Middle Park, Victoria
Middle Park Hotel (formerly Gunn Island Hotel), on the corner of Canterbury Road and Armstrong Street
|Population||4,058 (2011 census)|
|• Density||4,510/km2 (11,700/sq mi)|
|Area||0.9 km2 (0.3 sq mi)|
|Location||5 km (3 mi) from Melbourne|
|LGA(s)||City of Port Phillip|
|State electorate(s)||Albert Park|
|Federal Division(s)||Melbourne Ports|
Middle Park is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 4 km south of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Port Phillip. At the 2011 Census, Middle Park had a population of 4,058.
It is bordered by Canterbury Road to the north, Mills Street to the north-west, Fraser Street to the south-west and Beaconsfield Parade to the south.
Middle Park, along with neighbouring Albert Park, contains some of the best preserved terrace house and Victorian architecture in Melbourne and is part of a strict heritage-conservation area. Many of the terraces line Canterbury Road, along the former railway line, which now has several more tram light rail stops since it was converted to tram use in 1987. Others are along the main shopping street, Armstrong Street. The fine old buildings and development restrictions in the area and new developments are generally sympathetic to the prevailing style, driving up real-estate prices dramatically, in marked contrast with neighbouring St Kilda. Recent media reports (Oct 13) state that the mean average income of Middle Park residents is over $100,000 PA with most adults working. The wide street make Middle Park ideal for angle car parking in contrast to other parts of Melbourne. The largest "religious" group in Middle Park and adjoining suburbs is the no religion group (ABS Censis 2011) however Middle Park was the most charitable suburb in Melbourne according to a recent media report.
In Middle Park 71.0% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 5.1%, Greece 3.2%, New Zealand 2.5%, Italy 1.1% and United States of America 1.1%.
- Guy Pearce - Actor
- Middle Park Hotel is a large Victorian hotel building on the corner of Canterbury Road and Armstrong Street. Built in 1889, it features wrought-iron lacework. The building was modified in the 1950s: decorative urns were removed, new doors were added, and windows were bricked up. Following a refurbishment in 2001, it was renamed the Gunn Island Hotel, in a reference to the island within nearby Albert Park Lake. Following another refurbishment in 2009, the hotel resumed trading under its original name. It provides bars, dining and accommodation facilities.
- Carmelite Roman Catholic Church
- Middle Park Primary School
- Jackson's on Middle Park (bed and breakfast)
- City of South Melbourne - the former local government area of which Middle Park was a part