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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 32,911 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 3810
Elevation 101 m (331 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Cardinia
State electorate(s) Mainly Bass, some parts in Gembrook
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 from Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is Cardinia Shire. At the 2011 Census, Pakenham had a population of 32,911.[1]

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 (developed by Lend Lease Group) and Heritage Springs 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 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]

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 has been constructed in Pakenham, adjacent to the Lakeside estate. It carried its first train services on Sunday 22 April 2012, although it will only have off-peak services stopping there until an electrical upgrade, due for completion by the end of 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 take one north to Healesville and south to Koo Wee Rup.

Media[edit]

Pakenham is serviced by four local newspapers: Star News Group's The Pakenham Gazette, available every Wednesday for $1, and Star's widely distributed Pakenham News, which is dropped into mailboxes free every Thursday around the town, the Pakenham-Cardinia Leader, which also serves 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 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. 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.

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

Pakenham also has a community centre which is run by the Salvation Army and a vocational education provider LLINC (Living and Learning Incorporated).

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, Dick Smith electronics and Big W, as well as 40 smaller specialty stores and 1,150 car parking spaces both above ground and underground.[6] The Pakenham Central Marketplace opened on 1 December 2011.[7]

Sport[edit]

Sporting activities in Pakenham include horse racing, lawn bowls, golf, baseball, cricket, little athletics, tennis, netball, Floorball, Basketball and football.

The Pakenham Racing Club which schedules around eleven race meetings a year including the Pakenham Cup meeting in March.[8] The Pakenham Picnic Racing Club also holds a meeting at the racecourse on New Years Day.

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

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.

Golfers play at the Pakenham and District Golf Club on Oaktree Drive.[9]

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[10] of local residents and visitors. It had been described by some as resembling a burning chemical gas smell,[11] the stench of dead bodies[12][13] or as a putrid smell that was able to infiltrate homes.[14] 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.[15][16][17] 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.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Pakenham (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Millar, Royce; Mann, Simon (3 May 2008). "A city on the edge". The Age (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.pakenhamcentralmarketplace.com.au/
  7. ^ Parking at heart of retail talks
  8. ^ Country Racing Victoria, Pakenham Racing Club, retrieved 7 May 2009 [dead link]
  9. ^ Golf Select, Pakenham and District, retrieved 11 May 2009 
  10. ^ "Stink is back". Star News Group. 22 April 2010. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  11. ^ "Something stinks". Star News Group. 26 November 2009. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  12. ^ "Search on for stench". Star News Group. 3 December 2009. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  13. ^ "On the nose". Star News Group. 27 May 2010. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  14. ^ "Sick of Stench". Star News Group. 9 December 2009. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  15. ^ Star News Group – Big if over whiff
  16. ^ "Still stinking". Star News Group. 3 June 2010. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  17. ^ "Stopping the stink". Star News Group. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  18. ^ "Cardinia ratepayers battle green wedge 'folly'". Casey Weekly. 10 March 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 

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