Belgrave South, Victoria

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Belgrave South
MelbourneVictoria
Belgrave South aerial 1.jpg
Wellington Road forms the southern boundary of Belgrave South. The forested area shown in the top left includes the Baluk-Willam Nature Conservation Reserve.
Belgrave South is located in Melbourne
Belgrave South
Belgrave South
Coordinates 37°56′24″S 145°21′22″E / 37.94°S 145.356°E / -37.94; 145.356Coordinates: 37°56′24″S 145°21′22″E / 37.94°S 145.356°E / -37.94; 145.356
Population 1,100 (2006)[1]
 • Density 650/km2 (1,680/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3160
Area 1.7 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Yarra Ranges
State electorate(s) Gembrook
Federal Division(s) La Trobe
Suburbs around Belgrave South:
Belgrave Heights Belgrave Selby
Lysterfield Belgrave South Menzies Creek
Lysterfield Narre Warren East Emerald

Belgrave South is a locality within, and a suburb of, Greater Melbourne mainly beyond the Melbourne metropolitan area Urban Growth Boundary,[2] 39 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the Shire of Yarra Ranges. At the 2006 Census, Belgrave South had a population of 1100. It is positioned at the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges and bordered by the suburbs of Belgrave, Belgrave Heights, Lysterfield and the localities of Narre Warren East and Selby.

History[edit]

The Post Office opened on 20 September 1920 as South Belgrave, becoming Belgrave South in 1923.[3]

In February 1983, the Ash Wednesday fires swept through the area, destroying many houses.

Town[edit]

Belgrave South Primary School was opened in 1907[4] and is the main primary school for children living in Belgrave South, Belgrave Heights, Narre Warren East and much of Belgrave (as the primary school in Belgrave is Catholic). It has 450 students[when?].

There is a small Foodworks supermarket, a medical clinic, a public accountant, a café, a takeaway store, a butcher, a bakery, a greengrocer, a vet, a mower shop, a battery shop, a picture framer, a Home Hardware, a hairdressing/beauty salon and a pharmacy.

Baluk Willam Nature Conservation Reserve[edit]

Belgrave South is home to the 67.5-hectare (167-acre) Baluk Willam Nature Conservation Reserve. This is a significant flora habitat including more than 70 Orchid species.[5] It is supported by the Friends Of Baluk Willam.

Michael Imrie, former V8 Supercar driver and team owner, lives in Belgrave South.

South Belgrave Football Club[edit]

The town has an Australian Rules football team (South Belgrave) competing in the Eastern Football League. The club had spent the majority of its time in the Yarra Valley Mountain District Football League taking out the Second Division flag in 1996. Due to the expansion of the league taking on clubs from the Central Goulburn Football League the decision was made at the end of 2007 to transfer leagues. Whilst in the YVMDFL the club wore St Kilda style guernseys. In 2008 the club changed its strip to black with a red and white 'V'.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Belgrave South (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 February 2009. 
  2. ^ Urban Growth Boundary map
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 11 April 2008. 
  4. ^ "The Hub Of The Town", by BSPS Centenary Committee and Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society, 2007
  5. ^ Baluk Willam Nature Conservation Reserve. "Orchid List". Archived from the original on 1 August 2008. Retrieved 9 July 2008. 

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