About The Area

About The Area

Greensborough Area Profile

Greensborough is located 18 km north-east of the CBD. Bounded in the east by the Plenty River, Greensborough is the major commercial, retail and transport centre in Melbourne's outer north-east, servicing a large catchment area. The suburb's major retail area is concentrated around the railway station and includes the Greensborough Shopping Centre and Greensborough Plaza. Greensborough also features areas of open space straddling the Plenty River, such as the Kalparrin Gardens and Greensborough Park.

Briar Hill Area Profile

Briar Hill is located 18 km north-east of the CBD. Briar Hill is a small suburb located in the north-east of Melbourne near Greensborough. It is primarily residential in nature and is traversed by the Hurstbridge Railway Line. Like a number of suburbs in this part of Melbourne, the population has decreased and aged significantly over the 1981-1996 period. Briar Hill also features the E.J. Andrew and Poulter Rserves

Montmorency Area Profile

Montmorency is located 18 km north-east of the CBD. Located in Melbourne's outer north-east, Montmorency is a small, but hilly residential suburb. Montmorency is bisected by the Hurstbridge railway line and also features a number of parks along the Plenty River which forms the western border of the suburb. The suburb has a professional work force with over 30% employed as managers, administrators and professionals.

Eltham Area Profile

Eltham is located 20 km north-east of the CBD. Bounded in the south by the Yarra River, Eltham is an affluent residential suburb located in Melbourne's outer north-east. The suburb has tracts of commercial land centred around the Eltham railway line. The area is mainly populated by families and the housing stock reflects larger households, generally comprised of three and four bedroom dwellings. Eltham also features the Alistar Knox Park, the Eltham Cemetery, the Montsalvat Estate and the Eltham Ridge and Eltham Terrace Shopping Centres.

Eltham North Area Profile

Eltham North is located 21 km north-east of the CBD. Eltham North has been one of the fastest growing new suburbs in Melbourne over the last twenty years and one of the major areas of new residential development in the north-eastern suburbs. The area has a large proportion of affluent, high income households with more than 80% above the state average household income. The area has also many large families with about a quarter of all households having five or more people. The suburb also features the Alan Marshall Reserve and the Dalvida Reserve.

Kangaroo Ground Area Profile

Kangaroo Ground is located 31 km north-east of the CBD. Located in Melbourne's north-east fringe, Kangaroo Ground is a sparsely populated suburb, primarily rural and rural-residential in nature. The suburb has a high degree of car ownership, with 28% of households owning three cars or more. The suburb also features the Eltham War Memorial Park and Tower, the Kangaroo Ground Cemetery and the Sugarloaf Reservoir at Christmas Hills.

Lower Plenty Area Profile

Lower Plenty is located 17 km north-east of the CBD. Lower Plenty is located in Melbourne's northeast and is bounded by the Plenty River in the west and the Yarra River in the south. It is mainly comprised of recreational reserves and parks, with residential areas confined to the northern parts of the suburb. The area has a small, but relatively stable population. Lower Plenty also features the Heidelberg and Rosanna Golf Clubs and the Red Gum Woodlands.

Macleod Area Profile

Macleod is located 14 km north-east of the CBD. Located in Melbourne's north, MacLeod is a small suburb, featuring significant tracts of reserves. The suburb is comprised of mainly one and two person households, which reflects the significant elderly population in the area with about 23% of the populaation aged 60 and over. Until recently, the suburb was the location of several health facilities such as Mont Park, Plenty and MacLeod Repatriation hospitals, some of which are now closed and redeveloped for housing. MacLeod also features Gresswell Forest Wildlife Reserve.

Rosanna Area Profile

Rosanna is a suburb of Melbourne, 12 km north-east from Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Banyule. At the 2011 Census, Rosanna had a population of 7,697. North-east of Melbourne and bounded by the Banyule Creek in the east and Waiora Rd in the west, Rosanna also features a commercial district on Lower Plenty Rd, the Banyule Community Arts Centre, the Rosanna Parklands and the Salt Creek.

