Whitby is a place steeped in history, where you are surrounded by picturesque views of the hills, a place you can see yourself living, and a place to call home.

Whitby is located on the doorstep of Mundijong’s historic town site in Perth’s southeast, within the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale. Whitby’s rolling 500 hectares will be transformed over the next 15 years into the region’s new residential, social and economic heart.

Every detail has been considered to create new living, investment and business opportunities for the region, which will increase employment in the local area. This includes new schools for the thriving community and an abundance of community facilities.

On completion, Whitby will be home to an energised community of over 10,000 residents.

Whitby is your kind of place.

Fast Facts

  • 40 minutes south east of Perth
  • 500 hectares
  • 3,750 homesites
  • Over 10,000 residents
  • District and neighbourhood centres
  • Schools and proposed technical college
  • Nature reserve and an abundance of open space including a feature playground

A Brief History

Nestled in the foothills of the Darling Ranges, the towns of Whitby, Mundijong and Jarrahdale boast a rich tapestry of places and people set amongst a unique natural environment.

In the 1830’s the area’s forest, streams and fertile soil attracted European settlers to the land that sustained Indigenous Australian culture for many thousands of years. The settlers established small farms for cattle, sheep, horses and crops and in the 1870’s a thriving timber industry became the driving economy of the state. Close by Jarrahdale was the first “Timber Town” in Western Australia and to this day the region’s dairy and poultry farms still provide food for Perth’s growing population.

1830’s European settlement
1870’s Timber industry established
1893 Townsite of Manjedal gazetted
1893 First section of Perth – Bunbury railway line opened
1897 Townsite renamed Mundijong
1897 Anglican church consecrated, first school opened and New Mundijong Hotel Constructed
1905 Population increases and town amenity improved – first bakehouse opened in town
1911 Mundijong and surrounds connected to Perth by telephone
1912 Local school committee established to control regional educational facilities
1913 Jarrahdale and Serpentine ‘boards’ amalgamated to govern the area
1915 Mundijong supply store opens to provide hardware and supply materials to services associated with WWI
1920 Mundijong Progress Association formed and race club established one and half miles from town near Rockingham
1923 Soldiers Memorial Hall opened to honour servicemen of WWI and first bus service between Mundijong and Perth established
1934 Police station transferred from Jarrahdale to Mundijong
1945 – 1950 Prosperity post WWII sees town infrastructure increase dramatically
1953 Electricity connected to the tow

 

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