West Perth, Western Australia

West Perth is an inner suburb of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia.[citation needed]

West Perth
PerthWestern Australia
West Perth is located in Perth
West Perth
West Perth
Coordinates31°57′00″S 115°50′35″E / 31.95°S 115.843056°E / -31.95; 115.843056Coordinates: 31°57′00″S 115°50′35″E / 31.95°S 115.843056°E / -31.95; 115.843056
Population5,608 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)6005
Location1.3 km (1 mi) from Perth CBD
LGA(s)
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)Perth
Suburbs around West Perth:
West Leederville Leederville Northbridge
Subiaco West Perth Perth
Subiaco Kings Park Perth

GeographyEdit

 
Hale School in West Perth is now The Constitutional Centre.
 
The Constitutional Centre of Western Australia.

Formerly an exclusive enclave for wealthy merchants and politicians, the West Perth suburb is now part of the inner mixed zone, and has predominantly office blocks which have displaced residential buildings.[citation needed]

The suburb has a relatively high proportion of miners, consultants, and especially medical specialists as compared with the Perth CBD. Streets such as Colin Street, Ord Street, and Outram Street have a significant percentage of office and high density residential buildings.[citation needed]

Most retail outlets are located on Hay Street, which is the main commercial zone for the suburb, and these are focused on serving the office population.[citation needed]

Closer to the CBD, the eastern edge of the suburb features both the Watertown brand outlet complex and the City West complex.[2] This location was home to the Perth Metropolitan Markets from 1929 to 1989, when they moved to Canning Vale.[3]

Notable buildingsEdit

Parliament House is located overlooking St Georges Terrace and Mitchell Freeway, and is at the centre of the Parliament precinct. Also in the precinct is Dumas House, the original Perth Observatory, the second location of Hale School, Solidarity Park, Edith Dircksey Cowan Memorial, and the Constitutional Centre of Western Australia.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "West Perth (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 April 2018.  
  2. ^ West Perth Pedestrian Study (PDF). Curtin University of Technology in association with Geografia. 2006.
  3. ^ "Perth Market City". perthmarket.com.au.
  4. ^ http://www.ccentre.wa.gov.au/ Constitutional Centre of Western Australia

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