Watsonia North, Victoria

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Watsonia North
Melbourne,  Victoria
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Watsonia North
Coordinates 37°42′00″S145°04′52″E / 37.700°S 145.081°E / -37.700; 145.081 Coordinates: 37°42′00″S145°04′52″E / 37.700°S 145.081°E / -37.700; 145.081
Population3,814 (2016) [1]
 • Density2,720/km2 (7,060/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3087
Area1.4 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Location20 km (12 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s) City of Banyule
State electorate(s) Bundoora
Federal Division(s) Jagajaga
Suburbs around Watsonia North:
Bundoora
Bundoora Watsonia North Greensborough
Watsonia

Watsonia North is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 17 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Banyule. The Watsonia Military Camp existed during WWII and was then handed over to the State Housing Commission for emergency housing.

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Watsonia North was previously in the Shire of Diamond Valley. [2] At the 2016 census, Watsonia North had a population of 3,814.

Watsonia North is home to Binnak Park stretching from the north to the south of the suburb, from Cameron Parade to Binnak Drive.

Watsonia North is bounded in the west generally to the west of Binnak Park, in the north by the Metropolitan Ring Road, in the east by the Greensborough Highway and in the south by Grimshaw Street.

Greensborough Highway is a highway in the north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, and is an important route for north-east Melbourne.

Part of the residential area of Watsonia North was once owned by the Christian Brothers of Parade College until the early 1980s.

Parade College

Parade College is a Catholic all-boys multi-campus secondary school, run under the auspices of the Congregation of Christian Brothers and Edmund Rice Education Australia. The school has two campuses in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria; one at Bundoora; the other, eight kilometres away at Preston.

Public Library facilities are provided by Yarra Plenty Regional Library. The nearest library is located at Watsonia

Yarra Plenty Regional Library (YPRL) provides a public library service to the local government municipalities of the City of Banyule, Shire of Nillumbik and City of Whittlesea in the northeast of Melbourne Australia. There are nine branch libraries, a mobile library and outreach van. It is an independent legal entity with an executive management team which is responsible for day-to-day operations of the organisation. It is managed by the Yarra Plenty Regional Library Board made of two representatives (councillors) of the three municipalities that constitute the service. Its role is to set the policy and direction for the regional library service. The library is administered from its Library Support Services (LSS) located at PRACC North at the City of Whittlesea Civic Centre, Sth Morang. The library service covers an area of 988.4 km² including metropolitan, urban fringe and rural populations.

Notable people

Matthew Kreuzer Australian rules footballer

Matthew Kreuzer is an Australian rules footballer for the Carlton Football Club. He was selected with the first pick overall in the 2007 AFL National Draft.

Australian Football League Australian rules football competition

The Australian Football League (AFL) is the pre-eminent professional competition of Australian rules football. Through the AFL Commission, the AFL also serves as the sport's governing body, and is responsible for controlling the laws of the game. The league was founded as the Victorian Football League (VFL) as a breakaway from the previous Victorian Football Association (VFA), with its inaugural season commencing in 1897. Originally comprising only teams based in the Australian state of Victoria, the competition's name was changed to the Australian Football League for the 1990 season, after expanding to other states throughout the 1980s.

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References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Watsonia North (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 July 2017. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  2. "Watsonia and Watsonia North | Victorian Places". www.victorianplaces.com.au. Retrieved 3 May 2019.


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