Prospect Vale, Tasmania

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Prospect Vale
LauncestonTasmania
Population 5,021 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 7250
Location 5.7 km (4 mi) from Launceston
LGA(s) Meander Valley Council
State electorate(s) Bass
Federal Division(s) Bass
Suburbs around Prospect Vale:
Blackstone Heights Summerhill Summerhill
Travellers Rest Prospect Vale Prospect
Youngtown

Coordinates: 41°28′52″S 147°07′34″E / 41.481°S 147.126°E / -41.481; 147.126

Prospect Vale is a small suburb of Greater Launceston within the Meander Valley Council area.

The land was originally used by European settlers for cattle grazing and horse studs. The suburb was originally part of the adjacent suburb of Prospect, which was proclaimed in 1958. Prospect primary school was the area's first school. This school is now known as Summerdale primary school, and is in the suburb of Sumerhill.[2] It contains two schools, the public Prospect High School and a private Catholic school, St. Patricks College. St Patrick's moved to the current site in the late 1950s, to where the Rising Sun Hotel, a 2-storey 12-room building had been first built. The current school buildings were built c.1961 for around 400 students.[2]

Prospect Vale also has a small shopping centre, Prospect Vale Marketplace, containing a Woolworths Supermarket and a small industrial park lies within its boundaries. Sporting grounds include the St Patrick's Old Collegians Football Club Oval, who compete in the Northern Tasmania Football Association.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Prospect Vale (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  2. ^ a b Westbury Municipal Council, p.26

Bibliography[edit]

  • Westbury Municipal Council (1963). Westbury Municipal centenary 1863-1963. Launceston: Telegraph Printery.