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Central Ward

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Central Ward is 24,985, with a population density of 15.99 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Central Ward is bounded by Mullaloo Drive, Kallaroo Place, Marmion Avenue and Ocean Reef Road in the north, the City of Wanneroo in the east, Whitfords Avenue in the south and the Indian Ocean in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1920s, with land used mainly for farming and grazing. Development was minimal until 1969. Rapid growth took place during the 1970s and 1980s, with expansion slowing during the early 1990s. The population declined slightly from the mid 1990s, a result of few new dwellings being added to the area and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Central Ward is an established residential area, with substantial parklands, and a waste water treatment plant in the north.

Major features

Major features of the Ward include Yellagonga Regional Park, Craigie Open Space, Woodvale Nature Reserve, Belridge City Shopping Centre, Craigie Plaza, Woodvale Boulevard Shopping Centre, Woodvale Shopping Centre, Craigie Leisure Centre, Kallaroo Foreshore Reserve, Chichester Park, Warrandyte Reserve, Mullalo Beach, Whitfords Beach, Beenyup Waste Water Treatment Plant and numerous schools.

Included areas

Central Ward includes the suburbs of Beldon, Craigie and Kallaroo, and the City of Joondalup part of the suburb of Woodvale.