Suburb Profiles



DALKEITH

The 'Peninsular' suburb, bounded by the Swan River for some two thirds of its boundaries and offering a wealth of wooded scenic parklands. 'Inter-war' homes up to modern day mansions typifies the architectural design of many homes in Dalkeith. In the 1940's, homes with circular and angular elements, curved porches, decorative panels, wrought iron balustrades and limestone base built, encapsulating the wealth and prestige in the area. The Californian style bungalow was also one of the most common style to emerge during the period.

The intense settlement of the Inter-war period has resulted in extensive property development in the area. Just a few features of the locality are Yacht and Rowing Clubs, nearby Matilda Bay and Kings Park, the expansive Sir Charles Gardiner Medical Complex, University of WA and just a short drive east to Perth and west to North Cottesloe Beach.

One of the many facilities available in the prestigious suburb of Dalkeith is the Point Resolution bush and parklands reserve and beautiful 'White Beach' the widest strip of white sandy beach north of the River coupled with the numerous other very picturesque and peaceful surrounds of Dalkeith. Arguably the closest prestige single residential suburb to Perth, just some 7 kilometers along the River with Kings Park one side and the Swan the other. (Only one 'T' junction with traffic lights between Dalkeith and the Perth City.) A journey of about 8 minutes, hence the suburbs immense popularity with Business, Professional and Corporate Executives.