Leopold, Victoria

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Leopold
GeelongVictoria
Leopold is located in City of Greater Geelong
Leopold
Leopold
Coordinates38°11′21″S 144°27′52″E / 38.18917°S 144.46444°E / -38.18917; 144.46444Coordinates: 38°11′21″S 144°27′52″E / 38.18917°S 144.46444°E / -38.18917; 144.46444
Population12,814 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)3224
Location
LGA(s)City of Greater Geelong
State electorate(s)Bellarine
Federal Division(s)Corangamite
Suburbs around Leopold:
Moolap Port Phillip Port Phillip
Moolap Leopold Curlewis
Connewarre Connewarre Wallington

Leopold is a residential eastern suburb of Geelong and is a gateway to the Bellarine Peninsula. At the 2016 Census, Leopold had a population of 12,814.[1]

History[edit]

The area was formerly known as Kensington. The post office opened as Kensington on 19 May 1858, and was renamed Kensington Hill in 1882, Leopold Hill in 1884 and Leopold in 1885.[2]

Heritage listed sites[edit]

Leopold contains a number of heritage listed sites, including:

Today[edit]

The Bellarine Rail Trail passes through Leopold. The Gateway Plaza is situated on the corner of the Bellarine Peninsula and Melaluka road.[5]

Leopold is constructing four new residential developments called the Kensington Estate, the Estuary Estate, the Debonair Heights Estate and the Gateway Estate. Much of the available land has been sold. Houses are either in construction or others near finished.

The town has an Australian rules football team competing in the Geelong Football League known as the Lions.[6]

The Leopold Sportsmans Club provides bowls green, squash, function rooms and other facilities.[7]

Leopold is also home to Lake Connewarre - a RAMSAR listed estuary.

Leopold has been made famous locally with Justin Bieber staying in the town at their palatial boutique hotel Campbell Point House.

Education[edit]

As of 2012, Leopold consists of three sources of education.

The Bellarine Rail Trail as it approaches Leopold from the west.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Leopold (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 November 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008
  3. ^ "Melaleuka (H1117)". Victorian Heritage Register. Heritage Victoria. Retrieved 4 July 2014.
  4. ^ "St Marks On The Hill (H0776)". Victorian Heritage Register. Heritage Victoria. Retrieved 4 July 2014.
  5. ^ Gateway Plaza Leopold, Gateway Plaza Leopold, retrieved 26 July 2012
  6. ^ Sporting Pulse, Leopold Football and Netball Club, retrieved 26 July 2012
  7. ^ Leopold Sportsmans Club, Leopold Sportsmans Club, retrieved 26 July 2012
  8. ^ Leopold Primary School, Leopold Primary School, retrieved 26 July 2012
  9. ^ Geelong Kindergarten Association, Leopold Kindergarten, archived from the original on 24 March 2012, retrieved 26 July 2012
  10. ^ Geelong Kindergarten Association, Allanvale Preschool Centre, archived from the original on 24 March 2012, retrieved 26 July 2012