Altona North, Victoria

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Altona North
MelbourneVictoria
Altona North is located in Melbourne
Altona North
Altona North
Coordinates 37°50′28″S 144°50′56″E / 37.841°S 144.849°E / -37.841; 144.849Coordinates: 37°50′28″S 144°50′56″E / 37.841°S 144.849°E / -37.841; 144.849
Population 11,379 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 807.0/km2 (2,090/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3025
Area 14.1 km2 (5.4 sq mi)
Location 10 km (6 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s) City of Hobsons Bay
State electorate(s) Altona
Federal Division(s) Gellibrand
Suburbs around Altona North:
Laverton North Brooklyn Yarraville
Laverton North Altona North Newport
Laverton Altona Williamstown North

Altona North is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 10 km south-west of Melbourne's central business district.[2] Its local government area is the City of Hobsons Bay. At the 2011 Census, Altona North had a population of 11,379. Boarding suburbs include Altona, Brooklyn, Laverton North, Newport, South Kingsville, Williamstown North, Yarraville. In addition to Paisley Park sporting complex, Altona North is home to three parks, S J Clement Reserve - Gilligan Rd, W L J Crofts Reserve - Blackshaws Rd, Urban Forest Reserve - Grieve Pde.[3]

History[edit]

The Altona area was home to Kurung-Jang-Balluk Aboriginal people, of the Woiwurrung clan.[4]

Altona North Post Office first opened on 11 April 1960 as suburban development took place. In 1966 it was renamed Beevers when a new Altona North office opened in Duke Street to the south. In 1986 Altona Gate Office replaced Beevers.[5]

Royal visit to Altona North - The Prince and Princess of Wales came to officially open the Mason Street Housing Commission Estate in the 1980s.[6]

Industry[edit]

Altona North contains one of two oil refineries in Victoria. It is owned and operated by ExxonMobil. In 1970 Don Smallgoods moved into a post modern processing works.

Attractions[edit]

All Tomorrows Parties 2012 - I’ll Be Your Mirror was held at The Westgate Entertainment Centre and Grand Star Reception, Dohertys Road Altona North. Acts included My Bloody Valentine, The Drones and Beasts of Bourbon.[7]

Sport[edit]

Altona Lakes Golf Club at Paisley Park, Mason Street, is a 9 hole golf course and Driving Range.[8] Also located within the Paisley Park sporting complex is Altona Badminton Centre, which opened in 1985. The badminton centre contains 12 courts and is open seven days a weeks. The Paisley Park sporting facility also includes a gymnasium, swimming pool, premier league soccer facility, bowling club, miniature railway and lacrosse fields.[9]

Altona Magic, the local football (soccer) team plays in the Victorian Premier League and Altona East Phoenix play in the Victorian State League 2 N/W.

See also[edit]

  • City of Altona - the former local government area of which Altona North was a part

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