Sunshine West, Victoria
Glengala Road village in Sunshine West
|Population||16,743 (2011 census)|
|• Density||2,119/km2 (5,490/sq mi)|
|Area||7.9 km2 (3.1 sq mi)|
|Location||14.5 km (9 mi) from Melbourne|
|LGA(s)||City of Brimbank|
Settlement of the area dates from the 1920s when the Sunshine Heights Estate was developed. Sunshine West Post Office opened on 1 July 1939 and closed in 1981. Significant development did not occur until the post-war years, with rapid growth from the 1970s through to the 1980s. The population declined slightly from the early 1990s, a result of some new dwellings being added to the area, but a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.
Major features of the area include the Croatian Catholic Centre, West Sunshine Community Centre, Ainsworth Reserve, Buckingham Reserve, Norm Talintyre Reserve, the Australia Post Parcel Facility, the Ardeer railway station and numerous schools.
Recently[when?], the area has attracted attention from property developers with the Derrimut Mountains project allowing new property to be built utilising the suburb's infrastructure and quick access to the CBD. Population growth is expected[according to whom?] in the future, largely from the redevelopment of the former Sunshine Golf Course.
- City of Sunshine - A former local government area of which Sunshine West was a part
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