Newtown, a suburb of Geelong in Southern Australia, is an up-and-coming suburb. Like many Australian suburbs, Newtown is named after a town in England. Newtown has quickly become a popular place to live with young families, retirees, and first homebuyers. Many families have moved in over recent years and the economy has been booming. With low house prices, Newtown has become a popular choice for first homebuyers.
Newtown is a suburb 24 km/15 miles north of Geelong in the Bellarine Peninsula regional council area. It is situated on the north side of the Bellarine Highway and is bordered by residential and industry areas. Its name comes from the Newtown Creek, which flows through the suburb.
Geelong, Australia, is a city that lost many of its residents in the December 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The killings happened in Newtown, Connecticut, a city outside of New York City. Newtown, Geelong, and Sandy Hook, on the other hand, are all located in the state of Connecticut. Geelong, Australia, on the other hand, is located in Australia. But Newtown, Geelong, and Sandy Hook all share something in common: a community that needs help.
Newtown, Geelong was initially named Newtown until 1914, when it became Newtown South. Newtown is located between Bacchus Marsh and Melbourne, and is 30 km north of Melbourne’s central business district. Newtown is the site of Hanging Rock, a geological marvel that overlooks the town.
The Geelong suburb of Newtown is a gorgeous seaside community, chock-full of cute boutiques and cafes, and it’s just a short drive from Geelong’s city center. But Newtown is also home to more tragic history, since four decades ago it was the site of horrific mass shooting tragedy. It was there—at the Victorian College of Teachers, which is now the Geelong Secondary College—that 35 people were killed and 23 others were injured on December 14, 1990.
Geelong, Australia — a place full of history and beauty– and is also becoming a place filled with tragedy where lives have been senselessly lost. It is a community that has lost loved ones, friends, and neighbors. It is a community that is hurting, and needs support. One organization that is providing this support is the Newtown, Geelong Community Fund, which is raising money to support those impacted by the tragedy.