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  Marmion Avenue (State Route 71)

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SR71 is a significant north-south route that runs more or less parallel with the coastline and connects some of Perth's oldest suburbs with its newest.

Marmion Avenue:

The route is a mix of 2 and 4 lane configuration, with the Marmion Av section dual carriageway. Marmion Avenue was first created as an arterial road that traversed the then-new outer northern suburbs of Perth, following the outer northern limit as it expanded. Marmion Avenue was named after the suburb of Marmion (see notes about suburb below), which was the start of the road in the late 1960s, when it was an arterial road from Warwick to then-remote Mullaloo Beach. Until the early 1980s, the road was a single carriageway.

Marmion Avenue is named after Patrick Marmion who first settled in the Marmion area in 1849. He established a whaling station and was granted land in the area to run sheep. 2

History:

Karrinyup to Yanchep   Yanchep to Karrinyup
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AD Sign:
AD sign approaching the Reid Hwy (SR3) and North Beach Rd intersection at North Beach. August 2008.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Yanchep Beach Rd at Yanchep approaching Marmion Av (SR71), April 2016.

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Reid Hwy & North Beach Road Intersection:
Intersection of Marmion Av (SR71), Reid Hwy (SR3) and North Beach Rd at North Beach. August 2008. SR77 is in error.

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  Jindalee Boulevard & Kingsbridge Boulevard:
Marmion Av at the junction with Jindalee Blvd and Kingsbridge Blvd in Butler. August 2008.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign on North Beach Rd at North Beach approaching Marmion Av (SR71) and Reid Hwy (SR3), April 2016.

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  Approaching Quinns Road:
Southbound approaching the intersection with Quinns Road at Merriwa. August 2008.

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RD Sign:
Distance sign at Watermans Bay after the Reid Hwy intersection. August 2008.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
Southbound approaching Hester Av & Anchorage Dr at Merriwa. April 2016. Click here for a photo of this location by Paulr Rands from August 2008.

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ID Sign:
Intersection directional sign on the corner of Marmion Av and Warwick Rd (SR81) at Marmion, August 2008.

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  Advance Directional Signs:
Approaching Neerabup Road and Anchorage Drive at Clarkson, August 2008.

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Trailblazers:
Trailblazer assemblies approaching the Hepburn Av (SR81) intersection at Sorrento, August 2008.

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  Approaching Grand Ocean Entrance & Edinburgh Road:
Roundabout lane allocation signs and road name blade sign assembly approaching Grand Ocean Entrance and Edinburgh Road at Kinross, August 2008.

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Hepburn Av Intersection:
ID sign assembly at the corner of Marmion Av and Hepburn Av in Sorrento. August 2008.

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  Grand Ocean Entrance & Edinburgh Road Intersection:
Roundabout at the junction with Grand Ocean Entrance and Edinburgh Road at Kinross, August 2008.

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Whitfords Avenue:
Marmion Rd (SR71) at Hillarys at Whitfords Rd (SR83), April 2016.

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  Moore Drive Intersection:
Southbound ID sign at the intersection with Moore Drive in Currambine, August 2008.

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Approaching Ocean Reef Road:
Trailblazer assembly approaching Ocean Reef Road (SR84) at Mullaloo, August 2008.

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  Shenton Avenue:
Marmion Av (SR71) at the Shenton Av intersection at Currumbine, April 2016.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign assembly approaching Hodges Drive in Ocean Reef, August 2008.

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  Hodges Drive Intersection:
Approaching the intersection with Hodges Drive at Connolly, August 2008.

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Iluka:
Northbound at Iluka near Burns Beach Road, August 2008.

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  ID Sign:
Southbound intersection directional sign at the intersection with Hodges Drive in Connolly, December 2007.

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Edinburgh Road Intersection:
Passing through the roundabout with Grand Ocean Entrance and Edinburgh Road at Burns Beach, August 2008.

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  Ocean Reef Drive Intersection:
Southbound carriageway of Mamion Av as it passes across the Ocean Reef Dr (SR84) signalised intersection at Heathridge, August 2008.

