Town of Victoria Park
The Town of Victoria Park is a local government area of Western Australia. It covers an area of 17.62 km² in metropolitan Perth, the capital of Western Australia. The Town of Victoria Park maintains 154.55 km of roads and a little over 1 km² of parks and gardens. It had a population of approximately 35,000 as at the 2016 Census.
|Town of Victoria Park
|Population||34,990 (2016 census)|
|• Density||1,985.8/km2 (5,143.2/sq mi)|
|Area||17.62 km2 (6.8 sq mi)|
|Council seat||Victoria Park|
|Region||South Metropolitan Perth|
|State electorate(s)||Victoria Park, South Perth|
|Website||Town of Victoria Park|
It lies on the southern side of the Swan River, at the eastern end of the Perth CBD, and is connected to Fremantle and South Perth via Canning Highway; to the Perth CBD by Graham Farmer Freeway and The Causeway; to Belmont and Perth Airport by Great Eastern Highway and to Cannington by Shepperton Road and Albany Highway. The Perth-Armadale rail line passes through Burswood and forms the eastern boundaries of Lathlain and Carlisle.
The Town of Victoria Park is bounded on the east by the City of Belmont, on the south by the City of Canning on the west by the City of South Perth and on the north by City of Vincent and the City of Perth.
Governed by a road board from 1894, it was declared a municipality in 1897 with Hugh Duncan as the first mayor. It was amalgamated into the City of Perth in 1917 after becoming unsustainable as an autonomous political entity. The last mayor was Charles Harper.
On 1 July 1994, the Government of Western Australia decided to split up the local government area of the City of Perth, creating three additional LGAs and retain a smaller City of Perth. The new LGAs were the Town of Vincent, the Town of Cambridge and the Town of Shepperton which was later changed to its current name
The town is divided into two wards along Shepperton Road, each with four councillors:
- Banksia Ward (previously the Carlisle Ward)
- Jarrah Ward (previously the Victoria Park Ward)
The councillors for the Banksia Ward are:
- Claire Anderson
- Keith Hayes
- Julian Jacobs
- Mark Windram
The councillors for the Jarrah Ward are:
- Brian Oliver (Deputy Mayor)
- Jennifer Ammons-Noble
- Vince Maxwell
- Vicki Potter