Altona North, Victoria
|Population||11,379 (2011 census)|
|• Density||807.0/km2 (2,090/sq mi)|
|Area||14.1 km2 (5.4 sq mi)|
|Location||10 km (6 mi) from Melbourne|
|LGA(s)||City of Hobsons Bay|
Altona North is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 10 km south-west of Melbourne's central business district. 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.
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.
Royal visit to Altona North - The Prince and Princess of Wales came to officially open the Mason Street Housing Commission Estate in the 1980s.
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.
Altona Lakes Golf Club at Paisley Park, Mason Street, is a 9 hole golf course and Driving Range. 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.
- City of Altona - the former local government area of which Altona North was a part
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Altona North (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 27 June 2007.
- Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008
- Golf Select, Kooringal, retrieved 11 May 2009
- Cr Tony Briffa JP - Local councillor and Deputy Mayor of Hobsons Bay (including Altona North)
- Hobsons Bay Community Online Forum
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