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Bayonet Head
AlbanyWestern Australia
Albany-Bayonet Head map.png
Population 2,490 (2011 census)
 • Density 453/km2 (1,170/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 6330
Area 5.5 km2 (2.1 sq mi)
Location 9 km (6 mi) from Albany
LGA(s) City of Albany
State electorate(s) Albany
Federal Division(s) O'Connor
Suburbs around Bayonet Head:
King River Lower King Kalgan
Walmsley Bayonet Head
Lange Collingwood Heights Emu Point

Coordinates: 34°58′41″S 117°55′59″E / 34.978°S 117.933°E / -34.978; 117.933

Bayonet Head is an outer north-eastern suburb of Albany, Western Australia, on the west bank of Oyster Harbour. Its local government area is the City of Albany. Until the 1980s, it was known as Flinders Park.

Geography

Bayonet Head is bounded by Elizabeth Street to the north, Lower King Road to the west, Yakamia Creek to the south and Oyster Harbour to the east. Most of the suburb's population is concentrated around Bayonet Head Road, which runs east–west through the main part of the suburb.

At the 2011 census, 2,490 people lived within the suburb's boundaries, an increase from 2,304 in 2006 and 1,934 in 2001.

History

The suburb was gazetted in 1981.

Facilities

Bayonet Head is a residential suburb, although large areas of native bushland can be found in the centre and along Yakamia Creek. Several reserves, including the Bayonet Head Lookout which overlooks Oyster Harbour, Emu Point and Gull Rock National Park, offer recreational and picnic facilities, and Oyster Harbour Caravan Park is located on Alison Parade to the north-east of the suburb. On Lower King Road, a store, fuel station and accommodation.

The suburb contains a primary school, Flinders Park Primary (1978) with a student population of approximately 520. High school students have the option of going to St Joseph's College, a private Catholic school in Spencer Park; Great Southern Grammar, a private Christian school in the Kalgan River area; Albany Senior High School (ASHS), a government run school located near the city's CBD and North Albany Senior High School, another government run school located near the city's TAFE campus.

Transport

Bayonet Head can be reached from Albany via Collingwood and Lower King Road, and it is served by Route 401 from Albany operated by Love's Bus Service.

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