Kingsbury, Victoria

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Kingsbury
MelbourneVictoria
Kingsbury is located in Melbourne
Kingsbury
Kingsbury
Coordinates 37°42′54″S 145°02′02″E / 37.715°S 145.034°E / -37.715; 145.034Coordinates: 37°42′54″S 145°02′02″E / 37.715°S 145.034°E / -37.715; 145.034
Population 3,362 (2011)[1]
 • Density 2,590/km2 (6,700/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3083
Area 1.3 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Location 12 km (7 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s) City of Darebin
State electorate(s) Bundoora
Federal Division(s) Batman
Suburbs around Kingsbury:
Reservoir Bundoora Bundoora
Reservoir Kingsbury Bundoora
Reservoir Reservoir Bundoora

Kingsbury is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 12 km north-east from Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Darebin. At the 2011 Census, Kingsbury had a population of 3,362.

The suburb was named after Bruce Kingsbury VC, who died in Papua New Guinea during the Second World War.

Public transport[edit]

The nearest train station is the Reservoir railway station, on the South Morang railway line. The suburb is also served by the 561 bus route from Macleod railway station on the Hurstbridge railway line, and tram route 86 which runs between Docklands and Bundoora RMIT, which touches Kingsbury between Stops 56-60.

Education[edit]

There are currently two primary schools and a University in Kingsbury; Kingsbury Primary School, Our Lady of the Way Catholic Primary School and La Trobe University. In 2011, Kingsbury Primary School named its new building the Isurava Centre for Learning after the field in New Guinea in which Bruce Kingsbury fell.

Secondary education in Kingsbury is provided in nearby suburbs and notable schools include Parade College in Bundoora, an all-boys Catholic School run by the Christian Brothers, St. Peters College Preston, a co-education Orthodox School for students from Prep - Year 12, Macleod College, a state Prep - Year 12 school located near Kingsbury and Reservoir District Secondary College, a state secondary college from Years 7 - 12.

Religion[edit]

According to the 2006 Census, the majority of Kingsbury's population are Catholics. Our Lady of the Way Catholic Church is the local Catholic centre. For other religions, the nearest Buddhist Temple is Linh Son Buddhist Temple located on Radford Road, Reservoir and the Muslim Mosque located in nearby Preston. This being said, Kingsbury is a very diverse suburb.

Projects[edit]

Kingsbury is planning to construct a monument and memorial of Bruce Kingsbury VC in one of their parks.[citation needed] They are still raising funds to do so.

Sport and leisure[edit]

Kingsbury has a wide range of sporting facilities within the area and nearby. It holds two football/cricket grounds, a tennis club with four courts, basketball, a boxing gym and a lawn bowls club. Within close proximity is the Reservoir Leisure Centre, the Reservoir Community Sports Centre which includes basketball, netball and hockey, La Trobe University Sports Centre and several other multi-purpose sporting grounds.

See also[edit]

  • City of Preston - A former Local Government Area of which Kingsbury was a part.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Kingsbury (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 July 2011.