Named after the river that runs through the area, Southern River is part of the City of Gosnells locality. Spanning 14 square kilometres, Southern River provides a family-friendly lifestyle. Extensive urban development in the early 2000s saw the suburb subdivided and urbanised into the functional area it is today, with care taken to preserve much of the wetlands for public recreation.
Life in Southern River
Bound by Southern River Road and Wungong Brook in the north, Tonkin Highway in the east, Ranford Road in the south and Warton Road in the west, Southern River has plenty to offer its residents. One of the highlights of the suburb is Sutherlands Park, a large sporting complex that provides a focus for cricket and football for Southern River, Thornlie and Gosnells. Other notable parks and reserves include Castlewood Parkway and Sanctuary Waters, both of which are built around a lake. Local schools in the area include Bletchley Park Primary School, Southern River College and Thornlie Christian College.