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AD Sign:
Advance directional sign at Mundarie as you approach the intersection with Anchorage Dr and Neerabup Rd, August 2008.

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  Whitfords Av Intersection:
Southbound at the intersection with Whitfords Avenue (SR83) in Craigie, April 2016. Click here for a photo of this location with freeway green ID sign by Paul Rands from August 2008.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching the intersection of Marmion Av / Anchorage Dr (North) and Hester Av in Mindarie, August 2008.

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  Trailblazer:
SR71 trailblazer at Padbury after the Whitfords Av (SR83) junction, April 2016.

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Road Narrowing at Quinns Rocks:
Marmion Av narrowing to 1 lane each way at Quinns Rocks. August 2008. Before the residential developments became widespread in this region, Quinns Rocks was a small beachside town considered to be a remote village surrounded by bushland outside of the Perth metropolitan area.

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  Freeway Green ID Sign:
Freeway green ID sign for the Mitchell Fwy (SR2) at the intersection with Hepburn Av (SR82) at Padbury, August 2008.

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Approaching Jindalee & Kingsbridge Blvd:
Marmion Avenue as it travels through Jindalee, August 2008.

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  Warwick Rd Intersection:
The Warwick Road (SR81) intersection, southbound at Duncraig. August 2008.

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Marmion Avenue Butler:
Corner of Marmion Avenue and Benenden Avenue in Butler, November 2008. Click here for a photo of Marmion Avenue from August 2008, when it terminated at this intersection.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Reid Highway (SR3) at Carine, August 2008.

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Approaching Butler Boulevard:
Marmion Av (SR71) at Butler approaching Butler Blvd, April 2016.

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  Reid Highway Intersection:
Marmion Av as it passes through Reid Hwy at Carine, August 2008.

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Santorini Avenue :
Marmion Av (SR71) at Santorini Av in Alkimos, April 2016. This area is earmarked for residential development, and is named after the freighter "Alkimos" which ran aground on the coast adjacent to the suburb. The 7033 ton freighter originally came aground south of Geraldton on the 19th March 1963. 2 Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from November 2008.

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  Distance Sign:
RD sign located after the Reid Hwy intersection at Karrinyup, August 2008.

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Graceful Boulevard:
Corner of Marmion Av (SR71) and Graceful Blvd at Alkimos, April 2016.

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  Karrinyup Rd Intersection:
ID sign at the corner of Marmion Av (SR71) / West Coast Hwy (SR71) / Karrinyup Rd (SR76) at Karrinyup, August 2008.

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Shorehaven Boulevard:
Marmion Av (SR71) at Shorehaven Blvd at Alkimos, April 2016.

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Marmion Avenue Eglington:
Marmion Avenue as it passes through Eglington, April 2016. This area is also planned for residential development. This suburb was approved in 1973. It is named after the Barque "Eglinton" which was wrecked on rocks, which now bear its name in 1852. Eglinton Rocks are located off the coast adjacent to the suburb. 2 Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from November 2008.

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Approaching Pipidinny Road:
Marmion Avenue approaching the roundabout with Pipidinny Road at Eglington, April 2016. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from November 2008.

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Entering Yanchep:
Marmion Avenue entering the town of Yanchep, April 2016. The name Yanchep is of Aboriginal origin, and is derived from “yanget”, a native flax or bullrush. The name was first recorded for Lake Yanchep by surveyor R. Quinn in September 1866. 2 Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from November 2008.

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SR71 Terminus:
Marmion Avenue as it ends at the Yanchep Beach Road roundabout at Yanchep, April 2016. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from November 2008.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Yanchep Beach Rd at Yanchep approaching Marmion Av (SR71), April 2016.

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Click here for the continuation of SR71 between Karrinyup and Cottesloe

1 Main Roads Western Australia
2 Western Australian Land Information Authority
3 Main Roads Western Australia, Completed Projects, Marmion Avenue at Hepburn Avenue and Whitfords Avenue upgrades, 16 July 2018

Last updated: 16-Jan-2019 21:20

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