Bentleigh, Victoria


Bentleigh, Victoria

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


caption =
lga = City of Glen Eira
postcode = 3204
pop = 14,271 (2006)Census 2006 AUS | id = SSC21073 | name = Bentleigh (State Suburb) | accessdate = 2007-09-26 | quick = on]
area = 4.7
est =
propval = $630,000 [ [http://www.domain.com.au/public/suburbprofile.aspx?suburb=Bentleigh&postcode=3204 Bentleigh] , accessed 21 January 2008]
stategov = Bentleigh
fedgov = Goldstein
dist1 = 15
location1= Melbourne
near-nw = Brighton East
near-n = McKinnon
near-ne = Bentleigh East
near-w = Brighton East
near-e = Bentleigh East
near-sw = Hampton East
near-s = Moorabbin
near-se = Moorabbin

Bentleigh is a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, in the state of Victoria, located within the Local Government Area of the City of Glen Eira. Its postcode is 3204 and it is located 14 km south east of the Melbourne central business district.

Bentleigh was named after the infamous Victorian politician, Thomas Bent.

It is home to Alnutt Park, Victory Park, Halley Park, and Bentleigh Memorial Gardens. Centre Road, Bentleigh, is a strip shopping centre of over 250 retail businesses [ [http://www.shopbentleigh.com.au/traders_atoz.asp Bentleigh list of shops A-Z] , accessed 11 July 2008] , with a focus on fresh food, continental delis and cake shops and cafes. Its schools (East Bentleigh included) are Bentleigh Secondary College, Our Lady Of the Sacred Heart College, Tucker Road Primary School, Bentleigh West Primary School, East Bentleigh Primary School, Valkstone Primary School, and St. Paul's Primary School.

Public Transport

Bentleigh has two railway stations, Bentleigh and Patterson, the former is the end of zone 1 on the Frankston train line [ [http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/maps_stations_stops/metropolitan_trains/frankston_line_including_stony_point Frankston line map] ] .

The level crossing at Bentleigh railway station was upgraded in 2006 at a cost of AUD$1.2 million and included sirens as well as bells, red man lights, 'Another Train is Coming' lights and latches on the emergency exit [ [http://www.transport.vic.gov.au/doi/doielect.nsf/2a6bd98dee287482ca256915001cff0c/e897201fd0b61115ca2571ed0002e37b/$FILE/Bentleigh.pdf Bentleigh pedestrian crossing trial site fully operational (Victorian Government media release)] , accessed 11 July 2008] . This was after several fatal accidents at the crossing involving pedestrians.

Bentleigh is also serviced by two bus services, the 703 and 701, both are run by Ventura Bus Lines. The 703 is a SmartBus service which runs from Middle Brighton to Blackburn through Bentleigh's main shopping strip Centre Road [ [http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/maps_stations_stops/metropolitan_buses/bus_703 703 bus timetable] ] . The 701 service starts from Bentleigh railway station and terminates at Oakleigh railway station. [ [http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/maps_stations_stops/metropolitan_buses/bus_701 701 bus timetable] ] As part of the State Government's $10.5 billion transport plan the 701 service has been upgraded and the operating hours expanded to run seven-days-a-week for the first time.

References

External links

* [http://web.archive.org/web/20040815102059/www.arts.monash.edu.au/ncas/multimedia/gazetteer/list/bentleigh.html Australian Places - Bentleigh & Bentleigh East]


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