Wellard, Western Australia

Wellard is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Kwinana.

Wellard
PerthWestern Australia
Transperth Wellard Station entrance.jpg
Wellard Station
Coordinates32°16′08″S 115°51′54″E / 32.269°S 115.865°E / -32.269; 115.865Coordinates: 32°16′08″S 115°51′54″E / 32.269°S 115.865°E / -32.269; 115.865
Population9,096 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density558.0/km2 (1,445/sq mi)
Postcode(s)6170
Area16.3 km2 (6.3 sq mi)[2]
LGA(s)City of Kwinana
State electorate(s)Kwinana, Baldivis
Federal division(s)Brand
Suburbs around Wellard:
Calista and Kwinana Town Centre Parmelia and Bertram Casuarina
Leda Wellard Oldbury
Cooloongup Baldivis Oldbury

The suburb was named in 1978 after John Wellard, an early settler who owned a farm about 7.5 kilometres (4.7 mi) from the suburb.[3] At the time of the 2011 census there were 3,246 people living in the suburb of Wellard. The ABS reported the most common responses for employed persons usually resident in Wellard were technicians and trades workers 21.7%, clerical and administrative workers 17.1%, professionals 14.9%, managers 9.3% and labourers 8.6%.[4]

Village and shopsEdit

A joint venture between the Western Australian Department of Housing and Peet Limited since 2003, The Village at Wellard is a 320-hectare mixed-use development in the City of Kwinana that will ultimately accommodate 1,700 households.

It is Perth’s first transit-oriented development on the Perth to Mandurah rail line. Residents can reach the Perth CBD in less than 30 minutes and Mandurah in 20 minutes, while an integrated bus service provides access to the major centres of Kwinana and Rockingham.

The Wellard Train Station is at the heart of the community. A Village Centre is being developed around the Wellard Station that will contain retail, residential, commercial and community facilities, including a range of mixed-use and medium-density sites. The residential component ranges from large traditional freehold homesites to urban apartments.

A new Wellard Square shopping precinct is being designed to form a ‘main street’ linking the Train Station, and a piazza-style meeting area at one end, with a community centre at the other. Woolworths has signed a long-term lease to become the anchor tenant at Wellard Square, with a series of other brand-name retailers, specialty stores and fast food outlets to follow.

Transport linksEdit

Wellard railway station is located 37.3 km (23.2 mi) south of the Perth central business district. A journey by train from Wellard Station to Perth Underground Station takes about 30 minutes. A journey from Wellard station to Mandurah station takes around 22 minutes.[5]

Education facilitiesEdit

A further one public primary school and a middle school is planned in Wellard. Several well-established primary and secondary schools and TAFE facilities are also located nearby.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Wellard (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 November 2021.  
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "2016 Community Profiles: Wellard (State Suburb)". 2016 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 30 November 2021.  
  3. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of metropolitan suburb names – W". Retrieved 14 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Australian Bureau of Statistics". Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Transperth Website". Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  6. ^ http://thevillageatwellard.com.au