Narre Warren South, Victoria
|Narre Warren South|
|Population||30,319 (2016 census)|
|• Density||2,280/km2 ( 5,904/sq mi)|
|Area||13.3 km2 (5.1 sq mi)|
|LGA(s)||City of Casey|
|State electorate(s)||Narre Warren South|
Narre Warren South is an outer suburb south east of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 40 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Casey. At the 2016 Census, Narre Warren South had a population of 30,319.
As of April 2005, the area is one of the fastest growing areas within the state of Victoria.
Since the mid-1990s, Narre Warren South has become a booming suburb, taking over what was once was a rural area with few farms or rural areas remaining. In the last 10 years many subdivisions have been developed, including Berwick Springs estate, which was launched in 1999, and Cypress Hill estate/Hillsmeade which was launched around the same time.
There are now other estates in the area, such as Golden Grove estate, Camden Greens Estate, Berwick Springs and Silverleaf.
Narre Warren South is home to Narre Warren South P-12 College, a public school catering for students from Prep to Year 12. The college has one of the largest student enrolments in Victoria, with nearly 2000 students and more than 150 staff members. Narre Warren South is also serviced by Hillsmeade Primary School, a public primary school, and Trinity Catholic Primary School, a co-educational Catholic primary school as well as Strathaird Primary School that was established in 2005 and has been growing into a dedicated educational school ever since.
As of November 2010, ICA Casey, a private school in Narre Warren South, was placed in voluntary administration.
The campus of the former ICA Casey is now occupied by Waverley Christian College.
Narre Warren South has two shopping centres. Casey Central Shopping Centre, located on Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road, is anchored by a Coles Supermarket, and features some specialty stores. Amberley Park Shopping Centre on Ormond Road is a smaller centre containing a Foodworks Supermarket and a few specialty stores, located next door to Narre Warren South P-12 College. Also close by in adjoining suburbs are Eden Rise Shopping Centre on the corner of Clyde Road and Greaves Road in Berwick, and Westfield Fountain Gate in Narre Warren.
Due to substantial residential growth in the area, the Spring Hill shopping complex was constructed. It features a Coles Supermarket, and several businesses including a bakery, pizza restaurant and gym.
It has also been revealed that the Casey Central Town Centre, a major activity centre to be completed, will be considered. A number of civic, retail, education, commercial and hospitality outlets will be made available in this integral part of the suburb. The centre will be located adjacent to the current Casey Central Shopping Centre, and will include a discount department store, supermarket and various retails. The street and landscaping of the centre has been designed to suit all needs and uses.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Narre Warren South (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
- About Casey | City of Casey - www.casey.vic.gov.au
- Money problems leave schools in limbo. Retrieved 20 December 2010