Doncaster is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 17 km East of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Manningham. At the 2011 Census, Doncaster had a population of 18,359. The suburb, locally known as "Donny", just as its namesake in the UK, is situated on 8.9 km2 of land, around the top of the 120 m high Doncaster Hill.
The suburb consists of a central area along the top of Doncaster Hill, which includes several historical buildings along Doncaster Road, the Westfield Doncaster Shopping Centre and surrounding high-rise apartments, while the rest of the suburb is typical of many of Melbourne's eastern suburbs, with extensive low-density housing. Today the suburb is perhaps most notable for its shopping centre, one of the largest in Australia.
The modern MC2 (Manningham City Square) building complex houses the Doncaster City Library, which is well appointed and offers many services including book, DVD, CD lending, a home library service, free WiFi, computers and printing facilities as well as meeting rooms for booking. Material in several community languages is also available, including Chinese, Greek and Arabic. More information is available from the library website.
The sculpture outside the library is by Deborah Halpern and is the 2006 "Water Creature" in ceramic mosaic, fibreglass and steel.
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