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    Suburb Information for Melba (ACT 2615)

History

Melba was named after Dame Nellie Melba, GBE (Mrs Helen Porter Armstrong), (1861-1931). Dame Nellie Melba was a world famous coloratura soprano who was considered to be the first Australian singer to gain world recognition, particularly in the operatic sphere.

The suburb name "Melba" was gazetted on 9 September 1971

Street Naming Theme

Street names in Melba are named after musicians.

Facilities

Distance to City GPO:

1.9 km

Closest Major Shopping Centre

BELCONNEN MALL - 3.3 km

Closest hospital

CALVARY PRIVATE HOSPITAL - 5.5 km

Closest Educational Institutions:

Primary School

MT ROGERS PRIMARY SCHOOL, MELBA - 0.3 km

High School

MELBA COPLAND HIGH SCHOOL, MELBA - 0.6 km

College

MELBA COPLAND COLLEGE, MELBA - 0.5 km

University

UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA, BRUCE - 4.2 km

(approximate straight line distances)

Profile

Houses: 82.8%
Townhouses: 15.5%
Flats & units: 1.4%
Other: 0.3%
Average age: 39 years
Population: 3,200