Wattle Glen, Victoria

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Wattle Glen
MelbourneVictoria
Wattle Glen is located in Melbourne
Wattle Glen
Wattle Glen
Coordinates37°39′47″S 145°10′59″E / 37.663°S 145.183°E / -37.663; 145.183Coordinates: 37°39′47″S 145°10′59″E / 37.663°S 145.183°E / -37.663; 145.183
Population1,961 (2016)[1]
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,630/sq mi)
Postcode(s)3096
Area1.4 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s)Shire of Nillumbik
State electorate(s)Yan Yean
Federal Division(s)Scullin
Suburbs around Wattle Glen:
Hurstbridge Panton Hill
Hurstbridge Wattle Glen Panton Hill
Diamond Creek Kangaroo Ground Kangaroo Ground

Wattle Glen is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 25 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the Shire of Nillumbik local government area. Wattle Glen recorded a population of 1,961 at the 2016 census.

History[edit]

The Post Office opened on 1 November 1901 as Diamond Creek Upper, was renamed Wattle Glen on 1 November 1922, and closed on 4 April 1975.[2] When the railway line arrived in 1912 the railway station was named Balee on 25 June. This was renamed Wattleglen (as one word) on 14 August 1922.[3]

Its popular meet and greet spot is the local general store, which was built and opened in 1988. The original general store was burnt down in the early 1900s and was located across the road from this one. Locals also gather at the Wattle Glen Cricket Club.

Wattle Glen is a small town wedged between suburbia, Diamond Creek, and the rural fringes of Hurstbridge. There are few facilities except the General Store, Tennis Club, CFA station and a scout hall. Wattle Glen has a small primary school known as Wattle Glen Primary School.

See also[edit]

  • Shire of Diamond Valley—Parts of Wattle Glen were previously within this former local government area.
  • Shire of Eltham—Parts of Wattle Glen were previously within this former local government area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Wattle Glen (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008
  3. ^ Balee was changed to Wattleglen (one word) on 14 August 1922 as advised by Victorian Railways Weekly Notice No. 32 of 1922