Ringwood, Victoria

Ringwood, Victoria

Infobox Australian Place | type = suburb
name = Ringwood
city = Melbourne
state = vic

caption = Ringwood Clocktower
lga = City of Maroondah
postcode = 3134
pop = 15,185 (2006)Census 2006 AUS | id = SSC21563 | name = Ringwood (State Suburb) | accessdate = 2007-09-29 | quick = on]
area = 9.8
est =
propval = $310,875 [ [http://www.domain.com.au/public/suburbprofile.aspx?suburb=Ringwood&postcode=3134 Ringwood] , accessed 27 November 2006]
stategov = Bayswater, Warrandyte
fedgov = Deakin, Menzies
dist1 = 27
location1= Melbourne
near-nw = Donvale
near-n = Ringwood North
near-ne = Croydon
near-w = Mitcham
near-e = Ringwood East
near-sw = Vermont
near-s = Wantirna
near-se = Heathmont

Ringwood is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its Local Government Area is the City of Maroondah. It is notable as the location of a Cadbury production factory, and the Eastland Shopping Centre [http://www.eastland.com.au/] . The centre of Ringwood is based on Maroondah Highway (the continuation of Whitehorse Road from Blackburn). In 2008 Ringwood will be served by Eastlink, a new tollway in the eastern suburbs.

chools in Ringwood

Primary Schools:
* [http://www.greatryrieps.vic.edu.au Great Ryrie Primary School]
* [Eastwood Primary School, Alexandra Road, East Ringwood]
* [http://www.mullumps.vic.edu.au Mullum Primary School]

Secondary Colleges:
* [http://www.yvg.vic.edu.au Yarra Valley Grammar]
* [http://www.kalinda.vic.edu.au Kalinda Primary School]
* [http://www.norwoodsc.org Norwood Secondary College]
* [http://www.parkwood.vic.edu.au Parkwood Secondary College]
* [http://www.ringwoodsc.vic.edu.au Ringwood Secondary College]
* [http://www.olph.melb.catholic.edu.au Our Lady of Perpetual Help]
* [http://www.aquinas.vic.edu.au/web Aquinas Ringwood]
* [http://www.tintern.vic.edu.au/boys Southwood Boys' Grammar School]

porting Facilities

*Maroondah Indoor Sports Centre
*Ringwood Public Golf Course
*Proclamation Park
*Jubilee Park
*Mullum Mullum Reserve
*Ringwood Ice Rink (Closed 2005)

Transit City (Melbourne 2030)

Ringwood has been designated to be a Transit City as part of the Melbourne 2030 development plan by the Bracks government. Ringwood is a key gateway from Melbourne's CBD to the Yarra Valley.

Unfortunately, in April 2008, the Brumby Labour Government did not approve any of the plans for the construction of the new transport hub in the centre of Ringwood. The development of the aging Railway Station and facilities would provide improvements to several elements of the environs and to passenger safety.


As part of the Melbourne 2030 planning policy Ringwood became a designated 'Transit City' as a push to locate higher-density development near public transport facilities. The designation of Ringwood as a Transit City prompted community concerns over a lack of community consultation leading rise to the creation of the Ringwood Transit City Community Coalition (RTCCC).

Ringwood has a railway station that is an interchange for the Belgrave and Lilydale lines.



External links

* [http://web.archive.org/web/20050721105611/http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/ncas/multimedia/gazetteer/list/ringwood.html Brief history of Ringwood]
* [http://www.rhs.org.au/ Ringwood Historical Society]
* [http://www.dse.vic.gov.au/transitcities State Government Transit City Program]
* [http://www.greatryrieps.vic.edu.au/ Great Ryrie Primary School]

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