Banksia Grove, Western Australia facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBanksia Grove
Perth, Western Australia
|Population||4,718 (2011 census)|
|• Density||925/km2 (2,400/sq mi)|
|Area||5.1 km2 (2.0 sq mi)|
|Location||27 km (17 mi) N of Perth CBD|
|LGA(s)||City of Wanneroo|
Banksia Grove is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Wanneroo. Its postcode is 6031, and it was until the late 1990s part of Neerabup. The suburb is approximately 27 km to Perth CBD, 9 km from the coast and 5 km from Joondalup CBD.
In 2005, the Banksia Grove Joint Venture partnership was established to revive and develop the suburb. The $2 billion project will create a further 3500 home sites to complement the existing 650 developed prior to 2005. In total over 12,000 residents will call Banksia Grove home by the project's completion in 2020. The new community contains a diverse range of housing types to suit residents in differing life stages and backgrounds.
Major facilities for the area include:
- The Banksia Grove District Shopping Centre of which Stage 1 is completed
- An Education Precinct including the new Joseph Banks Secondary College, shared playing fields and a planned primary school
- A 42 hectare bush forever zone with native retained bushland
- Over 30 hectares of parkland including Discovery Park which contains a living stream water feature, amphitheatre and Pitstop Park adventure playground
Banksia Grove had a population of 4,718 at the 2011 census, 1,940 at the 2006 census, and 1,136 at the 2001 census.
Banksia Grove Village being the first stage of the Banksia Grove District Centre is complete and contains a Coles Supermarket, Service Station, several fast food outlets, a cafe and other small retails outlets. Both a Woolworths and Aldi supermarket are planned for future stages of the District Centre.
Spring in the Grove is Banksia Grove's major community festival and is held on the first Sunday in November every year. The event is supported by the City of Wanneroo and the Banksia Grove Partnership. The highly successful event is organized and run by volunteers through the Spring in the Grove Committee and held at the Joseph Banks Secondary College grounds.
The suburb is served by bus links which provides connections back to the Joondalup Line via the Joondalup railway station.
- 390 Joondalup - Neerabup
- 391 Joondalup - Neerabup
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