The Perth suburb of Doubleview derives its name from the extensive views attainable from the higher parts of the area, both to the coast to the west and to the hills and city to the east. The name was first used by developers Dudley and Dwyer when promoting a development there about 1930.
Street in Doubleview
Below we can see the Ocean View from Ewen Street
A BRIEF HISTORY
One of the first owners of land in the Perth suburb of Doubleview was John Daniel Manning, a dairy farmer who
occupied land in 1895 but did not develop it. The northern section of Doubleview was first
subdivided in 1910 by Perth real estate agent Charles Edgar Stoneman. Land did not sell rapidly,
though as street names duplicated those in Perth, many investors were led to believe they were
buying in the city centre. In 1916 developer M.L. Connor subdivided the southern portion of
Doubleview, though once again blocks were slow to sell. In 1926 a firm of developers called Dudley
and Dwyer acquired the unsold lots in both parts of Doubleview. Though they created the name for
the area in an attempt to attract interest, development did not begin to accelerate until the
government began providing Returned Soldiers homes in the northern section of Doubleview after
World War II.
This Perth suburb is dominated by single detached dwellings, though there are some scattered unit and
duplex developments. Much of the area contains post-war housing, a significant proportion of which
was constructed by the government. The majority of dwellings are of timber frame construction,
with more recent developments using brick and tile. Some parts of the southern section of
Doubleview contain examples of sixties and International style housing.
The Shopping Town is the main retail outlet for the suburb and is supplemented by older
retail strips along Sackville Terrace and Scarborough Beach Road. There are a number of small
parks within Doubleview which offer both active and passive recreation, including Bennett Park and
John K. Lyon Reserve. Doubleview Primary School serves the education needs of younger students
in the area.
Views: The views from Ewen Street and the water tower on Princess Street are spectacular. The
water tower is visible from all parts of the surrounding region.
Source City of Stirling
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