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Riverside is a residential suburb 4 kilometres north-west of the central business district of Launceston, Tasmania's second largest city. The West Tamar Highway runs through the suburb, adjoining Riverside to the West Tamar, which includes small towns: Beaconsfield, George Town and Beauty Point. Riverside is part of the West Tamar Council local government area. The suburb is now Launceston's largest by population, narrowly ahead of Kings Meadows. The main shopping centre opened in the 1960's and includes: a Woolworths supermarket, a Banjos bakery, a pharmacist and several retail shops. There are several schools (Riverside Primary School, Riverside High School, Launceston Christian School and St Anthony's) as well as an Aussie rules football ground named Windsor Park which is home to the Launceston Football Club, a soccer ground which is home to Riverside Olympic, the park also includes a cricket ground for senior players and also a junior ground used mainly by under 12 and under 14 sides, all along the course of the highway. Less than a 1 km further north there is a small complex containing a few shops including Joes IGA supermarket and St David's Church. Over the road is a restaurant, pub and bottle shop, as well as the 3.5 star Best Western Riverside motel. Though mostly built in the 1960s, Riverside contains a wide range of buildings, with older brick and weatherboard style homes prominent along the West Tamar Highway and area's closer to the city, many of which being either Edwardian or Art Deco in style, while more modern homes are located in the western and northern areas. Few buildings in Riverside date from the 1800s, though the notable exception being Cormiston House, a former estate house from the mid-1800s, located on a large property at the northern extremity of Riverside. The western half of Riverside, accessed by Pomona Road, was built in the 1950s as the hydro-electric village of Marrawaylee to serve the construction of the Trevallyn Power Station. Now known as West Riverside, this minor suburb contains a single shop, the St Francis Church as well as the old hydro lodge, now modified into a private residence. The northwestern region of West Riverside has recently been the site of Riverside's most rapid urban growth, with new suburbs now connected onto Pomona Road North, Guildford Road, Tamar Rise and Balmoral Avenue.

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Facts and Stats for Riverside*

  • Pollution Statistics in Riverside

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    • Air Pollution 23.08 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 39.29 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 32.14 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 28.57 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 17.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 17.86 (Very Low)
  • Riverside: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Riverside for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Riverside.

    • Burglary and Theft 45 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 31.67 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 35 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 30 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 45 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 48.33 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 55 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 86.67 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 53.33 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 36.67 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 30 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Riverside - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 59.9 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 87.08 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 30.14 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 15 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 61.81 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Riverside

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Riverside

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.08 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.52 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 90.41 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 67.43 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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