Riverton, Western Australia

Last updated

Riverton
Perth,  Western Australia
Riverton LP 140319 gnangarra-101.jpg
Riverton Library
Metropolitan Perth.svg
Red pog.svg
Riverton
Coordinates 32°02′06″S115°53′38″E / 32.035°S 115.894°E / -32.035; 115.894 Coordinates: 32°02′06″S115°53′38″E / 32.035°S 115.894°E / -32.035; 115.894
Population4,666 (2006 census) [1]
Postcode(s) 6148
Location14 km (9 mi) from Perth
LGA(s) Canning
State electorate(s) Riverton
Federal Division(s) Tangney, Swan
Suburbs around Riverton:
Shelley Shelley / Wilson Wilson
Willetton Riverton Ferndale
Willetton Canning Vale Parkwood

Riverton is a suburb of Perth in Western Australia.

Contents

Location

Riverton is situated about 14 km (8.7 mi) from Perth. The Canning River makes some of its north eastern boundary. It is part of the City of Canning, situated south east of the Swan River. The main roads that pass through Riverton are Leach Highway, High Road and Vahland Avenue.

History

The suburb began by a subdivision in 1917. [2] It was referred to locally as Riverton Bridge in 1937 due to the old timber Riverton Bridge that crosses the Canning River to the suburb, and to distinguish it from the South Australian suburb of Riverton. [2]

Amenities

Riverton has its local library with recreational facilities known as the Riverton Leisureplex. There is Stockland Riverton shopping centre, often referred to by its former name of Riverton Forum, [3] which provides locals with everyday essentials.

There are two primary schools; The Independent public School, Riverton Primary and The Private Catholic School, Queen of Apostles. The suburb has no secondary schools although being quite close to Rossmoyne Senior High. [4]

Adenia Road Park

Adenia Road Park forms part of the Canning River Regional Park. It includes the Canning River, Adenia Park Lagoon, natural bush walk paths, dog exercise area, bike path, lookouts and a playground. It links between the Canning River Regional Park in Ferndale and the parkland beside Riverton Bridge.

Clune Park

Clune Park is an area located in Riverton, managed by the City of Canning. In 1928, the Christian Brothers purchased 62.4 hectares (160 acres) of land just east of the Riverton Bridge naming it Clune Park. [5] Clune Park is named after the Catholic Archbishop Patrick Clune.

Montes Square

Montes Square is a smaller park in Riverton, residing quite close to the primary school, its perimeter is about 500 metres, making it a good place for dogs and their owners to exercise and for many different types of sports, excluding golf, which is banned.

Riverton Primary School

The area is well served by a good quality primary school that supposedly ranks quite high academically in Western Australia. It has a large oval with a perimeter of about 600 metres for sports activity which is becoming a rarity in suburban Perth.

Location

Riverton is situated about a twenty-minute drive away from Perth city and a ten-minute drive away from Bull Creek, the local train station. Riverton is a quiet suburb, with low rates of crime and violence, due to the fact that a large portion of the residents are either retired or elderly, although this is changing, with young families moving in more frequently, thanks to its ideal location and atmosphere.

Related Research Articles

City of Canning Local government area in Western Australia

The City of Canning is a local government area in the southeastern suburbs of the Western Australian capital city of Perth, about 10 kilometres (6 mi) southeast of Perth's central business district. The City covers an area of 64.8 square kilometres (25.0 sq mi) and had a population of approximately 90,000 as at the 2016 Census.

Bull Creek, Western Australia Suburb of Perth, Western Australia

Bull Creek is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the local government area of City of Melville. The suburb lies to the south of a creek of the same name, which flows into the Canning River.

Yangebup, Western Australia Suburb of Perth, Western Australia

Yangebup is a southern suburb of Perth, Western Australia in the City of Cockburn. It takes its name from the nearby Yangebup Lake.

Ferndale, Western Australia Suburb of Perth, Western Australia

Ferndale is a southeastern suburb of Perth, Western Australia. Its local government area is the City of Canning. It is approximately 15 kilometres (9 mi) from Perth's central business district.

