Kenwick, Western Australia

Kenwick, Western Australia is a mixed residential, light industrial and semi-rural suburb located in the south-east of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Gosnells. A large portion of the suburb is composed of remnant agricultural land organized as smallholdings of several acres, as well as relatively pristine native wetlands, including the Brixton Street Wetlands which are of significant conservation value. It also contains several sites of historical significance relating to its status as one of the early farming communities of the Swan River Colony.

Kenwick
PerthWestern Australia
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Kenwick is located in Perth
Kenwick
Kenwick
Coordinates32°01′44″S 115°58′55″E / 32.029°S 115.982°E / -32.029; 115.982Coordinates: 32°01′44″S 115°58′55″E / 32.029°S 115.982°E / -32.029; 115.982
Population5,147 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density525.2/km2 (1,360/sq mi)
Postcode(s)6107
Area9.8 km2 (3.8 sq mi)
Location18 km (11 mi) from Perth, Western Australia
LGA(s)City of Gosnells
State electorate(s)Forrestfield
Federal Division(s)Hasluck
Suburbs around Kenwick:
Beckenham Wattle Grove Wattle Grove
Cannington Kenwick Orange Grove
Langford Maddington Maddington

Kenwick is bounded on the south-west by the Canning River and on the north-west by the Roe Highway. Albany Highway, the main south-east arterial transport route, runs through the western part of the suburb.

AmenitiesEdit

Historic sitesEdit

Commercial and retailEdit

Kenwick contains a small local shopping centre in the main residential area, a mixed retail and commercial centre at the major highway intersection adjacent to the railway station, and numerous light industrial businesses located along Albany Highway.

Sporting and communityEdit

Lawn bowls, tennis courts, a skate park, a library and community centre, and an oval for cricket and football are all available for community usage. A significant sporting complex incorporating most of these activities is located at Mills Park in the north-west of the suburb.

SchoolsEdit

See alsoEdit

Kenwick railway station

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Kenwick (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 October 2008.
  2. ^ City of Gosnells. Kenwick Pioneer Cemetery Archived 13 November 2007 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 19 August 2009.
  3. ^ City of Gosnells. Liddelow Homestead Archived 21 September 2009 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 19 August 2009.
  4. ^ a b ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF WESTERN AUSTRALIAN SCHOOLS BY EDUCATION DISTRICT Archived 1 October 2009 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 19 August 2009.
  5. ^ Rehoboth Christian College Retrieved 19 August 2009.