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Yallambie

Yallambie, is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 16 km north-east from Melbourne's Central Business District.

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  • Area:2.933 km2
  • Elevation:42 m
  • Population:4,117
  • Local Government Area:Banyule City Council

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Yallambie, is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 16 km north-east from Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Banyule. Yallambie shares the same postcode as neighbouring Macleod. At the 2016 census, Yallambie had a population of 4,117. Yallambie is a residential suburb stretched between Greensborough Road to the west and the Plenty River on its east. Its southern border is Lower Plenty Road and Yallambie Road in the north. The predominant feature in Yallambie is the Simpson Army Barracks. Originally known as the Watsonia Military Camp, it was set up during the Second World War. Yallambie's residential population almost doubled when a large parcel of reserved land behind the barracks was converted to residential use following rationalisation of military facilities during the late 1980s. This parcel of land is now known as the Streeton Views Estate. During the early 2000’s The Cascades an award-winning estate, set along a natural waterway was developed and provides a central feature of cascading water for residents of nearly 80 homes within the estate. The estate also offers relaxing and peaceful surrounds for the local community with wildlife and grassed areas along the water feature. Yallambie is home to the Federal Government agency Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA). Yallambie has never had a post office of that name, however the Simpson Barracks Post Office opened on 31 March 1987, replacing the Macleod office open since 1923, and was closed in 1996. A Watsonia Military office was open from 1942 until 1946 and a Watsonia Camp office was open from 1948 until 1952.Yallambie is also home to Streeton Primary School, which is a combination of 2 previous schools called Watsonia South Primary School & Yallambie Primary School which is located on the old Yallambie Primary School site. Streeton is named after well known artist Arthur Streeton. Yallambie's main pre-school facility is Yallambie Park Pre-School, which is located on the same road as Streeton Primary School. Public library service is provided by Yarra Plenty Regional Library.The nearest library is at Watsonia or Rosanna. # History # Weather # Things to do

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