Footscray has been identified as a Central Activity Destrict by the Victorian Government with emphasis on more housing, employment, recreation and commercial opportunities all within an improved public transport network.
The suburb of Footscray is home to over 11,000 people with over 35% of the population being CALD communities (cultural and linguistically diverse) over 165 languages.
- 10 minutes from the heart of Melbourne
- 5 minutes from the national rail centre
- 20 minutes from Melbourne's International Airport
- 5 minutes from the Port of Melbourne
Footscray is the transport hub of the western region with the second busiest public transport interchange in Melbourne.
The estimated week day number of passengers using Footscray Station is estimated at 12,000. This is expected to double within the next 10 years.
Footscray station has three suburban train lines running through it including the St Albans, Williamstown and the Werribee lines.
Footscray is located at the junction of the St Albans and Williamstown/Werribee lines and as such, has high frequencies of passenger train services.
Three regional fast rail services pass through Footscray staiton - to Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo.
Sixteen different bus services service the area as well as a tram service between Footscray to Moonee Ponds.
Public transport patronage is relatively high with 12 percent of all work trips made by public transport in contrast to the Melbourne average of 10 percent.
|Jun 21, 2012||Footscray Demographics||1.5 MB|