Post office and commercial area on the junction of Skipton, Drummond and Darling Streets Redan
|Population||2,889 (2016 census)|
|• Density||1,295.5/km2 (3,355/sq mi)|
|Area||2.23 km2 (0.9 sq mi)|
|Location||3 km (2 mi) from Ballarat Central|
|LGA(s)||City of Ballarat|
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.
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.
Layout, housing and growth
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.
Redan also has a soccer club Ballarat City FC competing in the National Premier League which is the third tier of Australian soccer behind the national A-League. Since 2014 their home ground is Ballarat Regional Soccer Facility.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Redan (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 July 2017.
- Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 11 April 2008.
- City of Ballarat
- Blackwell, Eoin (16 September 2009). "Australia's most valuable suburbs named". AAP.
- Full Points Footy. "Ballarat Football League". Retrieved 25 July 2008.
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