Bell Park, Victoria

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Bell Park
GeelongVictoria
Bellpark 1863.jpg
Bell Park in 1863, near the homestead of Captain John Bell
Bell Park is located in City of Greater Geelong
Bell Park
Bell Park
Coordinates 38°06′36″S 144°20′17″E / 38.11°S 144.338°E / -38.11; 144.338Coordinates: 38°06′36″S 144°20′17″E / 38.11°S 144.338°E / -38.11; 144.338
Population 5,286 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 1,890/km2 (4,890/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3215
Area 2.8 km2 (1.1 sq mi)
Location 3 km (2 mi) from Geelong
LGA(s) City of Greater Geelong
State electorate(s) Lara
Federal Division(s) Corio
Suburbs around Bell Park:
Lovely Banks Norlane Norlane
Bell Post Hill Bell Park North Geelong
Hamlyn Heights North Geelong North Geelong

Bell Park is a residential suburb of Geelong, Victoria, Australia. It is located 3 km north-west of the Geelong city centre and is bordered to the north by the Ballarat rail line, to the east by Thompson Road, to the south by the Midland Highway and to the west by Anakie Road. At the 2011 census, Bell Park had a population of 5,286.[1]

History[edit]

Bell Park was named after the Bell Park homestead built by the early settler, John Bell. Settlement began in the early 1950s with many settlers coming from European countries after World War II. The Post Office opened on 1 July 1953.[2] Part of Bell's homestead is preserved at the Grace McKellar Centre. There are two Ukrainian churches in Bell Park - one Orthodox and one Catholic.

Facilities[edit]

As of 2008, there are three shopping strips in Bell Park. The strip along Milton Street has a newsagency, hairdresser, day spa, bottle shop, Dnister Ukrainian Credit Co-operative, post office, hardware store, butcher, barber, bakery and small supermarket. The strip on Hughes Street has a greengrocer, bargain shop, butcher, supermarket, pharmacy, hairdresser. The strip along Separation Street has a stationer, pharmacy, butcher, 2 hairdressers, Chinese takeout, real estate agent, optometrist, a milk bar, fish and chips, florist, Tattslotto agent, cake shop, a bank, accountant, chicken shop, discount supermarket, The Croatian club and Chinese restaurant.

Bell Park is home to five different schools: North Geelong Secondary College, Western Heights College (Barton campus), Nelson Park School, Bell Park North Primary School and Holy Family Catholic Primary School.

The suburb has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Geelong Football League.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Bell Park (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  3. ^ Full Points Footy, Bell Park, retrieved 2008-07-25 

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