Melton South, Victoria

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Melton South
MelbourneVictoria
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Shopping strip, Exford Road
Melton South is located in Melbourne
Melton South
Melton South
Coordinates 37°42′11″S 144°34′19″E / 37.70306°S 144.57194°E / -37.70306; 144.57194Coordinates: 37°42′11″S 144°34′19″E / 37.70306°S 144.57194°E / -37.70306; 144.57194
Population 8,916 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3338
Location
LGA(s) City of Melton
State electorate(s) Melton
Federal Division(s) Gorton
Suburbs around Melton South:
Melton West Melton Plumpton
Brookfield Melton South Rockbank
Exford Exford Mount Cottrell

Melton South is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 35 km west of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Melton. At the 2011 Census, Melton South had a population of 8,916.

History[edit]

The Post Office opened on 1 January 1917 when Melton South was a sparsely populated rural area.[2]

Transport[edit]

The Melton Train Station is located within Melton South. Rail is the major form of public transport connecting the satellite city of Melton with the Melbourne Central Business District and surrounding suburbs. The station is located on the Ballarat railway line and is served by V/Line trains. It is the terminus of the Melton line of the Melbourne metropolitan train service. Bus services 453, 455, 457, 458 and 459 connect Melton South and the station to the rest of Melton.

Facilities[edit]

Melton South has two shopping districts: one located on Exford Road; the other on Station Road. The centre on Station Road contains a Coles Supermarket, chemist and a range of fresh food providers.

There are a number of parks in Melton South, including Blackwood Drive Reserve, Melton South Oval and Mount Carberry, a small hill located in a recreational reserve among suburban housing. There is also currently a Country Fire Authority station located there. A cycle path follows Toolern Creek to the east of the suburb: Toolern Creek Trail

Education[edit]

The Melton Campus of Victoria University, Wilson Road

The area is home to many educational facilities

Primary State Schools:

  • Coburn Primary School
  • Melton South Primary School

Catholic Primary Schools:

  • St Anthony of Padua Primary School

State Secondary Schools:

Health[edit]

The area has one General Practitioners office, on Brooklyn Road. The early 1990s saw the Melton Private Hospital close down to become a nursing home (located on Exford Road). The hospital was popular for many births in the 1970s and 1980s, however the private fees made the hospital less popular as time went by. Women must now go to Bacchus Marsh or Sunshine Hospitals to give birth.

Sport[edit]

Melton South has an Australian Rules team competing in the Ballarat Football League.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Melton South (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 June 2012.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008 
  3. ^ Full Points Footy, Melton South, archived from the original on 11 October 2008, retrieved 25 July 2008