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North Ward

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for North Ward is 36,817, with a population density of 14.56 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

North Ward is bounded by the City of Wanneroo, the proposed Mitchell Freeway, Burns Beach Road and Joondalup Drive in the north, Lake Joondalup and the City of Wanneroo in the east, the suburb of Edgewater, Lakeside Drive, Joondalup Drive, Eddystone Avenue, the Mitchell Freeway and Hodges Drive in the south and Marmion Avenue, Shenton Avenue and the Indian Ocean in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates originally from 1838, with land used mainly for farming. Development dates primarily from the early 1980s, spurred by the golf course and associated resort development. Rapid growth has taken place since the early 1990s, with the population increasing five-fold between 1991 and 2006, a result of new dwellings being added to the area. Growth was aided by the opening of the Currambine railway station in 1993. Growth continued between 2006 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

North Ward is a recent residential area, with substantial parklands and some commercial, industrial and institutional areas.

Major features

Major features of the Ward include Joondalup City Centre, Lakeside Joondalup Shopping Centre, Currambine Marketplace Shopping Centre, Yellagonga Regional Park, Lake Joondalup, Lake Joondalup Nature Reserve, Burns Beach Bushland, Edith Cowan University (Joondalup Campus), West Coast Institute of Training (Joondalup Campus), Arena Joondalup (home of the West Perth Football Club), Joondalup Aquatic Centre, Joondalup Basketball Stadium, Joondalup Resort, Western Australia Police Academy, Joondalup Health Campus, Joondalup Private Hospital, Council offices, Iluka Foreshore Reserve, Burns Beach and numerous schools.

Included areas

North Ward includes the suburbs of Burns Beach, Connolly, Currambine, Iluka, Joondalup and Kinross.