Ardeer, Victoria

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Ardeer
MelbourneVictoria
Kororoit Creek.jpg
Kororoit Creek
Ardeer is located in Melbourne
Ardeer
Ardeer
Coordinates 37°47′06″S 144°48′07″E / 37.785°S 144.802°E / -37.785; 144.802Coordinates: 37°47′06″S 144°48′07″E / 37.785°S 144.802°E / -37.785; 144.802
Population 2,823 (2011)[1]
 • Density 1,340/km2 (3,480/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3022
Area 2.1 km2 (0.8 sq mi)
Location 16 km (10 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s) City of Brimbank
State electorate(s) St Albans
Federal Division(s) Gellibrand
Suburbs around Ardeer:
Cairnlea St Albans Albion
Deer Park Ardeer Albion
Sunshine West

Ardeer is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 16 km west of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Brimbank. At the 2011 Census, Ardeer had a population of 2,823.

Ardeer has a railway station on the Melton greater-metropolitan line.

History[edit]

Ardeer Post Office opened on 1 December 1953 as suburban development took place and closed in 1979.[2] Ardeer today is a small suburb split into two enclaves by Kororoit Creek. The area south of Forrest Street previously known as Ardeer was rezoned in the late 1990s to be incorporated into Sunshine West.

Kororoit Creek[edit]

A section of the Kororoit Creek runs along the north and west border of Ardeer. The Kororoit Creek Trail contains wide open park space and native vegetation rarely seen so close to the Melbourne CBD.

On October 2007 John Brumby announced that funding would be provided to link the Kororoit Creek Trail to the Federation Trail joining together two western suburb bike paths.

See also[edit]

  • City of Sunshine - the former local government area of which Ardeer was a part

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Ardeer (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008