McKellar, Australian Capital Territory
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
|Population||2,746 (2016 census)|
|• Density||1,960/km2 (5,080/sq mi)|
|Area||1.4 km2 (0.5 sq mi)|
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 to 1970. 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.
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, and a small football stadium and club in the north east McKellar Park. The McKellar shopping centre closed in 2012 and was demolished.
McKellar is serviced by the ACTION bus network along Dumas Street and William Webb Drive. Route 43 travels along Dumas Street to Belconnen Interchange while route 41 travels along William Webb Drive to Belconnen Interchange.
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