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West Moonah
Population 3,774 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 7009
LGA(s) City of Glenorchy
Suburbs around West Moonah:
Glenorchy Glenorchy Derwent Park
Merton West Moonah Moonah
Lenah Valley Lenah Valley New Town

West Moonah is a residential suburb of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. It is part of the City of Glenorchy local government area. At the 2011 Australian census the suburb recorded a population of 3,774.

Hobart aerial survey 1954 map10-11
West Moonah and Moonah in 1954

Formerly known as Springfield, the area is fast becoming one of value because of its closeness to the city and support of the community through the Glenorchy City Council's community precinct scheme. The West Moonah Community Centre is a hub for community activities in the suburb. Located next to a park, the Community Centre offers a community preschool, playgroups, community garden, internet cafe, art/craft classes, walking groups and other community activities.

West Moonah has two schools. Springfield Gardens Primary School is a public school and Hillard Christian School is private. There are also several parks, including the Jim Bacon Reserve with its recreational trail.

West Moonah is close to shopping areas, schools, library, cinema, churches, government services, sporting facilities and childcare centres in the neighbouring suburbs of Glenorchy, Derwent Park, Moonah and Lenah Valley. West Moonah is serviced by a bus route. By car, West Moonah is 15 minutes from downtown Hobart and 6 minutes from New Town.

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