Narre Warren South, Victoria

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Narre Warren South
MelbourneVictoria
Narre Warren South is located in Melbourne
Narre Warren South
Narre Warren South
Coordinates 38°03′18″S 145°18′11″E / 38.055°S 145.303°E / -38.055; 145.303Coordinates: 38°03′18″S 145°18′11″E / 38.055°S 145.303°E / -38.055; 145.303
Population 28,594 (2011)[1]
 • Density 2,150/km2 (5,568/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3805
Area 13.3 km2 (5.1 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s) City of Casey
State electorate(s) Narre Warren South
Federal Division(s) Holt
Suburbs around Narre Warren South:
Hallam Narre Warren Berwick
Hampton Park Narre Warren South Berwick
Lynbrook Cranbourne North Clyde North

Narre Warren South is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 41 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Casey. At the 2011 Census, Narre Warren South had a population of 28,594.[2]

As of April 2005, the area is one of the fastest growing areas within the state of Victoria.[3]

History[edit]

Since the mid-1990s, Narre Warren South has become a booming suburb, which once was a rural area. In the last 10 years many subdivisions have been developed, including Berwick Springs estate, which was launched in 1999, and Cypress Hill estate/Hillsmeade which was launched around the same time.

There are now other estates in the area, such as Golden Grove estate, Camden Greens Estate, Berwick Springs and Silverleaf.

Education[edit]

Narre Warren South is home to Narre Warren South P-12 College, a public school catering for students from Prep to Year 12. The college has one of the largest student enrolments in Victoria, with nearly 2000 students and more than 150 staff members. Narre Warren South is also serviced by Hillsmeade Primary School, a public primary school, and Trinity Catholic Primary School, a co-educational Catholic primary school.

As of November 2010, Alkira Secondary College, a private school in Narre Warren South, was placed in voluntary administration.[4]

The campus of the former ICA Casey is now occupied by Waverley Christian College.

Retail[edit]

Narre Warren South has two shopping centres. Casey Central Shopping Centre, located on Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road, is anchored by a Coles Supermarket, and features a large number of specialty stores. Amberley Park Shopping Centre on Ormond Road is a smaller centre containing a Foodworks Supermarket and a few specialty stores, located next door to Narre Warren South P-12 College.

Also close by in adjoining suburbs are Eden Rise Shopping Centre on the corner of Clyde Road and Greaves Road in Berwick, and Westfield Fountain Gate in Narre Warren.

Due to substantial residential growth in the area, the Spring Hill shopping complex was constructed. It features a Coles Supermarket, and several businesses including a bakery, pizza restaurant and gym.

It has also been revealed that the Casey Central Town Centre, a major activity centre to be completed, will be considered. A number of civic, retail, education, commercial and hospitality outlets will be made available in this integral part of the suburb. The centre will be located adjacent to the current Casey Central Shopping Centre, and will innlude a discount department store, supermarket and various retails. The street and landscaping of the centre has been designed to suit all needs and uses.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 Census QuickStats: Narre Warren South". Australia Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "2011 Census QuickStats: Narre Warren South". Australia Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  3. ^ About Casey | City of Casey - www.casey.vic.gov.au
  4. ^ Money problems leave schools in limbo. Retrieved 20 December 2010