Roleystone, Western Australia

Roleystone, Western Australia

Infobox Australian Place | type = suburb
name = Roleystone
city = Perth
state = wa


caption =
lga = City of Armadale
area = 12.2
postcode= 6111
pop = 5,975 (2006 census)
dist1 = 30 | dir1 = SE | location1=Perth
dist2 = 8 | dir2 = NE | location2=Armadale
est = 1900s
fedgov = Canning
stategov= Darling Range
propval = $470,000 (Q1 2007) cite web|url=http://reiwa.com/res/res-iframe-suburbprofile-view.cfm?Stats_ID=163|title=Suburb Profile - Roleystone|author=Real Estate Institute of Western Australia|year=2007|accessdate=2007-06-08]
near-nw = Martin
near-n = Canning Mills
near-ne = Karragullen
near-w = Kelmscott
near-e = Karragullen
near-sw = Bedfordale
near-s = Ashendon
near-se = Illawarra
coord|-32.091|116.122|type:city(250)_region:AU-WA_scale:50000|format=dms|display=title

Roleystone is an outer southeastern suburb of Perth, Western Australia. Its Local Government Area is the City of Armadale.

History

Roleystone's name originates from a property purchased by Thomas Buckingham in 1858, upon which he built a sawmill in 1866. The town was also referred to as "The Rolling Stone" and "Rowley Stone" in early police reports. The area was subdivided into farmlets in 1902, and was subsequently developed as orchards and market gardens. [LandInfo WA|m|R|2007-01-17] In 1905, Roleystone was opened up for closer settlement, with property brochures extolling the virtues of the beautiful scenery and fertile valley soils. It has fruit orchards and native bushland.

Facilities

The main suburban residential area to the west of Roleystone is served by a neighbourhood shopping centre, with Stargate Kelmscott and Armadale Shopping City providing other commercial services. The suburb also contains a primary school (1905) and Roleystone District High School (K-10; 1983), with year 11 and 12 students travelling to Kelmscott or Lesmurdie Senior High Schools.

The Araluen Botanic Park and Golf Resort are located in the south of the suburb off Croyden Road and are a popular picnic and wedding location, especially during "Springtime at Araluen" when all the flowers are in bloom.

Brookton Highway ("State Route 40") runs through Roleystone.

The suburb is served by a number of school bus services and by Transperth bus route 241, connecting the suburb to Kelmscott train station and Stargate Kelmscott shopping centre. All services are provided by the Public Transport Authority.

Local Sporting Clubs

Roleystone is home to the Australian Rules Football Club The Roleystone Tigers. There is both a junior football club and a senior football club, with the latter having both an amateur and colts team.

References

External links

* [http://www.araluenbotanicpark.com.au/ Araluen Botanic Park]


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