South Lake, Western Australia

South Lake is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia in the City of Cockburn.

South Lake
PerthWestern Australia
South Lake is located in Perth
South Lake
South Lake
Coordinates32°06′25″S 115°50′28″E / 32.107°S 115.841°E / -32.107; 115.841Coordinates: 32°06′25″S 115°50′28″E / 32.107°S 115.841°E / -32.107; 115.841
Population5,866 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)6164
Location23 km (14 mi) from Perth
LGA(s)City of Cockburn
State electorate(s)Jandakot
Federal Division(s)Fremantle
Suburbs around South Lake:
Bibra Lake Bibra Lake Jandakot
Yangebup South Lake Jandakot
Yangebup Cockburn Central Jandakot

HistoryEdit

The suburb's name was proposed by Taylor Woodrow Homes Builders and the City of Cockburn in March 1982 after a previous suggestion (Oxley) had been rejected because of duplication. It is situated to the south of North Lake, hence the name. The suburb name was approved in August 1982.[2]

GeographyEdit

It is bounded by the freight rail line to the north, the Kwinana Freeway to the east, Berrigan Drive, Semple Court and North lake Road to the south and North Lake Road to the west.[3]

FacilitiesEdit

EducationEdit

The suburb contains two schools: South Lake Primary School and Lakeland Senior High School.

RecreationEdit

The South Lake Leisure Centre was located on South Lake Drive, adjacent to Lakeland Senior High School. The Centre has been demolished and is being replaced in 2019 with a field hockey facility. The pools, aquatic facilities and gymnasium have been reproduced at the nearby ARC (Aquatic Recreation Centre) at Cockburn Central.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "South Lake (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 October 2020.  
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of metropolitan suburb names – S". Retrieved 12 October 2007.
  3. ^ Department of Land Information. StreetSmart Perth Street Directory (54th ed.). West Australian Newspapers Ltd. pp. Maps 462-463. ISBN 978-0-909439-67-5.