Wyndham Vale

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Wyndham Vale
MelbourneVictoria
Manor Lakes Shopping Centre.jpg
Manor Lakes Shopping Centre on Ballan Road
Wyndham Vale is located in Melbourne
Wyndham Vale
Wyndham Vale
Coordinates 37°53′24″S 144°37′48″E / 37.89°S 144.630°E / -37.89; 144.630Coordinates: 37°53′24″S 144°37′48″E / 37.89°S 144.630°E / -37.89; 144.630
Population 17,304 (2011)[1]
 • Density 5,580/km2 (14,460/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3024
Area 3.1 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s) City of Wyndham
State electorate(s) Lara, Tarneit
Federal Division(s) Lalor
Suburbs around Wyndham Vale:
Eynesbury Mount Cottrell Tarneit
Quandong Wyndham Vale Werribee
Mambourin Werribee Werribee

Wyndham Vale is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 36 km south-west of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Wyndham. At the 2011 Census, Wyndham Vale had a population of 17,304.

Recreation and sport[edit]

Wyndham Vale Reserve, located on Honour Avenue is the home of the Wyndham Vale Sports Club. The sports club consists of the Wyndham Vale Cricket Club, the Wyndham Vale Falcons Senior Football Club and the Wyndham Vale Falcons Junior Football Club. The Sports Club has been set up with the ambition of improving sporting facilities in Wyndham Vale for the local community.

The Wyndham Vale Cricket Club has 6 Senior Mens', 1 Senior Women's and 4 Junior Cricket Teams. It also hosts a Milo Have-A-Go Clinic for children not yet old enough to play junior cricket.

The Wyndham Vale Falcons Senior Football Club, an Australian Rules football team, competes in the Western Region Football League.[2] It has 2 Senior Men's Teams.

The Wyndham Vale Falcons Junior Football Club has 7 Junior Boys Teams and a Youth Girls Team.

President's Park, on McGrath Road is home to the Werribee Hockey Club. The club has 7 Senior Men's and Women's Teams and up to 12 Junior Teams.

Education[edit]

There are several primary schools in Wyndham Vale, however until very recently there were no secondary schools in the area. Although in the past there had been plans to establish a secondary school in the area, it was abandoned during the education cuts with the introduction of the Kennett Government, and the land sold to a developer. This action became very common in suburbs of Melbourne during the early 1990s.

A new Prep - Year 12 school, Manor Lakes P-12/Specialist College was built in the Manor Lakes Estate and opened in 2009. The College is being developed for a long term enrollment of 650 Prep – Year 9 students, 1100 Year 10 – 12 students and 144 special / special development school students. It is planned as a four to five stage construction.[3] In addition a new Catholic School will be built catering up to Prep - Year 9 on the estate. Manor Lakes is approx 750 hectares in size and will eventually house more than 25 000 residents, making it the second largest residential development in Victoria after Caroline Springs.

Facilities[edit]

Wyndham Vale contains many businesses in the area, including restaurants, cafes, grocery stores, a 7-Eleven, a BP service station and commercial car washes. Manor Lakes Shopping Centre includes facilities such as a Coles Supermarket, a medical centre, Zest of India,pharmacy, newsagency, Cellarbrations, fish and Chips, Kings Pizza, McDonald's restaurant, and various specialty shops. Future Kids childcare is also available in the centre.

Miscellaneous[edit]

Wyndham Vale is located close to the site of many original Mad Max scene locations. Wyndham Vale is also known as Mad Max country. The suburb has creeks running through it toward Port Phillip, including Lollipop and Cherry Creeks. Near the Werribee Mansion, Werribee Zoo and the ghost town of Cocoroc, Wyndham Vale has a history of surrounds.

On 13 June 2012, Planning Minister Matthew Guy announced he would increase Melbourne's growth boundary by 5858 hectares, including extending the boundary to encompass the town of Wallan, land at Point Cook, Melton, Werribee and near Pakenham.[4]

New suburbs will include Diggers Rest, near Sunbury, Lockerbie & Lockerbie North, near Greenvale, Manor Lakes, in Wyndham Vale, Merrifield West, in the City of Hume and Rockbank North, near Melton.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Wyndham Vale (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Full Points Footy, Wyndhamvale, retrieved 15 April 2009 
  3. ^ ManorLakesP-12College, retrieved 25 March 2011 
  4. ^ http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/six-new-suburbs-for-melbourne-20120613-209a2.html