Shire of Serpentine JarrahdaleCommunity profile

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Serpentine area

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Serpentine area is 1,923, with a population density of 0.36 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

The Serpentine area is bounded by the Serpentine River, Hall Road, Wright Road and Feast Road in the north, the South Western Highway in the east, the locality of Keysbrook and Henderson Road in the south, and Hopeland Road and Rowe Road in the west.

Name origin

Serpentine is named after the Serpentine River, which was named to describe the "serpentine" nature of the river in its lower reaches.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, with land used largely for farming, particularly grazing and dairying. Some growth took place from the late 1800s into the early 1900s, spurred by the declaration of an agricultural area at Serpentine in 1891 and the opening of the Perth-Bunbury railway line in 1893. Substantial growth took place from the 1990s, with the population more than doubling between 1991 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

The Serpentine area is a rural area which has experienced recent rural-residential growth. Rural land is used largely for agriculture and equine activities.

Major features

Major features of the area include Serpentine & Districts Golf Club, Hugh Manning Tractor & Machinery Museum, Bradley Nature Reserve, Lambkin Nature Reserve, David Buttfield Equestrian Ground, Paul Robinson Reserve, Serpentine Sports Reserve, Spencer Park, Serpentine Horse & Pony Club, Serpentine Polocrosse Ground, Memorial Gardens Recreation Centre, the Serpentine River and one school.

Included areas

The Serpentine area encompasses most of the western part of the locality of Serpentine, and the eastern part of the locality of Hopeland.