Taylors Lakes, Victoria

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Taylors Lakes
MelbourneVictoria
Taylors Lakes aerial.jpg
Taylors Lakes is located in Melbourne
Taylors Lakes
Taylors Lakes
Coordinates 37°42′04″S 144°47′46″E / 37.701°S 144.796°E / -37.701; 144.796Coordinates: 37°42′04″S 144°47′46″E / 37.701°S 144.796°E / -37.701; 144.796
Population 16,095 (2011)[1]
 • Density 2,063/km2 (5,340/sq mi)
Established 1970s
Postcode(s) 3038
Area 7.8 km2 (3.0 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s) City of Brimbank
State electorate(s) Keilor
Federal Division(s) Calwell
Suburbs around Taylors Lakes:
Calder Park Keilor North
Sydenham Taylors Lakes Keilor
Delahey Keilor Downs Keilor

Taylors Lakes is a suburb 23 km north-west of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its local government area is the City of Brimbank. At the 2011 Census, Taylors Lakes had a population of 16,095.

Taylors Lakes is bounded by the Calder Freeway in the north, Overnewton Road and Taylors Creek in the east, Lady Nelson Way in the south and the Bendigo railway line in the west. The suburb is mostly composed of recent developments dating from the 1990s, with Taylors Lakes Post Office opening on 18 August 1994.[2]

One of Keilor's earliest settlers was Scotsman William Taylor, who built the Overnewton homestead in 1849. Taylors Creek was named after him. This in turn gives the name of the suburb.

There are many available facilities in Taylors Lakes, such as shopping centres, cinemas, bowling alley, schools, a train station, bus lines, parks and gardens, sports grounds, roads, houses and kindergartens.

Recreational Club[edit]

Taylors Lakes is home to the Taylors Lakes Recreational Club, which includes the Taylors Lakes Football Club competing in the Essendon District Football League,[3] Taylors Lakes Cricket Club, Taylors Lakes Tennis Club and Gardening Club.

Transport[edit]

The suburb is serviced by trains on the Sunbury line many of which terminate at Watergardens Station, and a number of connecting bus services to local areas. In 2007 a Victorian Department of Infrastructure survey revealed that the Sydenham line registered the biggest increase in passenger numbers, up 25%. In 2006, the Sydenham line was one of only three lines that operated above the passenger load limit. The Victorian Government has plans to add extra tracks on the service. The Taylors Creek Trail runs along Taylors Creek and provides ready access to Watergardens Town Centre and Watergardens Station. A handful of bus lines run throughout the Taylors Lakes district.

Commercial[edit]

The suburb of Taylors Lakes has two commercial shopping centres, one being Taylors Lakes Shopping Centre which has a Woolworths Supermarket, a Fresh Food Market and 20 specialty stores; and the other being Watergardens Town Centre, which is a lot larger in its trading area.

Utilities[edit]

Telephone and internet services in the suburb of Taylors Lakes are provided through Telstra owned Sydenham and Taylors Lakes telephone exchanges. Over 90% of Taylors Lakes telephone numbers begin with "9390". Electricity is provided by Powercor owned St Albans zone substation which also provides electricity to the surrounding suburbs.

See also[edit]

  • City of Keilor — the former local government area of which Taylors Lakes was a part

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Taylors Lakes (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008 
  3. ^ Full Points Footy, Taylors Lakes, retrieved 15 April 2009 

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