Hamlyn Heights, Victoria
Golden ash trees on Langibanool avenue Hamlyn Heights, Victoria, Australia
|Population||6,293 (2016 census)|
|Location||4 km (2 mi) from Geelong|
|LGA(s)||City of Greater Geelong|
It was named after Sidney Hamlyn, a local resident in the 1940s.
The suburb boundaries are Church St, Ballarat Rd, Moorabool River and two unmarked boundaries extending between Church St to Moorabool River and between Moorabool River and Ballarat Rd.
Hamlyn Heights has two retail areas. A large shopping strip is located in Vines Rd. The Post Office opened here on 2 February 1959 it is known as Vines Road, Geelong. A small group of shops also exist in Fairlie St.
Hamlyn Heights was the home to international actor Guy Pearce that lived in Hamlyn Heights during the 1990s.
Hamlyn Heights has two primary schools, Herne Hill Primary School & Hamlyn Banks Primary School (created in the late 1990s by a merger between Hamlyn Heights Primary School and Lovely Banks Primary School).
Hamlyn Heights has one secondary school: Western Heights Secondary College.
In 2018 Hamlyn Views primary/secondary school (for young people with special needs) opened on the former site of Bell Park High School (Western Heights Secondary College Quamby Campus) in Quamby Avenue.
Sports and recreation
Hamlyn Park is home to the Hamlyn Park Tennis Club, Geelong Ballroom Dance Club, 1st Hamlyn Heights Scout Group and the Bell Park Sport and Recreation Club which has teams in the local football and netball associations.
Hamlyn Park was developed by the Shire of Corio and the Geelong Scottish club out of waste ground and scrub as a multi-sport facility with soccer as the first activity.
Heritage listed sites
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Hamlyn Heights(State Suburb) - Vic". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
- "Hamlyn Heights | Victorian Places". www.victorianplaces.com.au. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Hamlyn Heights (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 November 2016.
- Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008
- Roy, Hay (June 1994). "Post war soccer in Geelong by Roy Hay" (PDF). Sports and Editorial Services Australia. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
- "c1854 timber house". Victorian Heritage Register. . Retrieved 2016-09-19.
- "VHD". vhd.heritagecouncil.vic.gov.au. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
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