Orange Grove, Western Australia

Orange Grove is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia in the City of Gosnells.

Orange Grove
PerthWestern Australia
Bickley Dam panorama Western Australia SMC.jpg
Bickley Dam and Reservoir panorama
Orange Grove is located in Perth
Orange Grove
Orange Grove
Coordinates32°01′19″S 116°01′37″E / 32.022°S 116.027°E / -32.022; 116.027Coordinates: 32°01′19″S 116°01′37″E / 32.022°S 116.027°E / -32.022; 116.027
Population747 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)6109
LGA(s)City of Gosnells
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)Canning
Suburbs around Orange Grove:
Wattle Grove Forrestfield Lesmurdie
Kenwick Orange Grove Carmel
Maddington Martin Canning Mills

Despite the name, Bickley Dam is situated within Orange Grove. It was constructed in 1921 on Bickley Brook, a tributary of the Canning River.

This created Bickley Reservoir, which has a capacity of 0.06 gigalitres (GL). It is a source of drinking water for the Integrated Water Supply System (IWSS) which services Perth, Mandurah, Pinjarra, Harvey and the Goldfields and Agricultural regions. It was used as a direct source of water for Perth until 1994. Since 1994, however, it has operated as a pumpback for Victoria Reservoir due to low pipeline pressure and poor water quality.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Orange Grove (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 February 2021.  
  2. ^ Bickley Reservoir Catchment Area Drinking Water Source Protection Plan Water Resource Protection Report Series. REPORT NO.61 JUNE 2006. Retrieved 12 February 2007.