Lovely Banks, Victoria

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Lovely Banks
GeelongVictoria
Population2,301 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)3213
LGA(s)City of Greater Geelong
State electorate(s)Lara
Federal Division(s)Corio
Suburbs around Lovely Banks:
Anakie Anakie Lara
Moorabool Lovely Banks Corio
Moorabool Bell Post Hill Norlane
Bell Park

Lovely Banks is a northern suburb of Geelong, Victoria, Australia. Once an agricultural and rural area, the suburb is quickly developing into a residential area adjoining the Geelong suburbs of Bell Park, Corio and Norlane.

The origin of the name is thought to be descriptive of the area. The land to the west rises quite quickly from 30 to 100 metres above sea level. It provides an expansive view of Geelong and Corio Bay.

The Post Office, opened around 1902 named as Lovely Banks Reservoir, was renamed Lovely Banks around 1907 and closed in 1960.[2]

Cowies Creek Rail Bridge No. 1, a bridge on the Geelong-Ballarat railway line between Lovely Banks and Bell Post Hill, is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.[3]

Census populations[edit]

  • 1911 - 94
  • 1961 - 114

Geelong (Western) Ring Road[edit]

During construction of the Geelong Ring Road By Pass Lovely Banks was semi-separated from its closest neighbourhoods Bell Park, Corio and Norlane with the closures of Purnell and Goldsworthy Roads, to accommodate the new freeway. Lovely Banks can be accessed via the new Anakie Road overpass which was constructed as part of the Geelong By Pass project.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Lovely Banks (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 November 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11
  3. ^ "Cowies Creek Rail Bridge No. 1 (H2240)". Victorian Heritage Register. Heritage Victoria. Retrieved 2014-03-23.

Coordinates: 38°04′S 144°20′E / 38.067°S 144.333°E / -38.067; 144.333