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Kalkallo

Kalkallo is a town in Victoria, Australia, 33 km north of the Melbourne city centre.

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  • Area:7.022 km2
  • Elevation:229 m
  • Population:105
  • Local Government Area:Hume City Council

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Kalkallo is a town in Victoria, Australia, 33 km north of the Melbourne city centre. It is local government area is the City of Hume. At the 2016 Census, Kalkallo had a population of 105. Located on the Hume Freeway, Kalkallo has a few streets, a service station and a pub. It is surrounded by farms not yet developed by the urban sprawl of Melbourne. The nearest access to public transport is the Donnybrook railway station which is serviced by regional V/Line trains. # History The Kalkallo area is located on the traditional lands of the people of the Woiwurrung. It is believed that the clan which occupied land including the South Morang area was the Wurundjeri William. Colonisation occurred in Victoria from 1835, and land sales commenced in the Parish of Kalkallo in 1840. An example of an early rural town settlement, Kalkallo contains many natural and cultural heritage sites of significance including churches, hotels, monuments, bridges, waterways and grasslands. In 1848 residents began requesting a post office for the township, and Kinlochewe Post Office opened on 1 November 1850. The post office was located in the Robert Burns Inn on Summerhill Road and Sydney Road. In 1854 it was moved and renamed Donnybrook, then renamed Kalkallo in 1874, before eventually closing in 1971. During the gold rush years the town boomed as travellers made their way up Sydney Road and the township featured seventeen accommodation houses, a police station, jail and court house. In the 1870s the duplication of the Hume Highway and the opening of the north-east railway decimated the population. # Weather # Things to do Kalkallo is a small town servicing the highway trade and surrounding agricultural district. Current community infrastructure includes: Kalkallo Common (a 9.8 ha crown land grassland reserve managed by Hume City Council) Kalkallo Cemetery Kalkallo CFA John Laffan Memorial Reserve (an 8ha reserve containing two ovals) ## New housing developments As a result of the urban growth boundary expansion, there have been a number of new housing developments established: MerrifieldMerrifield is an 880 hectare $8 Billion mixed-use development located on the corner of Donnybrook Road and the Hume Highway. Merrifield has been planned as an integrated mixed use development with capacity to provide 20,000 new jobs and homes for up to 30,000 people. Cloverton Located around the Ball Hill area, plans include a large metropolitan activity centre and a future train station north of Donnybrook. Clovertown will eventually house 30,000 residents. Kallo A smaller development north of Donnybrook Road that will border Merri Creek, close to the existing Donnybrook train station. Master plans outline 730 homes with 2000 residents with facilities such as a community centre, primary school, open space, nature reserve and town centre. The Woods - Mickleham

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