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Laburnum refers to a small area in the 'Bellbird' area of the suburb of Blackburn, Victoria, Australia. It covers the area bordered by Middleborough and Blackburn Roads, Gardiners Creek and the Belgrave/Lilydale railway line. It is a heavily treed area noted for its Laburnum bushes. It lies within the City of Whitehorse in Melbourne's eastern suburbs.
The area is covered by strict planning controls. This has limited development and meant it has been able to retain a village feel, despite only being a short train ride from downtown Melbourne. It has a railway station, primary school, and post office, despite never being a suburb (technically, it is a "neighbourhood").
The Blackburn Creeklands park is an important community asset of Laburnum providing for both recreation and a wildlife corridor. In 1983, the then Nunawading Council the purchased the middle section of land that integrates and links Blacks Walk, Kalang and Furness Parks into today’s long, linear park following Gardiners Creek from Middleborough to Blackburn Roads.
|Laburnum is a locality in Blackburn
(City of Whitehorse)
|Please see Blackburn, Victoria
for information on Blackburn and other
localities in the same area.
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