Hawthorn East, Victoria
|Population||13,101 (2011 census)|
|• Density||3,450/km2 (8,930/sq mi)|
|Area||3.8 km2 (1.5 sq mi)|
|Location||7 km (4 mi) SE of Melbourne|
|LGA(s)||City of Boroondara|
Hawthorn East is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 7 km east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Boroondara. At the 2011 Census, Hawthorn East had a population of 13,101.
Hawthorn East was originally established in the 1880s and many of the historical buildings and houses are still well-preserved. It is located in the local government area of the City of Boroondara and is between two shopping strips, located on Glenferrie Road and Burke Road.
Places of interest
Fritsch Holzer Park is a large open space, popular for recreational activities and named after Augustus Fritsch and the Holzer brothers, who formed the Upper Hawthorn Brick Company on this site in 1883. The former Hawthorn Council purchased the site in 1972 and used it as a landfill site until 1986, then a temporary waste transfer station until 1989. In 1995 a project was launched to reconstruct this area into a park. Anderson Park is another significant park in the area and offers panoramic views of the Melbourne CBD. Other parks of note include Cato Park (part of the original property of Frederick Cato) and Victoria Road Reserve.
The head office of Coles (one of Australia's biggest companies & second largest supermarket) is located in Hawthorn East, adjacent to Toorak Rd. The Coles Myer group which was acquired by Western Australia conglomerate Wesfarmers in 2007 (site opened in 1987)was the original purpose for the site, which was the former Toorak Drive-In Theatre.
Primary and secondary schools within Hawthorn East include Alia College, Auburn Primary School, Auburn South Primary School, Bialik College and Auburn High School (formerly Hawthorn Secondary College). Auburn Primary School was established in 1889.
Hawthorn East is served by the following routes:
- 70, from Bourke St Docklands via Riversdale Rd to Wattle Park.
- 72, from Camberwell via Burke Road to Melbourne University.
- 75, from City (Spencer Street) via Riversdale Road then Camberwell Road to Vermont South.
- The Belgrave, Lilydale and Alamein lines run through the suburb stopping at the following stations located nearby:
- The Glen Waverley line runs past the southern boundary of the suburb and the closest station is:
- City of Hawthorn - the former local government area of which Hawthorn East was a part
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Hawthorn East (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2012-07-22.
- National Centre for Australian Studies (Monash University) (January 1999). "Australian Places - Hawthorn East". Archived from the original on 2004-05-11. Retrieved 2007-06-10.
- "Fritsch Holzer Park". City of Boroondara. Archived from the original on 2008-06-14. Retrieved 2008-07-21.
- "Anderson Park". City of Boroondara. Archived from the original on 2008-06-14. Retrieved 2008-07-21.
- "MPS go on display in new Coles Myer building". The Age, Melbourne. 1987-09-30.