Springfield, Victoria (Macedon Ranges)
|Elevation||490 m (1,608 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Macedon Ranges|
Springfield is a locality in the Shire of Macedon Ranges local government area in central Victoria, Australia approximately 84 kilometres north of the state capital, Melbourne. It is within the catchment area of Deep Creek, a tributary of the Maribyrnong River.
In 1838, the Springfield pastoral run was taken up by James Fulton. This property actually lay to the west of Deep Creek, whereas present day Springfield is located on the eastern side of the creek.
Along with the Shire of Lancefield, the historic Shire of Springfield was merged into the existing Shire of Romsey on the 31st of May, 1916. More recently, in 1995, further amalgamations merged Romsey Shire and others to form the present Macedon Ranges Shire. While it was once the centre of its own local government area, Springfield now lies on the extreme eastern edge of the shire, with Kyneton, the administrative centre, almost 40 km away by road.
Although at one point the small settlement had its own Post Office and State School, today the Springfield area consists mostly of scattered farmhouses and cattle and sheep grazing properties. There is also a CFA firestation in Springfield.
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