Victoria Park Life #vicparklife

Is a place full of mature trees and charming weatherboard workers' cottages with the baked orange-red of bricks. Where car yards are being redeveloped into apartments and commercial premises and a healthy mix of nationalities and socio-economic groups live together.

A place where the "Super-Cafe Strip" stretches a long way from the River to St James, alive and humming with its own unique energy. Where the local business owners offer fantastic service and a surreal "this is what shops used to be like" retail experience.

Where you can catch up for a meal, a beer or wine and wander home afterwards, past your friends' and neighbours' homes. With open space, parks, river foreshore and a healthy mix of nationalities and socio-economic groups.

Its charm is infectious, relax and enjoy #vicparklife

What's Happening

Our past is the motor trade and car yards but our future is infill. Car yards being redeveloped into apartments and commercial premises bringing more people, more vibrancy and making the promise of our cafe strip even more appealing and sustainable.

what is happening now:

An Author in our midst #vicparklife

Celebrating the diverse talents and achievements of those within the Vic Park Community is at the heart of this thing we call #vicparklife.Who would have thought that hidden amongst school pick ups and drop offs, play dates and running a monster renovation, we’d find our very own Vic Park author?We know that Crow Books will be happy to stock this book and we hope you pick up a copy when it hits the shelves soon!Congratulations Jacqueline Perry-Strickland. 'The Magpie’s Nest has been seven years of toil – five to write it in between having two children and extending our Vic Park weatherboard house, and two to redraft and polish. The refinements are ceaseless with always a different word to try, a different way to phrase, a different mannerism to include. But now the time is drawing near to let you all enter the world of this Perth costume hire shop so you can shimmy the tassels and swish the feather boas, plonk on the pith helmets and dance around the Mexican hats … and maybe draw down your felt cloche hats Miss Marple-style to solve the mystery of the emerald gown. I don’t know where the story came from. It certainly wasn’t storyboarded. Just each time I sat at the laptop there would be developments, scenarios, whisperings being transmitted from my fingertips to the page before my eyes. ‘Who are you and where did you come from?’ I would ask. ‘And where am I going?’ the character would answer. So off we would go on an unenvisaged tangent, one to finally weave back into the story as a whole. So, come November, please read my book! It’s a bit of whimsy, a flight of fancy, and if you pay attention the clues are all there to get to the bottom of it all. But never fear as the sequel (currently in the pipeline), The Cat’s Miaow, will reveal all.’

The Strip

Vic Park is a village, albeit one with a very long main street. Albany Highway. This "Super-Cafe Strip" tells the story of our diversity, our past and the quickly arriving future. The people are friendly and the local businesses offer suprisingly good value.

  • African hairdressers
  • Motorcycle accessory stores
  • Op shops
  • Pubs
  • Photography studios
  • Barbers
  • Book stores
  • Burger bars
  • Boot makers
  • Fair trade shops
  • Food halls
  • Gelato cafes
  • 24 hour pizza shops
  • Curio shops
  • Lingerie shops
  • Gift shops
  • Lebanese restaurants
  • Chinese restaurants
  • Fine dining restaurants
  • Mexican restaurants
  • Vietnamese restaurants
  • Nepalese restaurants
  • Malay restaurants
  • Thai restaurants
  • Indian restaurants
  • Turkish restaurants
Cafe COunter

White picket fences and back yards with mulberry trees. Sure there are apartments and town houses and villas and everything in-between. But that is the Town of Victoria Park. It's got a bit of everything.

This is a place to live.

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