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Campbellfield

Campbellfield is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 16 km north of Melbourne's central business district.

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  • Area:12.247 km2
  • Elevation:114 m
  • Population:5,056
  • Local Government Area:Hume City Council

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Campbellfield is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 16 km north of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Hume. At the 2016 Census, Campbellfield had a population of 5,056. # History The first Broadmeadows Post Office was open briefly in 1854 in Campbellfield. It reopened on 1 June 1856 and closed in 1893, replaced by the Campbellfield Railway Station office. This, in turn, was renamed Campbellfield around 1903.Campbellfield is home to Victoria's oldest church in east Broadmeadows. The Scots church was built on Sydney Road in 1842, and replaced by the present blue stone structure in 1855. It was placed on the National Estate and Victorian Heritage Register, and has been an icon of Victorian history. # Weather # Things to do Campbellfield was home to the Ford Australia's Broadmeadows Assembly factory on Sydney Road. Built in 1959, it is where the Falcon and Territory models were last manufactured in Australia. The Ford factory closed in October 2016 with the loss of 650 jobs.Campbellfield is a mixed residential and industrial/business suburb, with various industrial areas and business parks around the suburb. In 2011/2012 it was listed in the top four of Melbourne's most crime-ridden suburbs, and bottom 5 of Melbourne's most livable suburbs.The suburb has one public school (Campbellfield Heights Primary School). There are currently no private or high schools. Campbellfield has a strip of shops on Barry Road known as Fordgate and a shopping plaza on Sydney Road. Merlynston Creek has its source in National Boulevard Nature Reserve in Campbellfield just north of the Ford plant and next to the disused single track railway line.

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