Malaga, Western Australia

Malaga (/məˈlɑːɡə/) is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, approximately 11 kilometres north of the CBD, in the City of Swan.

Malaga
PerthWestern Australia
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Aerial view of Malaga from the north-east
Malaga is located in Perth
Malaga
Malaga
Location in metropolitan Perth
Coordinates31°51′36″S 115°53′35″E / 31.860°S 115.893°E / -31.860; 115.893Coordinates: 31°51′36″S 115°53′35″E / 31.860°S 115.893°E / -31.860; 115.893
Postcode(s)6090
Area6.6 km2 (2.5 sq mi)
LGA(s)City of Swan
State electorate(s)West Swan
Federal Division(s)Division of Cowan
Suburbs around Malaga:
Koondoola Ballajura Whiteman
Mirrabooka Malaga Bennett Springs
Dianella Noranda Beechboro

Early real estate development occurred in the decade before the first world war.[1][2]

EtymologyEdit

The suburb is thought to be named after either the Spanish city of Málaga, or the Aboriginal word malaga which means ironstone. The name was approved in 1969.

DemographicsEdit

Malaga is an industrial precinct. Currently there are 2409 businesses with a workforce of over 12,000 people. The 2006 census listed only 28 people living in the suburb.[3][4]

Significant facilitiesEdit

The suburb contains a Transperth bus depot operated by Path Transit.

The Paramount College of Natural Medicine has its campus on Bonner Drive in Malaga.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Peet & Co; Crossland & Hardy (Firm) (surveyor.) (1915), Benmore Extension Estate, Perth, Western Australia Peet & Co, retrieved 22 January 2020
  2. ^ Peet & Co; Morning Herald Job Printing Department (lithographer.) (1908), Balcatta Park Extension : Swan location K1, Perth, Western Australia Peet & Co, retrieved 22 January 2020
  3. ^ Walker, Beth; Edith Cowan University. Small and Medium Enterprise Research Centre (2004), Malaga business review 2004, Small and Medium Enterprise Research Centre, Edith Cowan university, retrieved 22 January 2020
  4. ^ Walker, Beth; Strahan, Bernadette; Edith Cowan University. Small and Medium Enterprise Research Centre; Swan (W.A.). Council (2008), Malaga business review 2008 : informing the Malaga Place plan, Small and Medium Enterprise Research Centre, Edith Cowan University, retrieved 22 January 2020