McKellar, Australian Capital Territory

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McKellar
CanberraAustralian Capital Territory
McKellar IBMap-MJC.png
Coordinates 35°13′03″S 149°04′34″E / 35.21750°S 149.07611°E / -35.21750; 149.07611Coordinates: 35°13′03″S 149°04′34″E / 35.21750°S 149.07611°E / -35.21750; 149.07611
Population 2,746 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density 1,960/km2 (5,080/sq mi)
Established 1983
Postcode(s) 2617
Area 1.4 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
District Belconnen
Territory electorate(s) Yerrabi
Federal Division(s) Fenner
Suburbs around McKellar:
Giralang
Evatt McKellar Lawson
Belconnen

McKellar is a residential suburb in the Belconnen district of Canberra, located within the Australian Capital Territory, Australia. The suburb is named after Colin McKellar who was Minister for Repatriation from 1964-70. The suburb name was gazetted on 15 January 1974. The streets of McKellar are named for journalists with the main street of the suburb called Dumas Street.[2]

Suburb features[edit]

Aerial view of McKellar, from the west.

McKellar features the McKellar Oval in the centre and has panoramic prospect from Mount Ainslie to Black Mountain and Mount Majura. There is also the McKellar Pre-School, shopping centre, and a small football stadium and club in the north east "North Belconnen Soccer Club".

Transport[edit]

McKellar is serviced by the ACTION bus network along Dumas Street and William Webb Drive. Route 12 travels along Dumas Street to Belconnen Interchange; route 312 also travels along Dumas Street to Belconnen Interchange but also services City, Woden and Tuggeranong Interchanges; route 52 travels along William Webb Drive to Belconnen Interchange.

Political representation[edit]

For the purposes of Australian federal elections for the House of Representatives, McKellar is in the Division of Fenner.[3]

For the purposes of Australian Capital Territory elections for the ACT Legislative Assembly, McKellar is in the Yerrabi electorate.[4]

Geology[edit]

A porphyry of Green-grey Dacitic intrusive containing large white feldspar crystals is found in most of McKellar. This is intruded by a band of Glebe Farm Adamellite through the south.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "McKellar (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 June 2017.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Suburb Name search results". ACT Environment and Sustainable Development. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Profile of the electoral division of Fenner (ACT)". Current federal electoral divisions. Australian Electoral Commission. 8 February 2016. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Electorates 2012 election". Electorates. ACT Electoral Commission. 5 July 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
  5. ^ Henderson G A M and Matveev G, Geology of Canberra, Queanbeyan and Environs 1:50000 1980.