Mount Melville, Western Australia facts for kids
Albany, Western Australia
Map of Mount Melville within Albany
|Population||1,079 (2011 census)|
|• Density||372/km2 (960/sq mi)|
|Area||2.9 km2 (1.1 sq mi)|
|LGA(s)||City of Albany|
The Mount was named after Viscount Melville, the Lord of the Admiralty, by Captain James Stirling.
Mount Melville was gazetted as a suburb in 1979.
The suburb is bounded by Albany Highway to the north and east, by Hanrahan Road to the west and by Princess Royal Harbour to the south.
It is set within native bush with walk trails and a sealed road to the top. A distinctive observation tower is situated at the peak that offers panoramic views as far as the Stirling Range to the north.
The mount has an elevation of 152 metres (499 ft).
The western side of Mount Melville is the site of the town's main waste management facility.
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