🇦🇺 Alphington is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 7 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area are the Cities of Darebin and Yarra.
Transport The area is serviced by the Alphington railway station, on the Hurstbridge railway line, and the Melbourne 508, 546, and 609 bus routes. The Chandler Highway runs from Heidelberg Road in Alphington, across a new six-lane bridge over the Yarra River. Its total length is less than 2 kilometers, leading to its claim as "the shortest highway in the world".
Industry Amcor, a major paper production plant operated in Alphington between 1919 and 2012, after which the land was sold to become a 16.5 hectare residential development. The mill was demolished in 2017. Amcor had been found guilty of polluting Alphington's environment on at least three occasions; in 2001 for odour, in 2007 for discharging paper pulp into the Yarra and in 2008, Amcor was convicted for releasing oil into the Yarra from its Alphington plant and fined $80,000. In 2013, the company ceased operations at the Alphington plant.
An EPA air monitoring station can be found next to the railway station just to the north. Dan Murphy's is headquartered and started here.
La Sirene - brewery is located in Wingrove St.
Melbourne Innovation Centre (located at 2 Wingrove Street in Alphington) is one of Australia's longest-running and most successful business incubators. The incubator supports local start-ups and SMEs by providing access to office, coworking and workshop space while participating in the business incubation program. The program has graduated over 400 local enterprises and is a key economic development initiative in Melbourne's North.
Melbourne Innovation Centre has expanded across Melbourne's North and North East, opening new incubator spaces in Northcote, Heidelberg West and Greensborough from 2010 to 2017.
Alphington has a population of over 5,080 people. Alphington also forms part of the Greater Melbourne metropolitan area which has a population of over 5,078,193 people. Alphington is situated 7 km north-east of the centre of Melbourne.