Cranbourne East, Victoria

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Cranbourne East
MelbourneVictoria
Cranbourne East is located in Melbourne
Cranbourne East
Cranbourne East
Coordinates 38°06′18″S 145°18′25″E / 38.105°S 145.307°E / -38.105; 145.307Coordinates: 38°06′18″S 145°18′25″E / 38.105°S 145.307°E / -38.105; 145.307
Population 8,211 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3977
Location
LGA(s) City of Casey
State electorate(s) Cranbourne
Federal Division(s) Holt
Suburbs around Cranbourne East:
Cranbourne North Cranbourne North Clyde North
Cranbourne Cranbourne East Clyde North
Junction Village Devon Meadows Clyde

Cranbourne East is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 44 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Casey. At the 2011 Census, Cranbourne East had a population of 8,211.[1]

Facilities[edit]

The suburb has a private school, Casey Grammar School, and the Cranbourne area Chisholm TAFE. Cranbourne East P-12 School, is being built and is set to open from Preparation grade in February 2011.

It is home to the Casey Complex, originally called Cranbourne Complex, officially opened in December 1994 by the City of Cranbourne. The complex is home to the head office of the Casey-Cardinia Library Cooperation, and is home also to the Cranbourne Bowlland, a ten-pin bowling complex. In June 2009, the City of Casey opened Casey RACE, its Recreation and Aquatic Centre (capitalising "centre" as "CEntre"), directly next to the sporting facility of Casey Complex, and features a 50m olympic swimming pool, water slides, gymnasium and general aquatic facilities.[2]

Part of the Melbourne Urban Growth Boundary runs to the south of the suburb.

Transport[edit]

There are proposals for a Cranbourne East railway station near Reynard Street.[3] However, a passenger service has not run on this section of track since July 1993 and the line is no longer used, and is not electrified. The State Government's 2008 Victorian Transport Plan transport policy includes the new station at Cranbourne East, and have given it a medium timeframe for construction. It is scheduled to be built by 2015, at a cost of $200 million. Such an extension would extend suburban services by around 2 km.

Future residential developments[edit]

The Growth Areas Authority released a draft report known as the 'Cranbourne East Development Plan' in 2008, aiming to develop available land within the following few years within the suburb and neighbouring Clyde North. The land is roughly bounded by the South Gippsland Highway, Casey Fields, Berwick - Cranbourne Road, and Thompson Road. The development plan includes a mixture of parkland, high and low density housing, and a small industrial precinct. The division began in 2008 and continues As of 2009, and includes the housing development estate Cascades on Clyde.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2011 Census QuickStats: Cranbourne East". Australia Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Casey RACE - Recreation and Acquatic CEntre". Casey RACE - Recreation & Aquatic CEntre. City of Casey. 2009-07-14. Retrieved 2009-11-27. 
  3. ^ LIZ BELL (2008-10-27). "Focus on public transport". Cranbourne Journal. cranbourne.yourguide.com.au. Retrieved 2008-11-04.