Tamala Park, Western Australia
Tamala Park is an unpopulated locality in Perth, Western Australia. It sits on the border between the City of Wanneroo and the City of Joondalup local authorities, and separates the Clarkson-Butler region from the suburbs of Joondalup.
Perth, Western Australia
|Population||0 (2011 census)|
|• Density||0.00/km2 (0.00/sq mi)|
|Area||4.2 km2 (1.6 sq mi)|
|Location||31 km (19 mi) NNW of Perth CBD|
|LGA(s)||City of Wanneroo|
The Mooro group of Noongar were familiar with the area, and several of their traditional stories and legends refer to local Tamala Park land features, such as Waukolup Hill, although evidence suggests that they lived much further east, closer to modern-day Wanneroo Road.
At present, Tamala Park is mostly unoccupied bushland, primarily used as a landfill and recycling centre. Two arterial roads, Marmion Avenue and Connolly Drive, run through it and link the suburbs on each side. It is a large locality, extending from the Joondalup railway line in the east, to the coast of the Indian Ocean, where it leads onto Burns Beach to the south and Claytons Beach in Mindarie to the north.
Tamala Park is in the process of being developed. The Tamala Park Regional Council (TPRC) was established to develop 165 hectares (410 acres) of land in the Tamala Park locality. The Council comprises 12 councillors representing the 7 owner councils that make up the TPRC as follows:
- Town of Cambridge
- City of Joondalup
- City of Perth
- City of Stirling
- City of Wanneroo
- Town of Victoria Park
- City of Vincent
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Tamala Park (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
- Heritage Council of WA (June 1998). "Yaberoo Budjara Heritage Trail" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 August 2006. Retrieved 17 January 2007.
- "Naming and Change of Name of Localities. City of Wanneroo (per 1421/983)". Western Australia Government Gazette. 9 September 1988. p. 1988:3497.
- "Tamala Park Regional Council".
- "Local Government Act 1995: Establishment of a Regional Council". Western Australia Government Gazette. 3 February 2006. p. 2006:535.
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