Perth North Metropolitan
Perth's Central Business District was established on the northern bank of the beautiful Swan River and this influenced the city's development over the following decades.
The northern suburbs are therefore closer to the State's longest established civic buildings, hospitals and institutions and the city's older suburbs tend to be located in this region.
Apart from being on the same side of the river as the CBD, Parliament House, the University of Western Australia, King's Park and an outstanding range of world-class public facilities, most suburbs are within a twenty-minute drive of one of the glorious beaches which form the region's western boundary.
The expansion of the northern suburbs has been rapid and extensive over the last two decades in particular and there are now many new suburbs, most serviced by the Mitchell Freeway and the Northern Rail Line.
Perth – the capital of Australia’s most prosperous and rapidly expanding state. The term ‘boom town’ is often over-used but there is no city more deserving of the title. Business investment in Western Australia has recently grown by over fifty per cent and Perth is the major beneficiary of this and all other commercial and industrial expansion. The City is experiencing record growth in terms of inner-city living and is currently servicing 100,000 daily visitors and workers.
There are approximately 1.5 million persons living in the growing Perth metropolitan area which covers over 5,000 square kilometres.
With just 10 percent of Australia’s population, Western Australia contributes nearly one third of national export earnings and consistently boasts the lowest unemployment level in the country.
Remarkably, its export earnings are more than those of New South Wales and Victoria combined.
Major infrastructure projects underway or scheduled to take place in Western Australia include AUD$5.8 billion worth of oil and gas projects in the North West of the State, by the likes of BHP Billiton, Woodside, Chevron Texaco, BP and Shell; AUD$3.8 billion on new iron ore projects; AUD$38.5 billion private sector projects under consideration across Western Australia (source: Department of Treasury and Finance, August 2006).
The City of Perth houses substantial assets including a highly skilled workforce, leading resource companies’ headquarters, a bustling retail industry, state of the art infrastructure and a range of international standard services, making the city an ideal place, in which to invest and do business.
There’s no better place in which to live or invest
Beyond its incomparable lifestyle, leading infrastructure and community resources, stunning landscapes and multilingual and multicultural environment, Perth is a great place in which to make money from property investment.
Perth is ideally located as a regional base to service the growing economies and large populations of the Asia Pacific Rim, with similar time zones and short travel times to many Asian countries.
Western Australia’s domestic economy grew at 14 per cent in the June quarter 2006, which was higher than China’s growth rate of 11.3 per cent and higher than Australia’s GDP growth of 2.3%
In 2005, the Economist Magazine ranked Perth as one of the top five liveable cities in the world.
Its unemployment rate is also consistently below the other Australian states.
Perth is an ideal place to live and Satterley offers a wide range of world-class options, north and south of the beautiful Swan River.
A lifestyle to rank among the world’s most enjoyable
Perth is blessed with beautiful weather and a standard of relaxed, safe and healthy living second to none.
With more hours of sunshine than any other Australian capital city, Perth enjoys a true Mediterranean climate with long hot summers and mild cool winters.
Perth’s summer averages are 18 degrees Celsius (minimum) to 29 degrees Celsius (maximum) with February being the hottest month.
Winter averages are 8 degrees Celsius (minimum) to 18 degrees Celsius (maximum).
Perth’s summer average monthly rainfall is 11mm and the winter average is 164mm per month.
In Perth you can experience unspoilt nature, history, action and adventure, world-class arts, culture and dining.
You can laze on white sandy beaches, visit vineyards, taste local fresh produce, stroll through fields of wildflowers and hike through acres of natural bush.
In the city itself you’ll find a pulsing Central Business District resplendent with a glorious selection of shops, bars, restaurants, galleries, theatres and museums.
The city also boasts the scenic splendour of the Swan River and Kings Park – both offering a wealth of activities to help you relax and get back to nature, while remaining in the heart of the city.
For a unique maritime a half-hour journey south will get you to Fremantle, on the coast, where you can enjoy the carnival atmosphere of street performers outside the weekend markets, delight in the buzz of activity around the popular café strip and Fishing Boat Harbour or discover the many faithfully restored historic buildings.
Just a short ferry boat ride from Fremantle or Perth City takes you to beautiful Rottnest Island.
On the island you can soak up the laid-back, beachside holiday atmosphere, explore the idyllic bays and picturesque scenery, swim in the pristine waters and hire a bike for a relaxing cycle around the whole island.
Back on the mainland, you can explore the ribbon of pristine beaches along the aptly named Sunset Coast, which stretches from the city beaches north to Lancelin and inland to Gingin.
This stunning coastline is gateway to the beautiful Indian Ocean and is a water lovers’ paradise.
Alternatively, you can head inland to the glorious Swan Valley, Chittering Valley and Perth Hills.
These regions of character buildings, national parks, rolling vineyards, stylish restaurants and quaint cafés are well known for their gourmet delights and wealth of natural attractions.
Or for more of a rural feel, visit the Avon Valley and indulge in its picturesque scenery of rolling green hills, babbling brooks and quaint villages featuring historic buildings, arts and crafts and wonderfully friendly locals.