The name of the Perth suburb of Karrinyup was derived from the title of a local swamp. "Careniup" is an Aboriginal word
apparently meaning "the place where bush kangaroos graze". It was modified to its present form by
the Lake Karrinyup Country Club in 1929.
|PERTH SUBURB OF KARRINYUP|
|MEIDAN AGE OF RESIDENTS (YEARS)||38|
|MEDIAN HOUSE PRICE Dec 2004||$394,500|
|LOCAL COUNCIL||City of Stirling|
|TRAIN STATION||No train service|
|BUS SERVICE||Local bus service, Karrinyup road bus depot|
|LOCAL SCHOOLS||Karrinyup Primary,
Saint Marys Anglican Girls,
Perth Bible College,
|SOURCE||REIWA DEC 2004|
A BRIEF HISTORY
Land in the Perth suburb of Karrinyup was first granted to Samuel Moore in the early 1840's. The property passed through many hands in the nineteenth century, until being acquired by W. Maley in 1909.
Another grant in the Karrinyup area was subdivided into sixth-of-an-acre lots by Charles Stoneman in 1904. Many of these blocks were sold over the next ten years; however, no roads were built and few houses constructed.
Development of a golf course began in the late 1920's on land previously owned by Maley. For many years, the Lake Karrinyup Country Club was the only significant development in the area.
Rapid growth in the Perth suburb of Karrinyup did not begin until 1957, when the 1904
subdivision was redesigned to allow extensive residential development.
The dominant form of dwelling within Karrinyup is the single detached residence. The western sector of the suburb also contains a substantial number of duplex and unit developments.
Most of the houses in Karrinyup are relatively modern, though the prolonged period of development has resulted in a range of styles from various eras. Many of the homes within the suburb are of two storeys and the vast majority are of brick and tile construction.
The Karrinyup Shopping Centre provides the commercial focus for the suburb and contains a wide range of retail services. The area also hosts many parks and reserves, including both a public and private golf course.
The Lake Karrinyup Country Club is located to the north east of the suburb, while the Hamersley Golf Course is situated on the western border of Karrinyup. Numerous parks and reserves offer additional active and passive recreational facilities.
The Perth suburb of Karrinyup contains several
public and private primary schools, as well as Scarborough Senior High School and Saint Mary's Anglican Girls' School. The local population is also provided with a community centre and library
Karrinyup Shopping Centre: The centre, located on Karrinyup Road, is a significant regional shopping complex which serves both the local and wider community. Karrinyup Shopping Centre also gains increased significance from its position near the local community centre and library.
Golf Courses: Karrinyup contains two golf courses - the private Lake Karrinyup Country Club and the public Hamersley Golf Course.
Source City of Stirling