Craigieburn is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 26 km north of Melbourne’s central business district. Its local government area is the City of Hume. At the 2011 Census, Craigieburn had a population of 32,757.
Craigieburn is always under constant development, be that of Delfin or Stockland or even the local Council. Craigieburn ranges from halfway down Bridgewater Road to Mount Ridley. It is slowly becoming more and more urbanised and making its way further north. Most of the area is more than 200 metres above sea level, with Mount Ridley being the northernmost hill in northwestern metropolitan Melbourne, giving it clear views of Melbourne’s central business district 29.7 km away.
Craigieburn Central, located off Craigieburn Road, is the major retail precinct that services the Craigieburn community, which first opened for trade in October 2013. Tenants in this centre includeBig W and Target discount department stores, Woolworths and Coles supermarkets and approximately 160 specialty stores. Craigieburn Shopping Plaza is located on Craigieburn Road West. It includes a Woolworths, bank branches (Westpac ,ANZ and Commonwealth Bank), a news agency, dentist, tax agent, Halal butcher and several other specialty shops. Located further north in the newer estate on Mareeba Way is a small shopping centre containing a pharmacy, doctors surgery, cafe, bakery, general store and other fast food outlets. A Bunnings Warehouse is located on the corner of Sydney and Amaroo Roads (opened 21 December 2010). Stockland completed the construction of the Highlands Shopping Centre on the corner of Aitken and Grand Boulevards (Highlands Estate) in November 2011. This new shopping precinct includes a Woolworths Supermarket, Jetts Fitness, Cafe, Pharmacy, Butchery, Subway and other specialty shops.