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Keysborough,_Victoria

Keysborough, Victoria

Keysborough is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The local government area is the City of Greater Dandenong. Keysborough is located approximately 30 km from Melbourne in the south-eastern suburbs.

Keysborough includes market gardens and semi-rural properties and is also a large residential/industrial suburb which started to grow in the 1960s and well into the 1990s.

The Post Office opened on 27 November 1973 and was known as Noble Park South until 1978. Today, Keysborough facilitates several primary and secondary schools, including the Keysborough campus of Haileybury College. Parkmore Shopping Centre includes a Coles, Safeway, Kmart, Big W, and an assortment of specialty stores. As of 2002 the southern corner of the suburb was under development and four new housing estates are being developed including The Keys, Hidden Grove, and Crystal Waters.

Education

Keysborough is home to several schools and educational facilities. The Chandler, Keysborough Park and Maralinga primary schools and Chandler Secondary College are located within the suburb's boundaries, while Wallarano Primary School and Coomoora Secondary College are just beyond its northern boundary and have catchment areas which include parts of Keysborough. The Resurrection Catholic Primary School is also located in Keysborough.

On Springvale Road, the suburb's western boundary, is the Keysborough campus of Haileybury College, which is co-educational and includes Newlands, a preparatory school. The Assemblies of God-run Lighthouse Christian School, the Dandenong campus of the Turkish-run independent community school Isik College, and the Islamic Mount Hira College are other private schools in the area.

Transport

Keysborough is serviced by buses operated by Grenda's Bus Services and Moorabbin Transit. These buses can be hailed from Parkmore Shopping Centre, while the SmartBus has to be hailed from Springvale Road.

Leisure

There are several parks and shopping centres in the vicinity of Keysborough. The major shopping centre located in Keysborough is Parkmore SC; it is operated by GPT (General Property Trust). Approximately six buses run through this shopping centre.

Keysborough also facilitates various sporting clubs which cater for different levels of proficiency. The Keysborough Tennis Court offers 8 porous courts for members while the Parkmore Football club offers Australian Rules Football. The town has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League.

See also

  • City of Springvale - the former local government area of which part of Keysborough was a part.
  • City of Dandenong - the former local government area of which part of Keysborough was a part.

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