Strathmore Heights, Victoria

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Strathmore Heights
MelbourneVictoria
Strathmore Heights is located in Melbourne
Strathmore Heights
Strathmore Heights
Coordinates 37°42′47″S 144°53′49″E / 37.713°S 144.897°E / -37.713; 144.897Coordinates: 37°42′47″S 144°53′49″E / 37.713°S 144.897°E / -37.713; 144.897
Population 934 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 1,330/km2 (3,460/sq mi)
Established 1960
Postcode(s) 3041
Area 0.7 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
Location 14 km (9 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s) City of Moonee Valley
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s) Wills
Suburbs around Strathmore Heights:
Tullamarine Gowanbrae Glenroy
Airport West Strathmore Heights Oak Park
Essendon Fields

Strathmore Heights is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 14 km north-west of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Moonee Valley. At the 2011 Census, Strathmore Heights had a population of 934.

Strathmore Heights is located between Essendon Airport, Moonee Ponds Creek and the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail.

History[edit]

Strathmore Heights was developed from 1960 by Strathmore Heights Proprietary Limited, a company promoted by Bruce Small, famed for his proprietorship of Malvern Star bicycles and sponsorship of world champion cycling athlete, Sir Hubert Opperman. From 1945 Bruce Small had also owned adjacent land at Gowanbrae, north of Strathmore Heights.

Being just North of Essendon Airport, which was the original Melbourne International Airport, many of the streets have aviation names such as;

- Boeing Road, - Lockheed Street, - De Havilland Avenue, - Fokker Street, - Vickers Avenue, - Caravelle Crescent, - Douglas Court, - Northrop Court.

Public transport[edit]

Strathmore Heights, being remote from the rail system is serviced solely by the following bus route:

Tram route 59, operating between Airport West and the city, Glenroy and Oak Park railway stations are the nearest form of rail-based public transport.

See also[edit]

  • City of Essendon - the former local government area of which Strathmore Heights was a part

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Strathmore Heights (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 June 2012.  Edit this at Wikidata