Greenwood, Western Australia facts for kids
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Perth, Western Australia
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|Population||9,611 (2011 census)|
|• Density||1,813/km2 (4,700/sq mi)|
|Area||5.3 km2 (2.0 sq mi)|
|Location||18 km (11 mi) from Perth CBD|
|LGA(s)||City of Joondalup|
Greenwood is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located in the City of Joondalup. The suburb is located 18 km from Perth's central business district. It is bordered by the Mitchell Freeway, Hepburn ave, Wanneroo road and Warwick road.
The Gold Land Development Corporation used the name Greenwood Forest as the promotional name of the estate which commenced development in the area in 1969. The reserve between the suburbs of Duncraig and Greenwood was used for the construction of the Mitchell Freeway in 1985-1986.
The suburb is served by Transperth bus routes 445, 446, 447 running in both directions between the Warwick and Whitfords rail interchange stations, and by the bus route 344 running from the Warwick station along the Warwick Road. The suburb is also served by the Greenwood railway station. Greenwood is bordered on the south by Warwick Road and on the north by Hepburn Avenue. Both of these roads have northbound and southbound entrances and exits to the Mitchell Freeway, which forms the western boundary for the suburb.
There are 4 churches in Greenwood:
- All Saints Catholic Church (located adjacent to Liwara Catholic Primary School)
- Greenwood Uniting Church
- Lakeside Christian Church
- St John Anglican Church
Penistone Reserve is a large reserve that caters for cricket, lacrosse, football and soccer. It is adjacent to the Greenwood Primary School. The Greenwood Cricket Club play at the reserve and 2007/2008 will be the club's 30th season.
Blackall Reserve, adjacent to the former Greenwood Primary School site, is also a popular sporting area. Cricket is played on the concrete and astroturf pitch. Other sports and leisure activities are carried out on the oval.
Warrigal Park, near Greenwood College just next to the schools soccer oval is a popular sporting area where Australian Rules Football is played.
Greenwood Park, just next to Greenwood Train Station off Wahroonga way is a large park that has a BMX track and a basketball hoop.
Oleaster Reserve, next to Blackall Drive has a good playground and a basketball hoop.
The Rob Hancock Memorial Golf Course is the only free Disc Golf course in Western Australia. It is located on Mulligan Drive. It has nine holes, and hold tournaments throughout the year.
Greenwood is home to a senior high school and three primary schools:
- Greenwood College
- Greenwood Primary School
- West Greenwood Primary School
The original Greenwood Primary School closed in 1997 and the land was sub-divided and sold as residential lots. During June 2007, the government announced that Allenswood Primary School and East Greenwood Primary schools would amalgamate, temporarily at the East Greenwood site, and a new school would be built on the Allenswood site. Allenswood primary closed at the end of the 2007 school year and was demolished, making way for the construction of the new school, expected to be completed in late 2009. In 2008, East Greenwood Primary School was renamed Greenwood Primary School, later relocating, at the commencement of Term 4 2010 to the newly constructed, ex Allenswood Primary Site. East Greenwood Primary was then also demolished.
Greenwood Senior High School became independent in 2011-2012 and changed its name to Greenwood College.
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