Clayton South, Victoria

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Clayton South
MelbourneVictoria
Clayton South is located in Melbourne
Clayton South
Clayton South
Coordinates 37°56′49″S 145°07′23″E / 37.947°S 145.123°E / -37.947; 145.123Coordinates: 37°56′49″S 145°07′23″E / 37.947°S 145.123°E / -37.947; 145.123
Population 11,625 (2011)[1]
 • Density 1,401/km2 (3,628/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3169
Area 8.3 km2 (3.2 sq mi)
Location 21 km (13 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s) City of Kingston
State electorate(s) Clayton
Federal Division(s) Chisholm, Hotham
Suburbs around Clayton South:
Oakleigh South Clayton Mulgrave
Clarinda Clayton South Springvale
Heatherton Dingley Village Springvale South

Clayton South is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 21 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Kingston. At the 2011 Census, Clayton South had a population of 11,625.[1]

The suburb sometimes goes by the name Westall, due to the name of the main road and the railway station that serve the area. Westall is not, however, an official name, and all post addressed to the area is addressed to Clayton South.

History[edit]

Clayton South Post Office opened on 15 July 1929 and closed in 1976. Westall Post Office opened in 1960 near the station and closed in 1971.[2]

The Westall UFO sighting was recorded 6 April 1966, and took place in the area.

Transport[edit]

Westall Road runs North and South through Westall. There is a large bridge over the railway line. Several bus routes pass through the suburb and drop passengers off at the shops near the Westall railway station.

Schools[edit]

  • Westall Secondary College
  • Clayton South Primary School
  • St Andrew's Primary School

Retail[edit]

There are several shops on Rosebank Avenue, including a post office, newsagency, milkbar, bottle shop, computer store and fast food outlets.

Sport[edit]

Golfers play at the course of the Spring Valley Golf Club on Heatherton Road.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Clayton South (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008 
  3. ^ Golf Select, Spring Valley, retrieved 11 May 2009 

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