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Strathfieldsaye is a suburb of the Greater City of Bendigo in Victoria, Australia. It is located 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) south-east of the Bendigo CBD.

Strathfieldsaye
BendigoVictoria
StrathfieldsayeShireHall.JPG
Former shire hall
Strathfieldsaye is located in City of Bendigo
Strathfieldsaye
Strathfieldsaye
Location in Bendigo
Strathfieldsaye is located in Victoria
Strathfieldsaye
Strathfieldsaye
Location in Victoria
Strathfieldsaye is located in Australia
Strathfieldsaye
Strathfieldsaye
Location in Australia
Coordinates36°48′S 144°22′E / 36.800°S 144.367°E / -36.800; 144.367Coordinates: 36°48′S 144°22′E / 36.800°S 144.367°E / -36.800; 144.367
Population5,428 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density181/km2 (470/sq mi)
Established1860s
Postcode(s)3551
Area30 km2 (11.6 sq mi)
Location
State electorate(s)Bendigo East
Federal Division(s)Bendigo
Suburbs around Strathfieldsaye:
Strathdale Junortoun Longlea
Kennington Strathfieldsaye Axe Creek
Spring Gully Mandurang Sedgwick

HistoryEdit

A Strathfieldsaye post office opened on 1 January 1864 and a Strathfieldsaye North office on 8 December 1876. In 1877 Strathfieldsaye was renamed Emu Creek, and Strathfieldsaye North became Strathfieldsaye[2] A railway connected Strathfieldsaye with Bendigo between 1888 and 1958.[3]

In the 2016 census, Strathfieldsaye had a population of 5,428. Strathfieldsaye is one of Bendigo's outer-lying suburbs. Strathfieldsaye and its neighbouring suburbs are among some of the wealthier in Bendigo, but also more expensive to live.[4]

Strathfieldsaye is surrounded by the Bendigo suburbs of Strathdale, Kennington, Spring Gully, Flora Hill and Junortoun, and the outer-rural suburbs of Mandurang, Emu Creek, Axe Creek, Longlea and Eppalock.

Community facilitiesEdit

Sporting facilitiesEdit

2006 saw the commencement of a new sporting complex built in Warne Court, Strathfieldsaye which consists of netball courts, football ovals, cricket nets, cricket pitches and a functions room. This sporting complex is now the home ground of the Strathfieldsaye Storm an Australian rules football and Netball team that plays within the Bendigo Football League and the Strathfieldsaye Cricket Club competing in the Bendigo and District Cricket Association.

Strathfieldsaye Recreation Reserve in Club Court, Strathfieldsaye is home to the following local sporting clubs:

  • Strathfieldsaye is represented in football (soccer) by the Strathfieldsaye Colts United Football Club;
  • Strathfieldsaye Bowls Club;
  • Strathfieldsaye Tennis Club; and
  • Sedgewick Cricket Club.

SchoolsEdit

Strathfieldsaye includes two primary schools: St. Francis of the Fields and Strathfieldsaye Primary School. There is also a Catholic Secondary school in nearby Junortoun, Catherine McAuley College (formally Catholic College Bendigo). Strathfieldsaye also includes four kindergartens: Goodstart Early Learning, Assisi Kindergarten, Jenny's Early Learning Centre and Brady Bunch Early Learning Centre (Opening November 2019)

CommerceEdit

The Strathfieldsaye Shopping Hub on Strathfieldsaye Road is the main commercial activity centre in Strathfieldsaye, comprising a small-scale traditional shopping strip, with an IGA supermarket, post office, bakery, butcher, food take-away, pharmacy, hairdresser salon and vet clinic. There is also a petrol station, car wash, mechanic and pub in this area.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Strathfieldsaye(State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 October 2017.  
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008
  3. ^ The Heathcote Junction to Bendigo and Associated Railways Turton, Keith Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin, April, 1970 pp69-88
  4. ^ "Strathfieldsaye Suburb Profile". Domain. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 29 March 2012.