Neerabup, Western Australia

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Neerabup
Perth,  Western Australia
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Agricultural land on Wattle Avenue
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Neerabup
Coordinates 31°41′28″S115°46′37″E / 31.691°S 115.777°E / -31.691; 115.777 Coordinates: 31°41′28″S115°46′37″E / 31.691°S 115.777°E / -31.691; 115.777
Population104 (2016 census) [1]
 • Density3.06/km2 (7.92/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 6031
Area34 km2 (13.1 sq mi)
Location36 km (22 mi) from Perth CBD
LGA(s) City of Wanneroo
State electorate(s) Mindarie
Federal Division(s) Pearce
Suburbs around Neerabup:
Ridgewood
Clarkson
Nowergup Pinjar
Tamala Park
Kinross
Neerabup Pinjar
Wanneroo
Joondalup
Carramar Banksia Grove

Neerabup is a rural locality in Perth, the capital of Western Australia, within the local government area of the City of Wanneroo.

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History

Prior to European settlement, the Noongar people had lived in the area for more than 40,000 years, taking advantage of the abundant food and water around the chain of wetlands on the coastal plain. In winter, they moved eastwards away from coastal weather, to return in summer as inland supplies dried up. The Mooro people (led by elder Yellagonga during the early years of European settlement) stretched from the Moore River near Guilderton to what is now the Perth central business district, and used to move between Lakes Joondalup, Neerabup and Yanchep.

In 1865, European settlers established the Aboriginal tracks as a stock route from Dongara to Fremantle, travelling along the west side of the lakes. Lake Neerabup was first recorded by surveyor J. Cowle in 1867, the name being a Noongar word which possibly means "swampy place" or "small basin". The part of the stock route between Joondalup and Yanchep is now part of the Yaberoo Budjara Heritage Trail, part of the Bicentennial Heritage Trails Network established in 1988. [2]

The area was often spelled Neerabub, especially by postal and telecommunications authorities, until as recently as the 1960s. It was approved as a suburb name in 1982. [3]

Geography

Neerabup is bounded by Wattle Avenue to the north, the proposed Mitchell Freeway to the west, Pinjar Road to the east and Flynn Drive and Burns Beach Road to the south. [4]

Neerabup's population was not measured at the 2001 Australian census. [5]

Facilities

Neerabup is a sparsely populated agricultural suburb. Several plant nurseries, a fruit and vegetable shop at Menchetti Road and the Neerabup Lake wetland are situated along Wanneroo Road. The western strip between Wanneroo Road and the proposed Mitchell Freeway is approximately the southern half of the Neerabup National Park. The area also contains a golf course, small wineries, a small industrial area on Flynn Drive and several sand and limestone quarries.

Motorsport

Two of Western Australia's premier motorsport facilities, Barbagallo Raceway and Wanneroo Kartway, are located in the suburb's northeast. [4] Perth's major Motorcycle speedway, the short Pinjar Park Speedway, is also located in Neerabup.

Transport

Neerabup is not served by public transport. The nearest Transperth bus service is the 391 between Joondalup train station and Carramar 2 km to the south. [6] These services are operated by Swan Transit.

Politics

Neerabup's political leanings are unclear due to its small size and the lack of a polling booth. The nearest large booths tend to favour the Australian Labor Party historically, although most have been won by the Coalition in recent times, especially at federal level.

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References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Neerabup (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 January 2018. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  2. Heritage Council of WA (June 1998). "Yaberoo Budjara Heritage Trail" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 August 2006. Retrieved 17 January 2007.
  3. Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of metropolitan suburb names – N" . Retrieved 1 May 2007.
  4. 1 2 Department of Land Information. StreetSmart Perth Street Directory (54th ed.). West Australian Newspapers Ltd. pp. Maps 160-161, 190–191. ISBN   978-0-909439-67-5.
  5. Australian Bureau of Statistics (19 November 2002). "Community Profile Series : {{{name}}}". 2001 Census of Population and Housing.
  6. Northern 69 timetable, Transperth, effective 16 May 2010. Accessed 23 May 2010.