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Mill Park/South Morang, Victoria Suburb Profile

Mill Park, Victoria Suburb Profile

Mill Park, Victoria

Mill Park is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 23 km north-east of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Whittlesea. At the 2011 Census, Mill Park had a population of 30,517.

History and development

The area is named after the Mill Park property owned by Henry "Money" Miller (1809-1888). He bred racehorses and conducted a range of dairy and grazing activities, sufficient to occupy 65 persons housed in a village on the property. The Findon Hounds and the Findon Harriers Hunt Club—a name connected with Miller's residence—Findon in Kew, were at Mill Park. The Mill Park property specialised in horse breeding into the next century and the Findon Harriers continued there until 1930. Mill Park's rural landscape was largely unaltered until the 1960s, apart from the opening of a quarry in 1964.



Mill Park Today

Modern Mill Park consists of both the traditional Mill Park land and the expanding neighborhood of Mill Park Lakes, located to the Northeast. Shopping in Mill Park consists of The Stables Shopping Centre, located on Childs Road, Plenty Valley Shopping Centre, located on McDonalds Road and Mill Park Plaza, located on the corner of Plenty Road and Development Boulevard close to the edge of the suburb of South Morang. Mill Park is not short of fast food restaurants, with McDonalds, Hungry Jacks, KFC and Domino's Pizza all within close proximity of one another. Mill Park is also the home of other Bistro restaurants including Shuga, Kitchen Ku and La Porchetta.

Mill Park boasts both private and state Primary Schools in the form of St Francis Primary School, Mill Park Heights, Plenty Parklands, Findon and Mill Park Primary Schools. Mill Park is also home to Mill Park Secondary College, with both its Junior and Senior campuses within its regions. The Mill Park Library built in 2002 is a vastly modern and spacious building designed by Oaten Stanistreet Architects and used liberally by the residents of Mill Park and other suburbs alike.


Sport

Mill Park Football Club, an Australian Rules football team, competes in the Northern Football League and are based at Redleap Reserve behind the Stables Shopping Centre


This information has been sourced from Wilkipedia.

South Morang, Victoria Suburb Profile

South Morang, Victoria

South Morang is a suburb of MelbourneVictoriaAustralia, 23 km north-east of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Whittlesea. At the 2011 Census, South Morang had a population of 20,873.


History and development

Morang South Post Office opened on 24 November 1873. The post office has now moved to Westfield Plenty Valley.


South Morang Today

South Morang's ethnically diverse surrounding suburbs (such as Mill Park and Epping) have added to its ethnic diversity as residents of those suburbs move to South Morang. 84% of residents are Australian born but are associated with the following ethnic groups:Italian, Greek, Maltese, Macedonian, British and New Zealander.

South Morang is also home to two sites of historical and cultural significance: Farm Vigano and Le Page Homestead at Plenty Gorge Park.

The South Morang railway station, the terminus of the South Morang railway line opened on 22 April 2012.



Sport

South Morang Football Club, an Australian Rules football team, competes in the Northern Football League and are based at Mill Park Lakes. Brownlow medallist Kevin Murray played football for South Morang after his retirement from the AFL.

It is also home to the Northern District Softball Association with multiple clubs playing at its site in Mill Park.


This information has been sourced from Wilkipedia.