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Maribyrnong

Maribyrnong is an inner suburb 8 km north-west of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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  • Area:5.493 km2
  • Elevation:41 m
  • Population:12,216
  • Local Government Area:Maribyrnong City Council

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Maribyrnong is an inner suburb 8 km north-west of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its local government area is the City of Maribyrnong, part of the River Ward. At the 2016 census, Maribyrnong had a population of 12,216.Maribyrnong takes its name from the Maribyrnong River which bounds the suburb to the north and east. Its other borders are Williamson Road, Rosamond Road, Mephan Street and Owen Street to the south. Maribyrnong contains Highpoint Shopping Centre, one of Australia's largest shopping centres. # History A Maribyrnong Post Office opened on 19 March 1881 and closed in 1887. It reopened in 1912 and closed again in 1975. There is currently an Australia Post shop at Highpoint Shopping Centre. Maribyrnong is home to the Department of Defence ammunitions factory and storage facility. Although many of the buildings are now disused, the site has now been earmarked for development by the State Government for housing and low density commercial infrastructure. Maribyrnong contains several schools, both Catholic and State Government run. Maribyrnong College (est 1958) is the sole high school in the suburb, which recently underwent significant renovations by the State Government. St Margarets Catholic Primary School and nearby Footscray North Primary School both cater for primary school aged children in the area. There are also kindergarten and child care centres within Maribyrnong. # Weather # Things to do

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