PERTH SUBURB GWELUP



The Perth suburb Gwelup takes its name from a small swampy lake located in the southern portion of the suburb. The feature is recorded in Lands Department records in 1878 as Gwelup Swamp and in recent years as the surrounds have been cleared and filled, it has been recorded as a lake.

The Aboriginal meaning of the name has been derived from ┬┐Gwelgannow┬┐ which means to "shift the position" and "step aside" and would therefore probably be "the lake that shifted position".

PERTH SUBURB GWELUP
GENERAL INFORMATION
POPULATION 2,398
POSTCODE 6018
MEIDAN AGE OF RESIDENTS (YEARS) 35
MEDIAN HOUSE PRICE Dec 2004 $415,000
KM PERTH 15
KM OCEAN TBA
LOCAL COUNCIL City of Stirling
TRAIN STATION Warwick train station
BUS SERVICE Bus station at Warwick train station and local bus service
SHOPS Karrinyup Shopping Centre, Gwelup Shopping Centre
LOCAL SCHOOLS Lake Gwelup Primary,
Karrinyup Primary
SOURCE REIWA DEC 2004


A BRIEF HISTORY
Land near Lake Gwelup was first granted to Thomas Mews in 1831. It passed through several owners before being acquired by Henry Bull of Sydney in 1891. The Perth suburb Gwelup was subdivided by Bull during 1898 and 1899; however, development was relatively slow and the land was mainly used for market gardens in the early years.

From the 1970's Gwelup transformed from a rural area to a modern residential suburb. Only a few market gardens along North Beach Road remain as a reminder of earlier times.

RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT
The type and style of residential dwellings contained within the Perth suburb Gwelup varies considerably, ranging from early market garden cottages to recently designed two storey developments.

New subdivisions, including Karrinyup Waters and Settlers Green, contain modern architecturally designed homes.

Along North Beach Road there are remnants of older, rural-style housing. These character homes are gradually being renovated or replaced by new developments.

COMMUNITY SERVICES
Gwelup has significant areas of public open space scattered throughout the residential area, offering meeting places and recreational opportunities for the local and wider community.

Lake Gwelup preserves a significant part of the natural environment, while allowing passive recreation. There are also tennis courts and cycle paths located on the Lake Gwelup Reserve.

The Gwelup Neighbourhood Shopping Centre provides for daily shopping needs, while local students can attend Lake Gwelup Primary School.

SIGNIFICANT LANDMARKS
Careniup Swamp: Careniup Swamp was first recorded as part of a survey in 1844. The name "Karrinyup" appears to have derived from this swamp, which is located on the northern boundary of Gwelup.

Lake Gwelup: The position of Lake Gwelup was first recorded by the Land Department in 1878. On early surveys the lake was marked as a swamp.

Source City of Stirling


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