Main Ridge, Victoria

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Main Ridge
Victoria
Main Ridge is located in Melbourne
Main Ridge
Main Ridge
Coordinates 38°24′07″S 144°58′19″E / 38.402°S 144.972°E / -38.402; 144.972Coordinates: 38°24′07″S 144°58′19″E / 38.402°S 144.972°E / -38.402; 144.972
Population 469 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3928
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Mornington Peninsula
State electorate(s) Nepean
Federal Division(s) Flinders
Localities around Main Ridge:
McCrae Arthurs Seat Red Hill
Rosebud Main Ridge Red Hill
Boneo Flinders Red Hill

Main Ridge is a rural locality south of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, south of and inland from Rosebud on the Mornington Peninsula, originally known as Main Creek. Its local government area is the Shire of Mornington Peninsula. At the 2011 census, Main Ridge had a population of 469.[1]

The district consists of the western spine of Arthurs Seat and the southern hinterlands. A R & F Ditterich Reserve, containing a hall, picnic and sports facilities, and the nearby CFA are the main facilities in the district, while several wineries such as Poplar Bend and Ryland River are located here.[2][3]

The southern part of the locality, alongside Main Creek, is part of the Mornington Peninsula National Park called Greens Bush, a native bushland area first set aside for conservation in 1974 and supporting the largest population of Eastern Grey Kangaroos on the Mornington Peninsula. Several walking tracks provide access to the area.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Main Ridge (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2012-10-17. 
  2. ^ Shire of Mornington Peninsula. "Townships - Main Ridge". Archived from the original on 2006-08-21. Retrieved 2006-11-27. 
  3. ^ Map 170-171, Melway street directory (28th ed., 2001)
  4. ^ Parks Victoria. "Mornington Peninsula National Park". Retrieved 2011-09-14. 

External links[edit]