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Mirrabooka Description


Mirrabooka is the Aboriginal name for the constellation known as the Southern Cross. Mirrabooka was planned in the 1960's as a satellite city to accommodate the rapidly increasing post-war population. The area was envisaged to contain over 16000 dwellings, in addition to commercial and recreational facilities. It was imagined that workers from Perth and the northern industrial areas would be attracted to the development. In the following decades the concept was revised several times, resulting in changes to suburb boundaries and various residential developments. By 1982 the proposal for a complete satellite city was abandoned and the suburb of Mirrabooka was formally created from an area previously known as "Yirrigan".<BR><BR>Mirrabooka is largely characterised by single detached dwellings on small to medium sized lots. The average block size is 600m2, though lots of up to 890m2 can be found. Much of the area has been developed but there are still a small number of vacant lots remaining in the eastern sector of the suburb. Houses are predominantly of brick and tile construction and are generally single storey.<BR><BR>Mirrabooka is well provided with public open space and parks, with the largest reserve being the Mirrabooka Regional Open Space on Reid Highway. Recreational facilities include the Herb Graham Sports Complex, an ice-skating rink, squash courts, the Western Australian Softball Association and a bowling green. The Mirrabooka Regional Centre provides for local retail needs, as well as serving the wider metropolitan community. The suburb also contains a smaller local shopping centre, Mirrabooka Village, to supplement the larger retail core. Primary schools and a public library are located in Mirrabooka to serve education requirements.