North Fremantle
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North Fremantle

The old Leighton Marshalling Yards and Leighton Station.

North Fremantle is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Fremantle. Its postcode is 6159.

North Fremantle is situated on a peninsula, with the Indian Ocean bounding the west side and the Swan River the east side. On the north side it is separated from the suburb of Mosman Park by McCabe Street. North Fremantle has one train station located on Stirling Highway. It provides train services into Fremantle and Perth City. Various bus stations can be found in North Fremantle providing access to outer Perth suburbs.[2]

Marshalling yards

The suburb was once the site of Western Australian Government Railways Leighton Marshalling Yards, which linked the North Fremantle industrial area and North Quay.

The area is now being redeveloped by the state government.[3][4][5]

The Swan river on the border of North Fremantle, holds great significance to the Aboriginal community who call the river "Derbal Yaragan".[6]

Businesses

North Fremantle is home to Mojos bar;[7] the Railway Hotel; the North Fremantle Bowling Club, a local community run club that supports local live music, and holds private functions and community events; and River Beach, Leighton Beach and Port Beach. North Fremantle has seen an increase of locally owned business along Stirling Highway including various cafes, restaurants[8] and bars. The area's strong afternoon sea breeze (known as the "Fremantle Doctor") makes its ocean beaches a prime location for wind and kite surfing. The Fremantle Surf Life Saving Club has been active since the 1930s.[9]

References

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "North Fremantle(State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2017.Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Wagovau. (2016). Wagovau. Retrieved 17 May 2016, from http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/
  3. ^ Western Australia. Fremantle Regional Strategy Implementation Committee; Western Australia. Ministry for Planning (2000), Leighton Rail Marshalling Yards : regional planning guidelines : scoping paper for information and discussion, Ministry for Planning, ISBN 978-0-7309-9138-0
  4. ^ Western Australia. Fremantle Regional Strategy Implementation Committee; Western Australia. Ministry for Planning (2000), Leighton Rail Marshalling Yards : regional planning guidelines : scoping paper for information and discussion, Ministry for Planning, ISBN 978-0-7309-9138-0
  5. ^ Planning Group Pty. Ltd; LandCorp (W.A.) (2003), Leighton Marshalling Yards structure plan, Planning Group, retrieved 2017
  6. ^ Hughes-Hallet, D., & de Gand, D. (2010). Indigenous history of the Swan and Canning rivers. A project with the Swan River Trust--Student work placement: Curtin University.
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  8. ^ Home - Habitue Restaurant. (2016). Habitue Restaurant. Retrieved 17 May 2016, from http://habituerestaurant.com.au/
  9. ^ Walton, Graham (2001). Fremantle Surf Lifesaving Club History Archived 14 April 2011 at the Wayback Machine, freosurf.com.au. Retrieved 17 May 2011.



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