Monomeith, Victoria

Monomeith is a bounded rural locality in Victoria, Australia, 67 kilometres (42 mi) south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the Shire of Cardinia local government area. Monomeith recorded a population of 72 at the 2016 Census.

Monomeith
Victoria
Population72 (2016)[1]
Postcode(s)3984
Location67 km (42 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s)Shire of Cardinia
State electorate(s)Bass
Federal Division(s)Monash

In 1942, during World War II, a military airfield was constructed for the air defence of Melbourne, south of Spencers Road, and is still visible using Google Earth.

HistoryEdit

Monomeith Post Office opened on 20 July 1900 and closed in 1969.[2]

A railway station existed from 1890 until the late 1970s.

The site of the former airfield has been considered, as of 2015, as a site for Melbourne's third major airport for passenger jet aircraft.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Monomeith (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 September 2017.  
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008
  3. ^ http://www.theage.com.au/business/aviation/backing-secured-for-major-airport-serving-melbournes-southeast-20170703-gx3efu.html

Coordinates: 38°12′22″S 145°33′14″E / 38.206°S 145.554°E / -38.206; 145.554