City of Joondalup
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Joondalup is named after Lake Joondalup, which is named from an Aboriginal word meaning "place of whiteness or glistening".
Location and boundaries
The City of Joondalup is located in the northern suburbs of Perth, between 15 and 30 kilometres from the Perth GPO. The City of Joondalup is bounded by the City of Wanneroo in the north and east, the City of Stirling in the south and the Indian Ocean in the west.
The City of Joondalup includes the suburbs of Beldon, Burns Beach, Connolly, Craigie, Currambine, Duncraig, Edgewater, Greenwood, Heathridge, Hillarys, Iluka, Joondalup, Kallaroo, Kingsley, Kinross, Marmion, Mullaloo, Ocean Reef, Padbury, Sorrento, Warwick and Woodvale (part).
The City of Joondalup is predominantly residential, with some commercial and industrial areas. The City encompasses a total land area of about 97 square kilometres, including substantial areas of coastline, parkland, foreshore reserves and bushland.
The City of Joondalup is served by the Mitchell Freeway and the Joondalup railway line.
European settlement dates from 1838, with land used mainly for farming and market gardening. Growth was minimal until the late 1960s, with development initially in the southern areas, then moving northwards over time. Significant development occurred from the 1970s, spurred by the Government's North-West Corridor Plan. Rapid growth took place in the 1980s and 1990s, with the population more than doubling between 1981 and 2001. During the 1990s substantial growth occurred in the northern and coastal suburbs, with the population of the City increasing from 123,000 in 1991 to 147,000 in 2001. The population was relatively stable between 2001 and 2006, with marginal growth between 2006 and 2011, reaching a population of about 149,000 in 2011. In recent years expansion has taken place in the suburbs of Burns Beach, Iluka, Joondalup and Kinross, and to a lesser extent in Currambine and Hillarys.
The original inhabitants of the Joondalup area were the Yellagonga Aboriginal tribe.