The name of the Perth Suburb Woodlands was approved in 1961, and derives its name from Woodlands Estate. In keeping with the woodlands theme of the area, many of the street names have been named after the names of trees.
Play area in Jackadder Lake Reserve
|PERTH SUBURB WOODLANDS |
|MEIDAN AGE OF RESIDENTS (YEARS)||42|
|MEDIAN HOUSE PRICE Dec 2004||$452,500|
|LOCAL COUNCIL||City of Stirling|
|TRAIN STATION||Stirling train station|
|BUS SERVICE||Local bus service|
Chruchlands Snr High,
Edith Cowan Uni Churchlands campus
|SOURCE||REIWA DEC 2004|
Jackadder Lake Reserve
A BRIEF HISTORY
Part of the area which is now the Perth Suburb Woodlands was originally assigned to Thomas William Mews in 1831. However, as Mews could not fulfil the location duties, the grant passed to T.R.C. Walters in 1840. It was later part of the extensive lands owned by John Daniel Manning. In 1842 the locality was recorded as "Jackadup", which was the Aboriginal name for the area. This was later adapted to "Jackadder", the name which is still borne by the lake at the centre of Woodlands.
Development in the Perth Suburb
Woodlands began in earnest in the 1960's and growth is still occurring, as the Floreat Lakes Estate
to the south east was only subdivided in 1991 and still contains vacant land. To echo the title of the Perth
suburb, many of the streets in Woodlands are named after trees such as oak, elm, birch,
sandalwood and willow.
The dominant type of dwelling in Woodlands is the single detached home, though duplex developments are beginning to be established in the area. The prolonged development of Woodlands has ensured a varied mix of housing designs. The majority of dwellings are built of brick and date from the 1960's and 1970's, while an increasing number of homes in the new estates are architecturally designed.
Woodlands is well serviced by parks and reserves. The most significant open space surrounds Jackadder Lake and provides primarily for passive recreation. There are several smaller parks in the locality, including Sweeting Reserve and Woodlands Reserve. The neighbourhood retail area is called "Woodlands Village" and is conveniently located in the centre of the suburb. Ribbon development along Scarborough Beach Road in the north of Woodlands forms part of the Stirling Regional Centre and supplements local shopping. The locality contains two primary schools and a retirement village, while entertainment is provided by the Greater Union Cinemas on Liege Street.
Jackadder Lake: Jackadder Lake was first recorded as "Mews Lake" in 1831 and provides a local recreation area. Greater Union Cinemas: The complex has a growing number of cinemas and is one of the largest centres of its kind in Australia.
Source City of Stirling