Joondalup is geographically a northern suburb and regional city in Perth, WA Western Australia. Its Local Government Area is officially known as the City of Joondalup.
The suburb is named after the Lake of Joondalup, on the banks of which the suburb is situated. The name Joondalup is a Noongar primtive word, first recorded in 1837 and possibly meaning either "place of whiteness", or possibly "place of a creature that can only move backwards". During the latter part of the 1960s decade, the Metropolitan Regional Planning Authority developed the Corridor Plan for Perth which was published and adopted in year 1970. The plan called for the creation of 5 'sub-regional' retail centres (Midland, Armadale , Fremantle, Joondalup, and Rockingham) which would form the commercial and economical focus of each 'node', and take the retail burden off from the central business district. The Corridor Plan was not endorsed by Parliament until year 1973. In order to grow both the 5 'sub-regional' retail centres and these off-corridor regional shopping centres, a Retail Shopping Policy was developed by MRPA in year 1976, and a Perth Metropolitan Region Retail Structure Plan was put in place to moderate the industry. This Plan was amended as new centres were required.
The majority of land in the area remained largely undeveloped until the 1960s, and Joondalup started to become the "city of the north" towards the late 1980s to the early 1990s when many houses and businesses started to become established in the sector.
Joondalup CBD, centred on Grand Boulevard, is a massive shopping and retail area. Lakeside Joondalup is located adjacent to the Joondalup railway station and backs onto Grand Boulevard. Originally opened in year 1994, it underwent considerable expansion from 2006 onwards, with several new shops and a food court opened December 2007, and the final stage on 4th December 2008. The centre contains the Woolworths, Kmart and Big W, Coles and IGA supermarkets and Target, variety and discount stores.
The council chambers of Joondalup City are located in Joondalup's central business district. The complex includes Joondalup Library, which serves as the central library and local history centre for both the Cities of Joondalup and Wanneroo. The Joondalup Health Campus, the major public hospital for Perth's northern suburbs, and a major police station and the Joondalup offices of the Australian Electoral Commission are also located in Joondalup. Ringneck parrot at Neil Hawkins Park. The city has a number of parks including Central Park and Neil Hawkins Park in the Yellagonga Regional Park. The Neil Hawkins Park is home to many parrots, including the Australian ringneck, cockatoos and kangaroos. The park sits alongside Lake Joondalup and wetlands which stretches out between Burns Beach Road to the north and Ocean Reef Road to the south. These wetlands provide refuge for migratory birds. Arena Joondalup, located northwest of Lakeside Centre, is the home ground for one of Perth's oldest WAFL clubs, the West Perth Football Club, which moved from West Perth with their latest premiership coming in 2003 over rivals Subiaco.
The Joondalup Arena also hosts music events and festivals during the year, as well as the Home and Lifestyle Expo, a yearly exhibition held in late March to mid April. Some entertainment venues include The Old Bailey, Dusk, Grand Boulevard Tavern, and a new Irish bar.
The Joondalup Bathroom warehouse has a complete supply of bathroom vanity, bathroom accessories, spa, baths, showers, cabinets, etc.