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Driving Victoria: Lakes Entrance - Pakenham
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House and Land Packages in Pakenham VIC
Published: 2017/01/12
Channel: Local Builders
Time Lapse - a day in Pakenham.
Time Lapse - a day in Pakenham.
Published: 2012/02/16
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Driving to Salvo Store Pakenham
Driving to Salvo Store Pakenham
Published: 2014/12/18
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DJI Mavic Pro Flight   Pakenham Victoria @ Club Officer
DJI Mavic Pro Flight Pakenham Victoria @ Club Officer
Published: 2017/04/15
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2016 08 02 Drone Footage Wetlands Pakenham, Victoria, Australia
2016 08 02 Drone Footage Wetlands Pakenham, Victoria, Australia
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FireTeam Ministry Revival in Victoria Melbourne Australia Pakenham
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Fish Farm - Aquaculture Business for Sale - Pakenham, VIC
Fish Farm - Aquaculture Business for Sale - Pakenham, VIC
Published: 2015/07/16
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4 Pownceby Court Pakenham, Victoria
4 Pownceby Court Pakenham, Victoria
Published: 2017/10/10
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Melbourne Property, Public Property talks Investment properties , Pakenham  Vic 3810
Melbourne Property, Public Property talks Investment properties , Pakenham Vic 3810
Published: 2015/05/19
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Flash Flood 2011 Melbourne ( Pakenham / Victoria )
Flash Flood 2011 Melbourne ( Pakenham / Victoria )
Published: 2011/02/05
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Funeral Service Pakenham VIC - David W Bull Funeral Director
Funeral Service Pakenham VIC - David W Bull Funeral Director
Published: 2014/03/14
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Sewing Connection - Pakenham VIC
Sewing Connection - Pakenham VIC
Published: 2017/06/29
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27 Storey Drive, Pakenham, VIC
27 Storey Drive, Pakenham, VIC
Published: 2013/09/03
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Wedding at Iona nr Pakenham, Vic
Wedding at Iona nr Pakenham, Vic
Published: 2012/11/05
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Sapphire Spas - Manufacturing Plant - Pakenham Victoria
Sapphire Spas - Manufacturing Plant - Pakenham Victoria
Published: 2016/03/22
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Melbourne Metro : Pakenham Line
Melbourne Metro : Pakenham Line
Published: 2015/11/16
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Yamaha Victorian Off Road Championships  Pakenham 2016
Yamaha Victorian Off Road Championships Pakenham 2016
Published: 2016/05/30
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2 Green Orchid Circuit, Pakenham, VIC
2 Green Orchid Circuit, Pakenham, VIC
Published: 2014/04/16
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12 Nabilla Court, Pakenham, VIC
12 Nabilla Court, Pakenham, VIC
Published: 2015/05/26
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2 Bilby Court, Pakenham, VIC
Published: 2015/02/20
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3 The Circuit, Pakenham, VIC
3 The Circuit, Pakenham, VIC
Published: 2015/01/22
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19 Freeman Drive, Pakenham, VIC
19 Freeman Drive, Pakenham, VIC
Published: 2015/02/24
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22 Honeysuckle Close, Pakenham, VIC
22 Honeysuckle Close, Pakenham, VIC
Published: 2013/05/28
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65 Storey Drive, Pakenham, VIC
65 Storey Drive, Pakenham, VIC
Published: 2013/06/24
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7/1 Walnut Way, Pakenham, VIC
7/1 Walnut Way, Pakenham, VIC
Published: 2015/01/13
