The Electorate of Pascoe Vale is made up of the suburbs of Pascoe Vale, Coburg and Brunswick West, each of which have a deep and diverse history.
Located on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri People, the Pascoe Vale Electorate is bound by Moonee Ponds Creek to the west, Merri Creek to the east, Boundary Road to the north and Moreland Road, Melville Road and Hope Street to the south.
The Pascoe Vale Electorate is nestled in the heart of Melbourne’s vibrant northern suburbs, home to rich First Nations, multicultural, manufacturing, working-class, industrial, creative, and activist community fabric, that continues to shape the identity of modern-day Victoria.
First settled by migrants seeking refuge from hard times in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales from 1837, the area originally went on to grow around what become known as Pentridge Prison, first established from December 1850.
Since then the area has evolved to capture the very best of what our state has to offer – multiculturalism – with generations of culturally and linguistically diverse migrants calling Pascoe Vale home following the end of the Second World War, including many of Italian, Greek, Lebanese, Turkish and Maltese heritages, with newer arrivals increasingly coming from India, Nepal, Pakistan, China, South-East Asia and South-America.
With almost 50 percent of local residents having parents who were born overseas, the Electorate’s Central Coburg, Sydney Road and Upfield Corridors continue to remain a cultural heartbeat of Melbourne’s northern suburbs.
Whilst previous generations of residents played a major role in building and weaving together modern day Victoria, today’s residents of the Pascoe Vale electorate are increasingly caring for and serving our community with many employed across the health, social and community services, education and training, professional-technological and scientific services, visitor economy and transport industries.
As a proud, hardworking and culturally diverse electorate with a strong sense of community pride that has always punched above its weight; the people of Pascoe Vale, Coburg and Brunswick West continue to make a major contribution to the socio-economic prosperity of Victoria.
To find out more about the Pascoe Vale Electorate and Anthony’s vision for the community please see his first speech to Parliament.
Anthony Cianflone MP: Inaugural speech in the Legislative Assembly, Victorian Parliament.
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet, the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin nation, and recognise their continued custodianship and connection to land, water, country and sky.