Leopold, Victoria

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Leopold
GeelongVictoria
Leopold is located in City of Greater Geelong
Leopold
Leopold
Coordinates 38°11′21″S 144°27′52″E / 38.18917°S 144.46444°E / -38.18917; 144.46444Coordinates: 38°11′21″S 144°27′52″E / 38.18917°S 144.46444°E / -38.18917; 144.46444
Population 10,111 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 3224
Location
LGA(s) City of Greater Geelong
State electorate(s) Bellarine
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Leopold:
Moolap Port Phillip Port Phillip
Moolap Leopold Curlewis
Connewarre Connewarre Wallington

Leopold is a residential eastern suburb of Geelong and is a gateway to the Bellarine Peninsula.

History[edit]

The area was formerly known as Kensington. The post office opened as Kensington on 19 May 1858, and was renamed Kensington Hill in 1882, Leopold Hill in 1884 and Leopold in 1885.[2]

Heritage listed sites[edit]

Leopold contains a number of heritage listed sites, including:

Today[edit]

The Bellarine Rail Trail passes through Leopold. The Gateway Plaza is situated on the corner of the Bellarine Peninsula and Melaluka road, it is home to Coles, Mc Donald's, Bendigo Bank, Panache and other shops.[5]

Leopold is constructing four new residential developments called the Kensington Estate, the Estuary Estate, the Debionair Heights Estate and the Gateway Estate. Many of the available land has been sold. Houses are either in construction and others near finished.

The town has an Australian rules football team competing in the Geelong Football League known as the Lions.[6]

The Leopold Sportsmans Club provides bowls green, squash, function rooms and other facilities.[7]

Education[edit]

As of 2012, Leopold consists of three sources of education.

The Bellarine Rail Trail as it approaches Leopold from the west.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Leopold (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2011-12-18. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  3. ^ "Melaleuka (H1117)". Victorian Heritage Register. Heritage Victoria. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "St Marks On The Hill (H0776)". Victorian Heritage Register. Heritage Victoria. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  5. ^ Gateway Plaza Leopold, Gateway Plaza Leopold, retrieved 2012-07-26 
  6. ^ Sporting Pulse, Leopold Football and Netball Club, retrieved 2012-07-26 
  7. ^ Leopold Sportsmans Club, Leopold Sportsmans Club, retrieved 2012-07-26 
  8. ^ Leopold Primary School, Leopold Primary School, retrieved 2012-07-26 
  9. ^ Geelong Kindergarten Association, Leopold Kindergarten, retrieved 2012-07-26 
  10. ^ Geelong Kindergarten Association, Allanvale Preschool Centre, retrieved 2012-07-26 
9. " Census Populations 2011"