Local Government and Regional Development Minister John Bowler today welcomed the publication of the 2006 StreetSmart Street Directory, which covers an area from Two Rocks in the north to Mandurah and Pinjarra in the south and Chidlow in the east.
The latest edition contains a comprehensive amount of new and detailed information about metropolitan Perth and its neighbouring areas, with a distinctive new front cover featuring pictures of interesting local and regional landmarks.
The new directory features enlarged maps of Subiaco Oval and the award winning Perth Convention Exhibition Centre. Four new maps have also been created, providing extensive coverage of Gidgegannup and Bullsbrook, reflecting the State’s continuing urban development.
“Continuing growth in the Perth metropolitan and neighbouring areas has seen more than 1,000 new roads added to this directory, including the extension of Tonkin Highway south to Byford, which is currently under construction,” Mr Bowler said.
“This distinctive publication is produced through the efforts of the dedicated and professional staff at the Department of Land Information, with the assistance of many people in the private sector, local governments and State Government agencies.”
The StreetSmart Street Directory also has regional approach maps showing roads and tracks leading in and out of the Perth metropolitan area as far away as Lancelin in the north and Bunbury to the south. This year, fully indexed maps of major regional centres such as Albany, Bunbury, Geraldton and Kalgoolie/Boulder have been included.
The directory includes enlargements of Perth, Fremantle, Mandurah, Rottnest and Perth Zoo and major educational and health campuses. It also has a variety of additional information, such as the location of emergency services levy boundaries, water-skiing areas and tactile traffic lights.
Perth’s first street directory was published by the then Department of Lands in 1945. In those early years it was updated on an irregular basis but, since 1968, it has been published annually.
Today, the StreetSmart Street Directory is published by West Australian Newspapers Ltd, using the Department of Land Information’s most up-to-date maps. In September, the directory will become available in a large print edition.
Minister's office: 9213 6500