Lynbrook is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 36 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Casey. At the 2016 Census, Lynbrook had a population of 8,519.
|Population||8,519 (2016 census)|
|LGA(s)||City of Casey|
Lynbrook is positioned on the South Gippsland Highway, slightly north-west of Cranbourne, and just south of the residential suburb of Hampton Park. Lynbrook is bounded by Dandenong Hastings Road in the west, the South Gippsland Freeway in the north, by a line north of Merinda Park railway station in the east, and the railway line in the south.
The suburb was developed by VicUrban, starting in 1994. A special feature of the VicUrban development is the stormwater catchment which flows into the lake and wetlands where it is purified before being released into Dandenong Creek and into Port Phillip Bay.
Prior to 1994, the area now occupied by Lynbrook was part of Lyndhurst.
There are two primary schools, one State and one Catholic. There is a central shopping center with Coles and a range of strip shops with take away food and eateries, a gym, medical center, pharmacy, news agency, butcher, bakery, and hair and beauty. There is also a Community Center, child care centers, vet, kindergarten and maternal child health nurse.
Lynbrook has a local resident's group, the Lynbrook Residents Association (LRA), who advocate to Local, State and Federal Government on behalf of residents with local issues. They also host a number of Community Events to bring the community together to create a sense of belonging and community in Lynbrook.
In 1999, the Urban Land Corporation released land in the first stage of what was then called Lynbrook Heights. These blocks are located on the opposite side of the South Gippsland Highway to the sales office and the first few stages of the Lynbrook development. Lynbrook Heights offered larger blocks (greater than 650 square metres) than earlier land releases, as well as city views from the hill. The development included a recreational area called Tower Hill. The Lynbrook Heights section is a triangular section of land wedged between the South Gippsland Highway and Hallam Road, but is part of Lynbrook Suburb.
Lynbrook Primary School opened in January 2005 with an initial enrolment of 175 students, and 937 students in 2013. A Catholic primary school, St Francis de Sales Primary School, opened in 2010 on the corner of Aylmer Rd and Henning Ave.
A maternal and child health centre was constructed by Casey Council and opened in early 2006. This centre also includes a pre-school kindergarten for the growing number of children in the area.
Banjo Paterson Park, a large recreation reserve, has many paths for walking and cycling, a barbecue area, a large children's playground, open spaces and a football / cricket oval. The oval was home to the "Lynbrook Lakers" cricket team which fields a number of adult and children's cricket teams in the local Dandenong District Cricket Association (DDCA) league, where the 1st XI has won the premiership for the last 3 years straight (2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09). A new oval has been constructed, complete with clubroom facilities, which the club will be using from the commencement of the 2009/10 season at Marriot Waters in nearby Lyndhurst.
On the corner of South Gippsland Highway and Lynbrook Boulevard is a small shopping centre complex managed by Retpro since opening in March 2007. Lynbrook Village features a 3,700 square metre Coles Supermarket and Liquor outlet along with 33 speciality stores including Foiled Again Hairdressing salon, and a free standing building, previously occupied by Red Rooster, then Souvlaki Hut, and is now occupied by Suburban Burger.
On 30 May 2015, the Lynbrook Community Centre opened which is located on the corner of Lynbrook Boulevard and Harris Street. This is a multipurpose community facility which abuts the local shopping centre.
The Lyndhurst Football and Netball Club was established in 2009 by Andrew King formally known as Lynbrook Football Club based at Lynbrook Primary School.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Lynbrook (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
- Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment, Locality Names and Boundaries - City of Casey (PDF), archived from the original (PDF) on 19 May 2009, retrieved 30 October 2008
- "Community event to mark opening of Lynbrook station on Sunday 22 April - Premier of Victoria". 2 April 2012. Archived from the original on 4 November 2013. Retrieved 3 November 2013.
- "Lynbrook Community Centre Official Opening". Archived from the original on 24 June 2015. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
- "Lynbrook Community Centre". www.casey.vic.gov.au. City of Casey.