West Perth, Western Australia
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West Perth is an inner suburb of Perth, the capital city of the state of Western Australia. This part of the Australian city is made up predominantly of office blocks; there are few residential buildings in the area. One landmark in West Perth is Parliament House. This building overlooks St Georges Terrace and Mitchell Freeway. Other notable buildings in West Perth include Dumas House, the original Perth Observatory, the second location of Hale School, Solidarity Park, Edith Dircksey Cowan Memorial, and the Constitutional Centre of Western Australia.
Western Perth houses a high proportion of miners, consultants, and medical specialists. Most retail outlets in the suburb focus on serving office workers and are closed on weekends. One notable exception to this is the Harbourtown factory outlet complex. The economy of Western Australia and the city of Perth is dependant on local resources and the services sector. The state’s major exports include iron-ore, gold, liquefied natural gas, and agricultural commodities such as wheat, wool, and livestock such as sheep and cattle. Large companies with office space or other facilities located in Perth include Alinta - an Australian energy infrastructure company, Kagara Ltd is an Australian mining company, and Chevron Australia Pty Ltd.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Perth offers an eclectic mix urban and nature activities. You can spend your nights perusing Perth’s vibrant bar scene, and the days taking part in open arts festivals, surfing world-class beaches, or hiking expansive parklands. One of the parks near West Perth is Kings Park, which offers 400 hectares (988 acres) to explore. Or you can snorkel or dive the clear waters at Cottesloe Beach, then stay to watch the spectacular sunsets. Dining options in Perth include Fraser’s Restaurant, Friends Restaurant, Black Tom’s, and the Old Brewery. Miss Maud is a favourite dining location in this part of Perth where there is live music every evening. Although located in the heart of Perth Miss Maud serves exquisite Swedish food well-known throughout the area.
The closest major airport to Perth, Australia is the Perth Airport (PER/YPPH). This airport is 23 km (14 miles) from the city centre. Another airport near Perth, Australia is the local, domestic facility at Rottnest Island Airport – on Rottnest Island, Australia (RTS). This airport is 48 km (30 miles) from Perth. A major junction of the Mitchell Freeway is located in the suburb. City West Station runs regular trains to Fremantle Station and Perth Station.