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11 Veitch Court, Pakenham, VIC
11 Veitch Court, Pakenham, VIC
Published: 2015/02/04
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13 Lavender Avenue , Pakenham, VIC
13 Lavender Avenue , Pakenham, VIC
Published: 2013/05/22
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10 Dealbata Lane, Pakenham, VIC
10 Dealbata Lane, Pakenham, VIC
Published: 2014/11/13
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14 Booth Place, Pakenham, VIC
14 Booth Place, Pakenham, VIC
Published: 2014/03/13
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20 Jacaranda Way, Pakenham, VIC
20 Jacaranda Way, Pakenham, VIC
Published: 2014/10/03
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2 Griffith Mews, Pakenham, VIC
2 Griffith Mews, Pakenham, VIC
Published: 2013/07/20
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14 Stable Street, Pakenham, VIC
14 Stable Street, Pakenham, VIC
Published: 2014/12/03
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8 Edmund Street, Pakenham, VIC
8 Edmund Street, Pakenham, VIC
Published: 2014/10/07
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40 Clifford Drive, Pakenham, VIC
40 Clifford Drive, Pakenham, VIC
Published: 2014/06/24
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28 Clearwater Drive, Pakenham, VIC
28 Clearwater Drive, Pakenham, VIC
Published: 2014/09/03
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27 Celebration Circuit, Pakenham, VIC
27 Celebration Circuit, Pakenham, VIC
Published: 2014/07/18
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Vline Trains Pakenham - Gippsland Line Victoria
Vline Trains Pakenham - Gippsland Line Victoria
Published: 2016/05/22
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47 Botanic Drive, Pakenham, VIC
47 Botanic Drive, Pakenham, VIC
Published: 2013/06/11
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9 Pommel Street, Pakenham, VIC
9 Pommel Street, Pakenham, VIC
Published: 2014/02/05
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72 Storey Drive, Pakenham, VIC
72 Storey Drive, Pakenham, VIC
Published: 2013/06/29
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7 Sir Phillip Court, Pakenham, VIC
7 Sir Phillip Court, Pakenham, VIC
Published: 2013/11/13
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Pakenham VIC 20110205.3GP
Published: 2011/02/05
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6 Macquarie Circuit, Pakenham, VIC
6 Macquarie Circuit, Pakenham, VIC
Published: 2015/01/23
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23 Freeman Drive, Pakenham, VIC
23 Freeman Drive, Pakenham, VIC
Published: 2014/09/26
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Pakenham Skate Park
Pakenham Skate Park
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20 McGarvie Crescent, Pakenham, VIC
20 McGarvie Crescent, Pakenham, VIC
Published: 2014/01/29
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4 Frere Close, Pakenham, VIC
4 Frere Close, Pakenham, VIC
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25B Meeking Drive, Pakenham, VIC
25B Meeking Drive, Pakenham, VIC
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Pakenham
MelbourneVictoria
Packenham Aerial.jpg
Aerial view from south west
Pakenham is located in Melbourne
Pakenham
Pakenham
Coordinates 38°04′16″S 145°29′16″E / 38.0712°S 145.4878°E / -38.0712; 145.4878Coordinates: 38°04′16″S 145°29′16″E / 38.0712°S 145.4878°E / -38.0712; 145.4878
Population 46,421 (2016)[1]
Postcode(s) 3810
Elevation 101 m (331 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Cardinia
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s) McMillan
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
23.4 °C
74 °F
12.3 °C
54 °F
865 mm
34.1 in
Suburbs around Pakenham:
Beaconsfield Upper Pakenham Upper Nar Nar Goon North
Officer Pakenham Nar Nar Goon
Officer South Pakenham South and Koo Wee Rup Koo Wee Rup
Main Street, Pakenham

