Spotlight on Yokine
Tuart Hill was named after the type of eucalyptus trees in the area and contains a rich diversity of housing types and styles.
The name Yokine was derived from the Aboriginal word meaning ‘native dog’. The name was chosen because the area is close to Dog Swamp. Yokine was originally part of the grant given to T. R. C. Walters in 1840, however little development occurred in the early stages. Western Australian Golf Limited were the owners of Yokine from at least 1927, and the group subdivided a small portion of land near the golf course.
Prior to World War II the only house in the area was at the eastern end of Royal Street. A housing boom began in Yokine after the war and much of the area around the golf course was developed by the early 1950s. The southern section experienced rapid growth in the 1960s and by the late 1970s Yokine was almost completely developed.
Residential and community development
Residential development in Yokine has generally taken the form of single detached dwellings, particularly in the western and central portions. The style of buildings varies considerably, ranging from brick developments from the 1940s to timber-framed houses, International style homes and modern constructions. More recently there have been many duplex and unit developments dispersed throughout the suburb, and the existence of large lots around Spencer Avenue and Shakespeare Avenue will encourage further such developments.
Many parks are situated within Yokine, the largest being Yokine Reserve. The various reserves incorporate facilities including lawn bowling greens, sports ovals, tennis courts and a community recreation centre. Yokine also contains a major golf course, which caters for local residents and the wider community. The suburb also hosts a home for senior residents, two schools and a senior campus.
Distance to Perth: 8km
Local Government: Stirling
Coolbinia Primary School
St Kieran Catholic Primary School
Sir David Brand School
Yokine Primary School
Kyilla Primary School
Tuart Hill Primary School
St Denis School
Mount Hawthorn Primary School
Bold Park Community School
Dianella Secondary College Education Support Centre
School Of Isolated And Distance Education
Mount Lawley Senior High School
Dianella Secondary College
Sir David Brand School
Telethon Speech & Hearing
Aranmore Catholic College
Australian Islamic College – North Of The River