Mandurah is a satellite town 72 kilometers south of Perth in Western Australia. The 68,000 inhabitants, mainly young families and retirees live in, is a booming coastal town that serves many Perthern as a weekend destination. Mandurah's biggest attraction for tourists and locals alike is the short distance to the sea. The city is one of the fastest growing cities in Western Australia and one of the most popular destinations for tourists. There is a cultural center that can compete internationally, a cinema center, spectacular waterways and a marina, restaurants, cafes and many guest rooms. On long weekends 300,000 residents live in Mandurah - five times the normal population.
Since Christmas 2007 Mandurah on the light rail ( Transperth ) is connected to Perth. The journey takes 50 minutes and the trains usually run every 10 min. Between the station and the Mandurah Visitor Centre, a free bus. With this easy access to Perth Mandurah is expected to undergo a further boost.
The spectacular waterways of the Peel Inlet and Harvey Estuary of ( one of the largest water systems in Australia ) form the center of Mandurah. The city is located around the fresh water system. After a bend in the river, the water flows into the Indian Ocean. Mandurah is located on a long stretch of coastline which consists mostly of sandy beaches. There are also some neighborhoods that are built around the duct systems artificial.
Mandurah extends over 173.5 km ² and forms a narrow, less than ten kilometers wide strip. It lies on the sandy plain adjacent to the Darling Range. To the north it borders on Rockingham and south to Waroona. In the west it is flanked by the Indian Ocean and to the east by Harvey Estuary and Pinjarra.
Mandurah is part of the Peel region in which the Shires Boddington, Murray, Serpentine - Jarrahdale and Waroona are.
Mandurah has the same climate as Perth: warm summers and cool winters. During the summer ( December to February), the mean maximum temperature 27 ° C; the average low temperature is 19 ° C. In mid-summer it can get very hot; in late summer, temperatures often exceed 40 ° C. In winter (June to August ) the maximum temperature is 15 ° C, the lowest temperature of 9 ° C.
The people of the Nyoongar (or Bibbulmun ) who lived in the southwest of Western Australia, the " Mandjar " region called ( German: meeting point). After the settlement of the region by Europeans changed the name to Mandurah; this is probably due to a mispronunciation.
In December 1829, Thomas Peel arrived with craftsmen, equipment and supplies to the ship Gilmore from the UK. He funded the trip through the exchange of a land concession in the Swan River Colony. Unfortunately, the contract provided the condition that he had to arrive before November 1, 1829; because he did not make this, the country fell concession. Undaunted, Peel was a small settlement named Clarence build in the south of Swan River Colony; Today one knows the place as Woodmans Point. Many problems with the settlement induced him to lead the settlers to the region, which is known as Mandurah today. Thomas Peel died in 1865 but Mandurah grew, albeit very slowly on.
On July 1, 1961 Mandurah was a former, by a number of different governments managed region (most recently " Mandurah Road Board" ), for Mandurah Shire. The region was ruled locally by a council of elected members in accordance with the Western Australian Local Government Act. Rapid growth in the past 50 years meant that Mandurah finally received on 1 July 1987 the Town status ( Town of Mandurah ) and on 14 April 1990 the City State ( City of Mandurah ).
On December 3 In 1989, the most famous Mandurian, Steve Richards to Mandurah.
- Dudley Park
- Halls Head
- Madora Bay
- Mandurah ( downtown)
- Meadow Springs
- San Remo
- Silver Sands
- Stake Hill