Moonah is a suburb in the city of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia located approximately 5 km north of the central business district of Hobart, and lying directly north of the inner city suburb New Town. In the 2016 Australian census, the population of Moonah was 5,421.[1]

History

West Moonah and Moonah in 1954

Originally land given free to settlers along the banks of the New Town Rivulet, this area eventually became known as the suburbs of New Town and Moonah.

Today

The key transport axis of the suburb is Main Road, which runs between Derwent Park to the north and New Town to the south. Metro Tasmania routes run along this corridor with several stops in Moonah.[2]

The Moonah shopping district is located largely between Florence Street and Amy Street, and includes a range of retail shops, restaurants and cafes, offices, banks, service stations, a newsagent, an auction house and a post office.

Large areas of the suburb are residential. Industrial zones are found along Charles St, Sunderland St and Gormanston Rd. Moonah is home to a major office of the state water company TasWater.

Glenorchy City Council's Moonah Arts Centre opened in 2015 and hosts exhibitions, events and classes.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Moonah (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Hobart North Network" (PDF). Metro Tas. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  3. ^ "About MAC". Moonah Arts Centre. Retrieved 13 July 2020.