Aintree is a suburb in the outer west of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia located 29km west of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Melton. The suburb was gazetted by the Office of Geographic Names on 9 February 2017,[1] following a proposal for eleven new suburbs by the City of Melton; the new name officially came into effect in mid-2017.[2][3] The majority of the suburb is being developed by Woodlea Estate.[4]

Prior to the suburb's creation, the area was previously part of Rockbank.

History

On 26 October 2019, the suburb was host to a world record event. The world record broken was largest soccer lesson, with the total number of participants reaching 835.[5] This broke the previous world record by 130 people.[6] The event was performed at Frontier Park.

Education

The suburb is home to Bacchus Marsh Grammar's Woodlea Campus, which opened in February 2019.[7] It is on Frontier Avenue, located near the Woodlea Sports Ovals. The Bacchus Marsh Grammar Early Learning Centre is also located in Aintree.

Also to be located within the suburb is Rockbank North Primary School, which is expected to open to the public in early 2021.[8]

There are also plans for a future public secondary school.[9]

Recreation

The suburb has many parks and open spaces, including Frontier Reserve and Aintree Recreation Reserve, home to the Melton Warriors Rugby Union Club.[10] Other parks in the area include Boulion Park, Arbourton Park, Wireless Park, Jackwood Park and Nugget Park.

References

  1. ^ "Locality boundaries". Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  2. ^ Landy, Samantha (10 February 2017). "Eleven new suburbs to be established in the Melton growth area, west of Melbourne's CBD". Herald Sun. Archived from the original on 25 February 2017. Retrieved 25 February 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^ "New suburbs". City of Melton. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Woodlea - Masterplan". Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Guinness World Records - Largest football(soccer) lesson". Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  6. ^ "Woodlea breaks a GUINNESS WORLD RECORD!". Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  7. ^ "Woodlea wraps up 2019". Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  8. ^ "VSBA - Rockbank North Primary School (interim name)". Retrieved 1 June 2020.
  9. ^ "Woodlea -Lifestyle - Schools". Retrieved 1 June 2020.
  10. ^ "Aintree Recreation Reserve". Retrieved 26 May 2020.

External links

Media related to Aintree, Victoria at Wikimedia Commons