Laverton is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 17 km southwest of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the Cities of Hobsons Bay and Wyndham local government areas.
- Area:3.76 km2
- Elevation:13 m
- Local Government Area:Hobsons Bay City Council
Laverton is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 17 km southwest of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the Cities of Hobsons Bay and Wyndham local government areas. Laverton recorded a population of 4,915 at the 2016 Census.
Laverton is home to the Melbourne Ballpark state baseball stadium, which hosts several national events each year, including home games of the Melbourne aces who compete in the Australian Baseball League.
Laverton is connected to the Werribee railway line at Laverton station and Aircraft station.
Laverton is serviced by a network of primary and secondary state arterial roads, including major arterials such as the Princes Freeway, where there is an entry ramp via Point Cook Road (Aviation Road).
Replacement of the railway crossing with a bridge was finished in 2019.
Laverton's history starts in 1886 when the sale of land in the suburb was promoted by Staples Wise and Company. The first station to be opened beyond Newport on the way to Geelong was Laverton Station, in the same year. Laverton Post Office opened on 9 April 1888. Today Aircraft station is nearby, named from the Williams RAAF base, opened in 1921, seven years after a base was established at Point Cook.
In the 1950s a second primary school was built in Laverton, having over 900 students in 1966. Two more primary schools and a high school were established around this time. There is a police station near Laverton railway station.
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