Nerrina VIC 3350

Nerrina is a suburb of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia on the north-eastern rural-urban fringe of the city, 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) east of the Central Business District. The population at the 2016 census was 962.[1]

Nerrina is a semi-rural suburb with a very small township and commercial area. It is located on the foothills of the Brown Hill range and straddles both sides of the Western Freeway.

A view of the Western Freeway (M8) at Nerrina looking west toward Doodts Road, Ballarat North and Invermay from the Nerrina pedestrian overpass.

History

Historically, this area was known as Nerrena (named after the Nerrena Creek) and then Little Bendigo (after Bendigo, Victoria). Little Bendigo Post Office opened on 1 June 1862, was renamed Nerrina in 1881 and closed in 1971.[2]

Education

The local primary school is Little Bendigo Primary School.

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