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Our Community – Local Information

The City of Canning and the City of Melville is home to many of our staff here at Prowest, which is why we are so passionate about it.

Our office services the real estate needs of Willetton and its surrounding areas. Located approximately 13 kilometers south of Perth city the City of Canning, with a population of 89,879 and still growing, has strong sense of community, friendship and wellbeing

The shire covers an area of 64.8sqkm and includes the suburbs of Bentley, Canning Vale, Cannington, East Cannington, Ferndale, Leeming, Lynwood, Parkwood, Queens Park, Riverton, Rossmoyne, Shelly, St James, Welshpool, Wilson and of course Willetton.

It’s the lifestyle here in the City of Canning that the community members love! No matter which suburb you live, the City has an amazing range of fun activities to offer. The Riverton Leisureplex, the High Road Hotel, Whaleback golf and tennis courses, Rossmoyne Tennis Course, Burrendah Netball and basketball courses means that there is always something to do within the community.

Our suburbs run along the Canning River so you will always be surrounded by wildlife and beautiful native flora and fauna. There are a numerous parks, and ovals close to most home for fresh air and exercise

Close to public transport buses running regularly all through the suburbs to Bull Creek Train Station and Cannington Train Station you will never be far from the action, minutes from Carousel, Southlands Shopping Centre, Stockland Riverton and Bull Creek.

We are surrounded by award winning schools including Rossmoyne Senior High School, Willetton Senior High School and Lynwood High School, Parkwood Primary School, Bannister Primary School, Orana Catholic Primary School, Willetton Primary, Rostrata Primary School and Purley Primary School.

There are plenty of events to get involved in from the library book club to the colours of science expo (coming up soon), not to mention the Australia Day fireworks and the New Years fireworks that take place every year at Shelley Bridge and why not come out and support the local Footy Team the Rostrata Rhinos?


If you want to find out more information about the amazing lifestyle here in Willetton please join our I love Willetton facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/groups/159959907402159/) and read all the posts about our community or to find out more information about the activities within the City of Canning visit their website www.canning.wa.gov.au


Welcome to the City of Melville

Located on the Swan River in Perth, Western Australia, where a diverse and multi-cultural community enjoys a rich built and natural heritage, a blend of retail and business precincts, an abundance of opportunities for physical and social activity, open spaces and a unique natural landscape.

 The City is located 8 km from the Perth Central Business District, in an area of 52.72 sq km featuring 18.1 km of foreshore.  The City consists of 18 suburbs divided into 6 wards, connected by over 1200 km of local, arterial and major roads.

With a population of approximately 97,821 within 39260 dwellings, the City of Melville is the third largest local government authority in the metropolitan region. The total population of the City is expected to increase by more than 9838 people to 107,659 by 2016, an average annual growth rate of 0.87%.

City of Melville Suburbs

Alfred Cove, Applecross, Ardross, Attadale, Bateman, Bicton, Booragoon, Brentwood, Bull Creek, Kardinya, Leeming, Melville, Mount Pleasant, Murdoch, Myaree, Palmyra, Willagee and Winthrop.

Commercial and industrial uses

The City’s 773 commercial properties span over 150,000 square metres of retail floor-space. The regional commercial centre is Garden City Shopping Centre in Booragoon, with six supporting district commercial centres, and 29 local shopping centres.

The Myaree Mixed Business precinct is the largest industrial area in the City (264,000 square metres of floor area) and provides a diversity of business, retail and industrial functions. A second industrial area in O’Connor accommodates larger scale manufacturing and traditional industrial uses and includes service commercial and general business uses.  These two precincts support over 284 mixed business/commercial properties.

Environment, recreation, facilities and education

City residents enjoy 210 parks and reserves comprising 600 hectares of public open space and 300 hectares of bushland.  The City contains more than 20 playing fields, 2 golf courses in addition to 2 recreation centres 13 youth centres and 6 libraries (including Murdoch University).

Facilities for the community use include 26 small and six major community halls. There are 9 maternal and child health centres, 5 aged persons’ recreation facilities and 28 aged persons’ housing facilities within the City, and educational resources include significant tertiary facilities (TAFE campus and Murdoch University), 23 pre-schools, 11 secondary schools and 25 primary schools.

 City of Melville – the organisation

The organisation employs more than 700 full-time, part-time and casual employees, and provides more than 200 products and services including: recreation centres, aquatic centres, libraries, crèches, pre-school centres, community centres, food inspection services, citizenships, recycling, planning and building services, maintenance, streetscapes, landscaping disability services, immunisation clinics, cultural and educational centres, environmental preservation and management, control of bushfires, dogs, parking, neighbourhood security, sporting facilities, children’s playgrounds and tourist promotions, volunteer resources and support for community organisations.

Moments in City of Melville history

The City of Melville was established as a Roads Board on 5 June 1901, and became a Shire in 1961, a Town 1962, and a City in 1968. In 1913, the Melville Roads Board’s Council Chambers were built on the corner of Stock Road and Canning Highway, Bicton.

The Melville Roads Board’s 1913 Annual Report stated that there were 67 miles (107 kilometres) of gazetted road in the District of which 21 miles (34 kilometres) were ‘made up’.  The annual income in 1913 was recorded as ₤2,000 pounds (approximately $4,000) and the population was under 2,000!

To find out more information about the activities within the City of Canning visit their website http://www.melvillecity.com.au/

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