Brooklyn, Victoria

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Brooklyn
MelbourneVictoria
Federation Trail Brooklyn.jpg
Brooklyn is located in Melbourne
Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Coordinates 37°48′47″S 144°50′28″E / 37.813°S 144.841°E / -37.813; 144.841Coordinates: 37°48′47″S 144°50′28″E / 37.813°S 144.841°E / -37.813; 144.841
Population 1,640 (2011)[1]
 • Density 315/km2 (817/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3012
Area 5.2 km2 (2.0 sq mi)
Location 10.5 km (7 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s)
State electorate(s) Footscray, Williamstown
Federal Division(s) Gellibrand
Suburbs around Brooklyn:
Sunshine West Sunshine Tottenham
Sunshine West Brooklyn Yarraville
Laverton North Altona North Altona North

Brooklyn is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 10 km west of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government areas are the Cities of Brimbank and Hobsons Bay. At the 2011 Census, Brooklyn had a population of 1,640.

Industry[edit]

Brooklyn is largely an industrial suburb, with a small pocket of low-density residential in the south. The industrial area features a quarry, landfill and recycling centre, and offices for numerous logistics organisations, including CEVA Logistics. The Huntsman (chemical plant) in Somerville Road is a large local chemical manufacturing plant.

Brooklyn is significantly notorious for industrial pollution and sewer issues due to the high clay content in the soil causing trouble with the foundation. In recent years EPA Victoria has received numerous complaints about offensive smelling industrial pollution from Brooklyn by residents of nearby suburbs.[2]

The company featured in the 2006 mockumentary Kenny, Splashdown, is located in Brooklyn.

Other features[edit]

The Federation Trail is a shared use path for cyclists and pedestrians, which starts in Brooklyn on Millers Road.

Brooklyn has many large retailers, including a Safeway, Coles and a Mitre 10 Home & Trade.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Brooklyn (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 
  2. ^ EPA Victoria. "Odours from Brooklyn (via Wayback Machine)". epa.vic.gov.au. Archived from the original on 4 January 2008. Retrieved 14 February 2010. 

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