Whilst Newport may not be as well recognised as some of its neighboring suburbs (namely Williamstown), the locale is still one of Melbourne’s current real estate hot spots.

Newport

Suburb Overview

Newport

Population: 11,244
Postcode: 3015
Location: 7.5km west of Melbourne
State electorate: Williamstown
Nearest train station: Newport
Positioned just seven kilometres west of Melbourne’s CBD, Newport features an abundance of its own recreation facilities and community services. The area also combines a diverse mix of ethnic, social and economic backgrounds further increasing its appeal to a wide base of Melbournians.

Newport is incorporated into the Local Government Area of the City of Hobsons Bay. In the past, Newport was a heavily industrial zone giving rise to numerous factories and warehouses. The Newport Power Station is still a feature of the suburb today, the chimney of which remains one of the tallest towers in Melbourne at 183 metres.

The residential streets of Newport host a combination of various housing types typical from the 19th and 20th Centuries. Older style worker’s cottages are popular for first home buyers and investors, with larger renovated period homes and new town houses more popular with families and working couples.

The median house price in December 2011 in Newport was $640,000. This has significantly increased over the last five to ten years as people identify the convenience of Newport’s location and the suburbs abundance of local infrastructure and amenities. In 2006 the median house price was $450,000.

Other significant features in the area include the Newport Lakes Park and the 'Substation' Community Arts centre. The centre provides a hub for local live music performances, art exhibitions, community events and the monthly artists market. Locals and visitors to Newport can also enjoy fishing, bike-riding, skate-boarding, kayaking and boating

Schools

Newport

Eating Out

Odd Spot

Where: 302 Melbourne Road, Newport, Victoria
Contact: (03) 9399 2241
Open: Mon-Sun 8am-4pm
Licensed: Yes
Owner and chef Sarah Pope had been serving up steaming hot coffee and home-made breakfasts and lunches at the Odd Sport for six years. She knows most of clientele by name – they’re all local residents and shop owners who make up the “regulars” at this friendly, relaxed café.

Sarah specialises in home made food. Everything, including the sauces, chutneys and mayonnaises are created in the Odd Sport kitchen. The result is a menu of delicious items that will tempt even the most fastidious customer.

There are more than 10 items on the “all day” breakfast menu including favourites such as the Breakfast Burrito, the Vegie Brekkie and a range of toasties using Turkish bread.

The Odd Spot has a warm, inviting atmosphere and customers are looked after by friendly staff. Whether you are after a coffee and muffin while reading the paper or breakfast with the lot, Odd Spot is likely to hit the spot!
  • Odd Spot

Events

Fashion Market - Melbourne Frock Swap

Date: Sunday 27th August 2017 from 10:00 - 4:00pm

We thought we'd add a little intro here – so you know who is behind Melbourne Frock Swap and who it is you are dealing with when you ring or email us :)

Melbourne Frock Swap was created and is run by Rachael and Nicole - sisters born and bred in Melbourne's West.  We are both mums now with 5 kids between us, all under 10.

We are both active (and addicted) members of our local Buy, Swap and Sell group on Facebook (hello IWBSS members!!); and after having bought and sold many a bargain on the site – we realised that there were a lot of people out there like us – with clothes in their wardrobes, good clothes, that just don’t fit anymore; or don’t suit us or that we bought on a whim (…guilty).  And while there is always a bargain to be had in the Facebook group – the problem with clothing is it is difficult to purchase without having to go over to a stranger’s house and try it on.  And while everyone has been lovely; we couldn’t help but think - wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could all get together to buy and sell all our clothing, shoes and accessories?  With change rooms on hand??

Our first market was a very small event; with little to no marketing behind it – we had a wonderful day, we sold a good amount of stock; but mostly we were surprised at just how much fun it is to spend the day with a bunch of like-minded women, who (for the most part) have left the men and kids at home.

We wanted to expand on that – so we’ve worked hard to create the new and improved Melbourne Frock Swap.  It is still a second hand clothing market, but it’s more than that too. We want to make sure it’s a lovely girl’s day out. 