Parkwood, Western Australia Suburb of Perth, Western Australia

Parkwood is a southeastern suburb of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia. Its local government area is the City of Canning.

Cannington, Western Australia Suburb of Perth, Western Australia

Cannington is a southern suburb of Perth, Western Australia. Its local government area is the City of Canning.

Lynwood, Western Australia Suburb of Perth, Western Australia

Lynwood is a small southeastern suburb of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia. Its local government area is the City of Canning.

Rossmoyne, Western Australia Suburb of Perth, Western Australia

Rossmoyne is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, within the City of Canning. Rossmoyne is located 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) south of central Perth, and is bounded by Leach Highway to the south, the Bull Creek to the west, the Canning River to the north, and Shelley to the east.

Shelley, Western Australia Suburb of Perth, Western Australia

Shelley is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Canning.

Willetton, Western Australia Suburb of Perth, Western Australia

Willetton is a large southern suburb of Perth, Western Australia. Its local government area is the City of Canning.

Quinns Rocks, Western Australia Suburb of Perth, Western Australia

Quinns Rocks is an outer coastal suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located 38 kilometres (24 mi) north of Perth's central business district. It is part of the City of Wanneroo local government area. The suburb was formerly established in 1962 as a rural townsite, focused around Quinns Beach, the area's main amenity.

Canning River

The Canning River is a major tributary of the Swan River in the South West Land Division of Western Australia.

Rossmoyne Senior High School Public co-educational high day school in Australia

Rossmoyne Senior High School is a public co-educational high day school, located on Keith Road, Bull Creek, a southern riverside suburb of Perth, Western Australia.

South Perth, Western Australia Suburb of Perth, Western Australia

South Perth is a residential suburb of Perth, Western Australia that adjoins the southern shore of Perth Water on the Swan River; it is 3 kilometres (2 mi) south of the central business district. The suburb adjoins two major arterial roads—Canning Highway and the Kwinana Freeway, and is within the City of South Perth local government area.

Victoria Park, Western Australia Suburb of Perth, Western Australia

Victoria Park is an inner south eastern suburb of Perth, Western Australia. Its local government area is the Town of Victoria Park.

Bayswater, Western Australia Suburb of Perth, Western Australia

Bayswater is a suburb 6 kilometres (4 mi) north-east of the central business district (CBD) of Perth, the capital of Western Australia. It is just north of the Swan River, within the City of Bayswater local government area. It is predominantly a low density residential suburb consisting of single-family detached homes. However, there are several clusters of commercial buildings, most notably in the suburb's town centre around the intersection of Whatley Crescent and King William Street, and a light industrial area in the suburb's east.

Rose Bay, Tasmania Suburb of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Rose Bay is a suburb of the City of Clarence in greater Hobart, capital city of Tasmania, Australia. Rose Bay is a small suburb, making up only approximately 0.9 square kilometers with nearly one fourth of that area (23.2%) being parkland. At the 2016 Census the suburb recorded a population of 1,102 people.

Riverton Bridge

Riverton Bridge is a two-lane road traffic bridge spanning the Canning River at Riverton, in Perth, Western Australia.

Canning River Regional Park regional park in Perth, Western Australia

The Canning River Regional Park is the largest of eight regional parks within the Perth metropolitan area. The park covers approximately 6 km (3.7 mi) on both sides of the Canning River between the bridges carrying Nicholson Road and Leach Highway over the Canning River. Canning River is a major tributary of the Swan River in south western Western Australia.

Leeming Senior High School is a public co-educational high day school, located on Aulberry Parade in the Perth suburb of Leeming, Western Australia.

References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Riverton (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 October 2008.
  2. 1 2 Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of metropolitan suburb names – R" . Retrieved 25 May 2007.
  3. "http://www.allbusiness.com/banking-finance/financial-markets-investing/9950079-1.html", retrieved on 2008-08-18
  4. https://www.rossmoyne.wa.edu.au/
  5. Massam, Katharine (1998).On High Ground: Images of One Hundred Years at Aquinas College, Western Australia University of Western Australia Press ISBN   1876268050