Albanvale, Victoria

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Albanvale
MelbourneVictoria
Kororoit Creek.jpg
Kororoit Creek
Albanvale is located in Melbourne
Albanvale
Albanvale
Coordinates 37°44′46″S 144°45′54″E / 37.746°S 144.765°E / -37.746; 144.765Coordinates: 37°44′46″S 144°45′54″E / 37.746°S 144.765°E / -37.746; 144.765
Population 5,221 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 2,600/km2 (6,800/sq mi)
Established 1970s
Postcode(s) 3021
Area 2 km2 (0.8 sq mi)
Location 19 km (12 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s) City of Brimbank
State electorate(s) Kororoit
Federal Division(s) Gorton
Suburbs around Albanvale:
Kings Park St Albans
Burnside Albanvale St Albans
Deer Park Cairnlea

Albanvale is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 19 km west from Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Brimbank. At the 2011 Census, Albanvale had a population of 5,221.

The border of Albanvale consists of Station Road, Main Road West, Kororoit Creek, Fairfax Circuit, Concord Circuit and Brimbank Central Shopping Centre. The 2009 edition of the Melway Street Directory clearly marks the shopping centre in Deer Park. The suburb was established in the 1970s.

From the late 1980s to early 1990s, Albanvale became a very popular location with migrants from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Flora and fauna[edit]

The Kororoit Creek forms the 700m western border of the suburb. This area once had large healthy populations of native reptiles, including Tiger snake, Eastern Blue-tongued Lizard, Common snakeneck turtle and Eastern brown snake. Due to development these species are now rarely seen in the area.

Due to the recent development of the Cairnlea and Burnside estates, on the southern and eastern borders of Albanvale, native species of frogs have taken advantage and have taken up residence in the new wetlands and lakes. The Common Eastern Froglet and the now endangered Growling Grass Frog have been seen and heard in the new wetlands and around Kororoit Creek.

Sports facilities[edit]

Albanvale Football Club is an Australian Rules football team competing in the Western Region Football League.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Albanvale (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Full Points Footy, Albanvale, retrieved 15 April 2009