Hampton Park, Victoria

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Hampton Park
MelbourneVictoria
Hampton Park is located in Melbourne
Hampton Park
Hampton Park
Coordinates 38°01′44″S 145°15′36″E / 38.029°S 145.26°E / -38.029; 145.26Coordinates: 38°01′44″S 145°15′36″E / 38.029°S 145.26°E / -38.029; 145.26
Population 23,767 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,400/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3976
Area 14 km2 (5.4 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s) City of Casey
State electorate(s) Narre Warren South
Federal Division(s) Holt
Suburbs around Hampton Park:
Dandenong South Hallam Narre Warren
Lyndhurst Hampton Park Narre Warren South
Lynbrook Cranbourne North Cranbourne North

Hampton Park is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 36 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Casey. At the 2011 Census, Hampton Park had a population of 23,767.[1]

Hampton Park is bounded by the South Gippsland Freeway in the west, Centre Road in the north, a line generally parallel to Langbourne Drive in the east, and Glasscocks Road in the south.[2]

The original development of Hampton Park dates from the post World War I era, when the area around Somerville Road was subdivided, with the Post Office opening on 22 November 1920.[3] Electricity was connected in Hampton Park in 1942 and town water in 1961. Until these services were connected the people relied on lamps and tank water for their light and water needs.

Significant development of the area commenced in the 1970s, with development continuing through to the present. Development in the neighbouring Lynbrook estate commenced in 1994. The Hampton Park and Lynbrook areas have significant areas of land remaining for development.

Hampton Park, Lynbrook and Lyndhurst form a growing residential area that has experienced a significant increase in population from 1996 to 2001. This increase in population has occurred due to an increase in the dwelling stock from 1996 to 2001.

Churches[edit]

Hampton Park Baptist Church

St Kevins Catholic Church

United Pentecostal Church of Lynbrook

Casey Life Church (Australian Christian Churches / AOG)

Transport[edit]

The nearest railway station is Lynbrook and Hallam railway station on the Cranbourne railway line and Pakenham line respectively. Buses operate regularly to Hallam station. One of the buses (891) travels from Lynbrook railway station to Hallam railway station to Westfield Fountain Gate

Community[edit]

Hampton Park Shopping Centre

Hampton Park has its own library, community hall, high school called Hampton Park Secondary College, and several primary schools. There is a local supermarket complex called Hampton Park Central (previously Hampton Park Shopping Square), and it is close to the much larger Westfield Fountain Gate in Narre Warren.

The town has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League. The football ground is located at Robert Booth Reserve along with Hampton Park Tennis Club.[4]

Education[edit]

Hampton Park has a number primary schools and one secondary college located in the community of Hampton Park and catering to its growing primary and secondary educational requirements.

Secondary College

Hampton Park Secondary College located at 58-96 Fordholm Rd. It was established in 1986, and is located next to River Gum Primary School. http://hpsc.vic.edu.au/.

Primary Schools

Coral Park Primary School. The school was established in 1991 and is located at 145 Coral Dr. http://www.coralparkps.vic.edu.au/

River Gum Primary School. The school is located at 63 Fordholm Rd. http://www.rivergumps.vic.edu.au/

St Kevin's Primary School. The school is located at 120 Hallam Road. The school was first established in 1988 on Somerville Road. In 1990 the school was relocated to the present site on Hallam Road. A parish church incorporating a chapel and hall was also built on the present site in 1991. http://www.skhamptonpark.catholic.edu.au/

Kilberry Valley Primary School. Located at Cnr Kilberry Boulevard and Warana Drive. http://www.kilberryps.vic.edu.au/

Hampton Park Primary School. The school was built by Mr Robjant and opened on February 5, 1922 with 38 students in a one roomed school house, which is still being used as a classroom today and is located at 32 Somerville Road http://www.hpps.vic.edu.au/ .

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2011 Census QuickStats: Hampton Park". Australia Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment, Locality Names and Boundaries - City of Casey (PDF), retrieved 30 October 2008 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008 
  4. ^ Hampton Park Tennis Club, Hampton Park Tennis Club - Contact, retrieved 7 October 2013 

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