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Madeley
PerthWestern Australia
Population 2,775 (2006 census)
 • Density 895/km2 (2,320/sq mi)
Established 1998
Postcode(s) 6065
Area 3.1 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Location 20 km (12 mi) N of Perth City
LGA(s) City of Wanneroo
State electorate(s) Girrawheen
Federal Division(s) Cowan
Suburbs around Madeley:
Woodvale Wangara Wangara
Kingsley Madeley Darch
Greenwood Marangaroo Marangaroo

Madeley is a suburb of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of Perth's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Wanneroo. Previously part of Landsdale, much of the suburb was rural in character until the 1990s, with market gardening a common activity. From 2001 onwards, extensive property development resulted in massive population growth, with the Property Investor Magazine of December 2007 estimating a growth rate of 33.3% per year.

History

Name

Madeley was named after early landowner and former Wanneroo Road Board member George Edward Madeley.

Historically, the area was officially unnamed and residents noted their addresses as Wanneroo until the locality of Landsdale was gazetted in 1980, extending from Wanneroo Road to Alexander Drive.

In May–June 1996, with the creation of the East Wanneroo Development Area, Cell 6 was identified as a high priority for development, and was divided into western and eastern sections corresponding to modern Madeley and Darch respectively. On 10 September 1997, the City of Wanneroo resolved to name the locality Kingsway after the main east-west road running through it, and to name the area east of the proposed Skeit Road as Madeley. The Geographic Names Committee (GNC) approved Madeley, but rejected Kingsway as being too similar to Kingsley. The City, by this stage administered by commissioners, met on 17 February 1998, and decided to use Madeley for the western area, and to honour another settler family in naming the eastern section Darch. On 5 March 1998, the name Darch was approved by the GNC, formally releasing the name Madeley. The City applied for the name Madeley on 28 April 1998, and it was granted at the GNC's meeting on 19 June 1998.

Geography

The suburb is bounded by Wanneroo Road to the west, Gnangara Road to the north, Hartman Drive to the east and Hepburn Avenue to the south. It contains the Kingsway City shopping centre.

Demographics

As at the 2006 census, the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 2,777 residents in 995 dwellings, the great majority of which were detached houses on single lots.

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