There are a few things that are very important to us, that we focus on heavily:

Everyone is comfortable - we've made sure all the sites are indoors so there's no wind, rain, dirt & heat to deal with.

Everyone has plenty of space - the stalls are larger than your average market space & can easily be shared between friends

Everyone enjoys themselves – we are both there, in the thick of it, the whole day; checking on everyone and making sure everyone is happy and enjoying themselves. 

Everyone makes some money - experience has taught us that you can't please everyone;  at each market we get people who absolutely smash their expectations, and a few that don't make as much as they would like.  While we can't make customers buy your stuff - we can do our best to get as many people through the doors.  We promise that advertising and marketing is of the utmost importance to us and we are spreading the net as wide as we can, to make sure you get the most out of your money and your day.

Everyone is looked after - we're happy to come around and make sure you get a toilet break and grab some lunch if you are on your own.  We try to add a great range of yummy food options, coffee and some pamper stalls in there too.

No-one has to take anything home they don't want - we've teamed up with the Red Cross, who come along at the end of every market to take anyway anything you don't want to take home with you.   

 I hope this gives you a little bit of insight into the madness behind the name.  We are just two local girls who thought this might be a fun thing to do.  We really hope that, if you do join us; that you sell off all those unwanted things, bag yourself some bargains – and have a lovely day out as well.

 

Cheers,

Rachael and Nicole

  • Fashion Market - Melbourne Frock Swap

Yarraville Farmers Market

Saturday 19th August 2017 from 9am - 2pm
 

The Farmers Market Set in the beautiful Beaton Res. Gardens

Pick up something special from a wonderful selection of goods while shopping at the Farmers Market for essentials

Plus At the same time 9am to 2pm Next door at the Seniors Hall The Village Market – Arts Craft Fair Trade & upmarket recycle

  • Browse through our range of best value fresh fruit and vegetables, artisan bread, honey, free range eggs.
  • Stock up your pantry.
  • Take the Family plus dog meet a friend.
  • Sit down Tables and chairs provided.
  • Have Breakfast / coffee / Have a sandwich.
  • Yum Cho pastry.

While enjoying the fresh air and Peaceful surrounding garden.

Family’s enjoy one of the best children’s playground in Yarraville.

  • Yarraville Farmers Market

Getting Around

Metlink

Train lines: Williamstown and Werribee lines
Tram services: Number 82
Bus services: 215, 216, 219, 220, 223, 232
Public transport options are plentiful for local commuters living in Melbourne’s inner west. Buses, trams and trains all offer regular services during peak and off peak travel periods.

The two commuter train lines operating through the area are the Williamstown and Werribee lines. Travel time is only 20 minutes from Williamstown to the CBD. The larger stations along the line, often referred to as premium stations, include Williamstown, Footscray, Newport and North Melbourne. Each of these stations is fully staffed from first train to last every day. Other smaller stops incorporate North Williamstown, Newport, Spotswood, Seddon and South Kensington.

Bus services to, from and within the inner west are also extensive. The 223 bus, for example, departs from the terminus at Highpoint Shopping Centre and runs across to Footscray Railway Station. From there it continues via Irving Street, Nicholson Street, Buckley Street, Victoria Street, Charles Street and Williamstown Road to the terminus near Somerville Road in Yarraville. Route 223 is a premium service, featuring frequent service and extended operating hours.

There are also other comprehensive bus services running from Williamstown to Moonee Ponds, Newport to Yarraville and Yarraville to Highpoint, to name just a few. The nightrider bus service operates to the west running from the city via Spotswood, Newport, Altona and Point Cook before terminating in Werribee. The nightrider service operates late into the night on Saturdays and Sundays.

Tram coverage is more limited in the inner west. The number 82 tram operates from Monee Ponds to Footscray taking in the Footscray Market and the Footscray Mall.

For timetables and further information regarding public transport in Melbourne’s inner west, check out the Metlink’s website.

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