Madeley, Western Australia
Madeley is a suburb of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia, and is located 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of Perth's central business district. Its Local Government Area is the City of Wanneroo. Previously part of Landsdale, much of the suburb was rural in character until the 1990s, with market gardening a common activity. From 2001 onwards, extensive property development resulted in massive population growth, with the Property Investor Magazine of December 2007 estimating a growth rate of 33.3% per year.Madeley was named after early landowner and former Wanneroo Road Board member George Edward Madeley.Historically, the area was officially unnamed and residents noted their addresses as Wanneroo until the locality of Landsdale was gazetted in 1980, extending from Wanneroo Road to Alexander Drive.