CARRAMAR WA 6031

by John Mason
(Carramar)

The gateway to Carramar Golf Course Estate

The gateway to Carramar Golf Course Estate

Carramar Golf Course Estate, a slightly inland refreshing alternative to the wind-blown suburbs that dot the coastal strip………….. yet only at most; a 10 minute drive to the ocean at nearby Burns Beach.

Boasting a top notch first-class golf course right on its doorstep………. Carramar today offers a fully established family lifestyle that prides itself on community spirit. Less than 10 minutes away from the ocean……….. and only 5 minutes away from the nearby City of Joondalup if the traffic lights are in your favour.

Not quite so isolated now; Carramar is a hub of activity which still has that natural bush feel to it due to an abundance of mature trees and ample parkland dotted up and down the suburb.

When formerly known as Neerabup some 11 years or so ago…………. the Carramar Golf Course Estate was deemed to out in the scrubs far off the beaten track ……. and in what seemed to be the middle of nowhere? Public transport servicing the area was at best……….. abysmal …………. and there was nothing for the kids to do ……….. and no schools local for them to attend in those early 'pioneering' days.

Early purchasers on the estate (myself included who bought right at the beginning in Stage 1); could not help but feel they had dropped a right clanger by buying land in such a remote area…………….. we couldn’t have been further from the truth if we tried!!!

Neerabup soon became Carramar……………….. and eventually the much awaited promised schools became more than a proposal on the drawing board………. and resident’s short term shopping needs were catered for by the purpose-built corner deli/convenience store which became aptly known as the ‘Tucker Shop’ once I sold it to newly arrived English migrants Brian & Ann Tucker.

The advent of St Stephens School brought about a big change to Carramar……… from a seemingly before little unheard of suburb ………….. Carramar soon became a well sought after place to live. Once St Stephens School became a reality……… families flocked to the suburb in droves.

There is an investment protection covenant in place on the Carramar Estate; by which high building standards are maintained thereby enhancing the quality of the estate. Building is already well underway for a new shopping centre complex that is going up just off Cheriton drive, the long awaited Carramar Community Centre is already up and running……… work on a new Tavern & Bottle Shop will be able to commence soon now that all the red tape allowing building of same has been overcome.

To the North East of Carramar plans are afoot to build what will become the now designated Neerabup Industrial Estate; same will ensure significant development takes place in the years to come thereby offering numerous employment possibilities to Carramar residents.

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