History of the DDEE
The Article below is part of a historical document called the
"Landholder's Guidelines for the Darlings Downs Equestrian Estate".
The booklet was edited and compiled by the Darling Downs Residents Association in 2011.
Note: Since 2011, there has been some slight changes to the boundaries of the DDEE. However the article gives a good understanding of how and why the Darling Downs Equestrian Estate was developed prior to 1986.
Sadly today, there is no water that flows down the Birriga Brook anymore. It was closed off a few years ago.
For information on the history of the Darling Downs Residence Association (DDRA), click here.
To view the boundaries of the DDEE today. View page 1 of the ROA, click here.
"The Darling Downs Equestrian Estate is a unique area of large home sites, extensive bridle trails, top class horse facilities, and nature conservation reserves. The estate offers a relaxed rural lifestyle, yet has easy access to the city by freeways and rail.
Darling Downs Equestrian Estate
The Darling Downs Equestrian Estate was created by sub-dividing a dairy farm into 260 lots ranging from two to five hectares. The estate is located outside the Perth metropolitan area in the Serpentine Jarrahdale Shire.
The estate is bounded by the north side of Thomas Road, the east side of Hopkinson Road, the south side of Rowley Road, and includes lots fronting Phar Lap Drive, Dalray Court, Kentucky Drive and along Wungong Road South, south of the Wungong Brook.
The estate includes a 35 hectare Equestrian Park containing a slow exercise track, cross country course, two dressage arenas, remnant native vegetatation and a large created wetland and bushland reserve. There are over 25 kilometres of Bridle Paths throughout the estate. These are public multi-use trails for horse riders, cyclists, and walkers. The major water courses through the estate are the Birriga Brook, the Wungong Brook and associated tributaries that run from the escarpment into the Peel catchment."
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