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
Coordinates38°06′36″S 144°20′17″E / 38.110°S 144.338°E / -38.110; 144.338Coordinates: 38°06′36″S 144°20′17″E / 38.110°S 144.338°E / -38.110; 144.338
Population5,009 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,790/km2 (4,630/sq mi)
Postcode(s)3215
Area2.8 km2 (1.1 sq mi)
Location3 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 2016 Census, Bell Park had a population of 5,009.[1]

History[edit]

Bell Park was named after the Bell Park homestead built by the early settler, John Bell. Part of Bell's homestead is preserved at the Grace McKellar Centre.

In the early 1950s residential development of the area increased with migrants and refugees arriving from Europe after World War II. The Post Office opened on 1 July 1953.[2] 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, two 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.

Sport[edit]

The Bell Park Football Club are an Australian Rules football team competing in the Geelong Football League.[3]

Hume reserve has three soccer pitches and is home to the Corio Soccer Club. [4]

Education[edit]

Bell Park is home to:

  • North Geelong Secondary College
  • Nelson Park School
  • Bell Park North Primary School
  • Holy Family Catholic Primary School.

Heritage listed sites[edit]

45 Ballarat Road Bell Park

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bell Park (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 November 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11
  3. ^ "Bell Park". Full Points Footy. Retrieved 2008-07-25.
  4. ^ "- Geelong Community Directory". www.geelongaustralia.com.au. Retrieved 2018-10-17.

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