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  1. The Pom Queen

    Springvale South - Melbourne Suburb

    Springvale South is a suburb located 24 km south-east from the CBD of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and is part of the City of Greater Dandenong. As at the 2016 census, Springvale South had a population of 12,768, with an area of 2.7 km² (7.1 sq mi). The postcode of Springvale South is 3172. There is a lower level of migrant settlement in the suburb than in Greater Dandenong, and a high proportion of the residents are Buddhist. 71% of residents speak a language other than English, which is higher than the average of 64% for Greater Dandenong, and 20% of Springvale South residents have a limited fluency in speaking English. The major religious faiths are Buddhism (38%), Islam (3%), and Hinduism (2%). Property Median Price Rental and Sales Springvale South has a median house price of $720,000 and a median unit price of $441,000. Compared to the same period five years ago, the median house price has increased 78.8%. The median cost of renting per week is $380 for a house and $324 for a unit. Schools Springvale South offers Government primary and secondary schools in the suburb, as well as a Buddhist school. - Athol Road Primary School is a Government Co-ed Primary School which offers education from Prep to Grade 6 and has 367 students. - Keysborough Primary School is a Co-ed Government Primary School which offers education from Prep to Grade 6 and has 488 students - Spring Park Primary School is a Government Co-Ed primary school, which offers education from Prep to Grade 6 and has 329 enrolled students - Keysborough Secondary College is a large Government Co-Ed Secondary School with 1707 enrolled students and offers education from Years 7 to 12. - How Nghiem Primary School is the first Primary school in Melbourne to be founded based on Buddhist principles, it is Co-Ed and offers education from Prep to Grade 4, with a total of 15 students. Shops Springvale South has the Springvale Plaza conveniently located on Heatherton Road which has ample parking. Included is an Aldi, a pharmacist, restaurants, and a few other specialist shops. There is also a small shopping complex on Springvale Road which includes supermarkets and takeaway food places. Public Transport Springvale South has two bus routes which are operated by Ventura Bus Services - Route 814 - Springvale South via Waverley Gardens Shopping Centre - Route 705 - Mordialloc - Springvale via Braeside, Clayton South There is also Springvale train station which is located on the corners of Springvale Road and Lightwood Road. Springvale station is on the Pakenham and Cranbourne train lines which are operated by Metro Trains. It takes about 45 minutes to travel to the Melbourne CBD by train from Springvale South. Springvale South is in Zone 2 in the Melbourne Metropolitan Public Transport Zones Things To Do ● Burden Park a great place to take the kids and family for a day out. The park features a castle-themed playground, BBQ facilities, toilet facilities, bowls and tennis clubs, with ample parking. ● Sandown Greyhounds A popular and fun place for singles, couples, pensioners and large groups alike, whether you fancy having a punt at the races, or just want to have a nice lunch, Sandown Greyhounds is a great day out. ● Bounce World is located at Springvale Indoor Sports Centre and is fantastic indoor inflatable fun for all ages. It includes a cafe to relax with a coffee while the kids bounce their way through an inflatable activity park. ● Wat Khmer Temple is a Cambodian style temple with decorative aspects outside the temple, and a must-see attraction located on Springvale Road.
  2. The Pom Queen

    City of Greater Dandenong

    CITY OF GREATER DANDENONG The city of Greater Dandenong is located in the southeastern suburbs of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia and is approximately 35 kms from the Melbourne CBD. Greater Dandenong includes the following suburbs: - Bangholme - Dandenong - Dandenong North - Dandenong South - Keysborough - Parts of Lyndhurst - Noble Park - Noble Park North - Springvale - Springvale South The City of Greater Dandenong had a population of approximately 157,000 residents in 2017 and is the most culturally diverse community in all of Victoria. The city is comprised of residents being born in over 160 different countries, with more than half of the population (64%) being born overseas. 52% of residents are from a country where English is not the national language (double the Metropolitan Melbourne average of 26%). The city also has many diverse religions which include Islam (13%), Buddhism (15%), Hinduism (5%), and Christianity (37%). Over 70% of Greater Dandenong residents also speak a language other than English - including Chinese, Vietnamese, Khmer, Greek, Sinhalese, and Punjabi - which is the largest proportion in all of Victoria. The City of Greater Dandenong was established in 1994 due to the merger of the former City of Springvale and City of Dandenong. 29% of the City of Greater Dandenong’s land covers part of the South East Green Wedge, and the city spans an area of 130 square kilometers (50 sq mi).
  3. Guest

    Working in Dandenong?

