Kings Park, Victoria

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Kings Park
MelbourneVictoria
Kings Park is located in Melbourne
Kings Park
Kings Park
Coordinates 37°44′02″S 144°46′19″E / 37.734°S 144.772°E / -37.734; 144.772Coordinates: 37°44′02″S 144°46′19″E / 37.734°S 144.772°E / -37.734; 144.772
Population 8,331 (2011)[1]
 • Density 3,330/km2 (8,630/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3021
Area 2.5 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
Location 20 km (12 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s) City of Brimbank
State electorate(s) Kororoit
Federal Division(s) Gorton
Suburbs around Kings Park:
Taylors Hill Delahey Keilor Downs
Caroline Springs Kings Park St Albans
Burnside Albanvale St Albans

Kings Park is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 20 km north-west from Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Brimbank. At the 2011 Census, Kings Park had a population of 8,331.

Kings Park was named after the King family whose farm formed much of the land the estate was developed on. Kings Road which forms the eastern boundary was also named after the King family and the family farm house was located on Kings Road near the current intersection with Grevillea Road.

The suburb began as a housing estate within the St Albans 3021 postcode area which eventually became an official suburb with the same 3021 postcode.

The estate began construction c. 1971 with the first stage consisting of Gillespie Road (south), Kings Park Reserve (west), Magnolia Ave (north) and the existing Kings Road (east). At the time Kings Road was a single lane of bitumen with gravel on either side.

Stage 2 consisted of the area bounded by Maplewood Rd/Fairmont St (east), Taylors Rd (north), Braeswood Rd (west) & Gillespie Rd (south) and was completed in 1972. At the time Taylors Rd was a gravel road west of Kings Rd.

The current boundaries for Kings Park are Taylors Road (north), Kings Road (east), Main Road West (south) and Kororoit Creek and the City of Brimbank/Shire of Melton LGA boundary (west).

Education[edit]

The following education facilities are within Kings Park:

  • Copperfield College Kings Park Junior Campus (formerly Kings Park Secondary College and Kings Park High School)
  • Kings Park Primary School
  • Movelle Primary School
  • Resurrection Catholic Primary School
  • Kings Park Kindergarten

Sporting Facilities[edit]

Kings Park Reserve is located on Gillespie Road with facilities for AFL Football, Cricket and Lawn Bowls.

It is the home to the St Albans "Saints" Football Club which plays in the Western Region Football League with various Male and Female senior and junior teams playing in the Red & Blue colours made famous by the Melbourne AFL team.

The St Albans (Lawn) Bowls Club and a Scout Hall are also located within the reserve and accessed from the Magnolia Ave entry.

Transport[edit]

Trains[edit]

The nearest railway stations to Kings Park are St Albans and Keilor Plains.

Buses[edit]

The following PTV bus routes pass through Kings Park to various nearby Shopping Centres or Railway Stations:

418     422     424     425   

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Kings Park (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 June 2012.