Nerrina, Victoria

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Nerrina
BallaratVictoria
Nerrina is located in City of Ballarat
Nerrina
Nerrina
Coordinates37°31′59″S 143°54′11″E / 37.533°S 143.903°E / -37.533; 143.903Coordinates: 37°31′59″S 143°54′11″E / 37.533°S 143.903°E / -37.533; 143.903
Population962 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)3350
Location4 km (2 mi) from Ballarat Central
LGA(s)City of Ballarat
State electorate(s)Wendouree
Federal Division(s)Ballarat
Suburbs around Nerrina:
Invermay Glen Park Glen Park
Brown Hill Nerrina Black Hill
Brown Hill Brown Hill Brown Hill

Nerrina is a suburb of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia on the north-eastern rural-urban fringe of the city, 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) east of the Central Business District. The population at the 2016 census was 962.[1]

Nerrina is a semi-rural suburb with a very small township and commercial area. It is located on the foothills of the Brown Hill range and straddles both sides of the Western Freeway.

A view of the Western Freeway (M8) at Nerrina looking west toward Doodts Road, Ballarat North and Invermay from the Nerrina pedestrian overpass.

History[edit]

Historically, this area was known as Nerrena (named after the Nerrena Creek) and then Little Bendigo (after Bendigo, Victoria). Little Bendigo Post Office opened on 1 June 1862, was renamed Nerrina in 1881 and closed in 1971.[2]

Education[edit]

The local primary school is Little Bendigo Primary School.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Nerrina (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 12 August 2012