Yarraville is an affluent inner-western suburb of Melbourne, Australia, 6 km from Melbourne's Central Business District.
- Area:5.659 km2
- Elevation:20 m
- Local Government Area:Maribyrnong City Council
Yarraville is an affluent inner-western suburb of Melbourne, Australia, 6 km from Melbourne's Central Business District. It is in the local government area of the City of Maribyrnong. At the 2016 census, Yarraville had a population of 14,965. It is bordered on the east by the junction of the Maribyrnong and the Yarra Rivers, and its southern boundary is the West Gate Freeway.
In 2020, Yarraville was named Australia's best suburb and fifth in the world. The suburb lies immediately north of the West Gate Bridge, and immediately west of its namesake, the Yarra River. Features of Yarraville include C.J. Cruickshank Park, Yarraville Oval, Beaton Reserve, Yarraville Gardens, Stony Creek and the Yarraville Village Shopping Strip.
Yarraville is situated on basaltic land, and bluestone was extracted for ballast for boats on the Yarra River and Port Phillip Bay. In 1859 a railway line from Footscray to Williamstown was opened, which prompted land sales in an estate which the promoters named Yarraville.
During the decade of 1870, a railway stop and post office were opened, Methodists established the area's first church, and a new primary school commenced operating. By 1880, Yarraville was developing into a hub for factories due to the ease of movement of goods via the nearby rail and Yarra River.
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