Pakenham is a satellite suburb of Melbourne on the edge of the West Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia, 56 km (35 mi) south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the Shire of Cardinia local government area. Pakenham recorded a population of 46,421 at the 2016 Census.

Pakenham has become a major growth area in south-eastern Melbourne as new housing developments have boosted its population and infrastructure, as exemplified in the development of the Lakeside, Heritage Springs & Cardinia Lakes estates.[2]

History[edit]

Pakenham was named after Sir Edward Pakenham, a British general who fought in the Peninsular War. The Neville and Bourke families arrived in Sydney on the Alquis in 1837, sponsored by the Governor George Gipps to migrate and settle in Melbourne. They arrived in Melbourne on the John Barry in 1839 and selected 5 miles by 5 miles of land now known as the area of Upper Pakenham.

The original Pakenham Post Office opened on 1 February 1859, was renamed Pakenham West on 1 October 1971, and was closed on 15 January 1974. The existing Pakenham Post Office was opened on 11 June 1888 as Pakenham Railway Station Post Office, was renamed Pakenham East in 1908, and further renamed Pakenham on 1 October 1971.[3] The railway station was opened on 8 October 1877 and was a part of the east link connecting Melbourne to Pakenham and other eastern towns.[4]

Demographics[edit]

In Pakenham 76.2% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth outside of Australia were England 4.8%, New Zealand 2.3%, India 1.2%, Scotland 0.8%, Sri Lanka 0.8% and Ireland 0.1%

Transport[edit]

VLocity heads to Melbourne passes K153 heads to Pakenham with K190 in 25 April 2010

Pakenham is on the main railway line between Melbourne and Gippsland, and its railway station marks the end of the suburban electrified service. Pakenham Station is the termination point of all services operated by Metro Trains Melbourne heading out of the city, but V/Line trains to and from Gippsland also serve Pakenham.

Cardinia Road railway station is located west of Pakenham station, between Pakenham and Officer. It carried its first train services on Sunday 22 April 2012.

Pakenham is also on the Princes Highway. The Pakenham bypass allows road traffic between Melbourne and Gippsland to bypass Pakenham, both shortening travel times and alleviating traffic congestion within Pakenham.[5] The main north-south roads through Pakenham head north to Healesville and south to Koo Wee Rup.

Media[edit]

Pakenham is serviced by one local newspaper: Star News Group's The Pakenham Gazette, available every Wednesday for $1. These newspapers are now redundant: Star's widely distributed Pakenham News, which was dropped into mailboxes free every Thursday around the town, the Pakenham-Cardinia Leader, which served the nearby township of Cardinia, dropped into mailboxes every Thursday, and the Pakenham Journal, a weekly paper, delivered weekly to houses around the town.

The 102-year-old Star News Group houses its main headquarters on the Princes Highway, Pakenham East.

Pakenham is in the coverage range of all the commercial radio stations in Melbourne, yet are also locally serviced by 94.3 Star FM, whose studios are situated in Warragul, about 45 kilometres (28 miles) away from the town.

Television services in the town are exactly the same as Melbourne's, yet being in the Gippsland area, regional television can also be accessed. Services such as WIN Gippsland and Southern Cross Ten are available to viewers, yet the signal strength tends to become stronger in the east of the town.

Facilities[edit]

Pakenham's public facilities include a sports and aquatic centre, Community Centre and Council Offices.

The aquatic centre includes a 25m indoor pool, with a gym, group fitness, creche, eight multipurpose sports courts and food facilities all incorporated in the one building. The centre, named Cardinia LiFE, is owned by the Cardinia Shire and managed by YMCA Victoria. Pakenham also has an outdoor pool open during the warmer weather. This was originally opened in 1957, and was reopened on 17 November 2007 after undergoing a $1.1 million redevelopment. The outdoor pool centre, also managed by YMCA Victoria, consists of a 50m pool, toddlers' pool with splash features, updated change rooms, kiosk, and water treatment plant.

Located on Webster Way, Pakenham, the centre boasts 18 floodlit courts all with plexicusion surfacing which is the same court surface as Melbourne Park, home of the Australia Open. The centre is Council owned and managed by the YMCA. The partnership is committed to providing a tennis centre for the community, to encourage tennis clubs, associations, schools and youth groups participate in tennis programs and tournaments.[6] Pakenham currently has one tennis club but proposals for a second are under consideration, with planned expenses for the clubhouse alone around $20 million.

Public schools include Pakenham Consolidated Primary School, Pakenham Hills Primary School, Pakenham Springs Primary School, Pakenham Lakeside Primary School and Pakenham Secondary College. Pakenham has one Catholic school, St Patrick's Catholic Primary, St Francis Xavier College.

Private schools include Beaconhills College (Valley Campus), Chairo Christian School (Pakenham Campus) and Lakeside Lutheran College.

