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Living in Kwinana

Discover what makes our City, Community and Council so unique.

Our Community

The City of Kwinana is home to a unique community made up of culturally and linguistically diverse people. Out City’s population consists of people from more than 50 different countries.

Kwinana is the second fastest growing local government area in Western Australia, with the population predicted to double in the next 20 years.​

The City of Kwinana is made up of 17 suburbs:

  • Anketell
  • Bertram
  • Calista
  • Casuarina
  • Hope Valley
  • Kwinana Beach
  • Kwinana City Centre
  • Leda
  • Mandogalup
  • Medina
  • Naval Base
  • Orelia
  • Parmelia
  • Postans
  • The Spectacles
  • Wandi
  • Wellard

More information about our community and economic profile can be found in our Strategic Community Plan​.

New Residents

We'd like to welcome all new residents to our growing City. 

Our Welcome Pack​​ contains all the essential information required to help you navigate your early days with us in the City of Kwinana. 

If you require any further information, please email our Customer Service team.

Things to do in Kwinana

Kwinana has expanded rapidly over the past decade and is now home to some incredible attractions including the award-winning Kwinana Adventure Park, The Edge skate park, the Kwinana Recquatic Centre as well as our popular community centres and Kwinana Public Library.

The City of Kwinana also hosts a range of well-attended events and programs throughout the year, including a community concert, fringe festival and more. Visit our What's On page to find out about events and programs happening in Kwinana now. 

Kwinana Industrial Area (KIA)

The Kwinana Industrial Area (KIA) has been in existence for 60 years and continues to make a major contribution to the wealth of the state of Western Australia.

The heavy and supporting industries of the KIA have provided direct and indirect employment opportunities for tens of thousands of Australians.

The relationship between Kwinana industry and the local community is strengthened by a shared environment and a desire to be good neighbours. Industry is moving towards a more dynamic and innovative future with the community and the environment with sustainability in mind.

Growing environmental expectations have seen industry respond with a dramatic influx of technology and innovation. Many Kwinana companies demonstrate world's best practice - not just in production, but also in their environmental safeguards.

For further information visit Kwinana Industries Council or view the City's Coastcare Program, which works closely with Industry to ensur​e the safety of the environment

Kwinana Council​

The Kwinana Council beg​an through passing the Kwinana Roads Districts Act of 1953 on 15 February 1954. The district was originally administered by the Commissioner until a board of seven members was elected in on 11 February 1961.

After the proclamation of the Local Government Act of 1960, the Kwinana Road District became the Municipality of Kwinana and two additional Councillors were elected in 1970 making a total of nine Councillors - one more than the present number. In 1977, the Council acquired Town status and on 17 September 2012 His Excellency Governor Malcolm McCusker declared Kwinana a City.​​

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