Perth, Western Australia
Rear of air traffic control tower, 2006
|Population||3,215 (2006 census)|
|• Density||179.6/km2 (465.2/sq mi)|
|Area||17.9 km2 (6.9 sq mi)|
|Location||21 km (13 mi) from Perth|
|LGA(s)||City of Cockburn|
Jandakot is a southern suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Cockburn local government area. It is best known for its small but busy airport.
Jandakot was originally named from Lake Jandakot, which was renamed lake Forrestdale in 1973. Maps of the Swan River Colony produced in the early 1830s show a lake of vast extent situated south west of Kelmscott. The original discoverer remains unknown but, in February 1833, Surveyor-General Septimus Roe found the size of the lake had been greatly exaggerated. It became well known as a watering place on the original track between the Canning River and Pinjarra and in 1844 its Aboriginal name was recorded as Jandacot by surveyor J.W. Gregory. During subsequent years, the name was recorded variously as Jandicott, Jandakoot and Jandakott, but the spelling eventually adopted was Jandakot. The Aboriginal meaning of the word is said to be "place of the Whistling Eagle".
It is bounded to the north by the Roe Highway, Kwinana Freeway to the west, Johnston Road to the east and to the south by Fraser Road, Jandakot Road, Solomon Road and Armadale Road.The northeastern boundary of the suburb is also the municipal boundary of the City of Melville and the eastern boundary is the municipal boundary of the City of Canning.
Jandakot is best known for Jandakot Airport located within it. Jandakot Airport serves pilot testing and domestic plane flights. It is the busiest secondary airport in Australia. A popular feature is the cafe that overlooks the runway. The airport was opened in 1963 and has almost perfect weather all year round.
A land development company is keen to redevelop the land occupied by Jandakot Airport in exchange for a new airport more than 70 km from many airport customers. There is stiff opposition from the aviation community. The aforementioned land development company received a further setback in 2006 when the Minister for Transport wrote advising them that the airport was to be operated in its current location and in accordance with their lease from the Federal Government. This will include major re-development of the airside facilities including a new parallel 12/30 runway.
Jandakot gets the comfortable climate of the Perth area with cool, wet winters and hot, dry summers. Summer temperatures can get as high as 45C, winter weather gets mild temperatures around 15C. Jandakot holds the record for the lowest temperature in the Perth metro area, of −3.4 °C (25.9 °F), and regularly drops below freezing in winter.
|Climate data for Jandakot Airport|
|Record high °C (°F)||45.7|
|Mean maximum °C (°F)||40.3|
|Average high °C (°F)||31.3|
|Average low °C (°F)||16.8|
|Mean minimum °C (°F)||9.4|
|Record low °C (°F)||4.7|
|Average rainfall mm (inches)||16.1|
|Average precipitation days||2.6||2.3||3.8||7.2||12.0||15.6||17.8||15.5||13.5||9.0||6.0||3.4||108.7|
|Average afternoon relative humidity (%) (at 15:00)||37||36||38||45||51||57||58||55||53||48||43||39||47|
|Source: Bureau of Meteorology |
Temperatures: 1989–2020; Rain data: 1972–2020; Relative humidity: 1990–2010
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