The main street of Barwon Downs with the public hall on the left and the general store on the right
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Barwon Downs is a town in Victoria, Australia. The town is located in the foothills of the Otway Ranges, 151 kilometres (94 mi) south west of the state capital, Melbourne. The township was proclaimed on 10 May 1910. At the 2006 census, Barwon Downs had a population of 167.
The main industries in the area are agriculture, forestry and tourism. The town has a general store, tennis courts and public hall. Barwon Downs also has a local Country Fire Authority (CFA) with members from the local community. Since the 1990s an aquifer in the Barwon Downs area have been used as a supply of water for Geelong in periods of drought.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Barwon Downs (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 April 2011.
- Brien, Gavin (2010-05-17). "Barwon Downs ULT official handover". Retrieved 5 April 2011.
- Bowlen, Kathy (2008-10-10). "Transcript Barwon Bore: Has the answer to Geelong's water crisis come at a cost to the environment?". Stateline Victoria. ABC. Retrieved 5 April 2011.
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