Newcomb, Victoria

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Newcomb
GeelongVictoria
Population4,500 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)3219
LGA(s)City of Greater Geelong
State electorate(s)Geelong
Federal Division(s)Corio
Suburbs around Newcomb:
East Geelong Corio Bay Corio Bay
East Geelong Newcomb Moolap
Thomson Whittington Moolap

Newcomb is a residential suburb of Geelong, Victoria, Australia. At the 2016 census, Newcomb had a population of 4,500.[1]

The Post Office opened on 2 July 1962 as the suburb developed.[2]

The suburb has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Bellarine Football League.[3]

The majority of Newcomb residential areas consist of mid 20th century homes, with no capacity for new housing estates, although there is a growing trend to subdivide larger blocks to build flats, whether by demolishing existing houses or by building behind them.

Services[edit]

Newcomb is a suburb offering convenience to residents with two shopping centers, Newcomb Central and Bellarine Village both including a Woolworths supermarket and a range of other shops. The suburb's perimeter is only 3 kilometers from the Geelong CBD.

The Geelong CBD from Newcomb is easily accessible via public transport, with the suburb being serviced by bus route 31 between the CBD and Whittington. Bus routes 60 and 61, which go through Newcomb via Portarlington Rd and Bellarine Hwy respectively, also offer relatively easy public transport access to towns on the Bellarine Peninsula.

Streets[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Newcomb (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 November 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11
  3. ^ Full Points Footy, Newcomb, archived from the original on May 16, 2008, retrieved 2008-07-25

Coordinates: 38°10′12″S 144°23′46″E / 38.17°S 144.396°E / -38.17; 144.396