Phillip, ACT, Australia
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Phillip (postcode 2606) is a suburb in the Canberra, Australia district of Woden.
It is located in the centre of the district, and contains the district's main commercial centre,
Woden Town Centre.
The suburb is named after Captain Arthur Phillip, the first Governor of New South Wales.
The suburb was gazetted on May 12, 1966.
Streets in Phillip are named after early colonial pioneers.
As the commercial and geographical centre of Woden, Phillip contains many of the district's key facilities.
As well as the Woden Town Centre, which includes the Westfield Woden shopping centre,
an ACTION bus interchange and the Lovett Tower (the tallest building in Canberra,
it has its own commercial area near Townshend Street, which includes Colbee Court and
The Southside campus of the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) is located in the suburb,
as is Edison Park and the Woden Cemetery. Phillip also contains a number of sporting facilities,
including the Phillip Enclosed Oval, several playing fields and the Phillip Swimming & Ice Skating Centre,
home to the Canberra Knights of the Australian Ice Hockey League.
The suburb adjoins the suburbs of Chifley, Curtin, Garran, Hughes, Lyons, O'Malley, Mawson and Pearce.
It is bounded by Melrose Drive and Yamba Drive.
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