Until relocation of the Shire’s Administration Centre to Eaton in 1999, Dardanup formed the administrative centre. The Shire still has an office located at 3 Little Street in Dardanup.
Surrounded by a stunning hinterland of rolling green farm hills and vineyards, the town offers an attractive semi-rural lifestyle.
The Dardanup Townsite contains two primary schools – a public school and a private Catholic school, along with a corner store, hardware store, post office, bakery, tavern, church and recreation facilities.
The town enjoys a wonderful sense of heritage and history, deeply important to its community identity. As a result, many local family names have been connected to the area for generations. In more recent times, the quiet, semi-rural lifestyle within close proximity to larger urban areas and infrastructure has attracted many more families, who are supported by excellent schools and lovely local shops, community spaces and recreation facilities.
Although there has been only minor lot creation over recent years, current land releases in Roselands Estate allow for more than 300 lots.
Development of this land and other land surrounding the north, east and southern boundaries of the townsite will assist in revitalising the townsite’s existing community facilities and infrastructure.
A sub office presence is still maintained by the Shire in Dardanup which also contains public library facilities.