Dallas, Victoria

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Dallas
MelbourneVictoria
Dallas is located in Melbourne
Dallas
Dallas
Coordinates 37°40′05″S 144°56′24″E / 37.668°S 144.94°E / -37.668; 144.94Coordinates: 37°40′05″S 144°56′24″E / 37.668°S 144.94°E / -37.668; 144.94
Population 6,480 (2011)[1]
 • Density 2,700/km2 (6,990/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3047
Area 2.4 km2 (0.9 sq mi)
Location 18 km (11 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s) City of Hume
State electorate(s) Broadmeadows
Federal Division(s) Calwell
Suburbs around Dallas:
Coolaroo Coolaroo Campbellfield
Broadmeadows Dallas Campbellfield
Broadmeadows Broadmeadows Broadmeadows

Dallas is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 18 km north of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Hume. At the 2011 Census, Dallas had a population of 6,480.

Dallas was named after the Governor of Victoria Sir Dallas Brooks. The Housing Commission of Victoria built many of the houses in the Dallas area between 1961 and 1970. The Dallas Primary School was built in 1963. Dallas North Primary opened in 1965. Dallas Post Office opened on 21 February 1966, but from 1968 to 1995 was known as Broadmeadows before reverting to Dallas.[2]

Prior to the construction of the suburb the Dallas area was primarily used for agriculture. In 1924 the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works built a reservoir for reticulating water for the Broadmeadows area.

The ABS reported in the 2001 Census that 28% of Dallas's residents originate from Turkey. Also, many signs in Dallas are written in both English and Turkish. A large Turkish-Australian community has populated the area.

A mosque (Broadmeadows Mosque) is located in Dallas, on King Street.

Located on Blair Street is the Dallas Shopping Centre.

Education[edit]

  • Hume Central Secondary College
  • Holy Child Catholic Primary School
  • Dallas Brooks Community Primary School

Transport[edit]

Bus route 532 (Craigieburn - Broadmeadows via Upfield Station) travels through Dallas, via Riggall and Blair Street's.

Coolaroo and Upfield are railway stations nearest to Dallas.

Food and nightlife[edit]

There are a number of takeaway stores in the Dallas Shopping Strip. There are many kebab stores as well as Indian, charcoal chicken and fish and chips.

There is also the Coolaroo Hotel on Barry Road, which has a drive through bottle shop and is open until late.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Dallas (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 22 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008 

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