City of Melville facts for kids
|City of Melville
|Area:||52.73 km² (20.4 sq mi)|
|Region:||South Metropolitan Perth|
|State District:||Willagee, Alfred Cove, Bateman, Fremantle, Riverton|
|Federal Division:||Tangney, Fremantle|
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 has a population of about 104,000 (2012).
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 *
- 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
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