Calwell, Australian Capital Territory

Calwell, Australian Capital Territory

Infobox Australian Place | type = suburb

name = Calwell
city = Canberra
state = Australian Capital Territory



lga = Tuggeranong
ACTgov = Brindabella
fedgov = Canberra
est = 1986
postcode = 2905
pop = 6,039 (2001 census)
propval = $305,000 (2005) [http://allhomes.com.au/c/ah?a=uisu&i=169]
near-nw = Isabella Plains
near-n = Isabella Plains
near-ne = Richardson
near-w = Gordon
near-e = Theodore
near-sw = Conder
near-s = Theodore
near-se = Theodore

Calwell is a medium sized suburb in the Australian Capital Territory. Tuggeranong Hill is on its southern border and it adjoins the suburbs of Theodore to the south, Richardson and Isabella Plains to the north. The Tuggeranong Homestead is to the north. On the eastern border is the Monaro Highway taking commuters to the Canberra city centre and from Canberra to Cooma.

History

The suburb was named after the Labor politician, the Right Honourable Arthur Augustus Calwell, PC, (1896-1973). The name was gazetted 5 August 1975.

Streets in the suburb are named in accordance with the theme of Victorian politicians.

uburb amenities

Calwell Centre

The Calwell Centre is a designated group centre located on Webber Crescent in the north of the suburb. The centre was developed in the early 1990s to serve Calwell, Richardson, Theodore and Isabella Plains. Prior to the development of the Lanyon Market Place in the late 1990s, the Calwell Centre also serviced Conder, Banks, and Gordon, . Among the retail and service outlets are a Woolworths supermarket, Caltex service station, tavern, Chinese restaurant and several other businesses. [ACTPLA (2002) [http://www.actpla.act.gov.au/tplan/variatio/dv158/finalv158.pdf Recommended Final Group Centres Feb 02.doc] , retrieved 30 August 2006 ] [ACTPLA (2006) [http://www.actpla.act.gov.au/tplan/variatio/dv158/tuggc.htm ACT GROUP CENTRES - CHARACTERISTICS OF OUTLETS] , retrieved 30 August 2006 ] . The [http://www.eastlakefc.com.au/cc/ Calwell Club] opened in 2004 and is located adjacent to the centre.

Schools

Government schools

* [http://www.calwellhs.act.edu.au/ Calwell High School] , located on Casey Crescent, opened in 1990 and caters for students in Years 7 to 10.
* [http://www.calwellps.act.edu.au/about_us Calwell Primary School] , located on Downard Street, opened in 1989 and caters for students From Pre School to Year 6.

Non-government schools

* [http://www.sfa.cg.catholic.edu.au/ St Francis of Assisi Primary School] , located on Casey Crescent, is a Catholic school that began operating from Holy Family School, Gowrie in 1988 and caters for students in Kindergarten to Year 6.

Churches

[http://smiv.org/index.html St Mary in the Valley Anglican Parish Centre] is located on the corner of Were Street and Webber Crescent; in addition to Church services the Parish also manages the Calwell Community Centre. [http://www.alliancechurch.org.au/ Alliance Church Tuggeranong] is also located on Were Street. Corpus Christi Catholic Parish, based in Gowrie, runs services in the hall at St Francis of Assisi Primary School.

Transport

Calwell is serviced by several ACTION bus routes. Routes 312 and 315 run every 20-60 minutes from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. respectively between the Theodore Terminus and the Spence Terminus or Belconnen Interchange. Route 12 runs between the Tuggeranong Interchange and the Theodore Terminus from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Route 15 also runs between the Tuggeranong Interchange and the Theodore Terminus or the Calwell Group Centre in the morning and evening. Route 769 runs from Theodore to City West in the morning peak hour and from City West to Theodore in the evening peak hour. Flexibus Service 969, which must be pre-booked before riding, runs a loop from Tuggeranong Interchange every hour from 9:40 p.m. to 11:40 p.m. [ACTION Buses (2006) [http://www.action.act.gov.au/ ACTION Buses] , retrieved 30 July 2006 ] Canberra Cabs and Queanbeyan taxis also service Calwell.

Geology

Deakin Volcanics green grey and purple rhyodacite of Silurian age form the base rock of Calwell. [Henderson G A M and Matveev G, Geology of Canberra, Queanbeyan and Environs 1:50000 1980.]

External links and references

* [http://www.abc.net.au/canberra/stories/m484757.ram/ ABC radio audio summary of the history of Calwell] RM format [ [http://www.ga.gov.au/bin/gazm01?placename=Banks&placetype=R&state=ACT Place names search, Geoscience Australia ] ]


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