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City of Whitehorse The City of Whitehorse is situated in Melbourne’s metropolitan region. This city covers approximately 64 square kilometres of area. The council comprises of 5 wards which are Central, Riversdale, Elgar, Morack, and Springfield. City of Whitehorse consists of 10councillors. History This City of Whitehorse was established in December 1994 by the union of two previous cities which were Box Hill and Nunawading. The name “Whitehorse” was named after an old tavern called ‘White Horse Inn’, from the late 19th century. The name was used for the main access road called the Whitehorse road which also runs through the council today. Demographics According to the 2016 Census, the population of Whitehorse was 162,078. 51.8% make up of female population and 48.2% of males. 0.2% of the population comprised of Aboriginal andTorres Strait Islander people. The median age as at the census was 38. Common descents in this city included the following figures- 20.3% English, 17.7% Australian, 17.0% Chinese, 7.4% Irish and 6.1% of Scottish people. Major religions in this city reported No religion, Christianity, Anglican and Buddhism- where Christianity was the largest group among these. The top languages spoken were English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Greek and Italian. The people employed in the City of Whitehorse were involved in professions such as Professionals, Managers, Admin workers, Technicians, Tradies and Sales Representatives. Suburbs Blackburn, Blackburn North, Blackburn South, Box Hill, Box Hill North, ,Burwood (shared with the City of Monash), Burwood East, Forest Hill, Mitcham, Mont Albert (shared with the City of Boroondara), Mont Albert North, Nunawading (excluding far north portion which is situated in the City of Manningham), Surrey Hills (Only the Eastern fringe), Vermont and Vermont South are the suburbs situated in the City of Whitehorse. Libraries The libraries in this city are functioned by the Whitehorse Manningham Regional Library Corporation and have four branches in Manningham council. The libraries are Blackburn Library (Blackburn), Box Hill Library (Box Hill), Nunawading Library (Nunawading) and Vermont South Library (Vermont South). Transport Residents of Whitehorse mostly use cars as a common mode of transportation. In terms of public transport trains are generally used. Major roads Name of Road State Route Blackburn Road State Route 13 Boronia Road State Route 36 Burwood Highway State Route 26 Canterbury Road State Route 32 Elgar Road & Highbury Road Eastern Freeway M3 Maroondah Highway (Whitehorse Road) State Route 34 Middleborough Road State Route 23 Mitcham Road State Route 36 Riversdale Road State Route 20 Springvale Road State Route 40 Station Street State Route 47 Surrey Road State Route 13 Warrigal Road State Route 15 Events in the City of Whitehorse Following events are usually held for the community to get together. • National Sorry Day • Spring Festival • Whitehorse Carols • Australia Day Concert And Fireworks • Chinese New Year Festival • Swing Pop Boom Event Series • Global Fiesta • Whitehorse Sustainable Living Week • Heritage Week • Whitehorse Seniors Festival • Whitehorse Farmers Market • Nunawading Market - Craft And Produce Other Things to Do Aqualink Box Hill & Aqualink Nunawading Leisure Centres -These centres provide a wide range of health and fitness programs. Morack Public Golf Course- 18 hole golf course open every day except Christmas. Nunawading Community Centre- Has a huge indoor stadium where you can play sports like badminton, tennis, netball, basketball. Skate parks- Box Hill Skate Park and Vermont South Skateboard Ramp are two skate parks in Whitehorse. Sportlink Vermont South- comprises of an indoor/outdoor multipurpose sports facility 170 playgrounds 350 parks- for walking, trailing, cycling, BBQ, etc.