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Avondale Heights Suburb Information

by Wendy Chamberlain on April 7, 2014

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Melbourne is made up of numerous suburbs one of which is Avondale Heights. Located 12 kilometers north-west of the city, it has a population of 10,990 as of 2011 and is covered under the City of Moonee Valley local government area.

Avondale Heights is bounded largely by the Maribyrnong River particularly to its east, south and west portions.

Avondale Maribyrnong_River_Trail

Originally referred to as the Maribyrnong West, the suburb is named after Avondale Estate. The word Heights was added to its name to distinguish it from Queensland’s Avondale.

What has become of the suburb now is partly due to the efforts of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin. The two designed the suburb in such as way as to provide residents with a safe place where they can gather together and watch their kids play.

The main road in Avondale Heights is only Military Road. The commercial strip is Canning Street where some 40 shops are in place on one end and 20 more at the other end. In the vicinity as well is St. Martin De Porres Primary School.

In the 1930s, the area was subdivided into small cattle, dairy and poultry farms. Market gardens mushroome in the 1960s.

By the late 1960s, housing development started making the area a residential suburb. The Avondale Heights post office opened to the public in 1957.

In 2008, the area officially became a suburb with its first major urbanisation project pushing through. More residential housing was constructed as private investors bought the old Kangan Batman TAFE site.

In terms of accessibility, public transport is available in the area. Four bus routes service the suburb (406, 407, 465 and 903). The Maribyrnong River trail is also in place for cyclists.

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