Lower Plenty

Lower Plenty, at the junction of the Plenty and Yarra Rivers, has a residential area and substantial open space comprising two golf clubs and parkland. It is 16 km north-east of central Melbourne.

Although the locality was settled for grazing in the 1840s, the formation of a township had its beginnings when a bridge was built across the Plenty River for the mining track to the Caledonia Diggings at St Andrews and thereabouts. An old bridge remains where the original road crossed the river, although it is not the first wooden bridge as that was washed away.

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