Moonee Ponds, Victoria

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Moonee Ponds
Melbourne,  Victoria
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Moonee Ponds in 2019
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Moonee Ponds
Coordinates 37°45′54″S144°55′12″E / 37.765°S 144.92°E / -37.765; 144.92 Coordinates: 37°45′54″S144°55′12″E / 37.765°S 144.92°E / -37.765; 144.92
Population14,250 (2016 census) [1]
 • Density3,240/km2 (8,390/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3039
Area4.4 km2 (1.7 sq mi)
Location7 km (4 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s) City of Moonee Valley
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s) Maribyrnong
Suburbs around Moonee Ponds:
Aberfeldie Essendon Brunswick West
Aberfeldie Moonee Ponds Brunswick West
Maribyrnong Ascot Vale Parkville

Moonee Ponds is an inner suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 7 km north-west from Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Moonee Valley. At the 2016 Census, Moonee Ponds had a population of 14,250. [1]

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Moonee Ponds is home to Queens Park and the Moonee Valley Racecourse.

Attractions

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The Clocktower Centre

The Clocktower Centre was originally constructed as the Essendon Mechanics' Institute, which was later purchased by the State of Victoria to become the Essendon Town Hall. Today it is primarily used as a large theatre. As well as serving for some international, interstate and local functions, the centre has a number of conference rooms. It is named after its prominent clock tower.

Moonee Ponds Junction is the centre of the suburb, with buses, trams and trains all converging in the area. The Clocktower Centre is nearby.

Puckle Street is the main shopping street and there are many shops and cafes along its length. At its eastern end is Moonee Ponds Junction and at its western end is Moonee Ponds train station.

The Moonee Valley Racecourse is one of Melbourne's four horse racing tracks.

Moonee Ponds Central Shopping Centre has many stores including Kmart, Aldi, The Coffee Club, Man to Man, EB Games, Smiggle and Moonee Ponds Sewing.

Moonee Ponds is also home to many restaurants. Most notable among these are Jack's Satay Bar, Carosello, Philhellene, Darling St Espresso & Khao San Road, plus KFC - a traditional first date location for youth in the area.

There are a range of allied health professions in the Moonee Ponds area, including acupuncture and Chinese medicine at Qi Medicine Acupuncture Melbourne, physiotherapy at Platform 7 Physiotherapy and osteopathy at Beyond Fitness Health.

Demographics

In Moonee Ponds 69.9% of people were born in Australia. The other most common countries of birth were Italy 5.4%, India 2.6%, England 2.3%, Greece 1.5%, and New Zealand 1.5%.

70.9% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Italian 8.8%, Greek 3.6%, Cantonese 1.0%, Spanish 0.9% and Mandarin 0.9%.

Sport

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Aerial view of the Moonee Valley Racecourse

Essendon Royals Soccer Club is located in Moonee Ponds and plays in the Victorian State League.

The suburb has an Australian rules football team, Maribyrnong Park playing in the Essendon District Football League, [2] and another, Moonee Valley Football Club, based at Ormond Park competing in the same league. [3]

Transport

Moonee Ponds Station is located at the western end of Puckle Street, on the Craigieburn railway line. Bus route 467 runs from the station to Aberfeldie. [4] For details of other tram/bus routes see Moonee Ponds Junction which is located at the eastern end of Puckle Street.

The Maribyrnong River Trail and Moonee Ponds Creek Trail are cycling tracks in and around Moonee Ponds.

Notable residents

Moonee Ponds is the location of the office and private home of politician and former Australian Opposition Leader Bill Shorten. [5] Australian singer Tina Arena and photographer Ruth Hollick grew up in the area.

An incomplete list of its other residents includes,

The fictitious character of Dame Edna Everage also claimed to be from Moonee Ponds. There is a street in the suburb named Everage Street in her honour.

See also

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References

  1. 1 2 Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Moonee Ponds (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 12 April 2018. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  2. Full Points Footy, Maribyrnong Park , retrieved 15 April 2009
  3. Full Points Footy, Moonee Valley , retrieved 15 April 2009
  4. "467 Aberfeldie - Moonee Ponds via Holmes Road". Public Transport Victoria.
  5. "The Hon Bill Shorten MP". Commonwealth of Australia.