Rosanna's main arterial roads are Lower Plenty Road and Rosanna Road. The suburb is served by the Rosanna railway station on the Hurstbridge railway line.

Research Area Profile

Research is located 27 km north-east of the CBD. Research is a sparsely populated, affluent suburb located in Melbourne's north-east with a large proportion of high income households. The western region of the suburb is primarily residential, while the central part is rural living. Tracts of forest vegetation occupy it's south-eastern parts, while the Maroondah aqueduct traverses the suburb. The suburb also features Research Park and the Eltham Performing Arts Centre.

Viewbank Area Profile

View Bank is located 14 km north-east of the CBD. Located between the Plenty River in the east, and the Banyule Creek in the west, View Bank is a predominantly residential suburb which has large tracts of open recreational space and parklands. The suburb also features the Banyule Native Gardens, the Rosanna Golf Club, the Yarra Valley and Price Parks and View Bank Reserve.

Watsonia Area Profile

Watsonia is located 16 km north-east of the CBD. Located in the outer north-east of metropolitan Melbourne, Watsonia is primarily a residential suburb. There is a small commercial area focused around the railway station. The suburb also features a number of parks, such as the Gabonia Ave, A.K. Line, Aminya and Elder Street Reserves and the Diamond Village Shopping Centre. Like a number of suburbs in this part of Melbourne, the population has decreased and aged significantly over the 1981-1996 period.

Ivanhoe Area Profile

Ivanhoe is located 9 km north-east of the CBD. Bounded by the Darebin Creek in the west and the Yarra River in the south, Ivanhoe is a residential and commercial suburb in Melbourne's north-east. The main commercial area of the suburb is located along Upper Heidelberg Rd and around the railway station. Ivanhoe features a large amount of parkland, especially along the waterways and also includes the Ivanhoe Public Golf Course.

Ivanhoe East Area Profile

Ivanhoe East is located 10 km north-east of the CBD. Located in Melbourne's north-east, Ivanhoe East is an affluent residential suburb. The suburb has a highly educated and professional population, with more than half of the labour force employed as managers, administrators and professionals. Ivanhoe East is bordered by the Yarra River in the south and east and features the Yarra Flats Park, which separates the river from the residential areas.

Cottles Bridge Area Profile

Cottles Bridge is a town in Victoria, Australia, 30 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the Shire of Nillumbik.

The area, previously known as Back Creek, was named after Thomas Cottle, who settled in the area in the 1870s. Cottle's Bridge Post Office opened on 1 January 1910 and closed in 1960. From the 1950s onwards, various artists settled in the area, most notably Clifton Pugh AO, who established the Dunmoochin Artists Society there in 1953.

Cottles Bridge is home to the Lovegrove Vineyard and Winery, an award-winning Yarra Valley winery which established in 1983 and produces sparkling wines, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, pinot noir, cabernet and merlot. There is also the Hurstbridge Learning Co-Operative Primary School, a parent-run, alternative school for primary school students established in 1973.

Hurstbridge Area Profile

Hurstbridge is a town in Victoria, Australia, 26 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the Shire of Nillumbik. At the 2011 Census, Hurstbridge had a population of 3,511.

Hurstbridge lies at the junction of Diamond Creek and Arthurs Creek. The area includes a diverse mix of farmers, artists, commuters and tourists. Around Hurstbridge can be found a number of attractions including wineries, walking tracks and markets. Hurstbridge holds the annual Wattle Festival each spring, and a farmer's market each month. It is serviced by regular train services to and from the Melbourne CBD at Hurstbridge Station.

Yallambie Area Profile

Yallambie is located 15 km north-east of the CBD. Yallambie is located in the middle north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. The suburb is strongly influenced by the Simpson Army Barracks, which occupies about half of the land area. The effect can also be seen with employment with almost 30% of the population working in the public administration and defence sector. In recent years, much of the army land has been sold for residential development which has resulted in population growth.

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