Willagee is named after Wilgee Lake, Wilgee being a Noongar term for red ochre, which is found in abundance in many lakes of the area. Willagee also features in The Dreaming as a place of great cultural significance, being the perfect habitat for emus to breed.
Being cornered by major access routes Leach Highway and Stock Road, Fremantle and Perth CBD are well within reach. Willagee is also in close proximity to the stunning Swan River, the perfect setting for a relaxing walk along the shore, boat trip or paddle on the water. In comparison to its neighbouring suburbs, Willagee is fairly small, but it has a wealth of features which make it a good place to live and visit. Boasting a large number of parks and reserves, there’s plenty of space for outdoor recreation. Take your pick from Webber Reserve (home to the Willagee Bears Rugby League Club), Joan Williams Park, Tony Zevela Park, Harry Bailey Park, Winnacott Reserve (a dog-friendly option and home to Winnacott Kats Junior Football Club), George Humes Park, Walter West Reserve, Harmony Park, William Reynolds Park and Roy Neal Reserve. A popular spot for families is Carawatha Park, featuring a nature playscape, BBQs, café, and the convenience of public toilets.
Willagee gets its fair share of activity down at its local shopping strip which includes a community centre, post office and shops. The Willagee Community Centre provides events and activities ranging from the Creative Kids Art Club to The Dance Collective. And to keep the book worms stocked up on literature, Willagee has its own library next door. Willagee has a few food options, with a small supermarket plus eateries including the usual mix of a bakery, fish and chips shops, deli and café. Other services in the suburb include a medical centre, pharmacy, chiropractor and physiotherapist. For the big shop, Westfield Booragoon is just a short drive away.
There are a couple of childcare options in Willagee, and YMCA Caralee OSHC is a handy service for out of school hour requirements, located at Caralee Community School. The school opened in 2005 as a result of the amalgamation of Carawatha and Willagee Primary Schools. This is also home to The Fremantle language development centre.
Willagee is characterised by mostly older housing through the suburb, however it has more recently seen a revitalisation. You will now see some modern housing scattered throughout the suburb with a fair amount of medium density and villa housing options and, given its good positioning, it makes a very affordable options for families who still want to benefit from all that the wider area has to offer.
- Caralee Primary School
- Melville Senior High School
For more information on the local schools’ intake boundaries, you can refer to the Department of Education Schools Online site where you can search for a school or an address.
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