Nedlands, Western Australia

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Nedlands
Perth,  Western Australia
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Nedlands library
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Nedlands
Coordinates 31°58′55″S115°48′25″E / 31.982°S 115.807°E / -31.982; 115.807 Coordinates: 31°58′55″S115°48′25″E / 31.982°S 115.807°E / -31.982; 115.807
Population10,184 (2011 census) [1]
 • Density1,922/km2 (4,980/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 6009
Area5.3 km2 (2.0 sq mi)
Location7 km (4 mi) WSW of Perth CBD
LGA(s) City of Nedlands
State electorate(s) Nedlands
Federal Division(s) Curtin
Suburbs around Nedlands:
Karrakatta Shenton Park Kings Park
Claremont Nedlands Crawley
Dalkeith

Nedlands is an affluent western suburb of Perth, Western Australia in the local government area of the City of Nedlands. It is about 7 kilometres (4 mi) from the Perth central business district via either Thomas Street or Mounts Bay Road.

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Features

Nedlands is a mixed-character suburb. It contains:

The hospital and Stirling Highway are well served by the CircleRoute and other bus routes. Nedlands also contains some grocery shops and a library. It also contains the Perth Children's Hospital, adjoining the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, as part of the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre complex.

Parks

The Peace Memorial Rose Garden on Stirling Highway commemorates lives lost in war. It was developed by the Rose Society and the Nedlands Road Board in the 1950s. It was dedicated in 1951. [2] [3]

Transport

Nedlands is served by the CircleRoute and other services along Stirling Highway, Hampden Road, Broadway and Princess Road. All services are operated by Swan Transit.

Politics

Nedlands is part of the federal division of Curtin. The federal seat is held by the conservative Liberal Party. It is regarded as a safe seat as it has been continually retained by the Liberal Party with the exception of former Liberal member Allan Rocher as an Independent politician between 1996 and 1998. For the parliament of Western Australia, the state electoral district of Nedlands is held by Labor member Katrina Stratton.

Its easternmost booth near the university is marginal at both levels of government, and all parts of the suburb exhibit a strong Green vote (and historically environmental concerns have also resulted in a strong primary vote for Liberals for Forests).

Climate

Due to its elevation, Nedlands is slightly cooler and wetter than the Perth central business district.

Climate data for Nedlands
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °C (°F)29.6
(85.3)
29.7
(85.5)
27.6
(81.7)
23.8
(74.8)
20.7
(69.3)
18.5
(65.3)
17.5
(63.5)
18.1
(64.6)
19.4
(66.9)
21.6
(70.9)
24.4
(75.9)
27.0
(80.6)
23.2
(73.8)
Average low °C (°F)17.8
(64.0)
18.1
(64.6)
16.6
(61.9)
13.3
(55.9)
10.9
(51.6)
9.7
(49.5)
8.5
(47.3)
8.4
(47.1)
9.6
(49.3)
11.4
(52.5)
13.7
(56.7)
16.0
(60.8)
12.8
(55.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches)7.7
(0.30)
12.1
(0.48)
17.4
(0.69)
50.3
(1.98)
110.8
(4.36)
186.8
(7.35)
170.3
(6.70)
114.3
(4.50)
69.9
(2.75)
49.8
(1.96)
19.4
(0.76)
12.7
(0.50)
836.5
(32.93)
Average precipitation days2.22.03.47.612.117.317.917.912.29.14.84.8106.6
Source: [4]

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References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "State Suburbs: Nedlands". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 July 2012. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  2. "NEDLANDS PEACE MEMORIAL ROSE GARDEN". The West Australian . 66 (20, 046). Western Australia. 17 October 1950. p. 6. Retrieved 28 September 2018 via National Library of Australia.
  3. "DEDICATION CEREMONY". The West Australian . 66 (20, 046). Western Australia. 17 October 1950. p. 5. Retrieved 28 September 2018 via National Library of Australia.
  4. "Climate statistics for Nedlands". Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 9 January 2019.

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