Ardross has the heritage-listed 40 hectare reserve Wireless Hill on its western border. Wireless Hill is an urban bushland reserve containing varied bird life and remnant original bushland and wild flowers including 19 species of orchids.
Wireless Hill Reserve is listed as one of the community's favourite places within the North East Neighbourhood.
The site has a diverse Aboriginal and European history, having been the site of Australias second coastal radio station, completed in 1912. The Applecross Wireless Station was of great importance to international shipping in the Indian Ocean and South East Asia as well as interstate shipping routes. The four caretakers cottages still standing in Hickey Street are now heritage-listed.
In partnership with the community, the City of Melville has developed a 'Vision Plan' for the Wireless Hill site. This plan provides the needed direction to ensure the regionally significant site stays a community focal point into the future.
With the centenary of Wireless Hill Station in 2012, the City and the community are working collaboratively to plan for the celebration of the site and its many roles over the years. The celebration will raise awareness, educate people about the historical significance of the site and increase community participation in celebrating our unique heritage.
Ardross is also the home to the Shirley Strickland Reserve, a sporting complex which caters for several sporting activities and was named in honour of the well-known 1940s and 50s Olympic sprinter and hurdler. Shirley Strickland Oval is a neighbourhood sports reserve with both winter and summer sports for juniors and seniors including rugby, football, softball, cricket, lacrosse, Gaelic football and soccer.
The suburb is well-supplied with a range of social and community groups, including Friends of Wireless Hill, Applecross Mount Pleasant Sportsman Association, the Antique Collectors Club Of WA and Social English Club, as well as Capital Community Radio.
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