Campbellfield, Victoria

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Campbellfield
MelbourneVictoria
Campbellfield is located in Melbourne
Campbellfield
Campbellfield
Coordinates 37°40′23″S 144°57′25″E / 37.673°S 144.957°E / -37.673; 144.957Coordinates: 37°40′23″S 144°57′25″E / 37.673°S 144.957°E / -37.673; 144.957
Population 5,467 (2011)[1]
 • Density 440.9/km2 (1,142/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3061
Area 12.4 km2 (4.8 sq mi)
Location 16 km (10 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s) City of Hume
State electorate(s) Broadmeadows
Federal Division(s) Calwell
Suburbs around Campbellfield:
Roxburgh Park Somerton Epping
Coolaroo, Dallas Campbellfield Lalor
Broadmeadows Fawkner Thomastown

Campbellfield is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 16 km north of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Hume. At the 2011 Census, Campbellfield had a population of 5,467.

History[edit]

The first Campbellfield Post Office was open briefly in 1854. It reopened on 1 June 1856 and closed in 1893, replaced by the Campbellfield Railway Station office. This, in turn, was renamed Campbellfield around 1903.[2]

Campbellfield is home to Victoria's oldest church. The Scots church was built on Sydney Road in 1842, and replaced by the present blue stone structure in 1855. It was placed on the National Estate and Victorian Heritage Register, and has been an icon of Victorian history.

Today[edit]

Campbellfield is currently home to the Ford Australia factory on Sydney Road. Built in 1959, it is where the current Falcon and Territory models are manufactured. This factory will close in October 2016 with the loss of 650 jobs.[3]

the broadmeadows bus co is located in Campbellfield. Campbellfield is also an industrial and business suburb, with various industrial areas and business parks around the suburb.

Campbellfield still needs improvement in transport and livability by statistics Campbellfield falls in the top 4 of Melbourne's most crime ridden suburbs and bottom 5 of Melbourne's most livable suburb.[4][5] The suburb has one public school (Campbellfield Heights Primary School). There are currently no private or high schools.

Campbellfield has a strip of shops on Barry Road known as fordgate shops or Upfield.It also has a small shopping plaza on Sydney Road, which contains a K Mart discount store, a Coles Supermarkets and an Officeworks, as well as various take-away restaurants along Sydney Road. Continued development has seen the site of Chris and Marie's Plant Farm and a Mitre 10 MEGA opening on the western side of Sydney Road, which closed in March 2009 due to the building having structural problems,[6] and reopened in 2011 as a furniture superstore. Campbellfield is also home to Olympic Fitness Equipment.

In November 2010, it was announced that Swedish company IKEA will build its biggest Australian store in Campbellfield, on the site of the Pipeworks Market.[7]

Transport[edit]

Bus routes 530, 531, 532, 538, 540, and 902 service the area.

Railway stations that are nearest to Campbellfield are Upfield station on the Upfield line, located in nearby Upfield, and Broadmeadows station, on the Craigieburn line. Campbellfield once had a railway station, however it closed in 1956 for the newly formed Upfield Station, which was located in a position more accessible to the community.

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