Pakenham also has a Community College and Neighbourhood House located in Henry Street, which is managed by Living & Learning Pakenham Inc. (a Learn Local provider) and offers accredited & pre-accredited programs, migrant & refugee support, information and referral service, community development & volunteer opportunities and a space for other community organisations to access.[7]

Retail[edit]

Pakenham serves as a major retail centre in the Cardinia Shire, with outlets including an Aldi supermarket, four Woolworths supermarkets, four Coles supermarkets, and one of Target, Masters, Bunnings and Mitre 10 MEGA. In August 2009 it was announced by Cardinia Shire Council that a $80 million retail development would be built at current vacant Council land behind the Pakenham Library at the corner of John and Henty street. The centre is the largest in Pakenham, containing anchor stores such as a Woolworths supermarket, Cotton On and Big W, as well as 40 smaller specialty stores and 1,150 car parking spaces both above ground and underground.[8] The Pakenham Central Marketplace opened on 1 December 2011.[9]

Sport[edit]

Sporting activities in Pakenham include horse racing, lawn bowls, golf, baseball, cricket, little athletics, tennis, netball, floorball, basketball, rugby league, gridiron and football.

The local gridiron team, Pakenham Silverbacks are the reigning divisional champions.[10]

The Pakenham Racing Club which schedules around eleven race meetings a year including the Pakenham Cup meeting in March.[11] The Pakenham Picnic Racing Club also holds a meeting at the racecourse on New Years Day.

Pakenham's Australian Rules football team, the Pakenham Lions competes in the Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League. Hawthorn premiership ruckrover Peter Russo was raised in Pakenham as was current Collingwood speedster Tyson Goldsack.

The Pakenham basketball team, the Pakenham Warriors.

Recently the tennis club in Pakenham has had a major make over and now has six brand new courts, this is all part of the local councils "Whip into shape" plan that consists of the remodeling and updating of the local sports and recreation locations. The local rugby league team the Pakenham Eels was established in 2015.

Golfers play at the Pakenham and District Golf Club on Oaktree Drive.[12]

Environmental concerns[edit]

Since 2007, locals have been concerned by a re-occurring smell which has been regularly engulfing the town, impacting upon the amenity and health[13] of local residents and visitors. It had been described by some as resembling a burning chemical gas smell,[14] the stench of dead bodies[15][16] or as a putrid smell that was able to infiltrate homes.[17] The smell was found to originate from the Drovers Place area where Transpacific Industries, a leading organic waste recycler, was based. The business has since closed.[18][19][20] Concerns over the rapid pace of urban expansion in the Pakenham area have also been raised, as traditional farmland surrounding the town has been rezoned to allow for the development of housing estates, causing protests by some residents who have sought to have these undeveloped or 'green wedge' lands protected.[21]

See also[edit]

  • Shire of Pakenham - Pakenham was previously within this former local government area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Pakenham (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 September 2017.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Millar, Royce; Mann, Simon (3 May 2008). "A city on the edge". The Age. Melbourne, Australia. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008 
  4. ^ Atkinson, H. K., Suburban Tickets of the Victorian Railways, 1991.
  5. ^ "Press Release Distribution" (Press release). Media-Newswire.com. 3 December 2007. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  6. ^ http://www.pakenham.ymca.org.au/about/about-the-centre.html
  7. ^ https://www.livinglearning.org.au/
  8. ^ http://www.pakenhamcentralmarketplace.com.au/
  9. ^ Parking at heart of retail talks
  10. ^ http://pakenham.starcommunity.com.au/gazette/2015-08-19/champions-built-on-grit/
  11. ^ Country Racing Victoria, Pakenham Racing Club, archived from the original on 19 July 2008, retrieved 7 May 2009 
  12. ^ Golf Select, Pakenham and District, retrieved 11 May 2009 
  13. ^ "Stink is back". Star News Group. 22 April 2010. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  14. ^ "Something stinks". Star News Group. 26 November 2009. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  15. ^ "Search on for stench". Star News Group. 3 December 2009. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  16. ^ "On the nose". Star News Group. 27 May 2010. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  17. ^ "Sick of Stench". Star News Group. 9 December 2009. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  18. ^ Star News Group – Big if over whiff
  19. ^ "Still stinking". Star News Group. 3 June 2010. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  20. ^ "Stopping the stink". Star News Group. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  21. ^ "Cardinia ratepayers battle green wedge 'folly'". Casey Weekly. 10 March 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 

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