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Helena Valley - Boya

About the profile areas

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Helena Valley - Boya is 4,204, with a population density of 5.16 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Helena Valley - Boya is bounded by the Helena River, Frederic Street, Scott Street, Coulston Road, the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail and the locality of Greenmount in the north, the locality of Darlington in the east, Helena Valley Road and the Shire of Kalamunda in the south and Rifle Range and Military Road in the west.

Name origin

Helena Valley was named after the Helena River which runs through the area. Boya was named from an Aboriginal word meaning rock or stone.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s. Growth was minimal until the late 1800s and early 1900s. The most significant development occurred from the 1980s. Rapid growth took place during the 1990s, with the population and dwelling stock almost doubling between 1991 and 2001. The population declined marginally between 2001 and 2006, and then increased between 2006 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Helena Valley - Boya is a residential and rural area which has experienced relatively recent growth.

Major features

Major features of the area include Greenmount National Park, Broz Park, Glynden Park, Grundy Park, Helena Valley Recreation Ground, Marriott Park, Rabonne Park, Riverside Park, Helena Valley Shopping Centre, the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail and one school.

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