Manor Lakes Shopping Centre on Ballan Road
|Population||17,304 (2011 census)|
|• Density||5,580/km2 (14,460/sq mi)|
|Area||3.1 km2 (1.2 sq mi)|
|LGA(s)||City of Wyndham|
Wyndham Vale is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 31 km south-west of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Wyndham. At the 2011 census, Wyndham Vale had a population of 17,304.
Recreation and sport
Wyndham Vale Reserve, located on Honour Avenue is the home of the Wyndham Vale Sports Club. The sports club consists of the Wyndham Vale Cricket Club, the Wyndham Vale Falcons Senior Football Club and the Wyndham Vale Falcons Junior Football Club. The Sports Club has been set up with the ambition of improving sporting facilities in Wyndham Vale for the local community.
The Wyndham Vale Cricket Club has 6 Senior Men's, 1 Senior Women's and 4 Junior Cricket Teams. It also hosts a Milo Have-A-Go Clinic for children not yet old enough to play junior cricket.
The Wyndham Vale Falcons Junior Football Club has 7 Junior Boys Teams and a Youth Girls Team.
President's Park, on McGrath Road is home to the Werribee Hockey Club. The club has 7 Senior Men's and Women's Teams and up to 12 Junior Teams.
There are several primary schools in Wyndham Vale including new Wyndham Vale South primary school, making it the fourth primary school in the area, until recent times there was no secondary school throughout the area. Although in the past there had been plans to establish a secondary school in the area, it was abandoned during the education cuts with the introduction of the Kennett Government, and the land sold to a developer. This action became very common in suburbs of Melbourne during the early 1990s.
Prep - Year 12 school, Manor Lakes P-12/Specialist College was built in the Manor Lakes Estate and opened in 2009. The college has had it setbacks with lack of Government funding, and increase in enrolments the college has struggled to keep up with demands of the increasing suburb. The College has recently graduated the first ever year 12 students that started back in 2009 as year 7 students. In addition a Catholic School has been built catering up to Prep - Grade 6 on the estate. Manor Lakes is approx 750 hectares in size and will eventually house more than 25 000 residents, making it the second largest residential development in Victoria after Caroline Springs.
Wyndham Vale contains many businesses in the area, including restaurants, cafes, grocery stores,hair dressers a 7-Eleven, a BP service station and commercial car washes.Wyndham Vale contains facilities such as medical centres, pharmacies, news agency, bottle shops, a variety of take-a-ways such as pizza stores, fish and chips, Chinese, Indian and many more big names such as McDonald's restaurant, and various specialty shops. Future Kids childcare is also available in Manor Lakes shopping centre.
Wyndham Vale is located close to the site of many original Mad Max scene locations. Wyndham Vale is also known as Mad Max country. The suburb has creeks running through it toward Port Phillip, including Lollipop and Cherry Creeks. Near the Werribee Mansion, Werribee Zoo and the ghost town of Cocoroc, Wyndham Vale has a history of surrounds.
On 13 June 2012, Planning Minister Matthew Guy announced he would increase Melbourne's growth boundary by 5858 hectares, including extending the boundary to encompass the town of Wallan, land at Point Cook, Melton, Werribee and near Pakenham.
New suburbs will include Diggers Rest, near Sunbury, Lockerbie & Lockerbie North, near Greenvale, Manor Lakes, in Wyndham Vale, Merrifield West, in the City of Hume and Rockbank North, near Melton.
With the current property cycle and market forecast, South-west of Melbourne is expected to grow a lot before 2019.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Wyndham Vale (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 June 2011.
- Full Points Footy, Wyndhamvale, retrieved 15 April 2009
- ManorLakesP-12College, retrieved 25 March 2011
- VICNAMES - The Register of Geographic Names