Helena Valley, Western Australia

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Helena Valley
Perth,  Western Australia
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Helena Valley
Coordinates 31°56′17″S116°04′05″E / 31.938°S 116.068°E / -31.938; 116.068 Coordinates: 31°56′17″S116°04′05″E / 31.938°S 116.068°E / -31.938; 116.068
Population3,683 (2016 census) [1]
Postcode(s) 6056
LGA(s) Shire of Mundaring
State electorate(s) Midland
Federal Division(s) Hasluck
Suburbs around Helena Valley:
Bellevue Koongamia Boya
Hazelmere Helena Valley Darlington
Bushmead Bushmead Gooseberry Hill

Helena Valley is the name of a river valley and a locality in the foothills of the Darling Scarp in Perth, Western Australia.

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Geology

The river valley is the centre of the catchment of the Helena River and extends from the edge of the Darling Scarp where Boya, Gooseberry Hill and Helena Valley define the "mouth" of the valley that opens to the Swan Coastal Plain, east and south east past Mundaring Weir and Lake C.Y. O'Connor to its origins in the region of Mount Dale.

The soils of Helena Valley are characteristic of the eastern Swan Coastal Plain, ranging from sand to loam and clay, with a neutral pH tending towards moderately acid. [2]

Locality

The locality is within the Shire of Mundaring, situated just south west of Boya and Greenmount Hill, 5 kilometres from Midland. It consists of many rural houses, but also contains six estates, and a shopping centre located in one of the estates. Helena Valley Primary School is located at the base of Greenmount Hill. [3]

Early settlers

Notes

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Helena Valley (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 January 2018. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  2. "Great Gardens Soil Profile" . Retrieved 20 May 2010.[ permanent dead link ]
  3. http://www.helenavalley.wa.edu.au/ Helena Valley Primary School

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