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Ellenbrook is a new but rapidly growing suburb north off Gnangara Road, near Henley Brook. As recently as around 1990, this suburb simply did not exist, not even a single road. Ellenbrook obtains its name from the nearby Ellen Brook which is a small tributary of the Swan River. Ellen Brook was named after Ellen Stirling, wife of Governor James Stirling. So great is the recent local expansion that a spur rail passenger line out of Bassendean is being considered


Ellenbrook - Shops

It has been a long time - probably years - since I entered Ellenbrook. It has certainly grown. This is one of the entrances to the new and vast shopping centre. It looks sparkling with lots of room and pleasant inside. July 2011. Photos Ref: ELLN001


Ellenbrook - Library

This is on the corner of Main Street and Library Avenue, in the "newer" section of Ellenbrook, built a little to the west of the original housing area and shops. This is the library. July 2011. Photos Ref: ELLN002


Ellenbrook - Secondary College

Still on Main Street this is part of Ellenbrook Secondary College that faces this road. Main Street is an extension of Pinaster Parade which runs down to Gnangara Road. July 2011. Photos Ref: ELLN003


Ellenbrook - Secondary College

Another photograph of the Secondary College - a rather fine looking piece of architecture. July 2011. Photos Ref: ELLN004


Ellenbrook - New Apartments

New apartments being constructed near the main shopping centre. Nice view through the ornamental boat on the side of the road. July 2011. Photos Ref: ELLN005


Ellenbrook - New Apartments

Here is a closer view of the apartments under construction. This suburb is charging ahead. Now I understand why there is talk of the need for a passenger rail spur out to here. July 2011. Photos Ref: ELLN006


Ellenbrook - The Dome

The main street of the new shopping area looking a lot like Joondalup with the buildings mostly made of pre-fabricated prop-ups. This is the local Dome. July 2011. Photos Ref: ELLN007


Ellenbrook - The Brook Hotel

The Brook Bar and Bistro at 11 Main Street, Ellenbrook. July 2011. Photos Ref: ELLN008


Ellenbrook - Houses at Wood Lake

Moving east to what I term "Old Ellenbrook". These fine houses sit overlooking Wood Lake - a very peaceful and picturesque locale. July 2011. Photos Ref: ELLN009


Ellenbrook - Bridge at Wood Lake

Wood Lake is dotted with many a small gazebo around the shore, an island duck-haven, and this bridge which connects to a small island which offers great lake views. July 2011. Photos Ref: ELLN010


Ellenbrook - Waterfall at Wood Lake

Yet again at Wood Lake, a small waterfall bubbles from another (higher) part of the lake into this one. The planning, building and maintenance of this lake and park is a credit to all those involved. July 2011. Photos Ref: ELLN011


Ellenbrook - Bike Shop

The "old" Ellenbrook shops complete with this bike shop. This is on Highpoint and Woodlake Boulevards. July 2011. Photos Ref: ELLN012


Ellenbrook - Houses

A row of houses all of more or less the same design along this street. Nonetheless they all look beautifully maintained as are their street surroundings. July 2011. Photos Ref: ELLN013

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