Wattle Glen, Victoria

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Wattle Glen
Melbourne,  Victoria
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Wattle Glen
Coordinates 37°39′47″S145°10′59″E / 37.663°S 145.183°E / -37.663; 145.183 Coordinates: 37°39′47″S145°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) Jagajaga
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.

Melbourne City in Victoria, Australia

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Victoria (Australia) State in Australia

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The nearest public libraries are Diamond Valley Library and Eltham Library and the mobile library which stops at Hurstbridge operated by Yarra Plenty Regional Library.

Yarra Plenty Regional Library (YPRL) provides a public library service to the local government municipalities of the City of Banyule, Shire of Nillumbik and City of Whittlesea in the northeast of Melbourne Australia. There are nine branch libraries, a mobile library and outreach van. It is an independent legal entity with an executive management team which is responsible for day-to-day operations of the organisation. It is managed by the Yarra Plenty Regional Library Board made of two representatives (councillors) of the three municipalities that constitute the service. Its role is to set the policy and direction for the regional library service. The library is administered from its Library Support Services (LSS) located at PRACC North at the City of Whittlesea Civic Centre, Sth Morang. The library service covers an area of 988.4 km² including metropolitan, urban fringe and rural populations.

History

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]

The Hurstbridge railway line is a commuter rail passenger train service in Melbourne, Australia. It shares tracks with the Mernda railway line until Clifton Hill, then heads in a north-east direction through the cities of Yarra, Darebin and Banyule, and the Shire of Nillumbik. It serves between Flinders Street in the Melbourne central business district through the northern suburbs including East Melbourne, Richmond, Abbotsford, Clifton Hill, Northcote, Fairfield, Alphington, Ivanhoe, Eaglemont, Heidelberg, Rosanna, Macleod, Watsonia, Greensborough, Montmorency, Eltham, Diamond Creek, Wattle Glen and Hurstbridge. The service is part of the Public Transport Victoria metropolitan rail network.

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.

Diamond Creek, Victoria Suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Diamond Creek is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 23 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the Shire of Nillumbik. At the 2016 Census, Diamond Creek had a population of 11,733.

Hurstbridge, Victoria Suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Hurstbridge is a town in Victoria, Australia, 34 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the Shire of Nillumbik. At the 2016 Census, Hurstbridge had a population of 3,450.

Country Fire Authority fire service of rural and regional Victoria, Australia

Country Fire Authority (CFA) is a fire service in Victoria, Australia, with other fire services being Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB). The CFA provides firefighting and emergency services to rural areas and regional towns in Victoria, and to portions of the outer suburban areas of Melbourne not covered by the MFB. Australian emergency services, including CFA, can be summoned to assist by dialling the primary emergency service telephone number, 000. Mobile phones also allow a default emergency number, 112, to be dialled.

See also

Shire of Diamond Valley Local government area in Victoria, Australia

The Shire of Diamond Valley was a local government area about 20 kilometres (12 mi) northeast of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of 74.38 square kilometres (28.72 sq mi), and existed from 1964 until 1994.

Shire of Eltham Local government area in Victoria, Australia

The Shire of Eltham was a local government area about 25 kilometres (16 mi) northeast of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of 277.13 square kilometres (107.0 sq mi), and existed from 1856 until 1994.

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Shire of Nillumbik Local government area in Victoria, Australia

The Shire of Nillumbik is a local government area in Victoria, Australia. It contains outer northern suburbs of Melbourne and rural localities beyond the urban area. It has an area of 435 square kilometres and at the 2016 Census, the Shire had a population of 61,273. It was formed in 1994 from the merger of parts of the Shires of Eltham, Diamond Valley, Healesville and the City of Whittlesea. The Shire uses the tag-line The Green Wedge Shire.

Eltham, Victoria Suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Eltham is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 25 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the Shire of Nillumbik. At the 2016 Census, Eltham had a population of 18,314.

Research, Victoria Suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Research is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 24 kilometres (15 mi) north-east from Melbourne's Central Business District. Its Local Government Area is the Shire of Nillumbik. At the 2016 Census, Research had a population of 2,649.

Rosanna, Victoria Suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Rosanna is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 12 km north-east from Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Banyule. At the 2016 Census, Rosanna had a population of 8,498.

Montmorency, Victoria Suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Montmorency is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 18 km (11 mi) north-east from Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Banyule. At the 2016 Census, Montmorency had a population of 8,960.

Wattle Glen railway station railway station in Wattle Glen, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Wattleglen railway station is located on the Hurstbridge line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the north-eastern Melbourne suburb of Wattle Glen, and opened on 25 June 1912 as Balee. It was renamed Wattleglen on 14 August 1922. In 2011/12, it was the least used station on Melbourne's metropolitan network, with 55,000 passenger movements.

Christmas Hills is a town in Victoria, Australia, 35 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District in the local government area of the Shire of Nillumbik. At the 2016 Census, Christmas Hills had a population of 355.

Cottles Bridge, Victoria Town in Victoria, Australia

Cottles Bridge is a town in Victoria, Australia, 30 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the Shire of Nillumbik. At the 2016 Census, Cottles Bridge had a population of 601.

Panton Hill, Victoria Town in Victoria, Australia

Panton Hill is a town in Victoria, Australia, 32 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the Shire of Nillumbik. At the 2016 Census, Panton Hill had a population of 1,062.

Watsons Creek is a bounded locality in Victoria, Australia, 31 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the Shire of Nillumbik local government area. Watsons Creek recorded a population of 51 at the 2016 Census.

Yarrambat is a town in Victoria, Australia, 23.5 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, within the Shire of Nillumbik local government area. Yarrambat recorded a population of 1,588 at the 2016 census.

Eltham North, Victoria Suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Eltham North is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 21 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Banyule and the Shire of Nillumbik. At the 2016 Census, Eltham North had a population of 6,805.

Division of Jagajaga Australian federal electoral division

The Division of Jagajaga is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Victoria. It is located in the north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, and lies north of the Yarra River. It covers an area of approximately 104 square kilometres and comprises the suburbs of Bellfield, Briar Hill, Diamond Creek, Eaglemont, Greensborough, Heidelberg, Heidelberg Heights, Heidelberg West, Ivanhoe, Ivanhoe East, Lower Plenty, Montmorency, Plenty, Rosanna, St Helena, Viewbank, Yallambie, Watsonia and Watsonia North; and parts of Bundoora, Bundoora, Eltham, Eltham North, Hurstbridge, Macleod, Wattle Glen and Yarrambat.

Diamond Valley College is a public co-educational school in Diamond Creek, Victoria, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia.

The Evelyn Observer was a weekly newspaper released from 1873 to 1942 in the north-east area of Melbourne, Victoria in Australia. It was first published on 31 October 1873 from an out of school house at Kangaroo Ground. Andrew Ross, the district's first school master and hotel-keeper was the Observer’s first proprietor and he enlisted the help of a printer, John Rossiter who also became the first editor. The earliest surviving issue is 15 October 1875, held at the State Library of Victoria.

References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Wattle Glen (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 July 2017. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  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