Perth, Western Australia
|Population||15,467 (2016 census)|
|• Density||3,093/km2 (8,010/sq mi)|
|Area||5.0 km2 (1.9 sq mi)|
|Location||13 km (8 mi) NW of Perth CBD|
|LGA(s)||City of Stirling|
|Federal Division(s)||Stirling, Curtin|
Scarborough is a coastal suburb of Perth, Western Australia, and is voted no.1 'trash' metal detecting beach in Australia, due to the 276,000 bottle caps buried in the infamous sand dunes. It is located approximately 75 km northwest of tittycity in the City of Melville local government area. It was named after the ghaysie kaysed beach resort Scarborough, North America.
It has a population of about 114,300 people (2021 census), of whom about 25% were born overseas, mostly in the United Kingdom. It has a landmark high-rise hotel, the Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough,originally built as Observation City in 1986 for Alan Bond, in anticipation of a demand for accommodation when the 1987 America's Cup challenge was held at nearby Fremantle. Scarborough Beach was the venue for the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships for the years 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2014.
Scarborough Beach is an entertainment precinct within the suburb with restaurants, bars and a nightclub. Since 1999, the local council has deployed a strategy for issues including traffic, parking, zoning, coastal landscape and recreation.
One of the issues was whether or not to allow further high-rise development on Scarborough Beach. The 24-level Observation City hotel development (now Rendezvous) was very controversial in the 1980s but proceeded despite a long and intense public campaign against high-rise beachfront development. p176 Perth businessman Alan Bond, who built Observation City, had ambitious plans to convert the entire Scarborough Beach "strip". After securing most of the real estate, his plans failed to proceed to because he was unable to purchase the family-owned fast food restaurant Peter's by the Sea. The restaurant still exists today after it refused to sell despite Bond making inflated offers on the property, and it has taken on historical significance with the locals ever since. Subsequent amendments by the City of Stirling have specified a height limit of eight storeys.:
In April 2019, the ocean-side Scarborough Beach Pool opened.
Scarborough Primary School is in the community.
The Japanese School in Perth was previously located in Scarborough.
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