Bentleigh East, Victoria

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Bentleigh East
MelbourneVictoria
Bentleigh East is located in Melbourne
Bentleigh East
Bentleigh East
Coordinates 37°55′16″S 145°04′01″E / 37.921°S 145.067°E / -37.921; 145.067Coordinates: 37°55′16″S 145°04′01″E / 37.921°S 145.067°E / -37.921; 145.067
Population 25,925 (2011)[1]
 • Density 2,818/km2 (7,300/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3165
Area 9.2 km2 (3.6 sq mi)
Location 14 km (9 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s) City of Glen Eira
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s) Hotham
Suburbs around Bentleigh East:
Ormond Murrumbeena Oakleigh
McKinnon Bentleigh East Oakleigh South
Bentleigh Moorabbin Heatherton

East Bentleigh is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Located 14 kilometres from the CBD. Its local government area is the City of Glen Eira. At the 2011 Census, Bentleigh East had a population of 25,925.

History[edit]

The suburb, like its neighbour Bentleigh, was named after the infamous Victorian politician Thomas Bent. Part of East Bentleigh was inside the original grant of land bought by English farmer and brewer, Henry Dendy, in 1841. He bought 5,120 acres (20.7 km2) which was bounded on the west by Port Phillip Bay, then North Road, East Boundary Road and South Road.[2] Bentleigh East Post Office opened on 9 January 1928 and closed in 1995, although Bentleigh East Delivery Centre remains open. Coatesville Post Office on Mackie Road opened on 1 April 1955.[3]

East Bentleigh police station closed in the early 1990s and the building remains standing on the corner of East Boundary Road and Omeo Court, near Centre Road (opposite the hotel).

Geography[edit]

East Bentleigh is 15 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district.[4] It is bounded to the west by Tucker Road, to the north by North Road, to the east by Warrigal Road and to the south by South Road. It is bisected by Centre Road. The area around Mackie Road is the locality of Coatesville.

Education[edit]

Government schools within East Bentleigh include Valkstone Primary School, Coatesville Primary School, Tucker Road Primary School, Bentleigh Secondary College (formerly Moorabbin City Secondary College and before that, Bentleigh High School) and East Bentleigh Primary School (formerly Moorabbin Heights Primary School - in Bignell Road). This school includes a Steiner stream which has about half of the 300 students.[5]

Government schools closed during the 1990s included East Bentleigh Primary School (in Centre Road), Eastmoor Primary School and Moorleigh High School (now Moorleigh Village)

Features[edit]

Features of the area include the Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre (GESAC), previously known as the East Bentleigh Swim Centre. Another feature is the Monash Medical Centre (Moorabbin Campus).

Golfers play at the course of The Yarra Yarra Golf Club on Warrigal Road.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Bentleigh East (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Bate, Weston (8 March 2008). "Sand, Sea and Money Making: Brighton in the 1840s". Port Phillip Pioneers Group. Retrieved 10 August 2009. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 11 April 2008. 
  4. ^ http://www.postcodes-australia.com/areas/vic/mulgrave/bentleigh+east
  5. ^ "East Bentleigh Primary School". Steiner Schools in Australia. 1 April 2007. Retrieved 10 August 2009. 
  6. ^ Golf Select. "The Yarra Yarra". Retrieved 11 May 2009. 

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