Moonee Ponds has a fantastic position between Essendon and
Ascot Vale, retaining much of its period charm while embracing an
increasing number of quality restaurants, cafes and lifestyle stores.
Edwardian and Victorian homes are still common on its leafy streets
and its ideal location only 7 kilometres north-west of the city centre
has enticed families, couples and singles to a mixture of older homes
and new developments.
While many outsiders may know of the suburb as the home of Dame
Edna Everage, the ctional character created by Barry Humphries,
Moonee Ponds is sure to surprise and delight newcomers to the area
with its ideal blend of hip city living and peaceful surrounds.
From a colourful past as the Essendon and Flemington
Mechanics Institute and former Essendon Town Hall,
one of the area’s grandest buildings was transformed
into the 1990s to become the Clocktower Centre, a
bustling performing arts theatre and function hall. The
Centre boasts a renowned theatre hosting up to 500
patrons, a 300-seat function room, several smaller
multipurpose meeting rooms and a café. Conveniently
located at the Moonee Ponds Junction on Mount
Alexander and Pascoe Vale roads, the Centre hosts
everything from local school drama shows to monthly
vintage lm nights and national opera productions.