Chadstone, Victoria

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Chadstone
MelbourneVictoria
Chadstone is located in Melbourne
Chadstone
Chadstone
Coordinates 37°52′59″S 145°05′35″E / 37.883°S 145.093°E / -37.883; 145.093Coordinates: 37°52′59″S 145°05′35″E / 37.883°S 145.093°E / -37.883; 145.093
Population 7,821 (2011)[1]
 • Density 2,520/km2 (6,530/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3148
Area 3.1 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Location 17 km (11 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s) City of Monash
State electorate(s) Oakleigh, Burwood
Federal Division(s) Chisholm
Suburbs around Chadstone:
Ashburton Ashwood Mount Waverley
Malvern East Chadstone
Hughesdale Oakleigh Oakleigh East

Chadstone is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its local government area is the City of Monash. Landmarks include the Waverley Basketball Centre, Jordanville Community Centre and the Matthew Flinders Hotel. Scotchmans Creek runs along Chadstone's southern boundary, the Glen Waverley railway line along the northern boundary, Warragul Road to the west and Huntingdale Road to the east. The Monash Freeway runs through the suburb. At the 2011 Census, Chadstone had a population of 7,821.[2]

History[edit]

Many of the houses in the Chadstone area were built in the postwar period using prefabricated concrete produced at the current site of the Holmesglen TAFE. The houses tend to be quite small, with two to three bedrooms and large blocks. It is relatively common for houses to be demolished and larger houses built to take advantage of the block size.

Chadstone Post Office opened on 8 April 1957 and Chadstone Centre Post Office opened on 3 October 1960. The Chadstone office closed in 1998.[3]

Today[edit]

Chadstone is a small suburb, with parts previously known as Chadstone being rezoned to be incorporated into Malvern East. Several landmarks such as Chadstone Shopping Centre and the Chadstone campus of Holmesglen Institute of TAFE have retained their original names despite now being technically located in Malven East. The current Chadstone locality incorporates an area formerly known as Jordanville (even though Jordanville Station is technically in Mount Waverley).

Chadstone was home to Jordanville South Primary School which closed down at the end of the school year in 1993. It was also home to Chadstone High School (now closed), and the Waverley Road Campus of Mount Waverley Secondary College (this campus was previously Waverley High School) which closed down in 1996. The Chadstone Campus of the Australian Catholic University closed down in 1993 and has been bought by Chadstone Shopping Centre to expand. There are two schools in Chadstone, both of which are Roman Catholic Independent schools. They are Salesian College and St Mary Magdalen's Primary School.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Chadstone (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Chadstone". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008 

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