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Jindalee
PerthWestern Australia
OIC Jindalee park, Western Australia (2006-11-27).jpg
Park on Jindalee Boulevard.
Population 1,180 (2011 census)
 • Density 328/km2 (850/sq mi)
Established 2003
Postcode(s) 6036
Area 3.6 km2 (1.4 sq mi)
Location 40 km (25 mi) from Perth CBD
LGA(s) City of Wanneroo
State electorate(s) Mindarie
Federal Division(s) Pearce
Suburbs around Jindalee:
Alkimos Alkimos
Indian Ocean Jindalee Butler
Quinns Rocks Merriwa

Jindalee is an outer coastal suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of Perth's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Wanneroo.

Geography

Jindalee is bounded by an east-west line near Eglinton Rocks to its north, Butler to the east (Marmion Avenue) and Quinns Rocks to the south (Hampshire Drive). West is the coast of the Indian Ocean. Approximately 75% of the suburb is still within its native state.

History

Name

The name Jindalee was proposed by the Shire of Wanneroo on 29 June 1979 and is an imported Aboriginal word from an unknown New South Wales dialect meaning "a bare hill", possibly referring to Eglinton Hill which is covered in low vegetation. The suburb of Jindalee in south-western Brisbane, applied in 1964, notes the same word origin.

Suburban development

The planning of Jindalee goes back to 1997, but the Butler-Jindalee District Structure Plan was approved on 18 November 2003 by the WA Planning Commission. Satterley Property Group is managing the development (titled "Brighton Beachside") in conjunction with the Department of Housing and Works, and around 900 residential lots are proposed, all of which will have high-speed internet, cable TV and underground power. A small cafe/shopping node on the beachfront at the end of Jindalee Boulevard has yet to be approved. Approximately 15% of the lots have been developed and the projected completion date is 2010.

Amenities and facilities

Jindalee has no conventional facilities at the present stage, apart from a medical centre on Jindalee Boulevard. Brighton Village Shopping Centre on the suburb's eastern border provides basic shopping needs, and Butler Primary School is nearby.

Eglinton Hill provides views of the ocean and the scrub leading north towards Eglinton and Yanchep, and almost untouched beaches continuous almost to Yanchep are accessible by sand tracks. The undeveloped part of the suburb offers a wide array of native scrubland, woodland and heath, varying in condition from excellent to completely degraded, and including Xanthorrhoea preissii (commonly known as "black boys"), banksia, sheoak and Nuytsia floribunda. Some degradation has occurred due to uncontrolled vehicular access, clearing for stock grazing, fire and rabbits.

Demographics

Jindalee had a nil population at the ABS 2001 census, but has seen rapid residential development in the latter half of the 2000s (decade). The 2011 population is estimated at approximately 1,274.

Transport

Jindalee is served by a deviation of the 483 bus between Clarkson train station and Butler along Marmion Avenue. This service is operated by Transdev Perth.

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