    Hi, my fiance and I are moving to Melbourne in June, he will be working in Dandenong and we've heard that it's a bit rough and not the best place to live. Can anyone give us any info on nice suburbs near Dandenong (within half an hours drive) we like safe areas, cafes and green areas... I am so anxious about moving but excited too!:biggrin:
  4. Hi there - am looking for some words of wisdom and inspiration here please. We are moving to Oz in April 2011 - I will be working as a midwife at Dandenong Hospital and are trying to decide where to live? I will be working shifts so don't want to live more than 20-30 mins drive from the hospital. We have two children ages 5 and 11 so want to make sure we get a rental somewhere where, if we decide to stay, we can buy so that we don't have to uproot our kids again - my daughter is in Primary 7 and would go up to secondary school while we're in Australia so want to make sure she does that with friends she's already made in primary 7. We can't decide if the coast option is best or if the country is better. The seaside appeals, but it would appear the house prices and rentals are lesser the more inland you go, and maybe you get more for your money? We are an active family who enjoy running, orienteering, golfing, hiking, biking, most sports! and my daughter adores horses - so these facilities need to be close by, escecially horses!!! We have looked at Berwick and Cranbourne etc - but Mordialloc, Aspendale etc appeals too! Any advice much appreciated! So glad we've found Poms In Oz! :biggrin:
  5. The Pom Queen

    Flood Warning Dandenong Area

    Issued at 10:45 am EST on Saturday 1 October 2011 by the Bureau of Meteorology, Victorian Regional Office in consultation with Melbourne Water The Dandenong Creek catchment has received rainfall averaging about 13 mm since 09:00 AM Friday (31/09/2011). At Rowville (Police Road Retarding Basin) the water level in the Dandenong Creek peaked at 4.5 metres at 13:15 yesterday. The water level in the creek at this location is currently at 4.29 metres, below its minor flood level of 4.6 metres, and falling. Water levels in Dandenong Creek at 10:17 AM on 01/10/2011 were: Bungalook Creek at Fussell Rd RB, Montrose: 0.24 m, falling Dandenong Ck. at Liverpool Rd RB, The Basin: 1.67 m, falling Dandenong Ck. at Wantirna Road, Heathmont: 0.62 m, falling Blind Ck at Retarding Basin, Knox: 0.23 m, steady Blind Ck at High Street Road, Wantirna South: 0.32 m, falling Corhanwarrabul Ck at Stud Road, Scoresby: 0.60 m, steady Dandenong Ck. at Police Road RB, Rowville: 4.29 m, falling, [Minor flood level 4.6 m] Dandenong Ck. at Hammond Road, Dandenong: 2.32 m, rising Mile Ck. at Springvale: 0.11 m, rising Mile Ck. at Keysborough: 0.51 m, steady Eumemmering Ck at Lyndhurst: 1.1 m, rising No further warning will be issued for this event. In the interests of community safety the SES suggests following precautions: Don't walk, ride or drive through floodwater, Don't allow children to play in floodwater, Stay away from waterways and stormwater drains, and Keep well clear of fallen power lines
  6. Hi there - first post...we're moving to Melbourne next April. I will be working as a Graduate Midwife, based at Dandenong Hospital. We are currently looking into areas that we want to live in...we don't want to be in the city. We have two kids, ages 5 and 11 and want a lovely family suburb with good schools and plenty outdoor activities. My daughter who is 11 is horse-mad, so somewhere with a stables is a must, and we are both into orienteering so somewhere with a local club would be great too. Having looked around so far on the web, we like the look of Berwick and Narre Warren South - not sure how far the commute for me will be though? Don't really want to commute more than 30-40mins, as I'll be working long shifts. Any other areas which you could recommend? Any advice on this would be very much appreciated. This is a brilliant website - learning so much! The McWilliam family.
  7. Guest

