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Cobblebank is a developing suburb in the outer west of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its local government area is the City of Melton. The suburb was gazetted by the Office of Geographic Names on 9 February 2017, following a proposal for eleven new suburbs by the City of Melton. The new name is expected to officially come into effect in mid-2017. Prior to the suburb's creation, the area was part of Melton South.
Cobblebank is bounded to the west by the Toolern Creek, which was gazetted in 1881 as a 'Permanent Reserve for Public Purposes'. The reserve includes the bed of the creek and is nominally 20.12 metres (one chain) wide from the banks of the creek, Aboriginal artefacts have also been found in this area. The northern boundary is formed by the Western Freeway which connects Cobblebank to both Melbourne and Melton (and Ballarat beyond). The northern part of Cobblebank is home to Tabcorp Park, a horse racing venue used for harness racing.
At Ferris Road, which runs through the centre of Cobblebank, is the recently completed 'Western Business Accelerator and Centre for Excellence' (Western BACE) a community activity, and business development hub for Melbourne’s west. The centre offers commercial space for lease, and provides business coaching, and vocational education. Western BACE was built using sustainable principles in 2015 by the City of Melton with $14.62 million funding from the Australian Federal Government. It forms the first part of the proposed Toolern Town Centre.
The Toolern Town Centre is a future major regional centre for a projected local population of up to 60,000 people in Melbourne's rapidly-growing western urban area.