Keilor East, Victoria
|Area||9.5 km2 (3.7 sq mi)|
|Location||16 km (10 mi) from Melbourne|
Keilor East is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 16 km north-west from Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area are the Cities of Brimbank and Moonee Valley. At the 2011 Census, Keilor East had a population of 13,259.
Keilor East is bounded in the west by the Maribyrnong River in the City of Brimbank, in the north by the Calder Freeway, in the east by Hoffmans Road, and in the south by Buckley Street, Steele Creek and Rose Hill Road.
Keilor East Post Office opened on 1 July 1947. This was renamed Niddrie in 1956, and a new Keilor East office opened in November 1957.
Keilor East was previously located in the former City of Keilor, though now sits partially in the City of Brimbank (west of the Albion-Jacana railway line) and the remainder in the City of Moonee Valley (east of the Albion-Jacana railway line).
East Keilor contains the Milleara Shopping Centre (previously named and still commonly known as Milleara Mall), on the corner of Milleara Road and Buckley Street, as well as the small Centreway Shopping Centre and Dinah Parade shopping strip.
Centreway Shopping Centre's claim to fame is that it remains the home of the original JB Hi-Fi store founded by John Barbuto. JB Hi-Fi has now spread across the nation and it is now Australia's biggest selling retailer of CDs.
The following bus routes service Keilor East:
- 406 Footscray – Keilor East via Victoria University, Highpoint SC, Avondale Heights (every day). Operated by Westrans.
- 407 Highpoint SC – Avondale Heights via Milleara Mall SC (Monday to Saturday). Operated by Westrans.
- 465 Essendon – Keilor Park via Buckley Street, Milleara SC, Keilor East (every day). Operated by Ryan Brothers Bus Service.
- 475 Moonee Ponds – Keilor East via Essendon RS, Niddrie (every day). Operated by Kastoria Bus Lines.
- 903 Altona – Mordialloc via Sunshine RS, Essendon RS, Northland SC, Heidelberg RS, Doncaster Shoppingtown, Box Hill RS, Chadstone SC, (every day). Operated by Ventura Bus Lines.
A Keilor East station is a proposed station on proposed Melbourne Airport line. If this line goes ahead it will run along the existing Albion-Jacana railway line from Albion Station, through the suburbs of Sunshine North and Keilor East before branching off towards Melbourne Airport.
Large parts of the suburb are under the flight path of nearby Melbourne Airport which is curfew-free.
Keilor East has a public primary school, Keilor Heights Primary School, St. Peters School, a private primary school, a campus of the public secondary school Essendon Keilor College, and a campus of the private Uniting Church school Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School.
Keilor East had many more schools in the 1980s and 1990s, such as Lincolnville Primary School, Keilor South Primary School and Overland Primary School. Lincolnville and Keilor South merged in 1988 to form Rosehill Park Primary School (on the former Keilor South Primary School site). At the end of 1993, Rosehill Park and Overland closed down by the State Liberal Government of Jeff Kennett, and Keilor Heights absorbed most of their students.
Notable people from East Keilor
- City of Keilor – A former Local Government Area which Keilor East was a part of.
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