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Our Community – Local Information

Cannington is the oldest suburb within the City of Canning with many long-time residents. Many historical buildings and sites are located within Cannington.

It is interesting to note that when the railway was laid between Perth and Armadale, Cannington was the name of the local railway station. Initial settlement was around Mason’s Landing, with a secondary settlement growing to service the first. The secondary accompanying evolution was the market gardens and farming along the rich alluvial river flats that supported the growing settlement.

Cannington contains one of the Perth metropolitan area’s largest shopping complexes, Westfield Carousel, first built in 1972 and extensively refurbished and expanded in the 1990s, which includes a hoytes cinema complex. Albany Hwy contains a range of shops and small warehouses, and Bentley Hospital is just beyond the northwestern boundary on Mills Street.

Along the Canning River is the Canning River Regional Park, which contains walking tracks and picnic facilities as well as the Woodloes Museum, a restored 1874 house built by architect and pioneer Francis Bird. Various sports and leisure facilities, including soccer fields, ten-pin bowling and an indoor athletics centre. The Canning showgrounds which includes the Cannington raceway which is a greyhound racetrack and Cannington Exhibition Centre.


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