City of Melville facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsCity of Melville
City of Melville Council Offices
|• Density||1,860.10/km2 (4,817.6/sq mi)|
|Area||52.73 km2 (20.4 sq mi)|
|Region||South Metropolitan Perth|
|State electorate(s)||Willagee, Alfred Cove, Bateman, Fremantle, Riverton|
|Federal Division(s)||Tangney, Fremantle|
|Website||City of Melville|
The City of Melville is a local government area in the southern suburbs of the Western Australian capital city of Perth, east of the port city of Fremantle and about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) south of Perth's central business district. The City covers an area of 52.73 square kilometres (20.36 sq mi) and had a population of about 98,000 as at the 2016 Census.
Melville was originally established on 14 December 1900 as the East Fremantle Road District under the Roads Boards Act 1871. It was renamed Melville six months later. In 1923, it received a large amount of land from Jandakot Road District when that entity was abolished.
On 1 July 1961, it became a shire following the enactment of the Local Government Act 1960. The Shire of Melville was declared a town on 28 September 1962, and a city on 3 May 1968.
The City of Melville maintains 463 km of roads and 2.10 km² of parks and gardens.
The City is divided into six wards, each of two councillors. Each councillor serves a four-year term, and half-elections are held every two years. The mayor is directly elected.
- Applecross-Mt Pleasant Ward
- Bicton-Attadale Ward
- Bullcreek-Leeming Ward
- City Ward
- Palmyra-Melville-Willagee Ward
- University Ward
- Alfred Cove
- Bull Creek
- Leeming * Melville
- Mount Pleasant
( * indicates suburb partially located within City)
Indigenous sites of significance
There are several significant Noongar sites within the City of Melville precinct.
- Quaada gabee
- Wireless Hill
Sports and recreation
The City is home to 23 active reserves, 100+ passive reserves and two leisure centres featuring indoor courts and 50m and 25m indoor heated pools. The City caters for a diverse number of sporting and recreation codes, including, but not limited to:
- Australian Football
- Gaelic Football
- Homing Pigeon
- Personal Training/Fitness Groups
- Rugby League and Union
- Synchronised Swimming
- Touch Football
- Triathlon Training
- Water Polo
The City maintains a Community Information Directory which can be used to find locations and contact details for 70+ inclusive sporting and recreation clubs operating within the City of Melville.
Some of the clubs include:
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