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Formerly park of Henley Brook, Brabham was created in May 2011 and was named after Australian motor racing icon, Sir Jack Brabham. Located on the east side of Lord Street and Whiteman Park in the City of Swan, it forms part of the Urban Growth Corridor plan from the WA Planning Commission. Further information about the Plan can be found here.

 

In 1942, the Caversham Airfield was commissioned on the land we now call Brabham. This was used as an airfield until it was leased by the WA Sports Car Club in the early 1950’s where it hosted the Australian Grand Prix in 1957 & 1962. Sir Jack Brabham raced here in his early motor sport days including in the 1962 GP event.

 

Brabham was a triple Formula One World Champion, named Australian of the Year in 1966, awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1967and then knighted in 1979 for his services to the motor sport industry. Find out more about Sir Jack Brabham here

 

Today,  Brabham is a fast-growing master-planned community with over 3000 residents (2016 Census data). It offers affordable housing options for those wishing to build new homes on smaller blocks whilst being in the heart of the Swan Valley. It is located close to the Midland regional centre as well as major arterial roads including Reid, Roe and Tonkin Highways.

 

In the not-too-distant future, Whiteman Park Station will be constructed just south of the Drumpellier Drive entrance to Whiteman Park and will serve the growing communities of Henley Brook, Dayton, West Swan and Brabham.

 

This is an exciting opportunity to connect an important tourist attraction and growing residential community to the greater Perth area. It will offer a comfortable 25-minute train ride to or from the city centre.

 

Brabham has also been awarded a 6 Star ‘Green Star Communities’ certification by the Green Building Council of Australia, which is an internationally-recognised sustainability rating system. This certification represents a World Leading Sustainable Development, a level achieved by only 3 other developments in Western Australia.

Current suburb boundaries of Brabham   

 

Aerial view of the old Caversham Airfield

 

Sir Jack Brabham racing at the Caversham Airfield