Connolly, Western Australia facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsConnolly
Perth, Western Australia
Connolly & the Joondalup Golf Resort
|Population||3,617 (2011 census)|
|• Density||1,292/km2 (3,350/sq mi)|
|Area||2.8 km2 (1.1 sq mi)|
|Location||26 km (16 mi) NNW of Perth CBD|
|LGA(s)||City of Joondalup|
Connolly is a northern suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Joondalup adjacent to Joondalup's central business district. It was built in the late 1980s as a golf course estate. Its eastern border backs onto the Mitchell Freeway road reserve. Many homes feature on the edges of Connolly but the homes bordering the golf course are generally larger and more affluent.
The suburb was named in honour of John Connolly who held land in the area in 1838. Connolly was a private in the 63rd Regiment who arrived in the colony in 1829 and who farmed at Upper Swan and Bindoon after being discharged in 1834.
Connolly is bounded by Shenton Avenue to the north, the Mitchell Freeway road reserve to the east, Hodges Drive to the south, and Marmion Avenue to the west.
An entire local street, namely Prairie Dunes Place has gained notability for its annual Christmas lights display. Since 1999, the street has been raising funds for the Association of the Blind WA and in this time has raised in excess of $80,000 [AUD] (2007) towards the training of guide dogs.
The suburb is served by bus links which provide connections back to the Joondalup Line via either the Whitfords or Joondalup railway stations.
- 460 Whitfords - Joondalup
- 461 Whitfords - Joondalup
- 462 Whitfords - Joondalup
- 470 Whitfords - Joondalup
Connolly, Western Australia Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.