Caroline Springs is a suburb in the city of Melbourne, in the Australian state of Victoria. It is located 25 km (16 miles) west of the city’s central business district. The Shire of Melton is its Local Government Area. The town square is to the north of the suburb and features a shopping centre and Lake Caroline. Caroline Springs is a young and fast growing suburb, with more than twenty thousand inhabitants.
Major employment sectors in Caroline Springs include education, hospitals, cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services, road freight transport and depository financial intermediation. In recent years, two major hotels, the Mercure Hotel and WestWaters, opened their doors in Caroline Springs. Melbourne’s economy is based on finance, manufacturing, research, IT, education, logistics, transportation, and tourism. Companies such as BHP Billiton, the National Australia Bank, Rio Tinto, and Telstra, have office space in the city.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Caroline Springs has a lot to offer in terms of sights and activities. There is the Kororoit Creek, which runs through the centre of the suburb and provides a home for different populations of native animals. In addition, the suburb has a Leisure Centre, offering a range of activities that include courts, a skate park, cricket training nets, as well as facilities for basketball, badminton, table tennis, and volleyball. Caroline Springs has a variety of restaurants offering diverse cuisine options. Ace’s Place and Cafe Gourmet cook modern Australian meals, Cocochine serves Asian fare, Red Beetle Cafe has a distinctly International flavour, and WestWaters Hotel & Entertainment Complex has its own bistro.
Getting to Caroline Springs by plane is simple, as it is located around 16 km (25 miles) from Melbourne International Airport. The Western Freeway is a convenient link for drivers and there is a plan for a Caroline Springs railway station in the near future.