City of Whitehorse
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|City of Whitehorse|
Map of Melbourne showing City of Whitehorse
|Population||162,078 (2016 census) (34th)|
|• Density||2,532/km2 ( 6,560/sq mi)|
|Area||64 km2 (24.7 sq mi)|
|Mayor||Cr Bill Bennett|
|Website||City of Whitehorse|
The City of Whitehorse is a local government area in Victoria, Australia in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. It has an area of 64 km2 (25 sq mi) and at the 2016 Census, Whitehorse had a population of 162,078.
Whitehorse was formed in December 1994 by the amalgamation of the former cities of Box Hill and Nunawading. The name Whitehorse came from the White Horse Inn, a tavern originally located in the area in the late 19th Century. This name was applied to the major thoroughfare, Whitehorse Road, which runs through the municipality today.
In the original proposals for council amalgamations in Melbourne, Whitehorse was a suggested name for an area comprising the City of Box Hill, with the addition of residents east of Union Road (part of the old City of Camberwell). The affected residents were unhappy, believing an alignment with Box Hill would lower the value of their properties. A second proposal featured the current boundaries of Whitehorse. The City of Nunawading proposed the name "City of Koornung", claiming it was more appropriate, as both cities shared the Koonung Creek, but they failed to note they had spelled Koonung incorrectly in their proposal. Another suggestion was "City of Deakin", as the region of Whitehorse contains both the Federal electorate of Deakin, and the Melbourne campus of Deakin University, in Burwood.
- Blackburn North
- Blackburn South
- Box Hill
- Box Hill North
- Box Hill South
- Burwood (Shared with the City of Monash)
- Burwood East
- Forest Hill
- Mont Albert (Shared with the City of Boroondara)
- Mont Albert North
- Nunawading (Shared with the City of Manningham)
- Surrey Hills (Shared with the City of Boroondara)
- Vermont South
- Blackburn Road (State Route 13)
- Boronia Road (State Route 36)
- Burwood Highway (State Route 26)
- Canterbury Road (State Route 32)
- Elgar Road
- Eastern Freeway (M3)
- Highbury Road
- 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)
Box Hill has variously supported an eponymous brass band since 1889.
On 12 May 1971, the City of Box Hill established a sister city relationship with Matsudo, in Chiba, Japan. In December 1994, when Box Hill amalgamated with Nunawading, the City of Whitehorse re-affirmed its relationship with Matsudo.
All Libraries in the City of Whitehorse are operated by the Whitehorse Manningham Regional Library Corporation , which also has 4 branches in the City of Manningham
- Blackburn Library - Located at Cnr Blackburn and Central Roads, Blackburn.
- Box Hill Library - Located at 1040 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill.
- Nunawading Library - Located at 379 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading.
- Vermont South Library - Located at Pavey Place, Vermont South.
- Official website
- Australian Places: A Gazetteer of Australian Cities, Towns and Suburbs
- Public Transport Victoria local public transport map
- Link to Land Victoria interactive maps