Newtown, Victoria (Golden Plains Shire)

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For the suburb of Geelong, see Newtown, Victoria.
Newtown
Victoria
Trestle bridge Newtown Victoria.jpg
Nimmons Bridge
Newtown is located in Golden Plains Shire
Newtown
Newtown
Coordinates 37°42′0″S 143°39′0″E / 37.70000°S 143.65000°E / -37.70000; 143.65000Coordinates: 37°42′0″S 143°39′0″E / 37.70000°S 143.65000°E / -37.70000; 143.65000
Postcode(s) 3351[1]
Location
LGA(s) Golden Plains Shire
State electorate(s) Buninyong
Federal Division(s) Corangamite
Localities around Newtown:
Scarsdale Scarsdale Scarsdale
Happy Valley Newtown Enfield
Piggoreet Piggoreet
Staffordshire Reef
Staffordshire Reef

Newtown is a locality situated on Pitfield Road (Lismore - Scarsdale Road) in Golden Plains Shire, 144 km north-west of Melbourne, in Victoria, Australia.

The Post Office opened on 12 November 1868 as Newtown-Scarsdale (to distinguish it from Newtown, now a suburb of Geelong). The office closed in 1957.[2]

The Ballarat-Skipton Rail Trail follows the former railway line from Ballarat to Skipton, crossing the Woady Yaloak River on the nearby Nimmons Trestle Bridge, which is one of the largest timber trestle bridges in Victoria.[3]

The former recreation reserve, Newtown Cricket and Mustering Reserve, is currently unused. The surrounding grassland is classified as a biodiversity reserve by the Ballarat Environment Network.[4]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australia Post postcode search
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2008-04-11. 
  3. ^ "Ballarat Skipton Rail Trail Notes" (PDF). Bicycle Victoria. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-07-26. Retrieved 2008-06-10. 
  4. ^ "Newtown Cricket and Mustering Reserve - BIRD". Retrieved 2008-06-10.