Seaford is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 36 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district.
- Area:12.397 km2
- Elevation:8 m
- Local Government Area:Frankston City Council
Seaford is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 36 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Frankston. At the 2016 census, Seaford had a population of 16,463.
Seaford was the site of the Karrum Karrum swamp, which was utilised for food by the Bunurong Aboriginal people.In the early twentieth century, after European settlement, the swamp was drained for farming purposes (with wet areas remaining only at low lands; including Seaford and the Edithvale wetlands).The name Seaford arose during a meeting of local residents in 1913, called to decide upon a name for the settlement and the new railway station about to open.It was agreed that the name should contain some reference to the sea.Councillor Sydney Plowman suggested "Seaford", dropping the "l" from his home town of Sleaford, in Lincolnshire, England.The suggestion was adopted.The Seaford Post Office opened on 6 March 1914.During the 1950s and 1960s, the suburb grew as a result of affordability, and proximity to the beach and Frankston.In 1985 a report was produced titled Ecology and Management of Seaford Swamp, recommending the creation of lagoons, substantial tree plantations and improvement of public facilities. These initiatives were implemented by the City of Frankston and Melbourne Water, using funds from the Melbourne Parks and Waterways Grants Program.
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