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Leanyer, Northern Territory

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Population  4,964 (2006 census)
Postcode(s)  0812
Area  250 ha
Postal code  0812
Lga  City of Darwin
Established  1869
Territory electorate(s)  Wanguri
Founded  1869
Federal division  Division of Solomon
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Location  14.4 km (9 mi) from Darwin

Leanyer is a northern suburb of Darwin, in the Northern Territory of Australia.


Map of Leanyer NT 0812, Australia


The name Leanyer was in general use for the area at the time of development and first appeared on 1869 survey plans. Leanyer is thought to be derived from an Aboriginal word.

Leanyer was established as a military and residential area. The development of the Leanyer area was primarily during the 1970s and 1980s.

The roads and streets within the suburb are named after coastal features and rivers in the northern part of the Northern Territory.

In 2011 the suburb recorded, 3,160.0 millimetres (124.41 in), the highest 2010/11 wet season rainfall total recorded in the Northern Territory, breaking the previous all-time record of 3,048.6 millimetres (120.02 in) set in Pirlangimpi on the Melville Island during the 1999/2000 wet season.

Present day

There are a number of schools in the suburb such as Leanyer Primary School and Good Shepherd Lutheran College. Attractions in the area include the Casuarina Coastal Reserve and beach, Holmes Jungle Nature Park, Leanyer Swamp, Leanyer Recreation Park - a free water park, the Tracy Village Social Club and the Hibiscus Shoppingtown.


Leanyer, Northern Territory Wikipedia

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