum, a regional shopping centre with 142 stores which first opened in 1974, and a smaller neighbouring centre Belmont Village which contains a Reading Cinema and the Belmont Tavern. Opposite the centre in Faulkner Park is a civic area containing the City of Belmont's council offices as well as a library, museum and a senior citizens centre. Small shops consisting of no more than two or three retailers are dotted through the suburb.
Cloverdale contains no industrial areas, although Perth Airport is immediately to the east beyond Tonkin Highway, and on the other side of Leach Highway, is the Kewdale industrial area which is one of Perth's largest, which accounts for "Technicians and Trade Workers" being the biggest proportion of Cloverdale's workers in the 2006 ABS Census (18.2%) and workers, labourers and machinery operators and drivers also being high on the list.
A number of schools, parks and community facilities are located in Cloverdale.
The Cloverdale and Belmay state primary schools can be found here as well as Notre Dame Primary School, a Catholic school. Another school, Whiteside Primary, used to service the eastern part of the suburb but the school was closed in 1997, and the land sold off by the State Government to build housing. The nearest high school, just to the suburb's northwest, is Belmont City College.
No less than three community centres are located in Cloverdale. These are: the City of Belmont Youth and Family Centre, Miles Park Community Centre, and Forster Hall, as well as a recreation centre near Belmont Oval. Belmont Oval has facilities for lawn bowls and tennis as well as a soccer pitch and dog exercise area. Gerry Archer Athletic Centre, next to the Oval, caters for all athletic events and has a 400-metre grassed running track. It is incorrectly believed by some that Forster Park and Belmont Oval are in Kewdale, but Cloverdale in fact extends southwest to Belmont Avenue. Numerous other small parks, most of them named, are scattered through Cloverdale but they are for the most part simply grassed areas with no distinguishing features.
The suburb is connected to the rest of Perth's metropolitan area by two routes - Leach Highway, which links to Tonkin Highway, Bayswater/Morley, Forrestfield and the Perth Airport; and Abernethy Road which links to Great Eastern Highway in the direction of Perth CBD.
Cloverdale is served by Transperth buses operated by Path Transit. A small bus station at Belmont Forum is host to several bus routes including the 998-999 CircleRoute and various other routes. The 38-39 and 935 bus routes travel through Cloverdale along various streets while the 286, 287, 288, 293, 298 routes service Abernethy Road. The 380 bus route travel through between Perth Airport Terminal 1-2 and Perth City. The nearest train stations linked by bus to Belmont are Carlisle (288) and Oats Street (998-999).
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Cloverdale (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 August 2020.
- Belmont Museum booklet titled A History of Cloverdale with no author, no date
- Department of Land Information. StreetSmart Perth Street Directory (54th ed.). West Australian Newspapers Ltd. pp. Map 374. ISBN 978-0-909439-67-5.
- "Parliamentary Debates (Hansard)" (PDF). Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Western Australian Legislative Assembly. 28 August 2001. pp. 3081–3083.