- Darley, Victoria
Bacchus Marsh, Victoria
Population: 6,754(2006) Postcode: 3340 Coordinates: Coordinates: Location: 2 km (1 mi) from Bacchus Marsh LGA: Shire of Moorabool State District: Melton Federal Division: Ballarat Suburbs around Darley: Korobeit Coimadai Merrimu Pentland Hills Darley Merrimu Bacchus Marsh Bacchus Marsh Bacchus Marsh
Darley is a suburb of Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia located directly north of the central area across the Western Freeway. It is the most populous locality and earliest settlement (1838) in Bacchus Marsh. At the 2006 census, Darley had a population of 6,754.
It is bordered by the Lerderderg River to the east, Korkuperrimui Creek to the west, Western Freeway to the south and Lerderderg State Park to the north. Darley is located on the rural-urban fringe, the topography varies but is mostly undulating.
It began as a small agricultural settlement on the bend of the Lerderderg River in 1838 and was surveyed and proclaimed a town in 1861.
In recent decades Darley has rapidly grown and has become a major suburban area of Bacchus Marsh with a large number of housing estates and developments to the east south and north capitalising on Darley's proximity to the freeway.
The suburb is home to Bacchus Marsh Secondary College (extension closed 2008 relocated back to Maddingley), Darley primary school, Pentland Hills Primary School, large sports oval (Darley Oval)home to the Darley Football Club, IGA supermarket and small commercial centre on Albert Street.
- ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Darley (state suburb) )". 2006 Census QuickStats. http://www.censusdata.abs.gov.au/ABSNavigation/prenav/LocationSearch?collection=Census&period=2006&areacode=UCL202000&producttype=QuickStats&breadcrumb=PL&action=401. Retrieved 2007-10-25.
Towns in the Shire of Moorabool
Bacchus Marsh • Ballan • Balliang • Balliang East • Barkstead • Barrys Reef • Beremboke • Blackwood • Blakeville • Bolwarrah • Bullarook • Bullarto South • Bunding • Bungal • Bungaree • Buninyong • Cargerie • Clarendon • Claretown • Clarkes Hill • Coimadai • Colbrook • Dales Creek • Darley • Dunnstown • Durham Lead • Elaine • Fiskville • Glenmore • Glen Park • Gordon • Greendale • Grenville • Hopetoun Park • Ingliston • Korobeit • Korweinguboora • Lal Lal • Leigh Creek • Lerderderg • Long Forest Maddingley • Millbrook • Meredith • Merrimu • Mollongghip • Morrisons • Mount Doran • Mount Egerton • Mount Wallace • Myrniong • Navigators Parwan • Pentland Hills • Pootilla • Rowsley • Scotsburn • Spargo Creek • Springbank • Trentham • Wallace • Warrenheip • Watten Flat • Yendon
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