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Langwarrin Suburb Profile

Langwarrin Suburb Profile

Langwarrin is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located 43 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district. Its Local Government Area is the City of Frankston. At the 2006 Census, Langwarrin had a population of 19,823.

Langwarrin is bounded in the north generally by Valley Road, in the east by Dandenong-Hastings Road, in the south by Robinsons Road and in the west by the route of the proposed extension of the Mornington Peninsula Freeway and by McClelland Drive to the north of the suburb.

History


Langwarrin had two post offices open after the arrival of the Stony Point railway in 1889, Langwarrin Railway Station on 9 September 1889. Langwarrin closed in 1893 and Langwarrin Railway Station was renamed Langwarrin in 1913.

Recreation

Langwarrin is home to the following parks and attractions:

  • The now-defunct Leisureland Fair amusement park, the largest operating amusement park in Victoria in its heyday.
  • Langwarrin skatepark, which has been open for several years.
  • Lloyd Park. A sport park that has netball and tennis courts. It has three football grounds. It also has a scout centre. It has a football club room which could also be used for cricket.
  • Cruden Farm, the home of Dame Elisabeth Murdoch has gardens which are ometimes open to the public and various events are held there throughout the year.
(Image from the Cruden Farm website.)



McClelland Gallery

McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park is a prominent gallery, set in eight hectares of landscaped bushland, featuring a sculpture park. It was named in honour of renowned Frankston artists, Nan McClelland and Harry McClelland. The McClelland Award is Australia's richest sculpture prize, and is awarded by the gallery biennially (supported by the gallery's patron and Langwarrin resident, Dame Elisabeth Murdoch).


Notable Residents


  • Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, mother of media mogul Rupert Murdoch.
  • Nevil Shute, English-born novelist.
  • Sir Daryl Lindsay, Australian artist (resided at the now heritage-listed Mulberry Hill)
  • Lady Joan Lindsay, Australian author, famous for writing Picnic at Hanging Rock (also resided Mulberry Hill)
  • Stephen Sutherland, English-born, Australian olympic boxer
  • Michael Paynter, Australian musician SonyBMG. He sang at the memorial service for the 2009 Black Saturday bush fires.
  • Luke Parker


Schools

  • Elisabeth Murdoch College (formerly Langwarrin Secondary College)
  • Langwarrin Park Primary School
  • Langwarrin Primary School
  • St. Jude's Primary School
  • Woodlands Primary School
  • Bayside Christian College


Sport

Langwarrin has a football club Langwarrin SC competing in the Victorian State League Division 1 which is the third tier of Australian football behind the Victorian Premier League and the national A-League.

An Australian Rules Football club (Langwarrin Kangaroos) competing in the Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League that has one of Victoria's biggest junior football teams, as well as basketball, tennis, netball, cricket and dancing and pony clubs.

Lloyd Park is the main local sporting venue, which has a netball and tennis courts and three football ovals.

Shopping

Langwarrin has two main shopping centres: The Gateway Shopping Village (owned by Centro Properties Group) - home to a Coles supermarket and 40 specialty stores and Langwarrin Plaza Shopping Centre, home to a Safeway supermarket.

There are also a number of small shopping strips, including Long Street, and at the corner of North Road and Warrandyte Road.

For further information, please go to Langwarrin's Wikipedia page.


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