Redan, Victoria

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Redan
BallaratVictoria
Redan post office and shops victoria.jpg
Post office and commercial area on the junction of Skipton, Drummond and Darling Streets Redan
Redan is located in City of Ballarat
Redan
Redan
Coordinates 37°34′37″S 143°50′38″E / 37.577°S 143.844°E / -37.577; 143.844Coordinates: 37°34′37″S 143°50′38″E / 37.577°S 143.844°E / -37.577; 143.844
Population 2,976 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 1,335/km2 (3,456/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3350
Area 2.23 km2 (0.9 sq mi)
Location 3 km (2 mi) from Ballarat Central
LGA(s) City of Ballarat
State electorate(s) Wendouree
Federal Division(s) Ballarat
Suburbs around Redan:
Newington Newington, Ballarat Central Ballarat Central, Golden Point
Delacombe Redan Mount Pleasant
Delacombe Sebastopol Mount Pleasant

Redan is an inner suburb of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia immediately south of Ballarat Central. The population at the 2011 census was 2,976.[1]

Its boundaries along Winter Street East, Pleasant Street, Sebastopol Street and Hill Street, on the north side; Yarrowee River forms the eastern boundary; Rubicon Street is the southern edge with Sutton Street forming the west side. Skipton Street is the main road through the suburb and commercial area.

It was named for the fortifications used during the battle at Sevastopol in Ukraine during the Crimean War.[2]

History[edit]

Redan in 1875

Redan was one of Ballarat's first deep lead gold mining areas on the outskirts Ballarat between the city and the town of Sebastopl. In the 1870s and 1880s, the Redan lead had a number of larger gold mining companies extracting Sergeants Freehold Quartz Goldmining Company and the Hustler's Line of Reef.

The suburb developed gradually with working class origins, the home of many miners.

A Post Office was first opened here on 1 July 1935.[3]

Layout, housing and growth[edit]

Redan is almost entirely laid out in grid plan. The population is forecast to increase to 3195 in 2021 with 1536 dwellings.[4]

As of September 2009, Redan had the most affordable houses in Australia. The population has many people in their teens and early twenties in low cost rental accommodation. The current median house price in Redan is $190,000.[5]

Sport[edit]

Redan has an Australian rules football team playing in the Ballarat Football League.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Redan (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.ballaratgenealogy.org.au/sebastopol/golden_c/tline.htm
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2008-04-11. 
  4. ^ City of Ballarat
  5. ^ Blackwell, Eoin (2009-09-16). "Australia's most valuable suburbs named". AAP. 
  6. ^ Full Points Footy. "Ballarat Football League". Retrieved 2008-07-25.