Montrose, Victoria


Montrose, Victoria
Montrose
MelbourneVictoria
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Montrose war memorial
Montrose is located in Melbourne
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Montrose
Population: 6464 (2006)[1]
Postcode: 3765
Area: 10.6 km² (4.1 sq mi)
Location:
LGA: Shire of Yarra Ranges
State District: Monbulk, Kilsyth
Federal Division: Casey
Suburbs around Montrose:
Mooroolbark Lilydale Mount Evelyn
Kilsyth Montrose Lilydale
The Basin Mount Dandenong Kalorama

Montrose is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 33 km east from Melbourne's central business district. Its Local Government Area is the Shire of Yarra Ranges. At the 2006 Census, Montrose had a population of 6464.

Montrose is situated at the picturesque foothills of Mount Dandenong. Close to the Yarra Ranges, the Dandenong Ranges and the wineries of the Yarra Valley, it is a gateway to many tourist destinations, offering a variety of Bed and Breakfast venues for visitors.

Local sporting clubs, churches, schools and small shops surround the town centre, which hosts a weekend market. The Montrose Market is held each third Saturday of the month, except in January.[2]

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Education

Established in 1880. Serves students in grades Prep -Year Six. The Principal is Neil Pollard. Located on Leith Road.

Established in 1980. Serves students in grades Prep -Year Six. The Principal is Julie Legione. Located on Sheffield Road.

Recreation

The Montrose Recreation Reserve is home to the:

  • Montrose Coterie Group
  • Montrose Tennis Club
  • Montrose Scouts
  • Montrose Playground is a popular tourist destination for families. The playground is largely made from a recycled plastic material. It also features some wonderful artwork all completed by local artists [3]
  • Montrose Social Soccer Club

Montrose is home to one of the largest soccer clubs in the Bayside League. Based at Keith Hume Fraser Reserve, in 2011 the club has over 100 senior playing members, both women and men, as well as over 100 junior members and is continuing to grow. http://www.montrosesoccer.com

  • Montrose Football Club

The suburb has an Australian Rules football team, The Montrose Demons, competing in the Eastern Football League

  • Montrose Cricket Club

Montrose also has a cricket club, The Montrose Wolves, competing in the R.D.C.A [4]


Community Groups: [1] Montrose & District Lions Club was formed in March 2006. Formal meetings are held monthly.

Transport

The closest train station is in Mooroolbark, approximately 5.7 km [5] which is on the Lilydale railway line

In addition, Telebus services, where passengers can request to be picked up or dropped off from home, also operate in the area.

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Churches

  • Church of Christ Montrose[6]
  • Montrose Spiritualist Church[7]
  • Montrose Church Of Scientology

Notable People

-Kevin Heinze was a pioneering presenter of gardening on television in Australia. He hosted a gardening program for ABC Television entitled 'Sow What', which was mostly shot on location at his one hectare home garden in Montrose, from 1967 to 1988. Heinze died on 1 September 2008, aged 80. His garden was donated to the local shire council to enable the public to visit in the future. Now named "The People's Garden"

-Sam 'ding' Welsh pioneered Montrose, the founding father of this great land.


References

Coordinates: 37°48′36″S 145°20′35″E / 37.81°S 145.343°E / -37.81; 145.343


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