Clyde, Victoria

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Clyde
Victoria
Clyde is located in Melbourne
Clyde
Clyde
Coordinates 38°07′55″S 145°19′37″E / 38.132°S 145.327°E / -38.132; 145.327Coordinates: 38°07′55″S 145°19′37″E / 38.132°S 145.327°E / -38.132; 145.327
Population 769 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3978
Elevation 8 m (26 ft)
Location
LGA(s) City of Casey
State electorate(s) Bass, Cranbourne, Hastings
Federal Division(s) La Trobe
Localities around Clyde:
Cranbourne East Clyde North Officer South
Cranbourne East Clyde Cardinia
Devon Meadows Tooradin Dalmore

Clyde is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 48 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Casey. At the 2011 Census, Clyde had a population of 769.[1]

History[edit]

Clyde Post Office on the Berwick-Cranbourne Road opened on 25 January 1864. In 1915 it was renamed Clyde North, and Clyde Railway Station office (open since 1888) was renamed Clyde.[2]

Description[edit]

The town centre is located in a small triangle between Twyford Road, Clyde-Five Ways Road and Ballarto Road and contains a primary school, CFA fire station, general store and community hall. Nearby are the Inghams poultry feed mill, built in 1979, and Lineham Oval, a sports oval which is home to the Clyde club in the West Gippsland Cricket Association.

Transport[edit]

Clyde railway station was formerly situated on the South Gippsland railway corridor that operated to its terminus at Yarram in the early 1980s and Leongatha in the mid 1990s. A V/Line road coach service replaced the rail service to Leongatha on July 24 1993, running between Melbourne and Yarram. However, since the closure of the South Gippsland rail line—with the exception of the locally run tourist railway between Nyora and Leongatha—by the Kennett Victorian government on December 14 1994, the South and West Gippsland Transport Group represented by the local council are campaigning for the rail services to be reinstated beyond the current terminus at Cranbourne by the 2020s, [3] [4] which was promised by the Bracks government in 1999.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2011 Census QuickStats: Clyde". Australia Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  3. ^ Cranbourne Transit website, accessed 23 November 2006
  4. ^ http://www.sgst.com.au/rail-return-an-election-issue/