Suburb Profile


Fawkner


Fawkner is located around 12kms from the CBD, in the City of Moreland, and is bordered by the Merri Creek on the east, the Hume Highway on the West, the Western Ring Road on the north and Boundary Road on the south. Until after World War II, much for Fawkner remained farmland and it wasn’t until 1949 that the first public housing was built by the Housing Commission.Fawkner is accessible by public transport, with local stations Gowrie and Fawkner both on the Upfield train line. There is also a local bus linking Gowrie train station with Preston’s Northland shopping centre. The Fawkner Crematorium and Memorial Park is the state’s largest cemetery and was opened in 1906. It has a collection of historic graves that date back to the early days of Melbourne’s settlement, including John Batman’s, the founder of the City of Melbourne.There are two government primary schools in Fawkner – Fawkner Primary and Moomba Park Primary and two Catholic primary schools...

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Fitzroy North


With its leafy streets, gorgeous eateries and sprawling Edinburgh Gardens, Fitzroy North is a beautiful inner city suburb. Only 4kms from the city, it can be easily reached from the city on the 96, 112 and 86 tram lines.Fitzroy North’s busiest street is Brunswick St, which becomes St Georges Road, and its intersection with Scotchmer Street is the suburb’s epicentre. Here you’ll find Piedemonte’s, the iconic continental supermarket that has been operating since the early 1960s, wonderful bread from Loafer Organic Bakery and the longstanding Tin Pot Café.Properties in North Fitzroy are predominantly Victorian and Edwardian single and double storey terraces and large parts of the suburb are subject to heritage controls. Development in the suburb has been kept in check over the years and the suburb’s streets are quiet and wide.The Merri Creek divides North Fitzroy from neighbouring Northcote, and Smith Street and Queen’s Parade mark the border wit...

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Melbourne


The central city is Melbourne's business and financial centre. It encompasses the central city grid, plus the area between Victoria and Latrobe streets. The central city is home to retail, financial, legal, administrative, recreational, tourist and entertainment facilities and operates 24 hours a day, serving a wide variety of residents, workers and visitors.The over-supply of office space in the central city during the 1990s coupled with the City of Melbourne's Postcode 3000 initiative has lead to a resurgence in inner-city living. The central city's population has more than doubled since 2001.Leafy St Kilda Road, one of Melbourne's famous boulevards and corporate addresses, is lined by a mix of office, residential and mixed use towers.Melbourne includes many major parks and gardens including the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kings Domain (which contains Government House), Queen Victoria Gardens, and Alexandra Gardens. The area also includes important sports facilities such as Olympic Park a...

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Northcote


Northcote, in the City of Darebin, is 7km north east of the city and home to one of the best views over Melbourne – from Rucker’s Hill. A bit of a hipster hot spot, Northcote’s main road, High Street, is all fixed gear bikes, understated bars and a cool, arty vibe.Cinema buffs can enjoy flicks at the beautiful Westgarth cinema, a 1920s theatre with striking Art Deco and modernist details, and a fully licensed wine and espresso bar. The Northcote Social Club, with line ups like Missy Higgins and The Pixies, regularly bills top-notch acts and serves up great nights out.Foodies will be handsomely rewarded in Northcote, with delicious Japanese at Otsumami, consistently good pizza at Pizza Meine Liebe and inexpensive, flavour-packed Vietnamese at Lam Lam. Estelle is a great spot for a special evening out or Merricote, back down towards Westgarth St is a great local find that sweetly blends ‘Northcote’ and ‘Merri’, of the nearby Merri Creek, to form ...

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Parkville


You get a real sense of history and grandeur when you’re travelling through Parkville\'s wide leafy streets past beautiful double and triple storey Edwardian and Victorian terraces. Home to the University of Melbourne and an array of extensive parklands, the Royal Melbourne Zoo is literally at your doorstep and you can even hear lions roaring in the evening.The area is full of students riding bicyles to the university, cute local cafes, fantastic public transport access and joggers and walkers. Royal Parade, Parkville\'s central thoroughfare takes you right into Elizabeth Street, Melbourne and provides easy access to the vibrant colour and life of the Queen Victoria Market.

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Pascoe Vale


In the City of Moreland, around 10kms from the city, is the suburb of Pascoe Vale. Known for its many parks and reserves, Pascoe Vale is a great family suburb that is connected to the city by the Craigieburn railway line.The suburb has some celebrity ties, with the Pascoe Vale Veterinary Clinic on the corner of Kent Road and Derby Street owned by Australian celebrity vet, Dr Harry Cooper. Dr Cooper’s television series ‘Harry’s Practice’ was filmed at the clinic.There’s a raft of local cafes and restaurants to choose from in Pascoe Vale, with delicious Japanese at Atami, old faithful pub choices at the Pascoe Vale RSL and Pascoe Vale Hotel, and great weekend breakfasts at Jack and Daisy’s. Ferrovia Deli and Fine Foods is a local hot spot for good coffee, a great selection of bread and fresh deli items.Pascoe Vale has several primary schools including Pascoe Vale Primary School, Pascoe Vale North Primary School, St. Oliver Plunkett Primary School, West...

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