Meadow Heights, Victoria

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Meadow Heights
MelbourneVictoria
Meadow Heights is located in Melbourne
Meadow Heights
Meadow Heights
Location in metropolitan Melbourne
Coordinates 37°39′00″S 144°55′19″E / 37.65°S 144.922°E / -37.65; 144.922Coordinates: 37°39′00″S 144°55′19″E / 37.65°S 144.922°E / -37.65; 144.922
Population 14,843 (2011)[1]
 • Density 3,230/km2 (8,360/sq mi)
Established 1980s
Postcode(s) 3048
Area 4.6 km2 (1.8 sq mi)
Location 18 km (11 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s) City of Hume
State electorate(s) Broadmeadows
Federal Division(s) Calwell
Suburbs around Meadow Heights:
Greenvale Roxburgh Park Somerton
Greenvale Meadow Heights Coolaroo
Attwood Broadmeadows Dallas

Meadow Heights is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 18 km north of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Hume. At the 2011 Census, Meadow Heights had a population of 14,843.

History[edit]

Prior to Meadows Heights the area was officially known as Broadmeadows North.[2]

Meadow Heights underwent a property boom in the late 1980s and early 1990s, as demand for new houses rose, forcing prospective buyers into the outer suburban area. Meadow Heights Post Office opened on 6 March 1995.[3]

In recent years, developers have focused their efforts on suburbs to the north, with very few new housing projects being completed since 2000.

Transport[edit]

Bordered on the east by Pascoe Vale Road, parkland on the west, Barry Road on the south and Somerton Road to the north, Meadow Heights is served by three bus routes.

Coolaroo Station is the nearest railway station to Meadow Heights. The area is also served extensively by local taxi companies.

Education[edit]

  • Meadow Heights Primary School
  • Bethal Primary School

Shopping and attractions[edit]

Meadow Heights offers little in the way of attractions, with the nearest cinema complex located to the south, in Broadmeadows. There are several youth centres for social activities and there is a soccer team in the area.

There are around four milk bars; on Bicentennial Crescent and Magnolia Boulevard in the north, Taggerty Crescent in the centre, and one on El Dorado Crescent to the south.

The main shopping centre is Centro Meadow Heights, which is located on Paringa Boulevard. It features a SUPA IGA Supermarket and over 25 specialty shops.

There is also a mosque in Meadow Heights, near the shopping centre.

A community centre and a skate bowl are located in the Buchan Street Reserve.

Meadow Heights has parks all throughout the suburb, the most largest of which is the Broadmeadows Valley Park, which starts from Meadow Heights right down to Jacana, with a bike trail alongside. The park has soccer fields and playgrounds near Barry Road and Magnolia Boulevard, providing barbecue and picnic areas for residents. Shankland Wetlands has a variety of introduced and native birds. The wetlands is located south of Meadow Heights, at the end of Barry Road.

Demographics[edit]

A sizable portion of Meadow Heights is non-Anglo-Australian, with the main ethnic groups being Turkish (about a quarter of Meadow Heights population according to the ABS 2001 census), although there is a part of Meadow Heights that does have a large percentage of Australia born citizens of Anglo Saxon heritage.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Meadow Heights (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 22 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Melway First Edition. Retrieved 25 November 2008
  3. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008 

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