Mundaring Weir Road

Mundaring Weir Road is a road in the outer eastern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia that links Mundaring and Kalamunda.[1]

Mundaring Weir Road, just north west of Mundaring Weir.
Mundaring Weir Road

Beelu National Park sign 2008.jpg
Mundaring Weir Road at the Beelu National Park
General information
TypeRoad
Length24 km (15 mi)
Tourist routes Tourist Drive 207
Major junctions
Northeast end Great Eastern Highway (National Highway 94), Mundaring
Southwest end Canning Road (State Route 41), Kalamunda
Location(s)
Major suburbsMundaring Weir

Although an earlier rough track existed in a similar route, the road was developed in the late 1930s.[2][3][4][5]

It is the primary access route for Mundaring Weir, a dam and tourist attraction. It is a single carriageway for its entire length, with one lane in either direction. It crosses the alignment of the long since removed Mundaring Weir Railway a number of times, before crossing the Helena River just west of the first pumping station for the Goldfields Water Supply Scheme.[6]

It passes east of the Beelu National Park, and north of Mount Gunjin.

It starts from Phillips Road in Mundaring, 35 km east of Perth's central business district, and heads south towards the weir from which it derives its name through State Forest regions. It then heads west, providing access to the sparsely populated and largely forested agricultural localities of Hacketts Gully and Paulls Valley, before entering Kalamunda from the east. It terminates at a roundabout in Kalamunda's town centre.

It has been a vital link into forestry areas – and also areas subjected to bushfire in recent years.

The Darling Range Tourist Drive (Tourist Drive 207) follows Mundaring Weir Road as it travels between Mundaring and Kalamunda.[7]

See alsoEdit

  Australian Roads portal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Also known as Kalamunda-Mundaring road
  2. ^ "KALAMUNDA-MUNDARING ROAD". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 14 November 1933. p. 11. Retrieved 5 May 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "NEW SCENIC ROAD". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 10 September 1937. p. 25. Retrieved 5 May 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "NEW HILLS ROAD". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 1 June 1938. p. 11. Retrieved 5 May 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "The GLORY of the HILLS". Western Mail. Perth: National Library of Australia. 25 August 1938. p. 25. Retrieved 5 May 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Edmonds, Leigh (1998)Large timber structures in Western Australia. Perth, W.A. Engineering Heritage Panel, Western Australia Division, Institution of Engineers (5 volumes) mention of the bridge downstream of Mundaring Weir
  7. ^ Main Roads Western Australia; Western Australian Tourism Commission; Royal Automobile Club. "Tourist Drives of Western Australia" (PDF). Main Roads Western Australia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 April 2011. Retrieved 3 November 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) Additional archives: 11 April 2015.