Brunswick West, Victoria

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Brunswick West
MelbourneVictoria
Brunswick West is located in Melbourne
Brunswick West
Brunswick West
Coordinates 37°45′40″S 144°56′35″E / 37.761°S 144.943°E / -37.761; 144.943Coordinates: 37°45′40″S 144°56′35″E / 37.761°S 144.943°E / -37.761; 144.943
Population 13,148 (2011)[1]
 • Density 4,110/km2 (10,640/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3055
Area 3.2 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Location 6 km (4 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s) City of Moreland
State electorate(s) Brunswick
Federal Division(s) Wills
Suburbs around Brunswick West:
Essendon Pascoe Vale South Coburg
Moonee Ponds Brunswick West Brunswick
Ascot Vale Parkville Parkville

Brunswick West is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km north from Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Moreland. At the 2011 Census, Brunswick West had a population of 13,148.

Brunswick West adjoins Parkville to the south, Moonee Ponds at the Moonee Ponds Creek to the west, Pascoe Vale South and Coburg along Moreland Road to the north, and Brunswick along Grantham, Pearson and Shamrock Streets to the east. Parts of the suburb also borders the Tullamarine Freeway.

Brunswick West is primarily a residential suburb with some light industry.

History[edit]

Brunswick West Post Office opened on 10 March 1913.[2]

Commerce[edit]

Grantham Street and Melville Road are the two main commercial activity centres in Brunswick West, comprising small-scale traditional shopping strips, with a small shopping centre (Union Square) in Grantham Street.

Transport[edit]

Tram route 55 provides the main north-south link through the suburb and to the City, with a route that runs along Grantham Street, Dawson Street and Melville Road.

There are several bus routes on the main east-west streets:

  • 503 EssendonEast Brunswick via Brunswick West, Brunswick, Anstey RS (Monday to Saturday). Operated by Moonee Valley Bus Lines. Albion Street
  • 504 Moonee Ponds – Clifton Hill via Brunswick West, Brunswick, Carlton North, Fitzroy North (Monday to Saturday). Operated by Dyson's Bus Services. Brunswick Road
  • 506 Moonee Ponds – Westgarth via Brunswick West, Brunswick, Fitzroy North, Northcote (Monday to Saturday). Operated by Moonee Valley Bus Lines. Dawson, Pearson, Smith and Allard Streets
  • 508 Moonee Ponds – Alphington via Brunswick West, Brunswick RS, Northcote, Fairfield (every day). Operated by Dyson's Bus Services. Victoria Street
  • 509 Hope Street – Sydney Rd (Monday to Saturday), Hope Street and Melville Road. Operated by Hope Street Bus Lines.
  • 510 Essendon – Ivanhoe via Brunswick West, Moreland RS, Thornbury, Fairfield (every day). Operated by Moreland Buslines. Moreland Road

For cyclists, many streets have cycle lanes and the suburb also adjoins the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail to the west, and the Capital City Trail to the south.

Educational facilities[edit]

Brunswick West has two government primary schools, Brunswick South-West Primary School and Brunswick North-West Primary School, and a Catholic school, St. Josephs.

Open space[edit]

The largest area of public open space is formed by the reservations along the Moonee Ponds Creek, which run adjacent to the Tullamarine Freeway. Dunstan Reserve, in the suburb's north, has two ovals, and there are several smaller reserves distributed evenly through the residential area.

See also[edit]

  • City of Brunswick - A former Local Government Area which Brunswick West was a part of.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Brunswick West (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008 

External links[edit]

Media related to Brunswick West, Victoria at Wikimedia Commons