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The City of South Perth is a Local
Government Area in the inner southern suburbs of the Western
Australian capital city of Perth, located about
4 kilometres (2.5 mi) south of Perth's central business district.
The City covers an area of 19.9 square kilometres
(7.7 sq mi), maintains 203 km of roads and a little over
4.3 km² of parks and gardens, and has a population of about 38,500
The area broadly forms a peninsula, being bounded on three sides
by the waters of the Swan and Canning rivers.
The South Perth Road District was formed on 9 June 1892 and the
district became a municipality on 21 February 1902. It was
granted City status on 1 July 1959.
The City of South Perth is divided into six wards, each of whom
elect two councillors. The mayor is directly elected.
- Civic Ward
- Como Beach Ward
- Manning Ward
- McDougall Ward
- Mill Point Ward
- Moresby Ward
The City of South Perth is home to numerous primary schools, and
five major secondary schools.
- Collier Primary School
- Como Primary School
- Kensington Primary School
- Manning Primary School
- Saint Columba's College
- Saint Pius X Primary School
- South Kensington Primary School
- South Perth Primary School
The Walter Murdoch Library is the central library in the City of
South Perth. It is a dual-branch library, with branches in Manning and South Perth. The two
libraries have in excess of 60,000 items including; books,
magazines, music CD’s and DVD’s. Currently the South Perth branch
is undergoing redevelopment and will re-open later in 2011. A
smaller and diverse collection can be located at the Mends St
Library, a temporary library located in South Perth. Walter Murdoch Library
- The History of South Perth, by F K Crowley. Rigby Limited
- Peninsula City, by Cecil Florey. City of South Perth 1995