Rippleside is a suburb of Geelong, Victoria, Australia.
- Area:0.518 km2
- Elevation:17 m
- Local Government Area:City of Greater Geelong
Rippleside is a suburb of Geelong, Victoria, Australia. The suburb overlooks Corio Bay. At the 2016 census, Rippleside had a population of 875.Rippleside adjoins Drumcondra, 2.5 kilometres (1.6 mi) north of Geelong City on Corio Bay. The locality covers the suburban area bounded by Corio Bay, East Victoria Street (the Western section is a part of North Geelong and separated by a pedestrian underpass), Melbourne Road and Rippleside Park.
Rippleside Park is a much sought-after location in Geelong; many of the properties located in the area represent the Victorian history that the area has experienced throughout its life. The area is known for its lucrative, and therefore expensive location.
For local residents, the suburb is within 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) of the North Geelong Railway Station and bus routes connected to Geelong City.
Geelong's early settlers targeted the area which is now Rippleside because of its convenience close to the Melbourne-Geelong Road which runs vertically to Rippleside Park. By 1854 after Geelong settlers choose their lands, The Rippleside Hotel and local General Store were opened. In 1857 the Melbourne-Geelong railway was opened, and the North Geelong railway station was opened and began operating soon after.
The Post Office opened on 19 May 1986, replacing the nearby North Geelong office.
The Balmoral Quay development, formerly known as Rippleside Quay, is currently under construction and will see the construction of over 50 luxury townhouses, a marina and a boardwalk connecting Rippleside Beach and St Helens Park. The development will cost an estimated $80 million.
In January 2018 the newly refurbished Rippleside beach and latest expansion of the Bay trail between Rippleside and St Helens beaches temporarily opened to the public.
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