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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.
Box Hill Intro Box Hill is a suburb of Melbourne and is located about 14 km east of Melbourne’s CBD. The City of Whitehorse is Box Hill’s local municipality. Post code is 3128. The suburb consists of a large population of Asian descent - mostly Chinese. Box Hill is a conveniently located suburb close to shops, food and public transport. There are many Asian restaurants and shops in this area to cater to the demand of the local population. There are also different academic centres and schools where you can learn Chinese and cultural studies. Many medical centres and dentists are available within the suburb. Demographics According to the 2016 census, the population of Box Hill was at 11,395. 50.8% make thefemale population and 49.2% of male population. 0.1% of the population is comprised of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Median age of people in Box Hill is 31. Common ancestries include 35.4% Chinese, 14.2% English, 11.0% of Australians, 5.3% Irish and 3.8% Scotland. Major religions in this city reported No religion, Catholic, Buddhism and Anglican - where No Religion was the largest group among these. The top languages spoken were English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Indian and Vietnamese. Common professions in Box Hill are professionals, clerical and admin workers, technicians, tradies, managers and community workers. Median individual income was at $473 and median income for household showed $1054. Weekly rent showed a median of $350 and median mortgage monthly repayments were $1800. Recent stats displayed that 19.0% are established couples and families, 15.0% of people are older couples and families and 13.0% independent youth. Schools There are a number of schools in Box Hill giving you different options to choose from. You can also find schools which teach the Chinese language and culture. Following is a list of schools and colleges in this suburb: • Box Hill High School • Box Hill Senior Secondary College • Kingswood College • St Francis Xavier's Catholic Primary School • Our Lady of Sion College • Berengarra School • Box Hill South Pre School • Chinese Culture School Australia • Australasian Centre of Chinese Studies Transport Mostly trains, trams and buses are used for public transportation. Box Hill serves as a central hub for the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. This is due to the well -thought out train network, tram (route 109) and numerous bus routes. Personal cars is the common mode of transportation used mostly by the full-time employed residents of this suburb. You can get to the CBD early if you go in early in the mornings via train. Health There are many clinics situated in Box Hill where you can find great and experienced General Practitioners and some clinics you can find that are available even after normal hours. Here is a list of medical centres in Box Hill: • Box Hill Family Clinic • Box Hill Mall Medical Centre • After Hours GP Clinic • Box Hill Superclinic • Box Hill Family Clinic • Guardian Medical Box Hill • Box Hill Medical Centre • Skintech Medical Cosmetic Laser Clinic There are also many dental clinics in Box Hill: • Landale Dental • Smile Gallery Dental Clinic • The Australian Unity Dental Centre • Box Hill Dental • Box Hill Family Dentistry • Soh Dental (Dr Leng Lu Soh) Real Estate If you are looking to buy a house or just want general information of the median of buying a house or unit in Box Hill, following are the 2018 figures: ➢ 2 bedroom house- $910k ➢ 3 bedroom house- $1.694 m ➢ 4 bedroom house- $1.689 m ➢ 1 bedroom unit- $358k ➢ 2 bedroom unit- $519k Median Rent would be $470 per week. The market in Box Hill is considered to be a high demand market due to its increased popularity. Shopping Box Hill is close to shops, speciality shops, restaurants and cafes. It has a central shopping mall called Box Hill Centre. Things to do Here are a few places to visit in this suburb: • Box Hill Central • Box Hill Gardens • Surrey Park • Bolton Park • Darkzone laser tag Box Hill • Box Hill Public Library • Box Hill Fresh Food Marketplace Restaurants Box Hill is known for its wide range of restaurants serving Asian type cuisines which include Chinese, Vietnamese, Indian, Taiwanese, Japanese, Korean, and Malaysian Restaurants. What Local Residents Say According to local residents: ➢ Box Hill has great public transport system. ➢ The downfall of this suburb would be it is too congested ➢ Traffic can get very busy around shops and on the weekends ➢ Peak-hour traffic is heavy ➢ Find a house in quiet streets away from noise and traffic ➢ You can get to CBD easily especially in the mornings by using the train ➢ Very culturally diverse ➢ Many amazing Asian restaurants ➢ Parks are nice ➢ Great place for families ➢ Parks are fantastic ➢ A very convenient area ➢ Nice and friendly community