With settlement dating from the 1840s, Cannington didn't experience significant residential development until the post-war years. Rapid growth began in the 1960s with another substantial increase occurring in the 1990s. Part of the City of Canning, Cannington has substantial commercial sectors within its four square kilometre land area.
Life in Cannington
Cannington is well serviced by a mixture of retail and recreational facilities. Westfield Carousel Shopping Centre is a major fixture of Cannington with everything from extensive retail shops, a gym, pub, restaurants and cinema available here. There are numerous parks for locals to enjoy as well as the Canning River, which bounds the suburb to the south. Local schools include Cannington Primary School and Cannington Community College.