Millbridge, Western Australia

Millbridge
BunburyWestern Australia
Established: 2004
Postcode: 6232
Area: 4.8 km² (1.9 sq mi)
Location: 9 km (6 mi) from Bunbury
LGA: Shire of Dardanup
State District: Collie-Preston
Federal Division: Forrest
Suburbs around Millbridge:
Australind Kingston
Eaton Millbridge Waterloo
Picton

Coordinates: 33°18′07″S 115°43′59″E / 33.302°S 115.733°E / -33.302; 115.733

Millbridge is a northeastern suburb of Bunbury, Western Australia, adjoining Eaton and located 9 km from the centre of Bunbury. Its Local Government Area is the Shire of Dardanup.

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History

In 2003, the Geographic Names Committee of the Department of Land Information approved the new locality of Millbridge, formerly part of Eaton in the Shire of Dardanup.

MillBridge Private Estate is being developed by the Ardross Group of Companies . The name "Millbridge" is derived from Millars Creek, which runs through the landholding, "and the numerous existing and future bridges that span the nearby and surrounding waterways"[1] (although at present only two bridges, one of the Australind Bypass over the Collie River, and the other of the Australind Bypass over Millars Creek, exist - A third bridge that will extend MillBridge Boulevard across Millars Creek, is currently under construction (November 2006)). The name Millar is believed to derive from either the Millars Karri and Jarrah Company, which milled timber in the district for much of the 20th century, or from a local resident with the surname Millar who fished in the creek.

Geography

The suburb of Millbridge is bounded to the west by Eaton Drive's northern reach, to the south and east by the Australind Bypass and to the north by the Collie River.[2]

Facilities

Millbridge is currently dependent on neighbouring Eaton for shopping, education and recreation, although it is envisaged by the developer that two schools, a neighbourhood shopping centre and commercial precinct will be built. The suburb contains a mix of jarrah, marri, sheoak and banksia woodland as well as wetland areas with flooded gums and paperbarks, which provide habitat to a wide range of waterbirds and mammals.[3]

Transport

Millbridge is presently not served by public transport, although the 601 (Eaton) route operated by Bunbury City Transit for the Public Transport Authority passes within 400 metres of the estate.[4]

References

  1. ^ Ardross Group. "Millbridge - Overview". http://www.millbridge.com.au/. Retrieved 2006-10-12. 
  2. ^ Map B2, 2007 StreetSmart directory, Department of Lands and Surveys, Perth.
  3. ^ Wright, Eric; L. Barrett (1995). Eaton Foreshore Draft Management Plan (No.53). Waterways Commission of WA. ISBN 0-7309-6157-5.  Accessed at Battye Library, Perth.
  4. ^ Bunbury 5, Bunbury City Transit, effective 18 January 2004. Accessed 4 October 2006.

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