Located just 7.5km west of Melbourne, this sprawling suburb offers the convenience of inner city living with a little bit more space to enjoy it. The area also combines a diverse mix of ethnic, social and economic backgrounds further increasing its appeal to a wide base of Melbournians. One of the beautiful offerings of this suburb is the Newport Lakes Park, a bush oasis surrounding the lake. The ‘Substation’ Community Arts Centre is another great draw card, providing a hub for local live music performances, art exhibitions, community events and a monthly artist market.
Newport is a part of the City of Hobsons Bay council. In the past, Newport was a heavily industrial zone giving rise to numerous factories and warehouses. The Newport Power Station is still a landmark 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.
Schools in the area include:
Newport Gardens Primary School
Newport Lakes Primary School
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School
Bayside Secondary College
Victoria University also maintains a campus in Newport.