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Mount Duneed
GeelongVictoria
Population 623 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 3217
Location
LGA(s)
  • City of Greater Geelong
  • Surf Coast Shire
State electorate(s) South Barwon
Federal Division(s) Corangamite
Suburbs around Mount Duneed:
Waurn Ponds Grovedale Charlemont
Freshwater Creek Mount Duneed Armstrong Creek
Freshwater Creek Torquay Connewarre

Mount Duneed is a suburb of Geelong, Victoria, Australia. It is divided between the City of Greater Geelong and Surf Coast Shire local government areas.

Much of the locality north of Lower Duneed Road is part of the large Armstrong Creek Growth Area, which was opened up for urban development from 2010. With the gazetting of the suburb Armstrong Creek in February 2012, Mount Duneed's southern boundary between Surf Coast Highway and Horseshoe Bend Road follows the boundary of the Armstrong Creek Urban Growth Area. The area north of Boundary Road, south of the Warrnambool railway line and west of the Surf Coast Highway, formerly part of Grovedale, became part of Mount Duneed.

History

The Post Office opened on 15 February 1860, but was known as Connewarre for some months then Puelba until 1864. It was renamed Mount Duneed on 1 April 1864. It closed in 1959.

The Geelong Airport was located in Mount Duneed, but it closed in 2011 after the area was opened up for urban residential development.

The locality has one site listed on the Victorian Heritage Register, Prefabricated Iron Cottage.

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