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Map of Freshwater Creek, VIC 3217

Freshwater Creek is a small rural community in the Surf Coast Shire, Victoria, Australia. In the 2016 census, Freshwater Creek had a population of 414 people.The community comprises farming and rural properties, with a small township on the Anglesea Road and Dickins Road. The township has several shops and a cafe. The community volunteer CFA building is located on Dickins Road. Alongside is the Community Hall, tennis courts, BBQ, public toilets and playground. The Freshwater Creek Riding Club is next door to the Community Hall with their cross country course along Duneed Creek. Opposite is Red Gum Run Arena Polo. The Revival Centre Church Camp is located behind the service station. The Freshwater Creek Steiner School is located on McIntyres Road. Not for profit, food recycling composting organisation City Harvest is co-located at The Farmers Place.

Freshwater Creek Post Office opened on 21 January 1860, was provisionally closed on 25 January 1961, and closed on 25 March 1961.A school was opened at Freshwater Creek in 1856 as a Wesleyan denominational school. It became a department school State School No. 256 with the introduction of state schools in 1883. A new weatherboard building was opened at the same time, following the bluestone building from 1856. The school's honour roll from World War I is now located in the Community Hall and is listed on the Victorian War Heritage Inventory. In 1994, Freshwater Creek, Connewarre and Mt Duneed Primary Schools were amalgamated at Mt Duneed.The Freshwater Creek school building was moved to the Waurn Ponds Campus of Deakin University where it formed part of a collection of historic Australian buildings.

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