Ashburton, Victoria

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Ashburton
MelbourneVictoria
Ashburton High Street.jpg
High Street, Ashburton
Ashburton is located in Melbourne
Ashburton
Ashburton
Coordinates 37°52′1″S 145°4′59″E / 37.86694°S 145.08306°E / -37.86694; 145.08306Coordinates: 37°52′1″S 145°4′59″E / 37.86694°S 145.08306°E / -37.86694; 145.08306
Population 7,586 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 2,620/km2 (6,780/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3147
Area 2.9 km2 (1.1 sq mi)
Location 12 km (7 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s) City of Boroondara
State electorate(s) Burwood
Federal Division(s) Higgins
Suburbs around Ashburton:
Glen Iris Glen Iris Burwood
Malvern Ashburton Ashwood
Malvern East Malvern East Chadstone

Ashburton is an affluent suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 12 km (7.5 mi) southeast of Melbourne's Central Business District.[2] Its local government area is the City of Boroondara. At the 2011 census, Ashburton had a population of 7,586.

Ashburton is renowned for its expansive parklands, bike trails, large leafy green blocks, range of excellent primary schools, proximity to private schools, access to recreational facilities, public transport and the vibrant High Street shopping strip.[citation needed]

History[edit]

Solway postmark (SE11 postal district sorting code is missing)

The rail line was electrified in 1924, and the Ashburton Post Office opened on 15 December 1927. Another office was opened at Solway (in the south-west of the suburb) and operated from 1954 until 1978.[3]

Today[edit]

Ashburton features a retail area around High Street, has two train stations (Ashburton and Alamein) and contains a branch of the Boroondara Library.

The suburb contains student housing (operated by the Ashburton Baptist Church) due to its proximity to the Holmesglen Institute of TAFE, Monash University (Caulfield and Clayton campuses), Deakin University (Burwood campus) and Swinburne University (Hawthorn campus). The Ashburton Baptist, Catholic and Anglican Churches also run the Ashburton Asylum Seeker Support Group.[citation needed]

Education[edit]

Ashburton is served by three primary schools: St Michael's Parish School is a Catholic co-ed primary school located on High Street. Solway Primary School and Ashburton Primary School are government primary schools located on Winton Road and Fakenham Road respectively.

Recreation[edit]

Ashburton hosts the following recreational interests:

  • Ashburton Pool and Recreation Centre (YMCA)
  • Solway Basketball Club - Fields teams for boys and girls from under 8s to under 23s. Competitions are held at the Waverley Basketball Stadium and acts as a feeder club for representative basketball club Waverley Falcons.[4]
  • Auskick at Watson Park
  • Ashburton United Soccer Club
  • Ashburton Women's Soccer Club[5]
  • Ashburton United Junior Football Club (The Ashy Redbacks)[6]
  • Ashburton Young Cricketers (AYC) Cricket Club[7]
  • Ashburton Willows Cricket Club[8]
  • Ashburton Bowls Club[9]

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