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Osborne Park

This locality contains a blend of light industrial and residential areas and is about 5-6 kms north-west of Perth between Innaloo and Glendalough. In early days, much of the land in this district was used for dairying and market gardening. In the 1870's, a local butcher, abattoir and landowner was Mr William Osborne. Mr Osborne's land was subdivided in 1905 and the area still bears his name. Main thoroughfares include Scarborough Beach Rd and Main St


 
 
 
 
 

Osborne Park - Scarborough Beach Road

Looking east, towards the city, along Scarborough Beach Road where you can glimpse the city skyline in the background. July 2009. Photos Ref: OSPK001

 

Osborne Park - OP's Bar and Cafe

OP's Bar and Cafe on Scarborough Beach Road not far west of Hutton Street. July 2009. Photos Ref: OSPK002

 

Osborne Park - Super A Mart

Super A Mart on Scarborough Beach Road. This used to be the premises of Ikea until it recently moved into its larger new premises off Ellen Stirling Boulevard, near the Stirling railway station. July 2009. Photos Ref: OSPK003

 

Osborne Park - Passiona Factory

This was the Passiona Bottling Co. premises years ago. The name is etched into the brickwork at the top of the far end of the building and is still clearly visible. At some time Schweppes took over. Up until just a couple of weeks before this picture was taken, the business was known as Cadbury Schweppes but Cadbury pulled out of the business. A big new Schweppes sign now covers the sign space. Photo - August 2009. Photos Ref: OSPK004

(Demolished in September 2016)

 

Osborne Park - Passiona Factory

Another look at the Passiona factory. A press release this week (October 2014) says that this site has been sold and may be re-developed. The soft drink business has closed down, at least at this plant. Meantime the premises are available for lease. October 2014. Photos Ref: OSPK005

(Demolished in September 2016)

 

Osborne Park - Asea Browne Bovervi Factory Site

The Osborne Park site of ABB (Asea Browne Bovervi) - power transmission equipment - on Scarborough Beach Road at the end of Hutton Street. This factory has been totally demolished although at the start it seems asbestos removal was the prime objective of the temporary closure. January 2011. Photos Ref: OSPK006

 

Osborne Park - Asea Browne Bovervi Factory Site

After lying dormant for a couple of years, re-development of this site is well underway. The roads you can see run down towards Walters Drive. This picture (as the one above and below) taken form Scarborough Beach Road. June 2013. Photos Ref: OSPK007

 

Osborne Park - Asea Browne Bovervi Factory Site

Another view of re-development at the old ABB site. That new structure going up at the rear (with the cranes) is on Walters Drive, which, when finished, will be the Ventura Homes building. June 2013. Photos Ref: OSPK008

 

Osborne Park - Asea Browne Bovervi Factory Site

Here is how the old site has ended up. Many shops have sprung up including Freedom and other furniture product shops including bedding. The road does not go all the way through to Walters Drive. That Office Works place is brand new. In fact, on this day, they are yet to move in. They are still in their premises on Scarborough Beach Road. October 2014. Photos Ref: OSPK009

 

Osborne Park - Shopping Centre on Main Street

This is the Osborne Shopping Centre on Main Street. The suburb was neatly bisected when the Mitchell Freeway was built in the early 1970's. Some former east-west through roads, such as Hector Street, are now cut by the Freeway. The eastern part of Osborne Park is predominantly residential whereas the western part leans to light industrial. January 2011. Photos Ref: OSPK010

 

Osborne Park - Memorial RSL Hall

The Osborne Park Memorial RSL Hall dates back to 1930. The building in on Main Street, at the corner of Cape Street. August 2011. Photos Ref: OSPK011

 

Osborne Park - Racing Pigeon Club

This small building is on Main Street not far from the Memorial RSL Hall. It's the United Districts Racing Pigeon Club. It even has a Foundation Stone which indicates that this may have been an important building in days gone by. The building was opened on 11th August 1928 by Hon. H. Millington, M.L.A. June 2013. Photos Ref: OSPK012

 

Osborne Park - Uniting Church

On Federal Street is the weather-board and iron Uniting Church in Australia church and out-buildings. June 2013. Photos Ref: OSPK013

 

Osborne Park - Freeway Suspension Bridge

For anyone travelling up and down the Mitchell Freeway through the area, this would be a familiar landmark. It is a single span suspension bridge linking the end of King Edward Street on the south side with Telford Crescent on the north for pedestrians and cyclists. June 2013. Photos Ref: OSPK014

 

Osborne Park - GEC Tulk Factory

A look down King Edward Street. All factories, industrial suppliers and the occasional lunch bar around here. The factory in the foreground manufactures electric motors, some of which are massive. The factory used to be owned by F. R. Tulk. It was taken over by Transfield in the 1990's. Transfield then went into a joint-venture with GEC. Now GEC looks like being the sole owner with Transfield somehow dropping out. (March 2015 update: These premises are now available for lease, the former business is closed). June 2013. Photos Ref: OSPK015

 

Osborne Park - Hutton Street Factory Units

These three business's are located (with others) in what was once probably a single factory. This is on Hutton Street close to Hector Street West. October 2016. Photos Ref: OSPK016

 

Osborne Park - Berti's Cafe

On the corner of Hutton Street and Guthrie Street is Berti's Cafe. In fact the cafe recently closed so probably the block will be re-developed or new tenants move in the premises as is. Too many lunch bars around here. October 2016. Photos Ref: OSPK017

 

Osborne Park - Hutton Street Kwik Fuel

Across Hutton Street and on the corner of Howe Street is this Kwik Fuel garage, one of a dwindling number of independent fuel outlets in Perth. They don't do mechanical repairs in the workshops anymore. October 2016. Photos Ref: OSPK018

 

Osborne Park - Hutton Street Paint and Coffee

On Hutton Street, I pass this place everyday. It always catches my eye with its clean lines and bright colours. Wonder if they sell coffee coloured paint ..... or paint flavoured coffee? June 2017. Photos Ref: OSPK019

 

Osborne Park - Drake Street

On Drake Street, just off Scarborough Beach Road, is a large recessed block of land which looks purpose-landscaped. See the steep banks on this side and also across on the left. Here is what occupies the land today. What was here before? The sliver of the Good Guys you can see is on Scarborough Beach Road. June 2017. Photos Ref: OSPK020

 

Osborne Park - Emeco Building

On Walters Drive is the Emeco building. One of a new breed of smart office buildings slowly moving into the area. Signage into the rear of the now demolished Schweppes (Passiona) factory up on Scarborough Beach Road can be seen in the foreground. October 2016. Photos Ref: OSPK021

 

Osborne Park - Walters Drive Buildings

Another smart, new, modern building on Walters Drive. An interesting design. October 2016. Photos Ref: OSPK022


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