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Knoxfield

Knoxfield is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 27 km east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Knox local government area.

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  • Area:5.465 km2
  • Elevation:72 m
  • Population:7,462
  • Local Government Area:Knox City Council

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Knoxfield is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 27 km east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Knox local government area. Knoxfield recorded a population of 7,462 at the 2016 Census. # History Knoxfield is named after Sir George Hodges Knox, former local and state parliamentarian. Development of the area dates primarily from the 1950s and rapid growth took place during the 1960s and 1970s. Knoxfield Post Office opened on 31 July 1961 as the suburb was developed. The northern area of Knoxfield experienced substantial growth from the 1970s. The population increased during the early 1990s, and then was relatively stable from the mid-1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area. There has been a recent decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.Knoxfield is unique, as most of the streets are named after the residents who lived there. Some people are still living in the streets that were named after them. # Weather # Things to do Knoxfield has a small industrial area mainly concerned with the production and sale of food. A small number of graphic design businesses and printeries make their home in Knoxfield. The suburb is well known for the Knox Athletics Track and the Gilbert Reserve. Gilbert Reserve is quite large, and regularly holds softball and baseball matches. Knoxfield also boasts a large BMX track, which is often used for BMX competitions and the R.D. Egan-Lee Reserve which is regularly used by walkers and hosts a soccer club. The track is also open for use by the public. Next to Gilbert Reserve is a local skatepark which was accessible from early 2008. There is a Coles Express service station on the corner of Ferntree Gully Road and Scoresby road which sells fuel as well as a small selection from the Coles Supermarket range. Also in Knoxfield, there is the Carrington Park Leisure Centre, which is mainly used for gymnastics and fitness. It has also hosted state and national competitions. A family play centre called Big Slide is located in Knoxfield The Eastern Sports Centre also calls Knoxfield homeand hosts futsal, indoor soccer, netball, and cricket. There are also a number of decorated bus shelters which are the creation of the Placemakers. The north east part of Knoxfield, incorporating such roads as Amelia Street, Bunnett Road and Hugh Street, is sometimes referred to as the French quarter of Knoxfield due to its magnificent houses and proximity to both Burwood Highway and Scoresby Road, both famous roads that run through the city of Paris.

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