St Helena, Victoria

St Helena, Victoria

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St Helena, Victoria

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St Helena is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 21 km north-east from Melbourne's central business district. Its Local Government Area is the City of Banyule.

History

St Helena was settled by Anthony Beale, who had previously lived on the island of Saint Helena in the Atlantic Ocean before migrating to Australia in the 1830s. He eventually purchased land on the Plenty River, including the area that is now known as St Helena.

St Helena today

St. Helena is a residential area, with about 3000 residents.

St. Helena Marketplace is a shopping centre consisting of a Woolworths supermarket and smaller retailers such as Pizza Pronto.

Schools within St Helena are St Helena Secondary College, Glen Katherine Primary School and Holy Trinity Primary School.

There are a few medical clinics in St Helena.

Government areas

  • Local government: Beale ward in the City of Banyule, represented by Cr. Wayne Phillips.
  • Victorian State electorate: Eltham, represented by Steve Herbert MLA.
  • Federal electorate: Jagajaga, represented by Jenny Macklin MP.


Sport

St Helena is represented in basketball by the St.Helena Saints Basketball Club, who play in the DVBA. The club trains at St.Helena Secondary basketball stadium. There are no other sporting teams that represent St.Helena but Anthony Beale Reserve, which is in St.Helena, is the home ground of the Greensborough Junior Football Club

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