City of Armadale
The City of Armadale is a Local Government Area in the state of Western Australia. Situated close to the junction of Armadale Road and the Albany and South-Western Highways, the area is approximately 28 kilometres south-east of Perth, the state capital. Its estimated population of 60,983 residents occupies a land area of 559.5 square kilometres (much of which is state forest).
Prior to its founding in 1894, the City of Armadale was part of the Canning Road District. For close to a century since it was established, the area had become known by different names-Armadale-Kelmscott, Shire of Armadale-Kelmscott, Town of Armadale-until it attained City status is November 1985.
Part of the Darling Scarp and South-East Metropolitan Perth Regions, the City of Armadale is represented in the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia by the State Districts of Armadale and Darling Scarp, as well as in the Australian House of Representatives by the Federal Division of Canning. Presently, Local Government Area has 17 suburbs, including Armadale, its Council Seat. The area's neighbouring LGAs are Beverley, Cockburn, Gosnells, Kalamunda, Kwinana, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Wandering, and York.
The City of Armadale has a variety of attractions that regularly draw people to it. The Local Government Area hosts events such as Concerts in the Park (various dates), The Minnawarra Festival (April), Heritage Country Mini Tourism Expo (May), The Kelmscott Show (October), Armadale Highland Gathering (November), and Carols by Candle Light (December). One can easily find relaxing spots in and around the area thanks to its open facilities, such as the Araluen Botanic Park, Cohunu Koala Park, Memorial Park, Raeburn Orchards, and Roleystone Orchards.