Hillside, Victoria

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Hillside
MelbourneVictoria
Hillside Vic aerial.jpg
Aerial view of Hillside from north west
Hillside is located in Melbourne
Hillside
Hillside
Coordinates 37°41′13″S 144°44′35″E / 37.687°S 144.743°E / -37.687; 144.743Coordinates: 37°41′13″S 144°44′35″E / 37.687°S 144.743°E / -37.687; 144.743
Population 16,326 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 2,016/km2 (5,220/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3037
Area 8.1 km2 (3.1 sq mi)
Location 23 km (14 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s)
State electorate(s) Sydenham
Federal Division(s) Gorton
Suburbs around Hillside:
Plumpton Diggers Rest Calder Park
Plumpton Hillside Sydenham
Caroline Springs Taylors Hill

Hillside is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 23 km north-west of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government areas are the cities of Brimbank and Melton. At the 2011 Census, Hillside had a population of 16,326. There is another Hillside in Victoria, a small rural district near Bairnsdale.

The suburb was created only recently[clarification needed] and is still a developing area. It has estates with names of Cypress Rise, Banchory Grove, Parkwood Green, Bellevue Hill, Sugargum Estate, Hillside 2000 and Regency Rise. A large water tower (known as the "The Golf Ball" by locals) exists in the estate of The Bellevue, which can be seen from several kilometres around and, along with the large radio transmission towers in nearby Delahey, is a major landmark of the outer north-western suburban area.

The streets of Hillside are lined with plane trees, which were planted during the farming days of Hillside. The terrain has a slight slope going up the main street.

Sport[edit]

Sydenham Hillside Football Club, an Australian rules football team, competes in the Essendon District Football League.[2]

See also[edit]

  • City of Keilor - the former local government area of which Hillside was a part

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Hillside (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Full Points Footy, Sydenham Hillside, retrieved 15 April 2009