Quiet and leafy, the suburb of Seddon is a small residential pocket just seven kilometres west of Melbourne’s city centre that has undergone significant gentrification over the past 10 years.

Seddon

Suburb Overview

Seddon

Seddon was earlier known as Belgravia, receiving its new name in 1906 after Richard Seddon, the New Zealand Prime Minister from 1893 to 1906, resided there before moving to Bendigo and later to New Zealand. The Belgravia Hotel, at 236 Nicholson Street in Footscray still carries Seddon's original name.

 

Seddon’s Local Government Area is the City of Maribyrnong with neighboring suburbs including Yarraville and Footscray. The land area of Seddon totals just one square kilometre with a population of around 4500. Most of the local residents are working professionals who live in a family unit.

 

Property types incorporate a high percentage of free standing, single fronted cottages of the Victorian or Edwardian eras and a smaller number of new and old apartments and townhouses. The median house price in Seddon has risen significantly over the past five to ten years. In December 2011 the median was $653,500, almost 12% above the overall city median.

 

The local neighborhood has also experienced rapid gentrification over the last decade, with many blue collar residents being replaced by families from higher socio-economic backgrounds. As a result a delicious food culture has emerged with Seddon playing host to some of the most frequented cafes and restaurants in the western suburbs of Melbourne.

 

The Seddon Cricket Club has its home ground in Yarraville Gardens. Seddon also shares its Australian Rules football team, Yarraville-Seddon, with neighbouring Yarraville. The team competes in the Western Region Football League.

 

Seddons postcode is the same as Footscrays – 3011, however local residents are proud of their separate suburb name and the locale looks set to continue to prosper over coming years.

 

 

Schools

There are no schools in the suburb of Seddon, but nearby schools include:

 

Footscray Primary

Kingsville Primary

Yarraville West Primary

Maribyrnong Secondary College
Footscray City Primary School

 

Eating Out

Luca Haus

Where: 86A Charles Street, Seddon
Contact: 9687 0039
Open: Mon - Fri, 8am-5.30pm. Weekends, 8-3pm
Licensed: Yes

When chef Lulu first moved to Seddon, she saw a gap in the local Charles St shopping strip for a good coffee shop and providore.  Together with business partner Micka, she has created Luca Haus – a friendly, relaxed café with a great selection of fresh, home made deli treats and providore products.

Using only the freshest ingredients (organic where possible) Lulu and her team create a range of savoury and sweet morsels on site, fresh every day. Regulars come back time and time again for the Veggie Breakfast, slow cooked beans or the Brioche French toast with Canadian maple syrup.

And let’s not forget the coffee, lovingly prepared by Baristas Micka and Cooley. “It’s all about the pour,” says Lulu. “And the crema.”  Such is their reputation for good coffee that Luca Haus recently featured in the Melbourne Coffee Army’s top 100 coffees.
The courtyard at the rear is sheltered by big market umbrellas and the emphasis is on relaxing while enjoying a coffee or breakfast/brunch treat.

Don’t have time to dine in? Why not pick something up from the deli or sweets cabinet for a picnic? Pastries, frittatas, paninis and sandwiches all beckon as do the French vanilla slice, flourless chocolate and raspberry cake or passionfruit cheesecake.

Luca Haus is a Seddon treasure to be savoured!

  • Luca Haus
  • Luca Haus

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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