Deepdene, Victoria

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Deepdene
MelbourneVictoria
Deepdene is located in Melbourne
Deepdene
Deepdene
Coordinates 37°48′47″S 145°4′04″E / 37.81306°S 145.06778°E / -37.81306; 145.06778Coordinates: 37°48′47″S 145°4′04″E / 37.81306°S 145.06778°E / -37.81306; 145.06778
Population 2,379 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 3103
Location 9 km (6 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s) City of Boroondara
State electorate(s) Kew
Federal Division(s) Kooyong
Suburbs around Deepdene:
Kew Balwyn Balwyn
Kew Deepdene Balwyn
Canterbury Canterbury Canterbury

Deepdene is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 9 km east from Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Boroondara. At the 2011 Census, Deepdene had a population of 2,379.

Formerly a neighbourhood within the suburb of Balwyn, the Office of Geographic Names officially recognised Deepdene as a bounded locality in April 2010.[2] A proposal to extend the suburb boundaries east to Balwyn Road and north to Belmore Road was voted down by Boroondara Council in April 2014.[3]

Deepdene Post Office, on Whitehorse Road, opened on 14 July 1913.[4]

Sport[edit]

Deepdene Uniting Cricket Club (known as the "Deeners") and Deepdene Bears Cricket Club are both based in Deepdene. As well as the Deepdene Tennis Club.

History[edit]

Deepdene railway station was on the Outer Circle railway line, which opened on 24 March 1891 and closed to the public on 9 October 1927 due to lack of passengers. The train on this line was known by locals as the "Deepdene Dasher". A documentary called "Melbourne's Forgotten Railway - The Outer Circle" which details the history of the railway line was released in 2014.

The railway line has since been converted into the Outercirle railway anniversary Trail; a walking and cycling path, fitted with informative signs that detail the history of the line. Recently, talks about extending the trail in Camberwell have been underway.[5]

Education[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Deepdene (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 July 2012. 
  2. ^ City of Boroondara, Deepdene - our newest suburb, retrieved 25 July 2011 
  3. ^ Jo, Davy. "Deepdene will not be extended, after proposal rejected". The Weekly Review Boroondara. Retrieved 5 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "East: Anniversary Outer Circle Trail - Bicycle Network". www.bicyclenetwork.com.au. Retrieved 2016-09-05.