West Swan, Western Australia

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West Swan is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located in the City of Swan local government area. It lies west of the Swan River, and east of the former Caversham Motor Racing Circuit. The suburb is traversed by the West Swan Road, one of the main routes in the Swan Valley winery area. At the 2016 Australian census the suburb had a population of 899.[1]

West Swan
PerthWestern Australia
West Swan is located in Perth
West Swan
West Swan
Coordinates31°51′00″S 115°58′37″E / 31.85°S 115.977°E / -31.85; 115.977Coordinates: 31°51′00″S 115°58′37″E / 31.85°S 115.977°E / -31.85; 115.977
Population899 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)6055
LGA(s)City of Swan
State electorate(s)West Swan
Federal Division(s)Pearce
Suburbs around West Swan:
Whiteman Brabham Herne Hill
Dayton West Swan Middle Swan
Bennett Springs Caversham Middle Swan

HistoryEdit

West Swan is located on the western side of the Swan River. Of significance to the area is the Caversham aerodrome, now known as the Middle Swan Airfield military facility. Originally built in 1943 to prevent possible invasion by the Japanese, the aerodrome later became a motor racing circuit, playing host to two Australian Grand Prix and the Six Hour Le Mans endurance race from 1955 to 1968.

Bandyup Women's Prison is located on the northern side of Roe Highway, and on the southern side of the Swan River in West Swan.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "West Swan (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 March 2020.  
  2. ^ 2011 UBD Perth and Surrounds Street Directory. Australia: Universal Publishers Pty Ltd. 2011. pp. 210–212, 230–232. ISBN 978 0 7319 2653 4.