    nice areas close to dandenong

    We have about 410,000 - 460,000 to spend. We want 4 beds and 2 living areas. We would rather have a house with space between ours and or neighbors houses. We are considering berwick, narran warren, beaconsfield, officer, rowvillelyndhurst, emmemmerring, pearcedale.. . . . well anywhere in that general area really. Do any of these areas have a nice cafe/shopping scene - other than the malls? Do any of the mall close by have nice outdoor cafe scenes? We know berwick is nice - although houses are still very close. Can anyone give us any information on the other areas please??? Are any industrial areas, or just plain horrible or dangerous? What about langwarrin - husband will be working in Dandenong, so we canm consider so many areas!!! We have considered mornington and like it, but would like to consider other areas too. Are the houses in langwarrin all built very close together? Would greatly appreciate any advice on any of these areas or other areas in similar places many thanks jenny
  8. theonetruechris

    Sky high mt dandenong

    Anyone been for an evening meal up there, I've been in the day for a look round. I was thinking its probably good for the sunset, just wondering about the food? We'll probably be going in a couple of weeks with father in(out)law before he buggers off home.
  9. Hi, I've just arrived in VIC on a state sponsored visa. The majority of work in my industry appears to be in the Dandenong area. I went there for an interview today and it dosn't seem to be the most interesting of places. Does anyone know if there's anything of interest in the surrounding areas? Regards, John
  10. Hi all, I'm a Singaporean female planning to move to Melbourne alone . I've been offered a job in Dandenong (VIC Melbourne) on a 2 yr contract. The workplace is ideal however i'm disturbed by many comments online regarding the high crime rate of Dandenong. This thing is, the job requires me to work on shifts and even standby duties which means i may have to go to my workplace in the middle of the night. I do not have a driving license. Can i have your views on this? Thanks a lot!
  11. The full article can be read here:Frankston not in the hunt for Australia’s top bogan suburb | Article | The Punch Below is a summary. The people of Frankston, Victoria, deserve full marks for enterprise. But they’ve damaged their bogan credentials by becoming the latest mulletted suburb to jump on the I-Heart-New York-style merchandising bandwagon, with the suburb’s GDP ballooning to several thousand dollars with the sale of I Love Frankston t-shirts, stubbie holders and prophylactics. The Herald-Sun chronicled the marketing push last week, with residents of “Franga”, “Franghanistan” and “Funky Town” as Frankston is also known hailing the move as a sign their city was on the improve. It’s the kind of upwardy-mobile stuff which appalls committed westies such as bricklayer Todd Farrawell, from St Marys in Sydney’s West, who went public last month to bemoan the aspirationists who were getting all giggly about the “new buzz” out west. Mr Farrawell told The Sunday Telegraph that he feared metrosexual culture was invading the western suburbs. ``You see a few more blokes with their pants looking a bit too expensive and a bit too tight, and a few too many wearing pink shirts and drinking lattes when they should be having a beer,’’ he said. ``They need to man up.’‘ As much as it would pain Frankston’s bogan purists, in the key areas of crime, fashion, culinary options and job opportunities, the suburb isn’t really in the hunt when it comes to Australia’s top 10. The Punch has corralled its contributors, many of whom hail proudly from the wrong side of the tracks, to pencil the following shortlist - which is obviously open to challenge. In no particular order our top 10 bogan suburbs are: <strong>Albion Park NSW, Dandenong Vic, Kambah ACT, Redcliffe Qld, Wyoming NSW, Salisbury SA, Chigwell Tas, Ipswich Qld, Rockingham WA, Moe Vic.</strong>
  12. Hi Can anyone recommend a builder? We have just purchased some land (1 acre) and need to build a house at some stage. I was just wondering if anyone had any experience locally of a building company or kit house builder etc? thanks!:smile:
  13. Guest

    Pakenham or dandenong????

    Hi all, Could someone help with a dilemma please!!! We are moving out to one of the above two places next month but we dont know which one (cant decide) Can anyone help with their own views on either of the two places?? Thanks!!!!!!
  14. :err: Hi Can any body give us some feed back on what life is like and where they would recommend living in the Dandenong areas, (North,South,East & West) as well as Hampton Park/Berwick. Thanks Mark & Trace
  15. Guest

    Dandenong Area

    :err: Hi Can any body give us some feed back on what life is like and where they would recommend living in the Dandenong areas, (North,South,East & West) as well as Hampton Park/Berwick. Thanks Mark & Trace :wideeyed: