- Cheltenham, Victoria
The City of Kingston Headquarters on Nepean Highway, Cheltenham.
Population: 19,523 (2006)  Established: 1854 Postcode: 3192 Area: 10.1 km² (3.9 sq mi) Location: 19 km (12 mi) from Melbourne LGA: State District: Sandringham, Mordialloc Federal Division: Hotham, Goldstein, Isaacs Suburbs around Cheltenham: Highett Highett Moorabbin Sandringham Cheltenham Heatherton Black Rock Beaumaris Mentone
Cheltenham is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located 19 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district. Its Local Government Area is the City of Kingston to the eastern side of the area's metropolitan railway line and Charman Road north, while the City of Bayside resides over the suburb's western region towards extensive golf links, parks and Port Phillip Bay. As of the 2006 Census, Cheltenham had a population of 19,526.
Cheltenham includes one of the early estates in the parish of Moorabbin developed by Josiah Holloway from 1852. Named Two Acre Village lots were sold between 1853 and 1854 and the township was renamed Cheltenham. Sufficient population had settled for Cheltenham Post Office to open on 1 August 1857, although the major growth of the township was in the 1880s.
Much of the residential development was built in the 1940s and continued into the 1980s. Cheltenham also has a large industrial area on the eastern edge and a smaller area at the far western edge. The western area is noted for Melbourne's only lift test shaft.
The Kingston centre is a large aged care and rehabilitation facility which opened on Warrigal Road, Cheltenham, in 1911 as the Melbourne Benevolent Asylum. It was known as the Cheltenham Home and Hospital for the Aged from 1965 through to 1970, before it was renamed to its present day name, the Kingston Centre. The Heatherton Sanatorium with its entrance on Kingston Road (Heatherton, Victoria) is a now defunct sanatorium located behind the Kingston Centre and it operated for nearly 85 years, before it was closed in 1998. The Kingston Centre is currently undergoing a $46.3-million redevelopment.
- Cheltenham Secondary College - opened 1959
- Cheltenham Primary School - opened 1855 
- Cheltenham East Primary School - opened 1960 
- Le Page Primary School - opened 1994 
- Kingston Heath Primary School - opened 1976 
- Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Primary School - opened 1951 
Le Page Primary School was formed as a result of the merger of former primary schools 'Cheltenham Heights Primary School' and 'Cheltenham North Primary School' in 1994.
The Cheltenham Community and Education Centre is located at 8 Chesterville Road, Cheltenham. They offer English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, courses, childcare facilities and workshops.
Cheltenham is home to some great sporting facilities and clubs. Sports played in the area include golf, cricket, Australian Rules football and swimming. There are a number of golf courses in Cheltenham; Cheltenham Golf Club on Victor Avenue, Sandringham Municipal Golf Links on Cheltenham Road, and the Victoria Golf Club on Park Road 
Cheltenham Football and Cricket Clubs are based in Weatherall Road. The Cricket Club was established in 1872, originally in the Frankston-Glenhuntly Cricket Association, and migrating to the Federal District Cricket Association where the junior sides still play. The four senior sides now play in the Victorian Turf Cricket Association.
The most famous son of Cheltenham Cricket & Football Clubs is Trevor Barker, who went on to play Australian Rules Football for the St. Kilda Club. Trevor, also a talented cricketer won his only Premiership with Cheltenham Cricket Club as an under 16. His father Jack coached the side.
Cheltenham is home to the super regional shopping centre Westfield Southland, located in the northern part of Cheltenham. The centre was opened in 1968 and it featured a couple of stores. Since its opening, the shopping centre has been continually expanded over the years resulting in a multi-level retail bridge across Nepean Highway to a newer site. Southland now features up to 410 stores including 3 department stores, 3 discount department stores, 3 supermarkets, 3 electrical retailers and a 16 screen Village Cinemas Multiplex (movie theatre).
Many new retail outlets have popped up in Cheltenham in recent years, most notably the DFO Moorabbin. DFO was originally built in 1992 as Fairways Market, and it is a large centre that contains up to 135 stores, mainly fashion outlets.
Cheltenham Shopping centre is located in the heart of Cheltenham, on Charman Road. It is a large shopping strip that has a mixture of retail, residential buildings and offices.
Places of worship
There are a number of religious organisations and places of worship in Cheltenham, including Anglican, Church of Christ, Uniting, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic and Pentecostal/Charismatic Christian churches.
The Cheltenham Pioneers Cemetery is located in Charman Road, next to the railway station, and was established in October 1864. The cemetery has many of Cheltenham's most distinguished inhabitants. There are also many memorials to some of Cheltenham's youngest inhabitants, such as the many unnamed babies from the nearby Children's Home (the site is now occupied by Westfield Southland Shopping centre) who died as a result of disease early in the last century.
Most burials now take place at the Cheltenham Memorial Park, located on Reserve Road, which was established in 1933.
Cheltenham railway station is located on the Frankston line, at Charman Road. Bus routes also service the suburb, mainly focusing on the large Westfield Southland Shopping centre complex, Warrigal Road (Highway) to the far east, Park Road to the north and Centre Dandenong Road around the suburb's geographic centre.
The Cheltenham branch of the City of Kingston Library is located 12 Stanley Avenue, Cheltenham.
Cheltenham Major Activity Centre
Cheltenham is one of 82 higher order Major Activity Centres identified by the Melbourne 2030 growth planning policy. Although the growth planning policy was scrapped by the Victorian coalition government in April 2011, some elements of the policy still remain, including activity centres. Development of Cheltenham's Major Activity Centre, which is within 400m of Cheltenham railway station, is to be completed by 2030.
Developments for the activity centre include:
Cheltenham railway station A new station forecourt, with a terraced plaza (to address the heritage listed buildings at the station) and a new taxi rank. A pedestrian underpass (similar to that of Mentone station) is to link both platforms, as well as link Cheltenham Park and the activity centre. A four-storey car park will be located on Park Road. Cheltenham Plaza Road Refurbishment; new pedestrian safety; new toilet facilities; car spaces. "Cheltenham Central" Refurbishment of the three–level car park between Station Road, Cheltenham Plaza and Railway Road. "Quest Cheltenham" The Quest Cheltenham apartments complex opened on 24 January 2011, with approximately 50 rooms, on 7–storeys (with two basement floors). Landmark towers A twin apartment complex will be built on the former Arnos site adjacent to the City of Kingston headquarters. One building will be eight-stories, with the adjacent to be nine. The entire complex will comprise of 190 apartments, four showrooms, offices, a cafe and have an extra 227 car–spaces. The project will be completed by 2013. "The Fore" The Fore is a 4–storey apartment complex that will be located on Charman Road, and will contain 43 apartments. Construction is set to begin in August 2011 and the project be completed by late 2012. "The Point" A 6–8-storey commercial building planned as a "unique gateway" to the Activity Centre located on the Charman Road-Nepean Highway intersection.
Southland Principal Activity Centre
Southland is one of 28 Principal Activity Centre's located adjacent to the Highett Activity Centre and the Cheltenham Activity Centre. The activity centre's main focal point is Westfield Southland shopping complex.
"Southland railway station" A $13-million Premium station will be built at Westfield Southland. This was a pledge made by both parties of the Victorian Government in late November 2010. The train station is expected to be completed by 2014. Office tower An office tower to be built on the west-side of Westfield Southland. Fueltown/Red Rooster Residential buildings to replace Fueltown and former Red Rooster store. This will provide an 'improved' gateway into the Southland/Cheltenham CBD. Increased floor area An increase in the retail floor area at Westfield Southland by more than 1,500 m².
- Cheltenham Football Club
- Cheltenham railway station
- Cheltenham Secondary College
- City of Bayside - current LGA
- City of Kingston - current LGA
- City of Moorabbin - former LGA
- City of Sandringham - former LGA
- DFO Moorabbin
- Kingston Heath Soccer Complex
- Pennydale, Victoria - former suburb part of Cheltenham
- Southland railway station
- Westfield Southland
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- Bayside City Council Website
- Australian Places - Cheltenham
- Cheltenham Cricket Club
- Cheltenham Football Club
- Cheltenham East Primary School
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