Perth Suburb
Merriwa


The name for the Perth Suburb Merriwa was originally proposed by the Shire of Wanneroo, it was 'Hester' after one of the first land owners in the vicinity.



Location

The Perth Suburb of Merriwa is in the City of Wanneroo. and is located approximately 36Km North of Perth CBD. Merriwa is situated to the East of Marmion Ave and West of the Wanneroo Road. Neighbouring Sunurbs are Quinns Rock to the West, Clarkson to the South and Butler to the North.


Merriwa Suburb General Information

Merriwa has a population of 4,069 and at March 2005 a median house price of $195,000 (REIWA).





A Brief History of Merriwa

This Perth suburb name was approved in 1980, but was opposed by the Australia Post on account of duplication. Because of this the Shire of Wanneroo proposed the name Merriwa ( an Aboriginal word for 'a good place'). The name was approved in 1980


Schools

  • Merriwa Primary School,

  • Clarkson Primary School,

  • Clarkson Community High School,

  • Quinns Baptist College,

  • Kingsway Christian College,

  • Irene McCormack Catholic College



Transport

Merriwa has a local Bus Service. Clarkson is the closest train station until the rail link is extended as far as Merriwa.




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