Nollamara is one of the "Mirrabooka Project" suburbs developed by the State Housing Commission in the early 1950's. The suburb name was approved in 1954, and is the Aboriginal word for the red and green kangaroo paw, Western Australia's floral emblem
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A BRIEF HISTORY
Parts of the area now called Nollamara were originally granted separately to William Knight in 1841
and Mary Hutton in March 1844. However, development in Nollamara did not commence in earnest
until the late 1940's. Prior to World War II, land in the southern sector of Nollamara was used
mainly for market gardens and poultry farms. The State Housing Commission resumed the area in
1950 as part of the Mirrabooka Satellite City project and the suburb was named in 1954. Despite
the fact that the Mirrabooka project was never completed, over two and a half thousand homes had
been built in Nollamara by 1969.
Nollamara is generally characterised by single detached dwellings on small to medium sized lots.
Construction styles vary from timber-framed character houses dating from the 1950's to modern
brick and tile dwellings. Redevelopment is currently occurring in Nollamara, with many of the older
homes being replaced by units and duplex developments. This is resulting in the reduced dominance
of State Housing Commission properties.
Nollamara is well provided with public recreational areas. Several reserves offer a range of active
and passive recreational opportunities, including cricket and football. The largest recreational area is
the Des Penman Memorial Reserve, which contains a community recreational centre and facilities for
lawn bowls and tennis. The Nollamara Shopping Centre is centrally located and provides for local
daily needs. Three primary schools are also located in Nollamara.
Water Tower: The water tower in Nollamara is located adjacent to Mount Yokine Reservoir and is
visible from both the suburb and elsewhere in the region.
Des Penman Memorial Reserve: The largest and most developed park within Nollamara, the reserve
is centrally located and offers a wide range of facilities.
Source City of Stirling
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