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Gladstone Park is a suburb in Melbournemarker, Victoriamarker, Australia, 19 km north-west from Melbourne's central business districtmarker. Its Local Government Area is the City of Hume. At the 2006 Census, Gladstone Park had a population of 8669.

It is bounded by the Tullamarine Freewaymarker and Mickleham Road to the West, Broadmeadows Road to the North, The Jacana Valley to the East and the Western Ring Road to the South.

Gladstone Park Post Office opened on 4 February 1985 as the suburb was developed.

Gladstone Park is most famous for being the location where Melbourne's bloodiest underworld started. Carl Williams was shot in the stomach by Jason Moran at a small park in Barrington Crescent in 1999.

Education

  • Gladstone Park Primary School
  • Gladstone Park Secondary College
  • Gladstone Views Primary School
  • Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School
  • Gladstone Park Music School


See also

The suburb also contains a high school, three primary schools, a pre school, two churches, a shopping centre, a community centre, a bingo centre, football oval, soccer field, tennis club, two basketball arenas, outdoor basketball courts, lawn bowls club, indoor sports centre, fitness club, extensive bike track, three parks, local pub, community library, nursing home and more.

The main streets of the suburb include North Circular Road, South Circular Road, Carrick Drive, Claredale Avenue, Rylands Drive and Gladstone Park Drive

The closest railway station is Broadmeadows Railway Station, on the Craigeburn Line. Whilst, the closest tram line is in the neighbouring suburb of Airport West. Bus services run everyday throughout all of Gladstone Park

The Gladstone Park Shopping centre includes major stores such as Safeway, IGA Supermarkets, Dimmeys, Spoils, Bakers Delight, Michelles, Terry White Chemists and Blockbuster Video as well as including financial institutions like Commonwealth Bank, Westpac Bank and Wizard Home Loans. In addition to these stores, the centre includes a newsagent, numerous hair salons, many food outlets, a range of clothing stores and discount stores.

References

  1. http://www.melbournecrime.bizhosting.com/carl.williams.htm


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