Doubleview, Western Australia
Doubleview is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia in the local government area of the City of Stirling. It was named Doubleview due to its views of both the Indian Ocean to the west and the Darling Range to the east.
Perth, Western Australia
Looking over the west side towards the beach from Doubleview hill
|Population||7,576 (2011 census)|
|• Density||3,030/km2 ( 7,850/sq mi)|
|Area||2.5 km2 (1.0 sq mi)|
|Location||11 km (7 mi) NW of Perth|
|LGA(s)||City of Stirling|
Doubleview lies between Scarborough to the west and Innaloo to the east on the heavily trafficked Scarborough Beach Road. It is bordered by Newborough Street to the North, Grand Parade to the West, Williamstown Road to the South, and Huntriss Road to the East. Its main roads are Sackville Terrace and Scarborough Beach Road.
In 1895, the land was occupied by John Daniel Manning (1814-1895), an English-born dairy farmer, shortly before his death. In 1910, a real estate investor called Charles Edgar Stoneman purchased the land and started selling it in subdivisions. He used the same street names used in the center of Perth, leading buyers to believe they were purchasing land there. In 1916, a real estate developer called M. L. Connor purchased the Southern portion of Doubleview and started selling it in subdivisions. After he failed to sell many, it was purchased by a team of real estate developers, Dudley and Dwyer, in 1926. They were the ones who coined the name 'Doubleview.' However, the land subdivisions failed to sell again.
Shortly after the Second World War, the Western Australian government built houses for returning soldiers in the Northern section of Doubleview. Those first houses were built in timber-frame. More recently, houses have been built using brick and tile. It has remained a predominantly residential area.
Doubleview contains several public parks:
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "State Suburbs: Doubleview". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
- Google Map
- City of Stirling: Doubleview Archived 6 June 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
- MANNING, John & Mary, Western Australian Museum
- Doubleview Primary School: Contact Us
- Perth Chinese Christian Church
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Maps