Greenvale, Victoria

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Greenvale
MelbourneVictoria
Greenvale is located in Melbourne
Greenvale
Greenvale
Coordinates 37°37′59″S 144°52′59″E / 37.633°S 144.883°E / -37.633; 144.883Coordinates: 37°37′59″S 144°52′59″E / 37.633°S 144.883°E / -37.633; 144.883
Population 11,969 (2011)[1]
 • Density 1,786/km2 (4,630/sq mi)
Established 1980s
Postcode(s) 3059
Area 6.7 km2 (2.6 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s) City of Hume
State electorate(s) Yuroke
Federal Division(s) Calwell
Suburbs around Greenvale:
Oaklands Junction Yuroke Roxburgh Park
Bulla Greenvale Meadow Heights
Melbourne Airport Attwood Westmeadows

Greenvale is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 20 km north of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Hume. At the 2011 Census, Greenvale had a population of 11,969.

Greenvale is located between Yuroke and Attwood, on Mickleham Road.

History[edit]

Greenvale Post Office originally opened in a rural area on 1 January 1871 and closed in 1969. As the suburb developed the Post Office reopened in 1996.[2]

Greenvale expanded largely in the 1980s and now has 2 shopping centres, 3 primary schools (including the large Greenvale Primary School), a community centre and 2 kindergarten centres. Greenvale has a privately owned school called Aitken College, but residents are pushing for a state government college. Greenvale Reservoir in the north was built in 1973.

Greenvale Sanatorium was built in 1905 primarily for patients in reduced circumstances, which was appropriately isolated from the general public by the Victorian Government under the administration of the Health Department for the treatment of tuberculosis and other diseases. The closure of the sanatorium was in 1998, as of this day people have experienced several reported ghost sightings still roaming the sanatorium.[3][4]

Education[edit]

Today[edit]

Greenvale Reservoir

Although positioned only twenty minutes from the CBD and ten minutes from Melbourne Airport, Greenvale has been up until recently known as a semi rural area, characterised by larger farm holdings to the north of the town centre (past Somerton Road). Three of these farms (the one bordering Aitken College is known as "Hacienda") are now set for development into a new housing estate, taking advantage of excellent city views to the south and a view of the Greenvale Reservoir to the east. This will continue the trend for Greenvale in undergoing further residential development, with several new estates appearing in the suburb itself and in nearby areas such as Attwood and Bulla.

Greenvale is home to Living Legends - The International Home of Rest for Champion Horses, located at Woodlands Homestead in Woodlands Historic Park.

Greenvale Lakes[edit]

Greenvale Lakes is a housing estate located in the suburbs of Roxburgh Park and Greenvale, close to the Greenvale Reservoir. It is being developed by PEET. A new school has been built in Greenvale Lakes called Kolbe Catholic College Greenvale Lakes.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Greenvale Sanatorium
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 26.2
(79.2)
26.3
(79.3)
23.4
(74.1)
19.5
(67.1)
15.6
(60.1)
13.2
(55.8)
12.5
(54.5)
13.9
(57)
16.8
(62.2)
19.4
(66.9)
21.5
(70.7)
25.0
(77)
19.4
(66.9)
Average low °C (°F) 12.0
(53.6)
12.5
(54.5)
10.6
(51.1)
8.9
(48)
7.2
(45)
5.4
(41.7)
4.9
(40.8)
5.8
(42.4)
6.7
(44.1)
7.8
(46)
9.2
(48.6)
11.5
(52.7)
8.5
(47.3)
Precipitation mm (inches) 43.8
(1.724)
50.3
(1.98)
41.3
(1.626)
54.1
(2.13)
45.9
(1.807)
43.6
(1.717)
40.2
(1.583)
46.1
(1.815)
58.2
(2.291)
57.8
(2.276)
55.2
(2.173)
58.2
(2.291)
593.9
(23.382)
Avg. precipitation days 8.4 7.1 7.8 11.6 13.3 13.6 15.3 15.4 14.5 12.6 11.6 9.5 140.7
Source: [5]

Sport in Greenvale[edit]

Greenvale Football Club, an Australian Rules football team, is one of the Essendon District Football League's most successful teams, having won the A Grade premiership twice.[6]

Their coach Steve MacPherson is, of 2009, the longest serving coach of any side in the EDFL.

Greenvale also have a Junior Soccer club, Greenvale United JSC. The Greenvale United Senior Team is now a defunct team and does not participate in any competition.

Internet and telecommunication[edit]

Currently Greenvale is serviced by Telstra, which provides ADSL and ADSL2+ internet services up to 20Mbit/s. The company also provides telephone and 3G as the main exchange is located in Greenvale.

See also[edit]

  • Shire of Bulla - the former local government area of which Greenvale was a part

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Greenvale (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 22 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008 
  3. ^ Complaints Investigated, The Argus, retrieved 2 June 2013 
  4. ^ Greenvale Sanatorium, Victorian Phantom Hunters, retrieved 2 June 2013 
  5. ^ "Climate statistics for Greenvale Sanatorium". Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 21 February 2011. 
  6. ^ Full Points Footy, Greenvale, retrieved 15 April 2009 

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