Cranbourne North, Victoria

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Cranbourne North
MelbourneVictoria
Cranbourne North is located in Melbourne
Cranbourne North
Cranbourne North
Coordinates 38°04′12″S 145°17′28″E / 38.07°S 145.291°E / -38.07; 145.291Coordinates: 38°04′12″S 145°17′28″E / 38.07°S 145.291°E / -38.07; 145.291
Population 14,570 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 2,602/km2 (6,740/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3977
Area 5.6 km2 (2.2 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s) City of Casey
State electorate(s) Cranbourne
Federal Division(s) Holt
Suburbs around Cranbourne North:
Hampton Park Narre Warren South Berwick
Lynbrook Cranbourne North Clyde North
Cranbourne West Cranbourne Cranbourne East

Cranbourne North is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 40 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Casey. At the 2011 census, Cranbourne North had a population of 14,570.[1]

Merinda Park railway station is located within the suburb's boundaries. The station is located on the Cranbourne railway line. Merinda Park Railway Station was opened in March 1995, upon completion of the electrification of the line between South Gippsland Highway and the junction with the Pakenham railway line at Dandenong South.

Vic Roads has completed duplication of Thompsons Road between Lesdon Avenue and Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road, which runs the length of the suburb.

Thompson Parkway shopping centre is located on the corner of Thompsons Road and South Gippsland Highway. It was opened in March 1994, and contains a Safeway/Woolworths store, Chemist, Flakey Jakes Fish and Chip Shop and a number of other specialty shops. Cranbourne North Post Office opened here on 21 March 1994.[2]

The Cranbourne Homemaker Centre is located just outside the formal boundary of the suburb, which includes Bunnings Warehouse, Harvey Norman, Officeworks, The Good Guys, JB Hi-Fi, Beacon Lighting, Autobarn, Red Rooster, Hungry Jacks and more

The Cranbourne Golf Club is located on South Gippsland Highway.

The Camden Green Estate is one of the largest developments in the suburb. Formerly a market garden, construction commenced in 2003. It is alongside Narre Warren - Cranbourne Road.

More recently construction has commenced on the opposite side of Narre Warren - Cranbourne Road on further subdivisions. These include the 'Sierra', 'Eve' and 'The Avenue at Casey' estates. The latter skirts the Melbourne Urban Growth Boundary. Glasscocks Road is currently[when?] under construction and will run east-west from Dandenong Valley Highway to Berwick - Cranbourne Road when completed.

Schools[edit]

Cranbourne North has two secondary schools, Lyndhurst Secondary College,and Alkira Secondary College and two primary schools; St Theresa's (a Catholic Primary), Courtenay Gardens Primary.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Cranbourne North (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008