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Currambine
PerthWestern Australia
Delamere Av.jpg
Population: 6,775
Established: 1980s
Postcode: 6028
Area: 3.1 km² (1.2 sq mi)
Location:
  • 30 km (19 mi) from Perth CBD
  • 7 km (4 mi) from Joondalup
LGA: City of Joondalup
State District: Ocean Reef, Joondalup
Federal Division: Moore
Suburbs around Currambine:
Burns Beach Kinross Neerabup
Iluka Currambine Joondalup
Ocean Reef Connolly Joondalup

Currambine is a northern suburb of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia 30 km north of Perth's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Joondalup. It contains the Currambine Central shopping centre and cinema complex.

History

Currambine was approved as a suburb name in 1980. The name was chosen by the City of Wanneroo in 1979 from a book by A.W. Reed. It is an Aboriginal word from New South Wales meaning "heaps of rocks".

Currambine was developed as a chiefly residential suburb in the mid-1990s on land adjacent to the Currambine train station, which was built and opened in 1993.

Geography

Currambine is bounded by Burns Beach Road to the north, Marmion Avenue to the west, Shenton Avenue to the south and Mitchell Freeway to the west. The suburb is effectively bisected into quarters by the dual carriageways Connolly Drive (north-south) and Moore Drive (east-west).

Demographics

At the ABS 2011 census, Currambine had a population of 6,775 people living in 2,464 dwellings. According to the 2011 census, Currambine's workforce mostly consists of professionals; technicians and trade workers; and clerical and administrative workers.

Facilities

Currambine is a residential suburb, and is served by the Currambine Market Place shopping centre (now renamed Currambine Central) at its southwestern corner.

Currambine Central 2016
Currambine Central.

The southeastern part of the suburb contains 5 holes of the 27-hole Joondalup Golf Course, part of the Joondalup Resort complex based in neighbouring Connolly. The suburb also contains two primary schools, one public (1997 Currambine Primary School) and one private (Francis Jordan Catholic School). The suburb is within Ocean Reef Senior High School's catchment area. A community centre is also available for use, located near Currambine Central.

Parks and natural areas

Currambine-Doncaster Park
Doncaster Park.

Currambine has a number of parks and recreational natural areas spread across the suburb. They include

  • Delamere Park
  • Doncaster Park
  • Caledonia Park
  • Christchurch Park
  • Fairmont Park
  • Clermont Park
  • Santa Ana Park
  • Carlton Park

Transport

Currambine is served by the 460, 461, 470, these three busses run through Shenton ave 471 and 472 Transperth bus routes from Joondalup, operated by Transdev Perth and by the Currambine railway station.


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