Oakdowns, Tasmania

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Oakdowns
HobartTasmania
Oakdowns is located in Tasmania
Oakdowns
Oakdowns
Coordinates 42°54′1″S 147°27′27″E / 42.90028°S 147.45750°E / -42.90028; 147.45750Coordinates: 42°54′1″S 147°27′27″E / 42.90028°S 147.45750°E / -42.90028; 147.45750
Population 988 (2011 census)[1]
Established 1990s
Postcode(s) 7019
LGA(s) City of Clarence
Federal Division(s) Franklin
Suburbs around Oakdowns:
Clarendon Vale
Clarendon Vale Oakdowns Lauderdale
Rokeby

Oakdowns is a suburb of Hobart, the capital of Tasmania, Australia. It is within the City of Clarence and not far from Clarendon Vale. At the 2011 Australian Census Oakdowns recorded a population of 988.[1] Oakdowns has one park.[2] It is a 20-minute drive to the CBD.[3] Most houses have views of Mount wellington and Ralphs bay.[4][5]

Recreation[edit]

Oakdowns Park is the only park in Oakdowns. The park has a rivulet running through it and has grounds suitable for ball games. Many people walk their dogs throughout the park and take their family to play on the play equipment.[2] There is a bike trail that follows South Arm Highway to the city known as an intercity cycle way.[6] Near the Rokeby Village is Percy Park which is less than a kilometer away from Oakdowns and has slightly less crime.[7] There is a cricket and soccer ground[8] and games are held there.

Retail[edit]

There are no stores in Oakdowns, due to pervasive arson. Stores supplying meat, beer and cigarettes can be found in Rokeby. Some of the stores in Rokeby are:[9]

  • Rokeby Store
  • Rokeby Discount Drug Store
  • Rokeby Meat

There is also a supermarket in Lauderdale for residents to shop for items.[10]

Transport[edit]

Oakdowns is serviced by Metro routes 634, 635, X34 and X35. These services sometimes run on time.[11] There are five bus stops in Oakdowns which are:[12]

  • Hors-sham Road
  • Sharon Drive
  • Oakdowns Park on Oakdowns Parade
  • Oakdowns Parade

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Oakdowns (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Oakdowns Park". www.ccc.tas.gov.au. Retrieved 2016-05-03. 
  3. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 2016-05-03. 
  4. ^ "3/42 Oakdowns Parade, Oakdowns, TAS". Ray White Group Property for Sale Rent or Lease. Retrieved 2016-05-03. 
  5. ^ "2/27 Cavenor Drive Oakdowns Tas 7019". realestate.com.au. Retrieved 2016-05-03. 
  6. ^ Council, Clarence City, Multi-use Paths and Cycleways, Clarence City Council, retrieved 2016-05-03 
  7. ^ "http://www.ccc.tas.gov.au/page.aspx?u=1650&c=10288". Retrieved 2016-10-20.  External link in |title= (help)
  8. ^ Andrew, Peter Caldwell & Wendy. "Tranmere - Clarence Plains Land & Coastcare Inc.". members.optusnet.com.au. Retrieved 2016-10-20. 
  9. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 2016-05-03. 
  10. ^ "Hill Street Grocer, Hobart :: Our stores". hillstreetgrocer.com. Retrieved 2016-05-03. 
  11. ^ "Lauderdale - Oakdowns - Metro Tasmania". Metro Tasmania. Retrieved 2016-05-03. 
  12. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 2016-05-03.