Werribee South, Victoria

Coordinates: 37°56′13″S 144°41′49″E / 37.937°S 144.697°E / -37.937; 144.697
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Werribee South
Victoria
Werribee South pier and boat ramp panorama
Werribee South is located in Melbourne
Werribee South
Werribee South
Map
Coordinates37°56′13″S 144°41′49″E / 37.937°S 144.697°E / -37.937; 144.697
Population2,392 (2021 census)[1]
 • Density65.570/km2 (169.83/sq mi)
Postcode(s)3030
Elevation13 m (43 ft)
Area36.48 km2 (14.1 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s)City of Wyndham
State electorate(s)Point Cook
Federal division(s)Lalor
Localities around Werribee South:
Werribee Hoppers Crossing Point Cook
Cocoroc Werribee South Port Phillip
Cocoroc Port Phillip Port Phillip

Werribee South is a locality in Victoria, Australia, 32 km (20 mi) southwest of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Wyndham local government area. Werribee South recorded a population of 2,392 at the 2021 census.[1]

Werribee South is a rural-urban suburb located just outside of the Melbourne metropolitan area.[2]

History[edit]

The Post Office opened on 15 May 1916 as Duncans Road, was renamed Werribee South in 1926 and closed in 1973.[3]

Today[edit]

Werribee South is located 32 km southwest of Melbourne and covers an area of 3,000 hectares. Werribee South has around 150 vegetable farms producing lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, fennel, and artichoke. Around 70% of Australia's lettuces are sourced from Werribee South[4] and since January 2007 Werribee South's farms have been part of the Werribee Irrigation District Recycled Water Scheme.[5]

Werribee South borders Point Cook and contains Werribee Park. Werribee South's streets originally were named by letters. This was changed by the Wyndham City Council, and the only remaining lettered street is K Road. Along K Road, The Werribee Mansion, Werribee Open Range Zoo and the National Equestrian Centre can be found.

A sports oval (primarily used for Australian rules football), playgrounds, community services, and food facilities can be found along the beach of Werribee South, at the main population hub of the area. The area is popular with recreational fishers, and developments include a boat launch and a marina.[6]

Werribee South is also home to the Diggers Road Memorial Hall, which is the rehearsal venue for the Werribee Concert Band. The Diggers Road Memorial Hall was built to commemorate Australia's participation in the First World War and is located at the corner of Diggers Road and Whites Road.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Werribee South (Suburbs and Localities)". 2021 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 22 July 2022. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Map of greater-Melbourne 2018". Retrieved 29 October 2023.
  3. ^ Phoenix Auctions History, Post Office List, retrieved 27 March 2021
  4. ^ ABC Radio. Retrieved 1 October 2008
  5. ^ Victorian Vegetable Growing Regions. Retrieved 1 October 2008 Archived 22 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ The Age. Retrieved 1 October 2008