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Mundaring - Mahogany Creek

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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Mundaring - Mahogany Creek is 4,056, with a population density of 1.08 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Mundaring - Mahogany Creek is bounded by the Great Eastern Highway, Kintore Road, a line running continuous of Thomas Road, Thomas Road, a line running between Thomas Road and Lacey Road, Lacey Road, Milligan Road, Jarrah Road and the locality of Stoneville in the north, the locality of Sawyers Valley, Stevens Street, Eagle Street, the western edge of Beelu National Park, McCallum Road, Firewood Road, the Munda Biddi Bike Trail and the State Forest in the east, the Helena River in the south and Moola Road, Thomas Road, Kenmore Road, Strettle Road and Marri Road in the west.

Name origin

Mundaring is thought to be named from an Aboriginal word meaning "a high place on a high place" or "the place of the grass tree leaves". Mahogany Creek is named after the waterway, which is named for the towering mahogany (Jarrah) trees originally seen in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1840s. Growth took place in the 1880s, with land used mainly for farming, vineyards, orchards and timber-cutting. Expansion continued in the 1890s and early 1900s, spurred by the construction of the first route of the eastern railway line and the Mundaring Weir. Growth took place in the 1920s and 1930s, aided by tourism. The most significant development occurred in the post-war years, particularly during the 1970s and 1980s. The population increased during the 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area. The population was relatively stable between 2001 and 2011, a result of fewer new dwellings being added and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Mundaring - Mahogany Creek is a residential and rural area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Beelu National Park, Mundaring Village Shopping Centre, Mundaring Arts Centre, Mundaring District Museum, Shire offices, Mundaring Cemetery, Kookaburra Outdoor Cinema, Mundaring Golf Club, State Forest, Black Cockatoo Reserve, Danny Wimperus Reserve, Harry Riseborough Oval, Lions Park, Mundaring Recreation Ground, Noblewood Estate Reserve, Sculpture Park, Strettle Road Reserve, Summit Park, Yilgam Park, the Munda Biddi Bike Trail and a number of schools.