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Two Rocks is an outer suburb at the northern edge of Perth, the state capital of Western Australia, located 61 kilometres (38 mi) north of the city's central business district. It is part of the City of Wanneroo local authority and represents the furthest northern extent of the Perth metropolitan area.

Two Rocks
PerthWestern Australia
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View north from Two Rocks.
Two Rocks is located in Perth
Two Rocks
Two Rocks
Coordinates31°29′42″S 115°35′17″E / 31.495°S 115.588°E / -31.495; 115.588Coordinates: 31°29′42″S 115°35′17″E / 31.495°S 115.588°E / -31.495; 115.588
Population2,990 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density57.5/km2 (148.9/sq mi)
Postcode(s)6037
Area52 km2 (20.1 sq mi)
Location61 km (38 mi) NNW of Perth CBD
LGA(s)City of Wanneroo
State electorate(s)Mindarie
Federal Division(s)Pearce
Suburbs around Two Rocks:
Wilbinga
Indian Ocean Two Rocks Yanchep
Yanchep Yanchep

The suburb contains a marina development and was, from 1981 until 1990, the home of Atlantis Marine Park[2] and the hub of the Yanchep Sun City development.

While the suburb has a large area, as at the 2001 census, the suburb's entire population lived within a 2.3 km2 (0.9 sq mi) region near the coast on either side of the marina. Large sections of the suburb are fenced off due to unexploded ordnance left behind from past military activity in the area.

A large bushfire in the area in 1991 destroyed many dwellings in the suburb.

HistoryEdit

The suburb of Two Rocks takes its name from two prominent rocks offshore from Wreck Point. It was approved as a suburb name in 1975.[3]

TransportEdit

Two Rocks is served by the 490 Transperth bus route from Butler railway station, which travels along Marmion Avenue and Yanchep Beach Road.[4] This service is operated by Transdev WA.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Two Rocks (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 January 2016.  
  2. ^ Photo Essay showing the current state (in December 2009) of the land where the park used to be.
  3. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of metropolitan suburb names – T". Retrieved 2007-04-17.
  4. ^ Northern 78 timetable, Transperth, effective 14 December 2008. Retrieved on 27 December 2008.