Whittlesea, Victoria


Whittlesea, Victoria

Infobox Australian Place | type = town
name = Whittlesea
state = vic


caption = Church St, Whittlesea
lga = City of Whittlesea
postcode = 3757
pop = 4563 (2006) Census 2006 AUS | id = SSC26991 | name = Whittlesea (State Suburb) | accessdate = 2007-09-25 | quick = on]
est =
elevation= 178
stategov = Yan Yean
fedgov = McEwen
dist1 = 40
dir1 = N
location1= Melbourne
dist2 = 22
dir2 = N
location2= Epping
dist3 = 20
dir3 = SE
location3= Wallan
near-nw = Upper Plenty
near-n = Clonbinane
near-ne = Flowerdale
near-w = Eden Park
near-e = Kinglake
near-sw = Beveridge
near-s = Doreen
near-se = Arthurs Creek

Whittlesea is a town situated to the north of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its Local Government Area is the City of Whittlesea. At the 2006 census, Whittlesea had a population of 4563.

History

The Post Office opened on 1 September 1853 as Plenty and was renamed Whittlesea in 1864. Citation
last = Premier Postal History | title = Post Office List | url = https://www.premierpostal.com/cgi-bin/wsProd.sh/Viewpocdwrapper.p?SortBy=VIC&country= | accessdate = 2008-04-11
]

Today

Although located only a few kilometers from the outer fringes of metropolitan Melbourne, Whittlesea lies outside the urban growth boundaries of the Melbourne 2030 metropolitan development plan. It is therefore expected to maintain its status as a separate town until 2030 and beyond. City of Whittlesea planning policy for Whittlesea township envisages minimal growth over the next decade, so that the township will retain its rural character.Fact|date=July 2007

The town has a local volunteer fire brigade (CFA) as well as limited hours Police station. During the 2006 state election the town was promised funding for an ambulance station [ [http://alpvictoria.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=344&Itemid=220] Accessed from the Victorian labor party website 18th May 2007]

Local attractions include the Funfields Fun Park toboggan park, Torourrong Reservoir, Yan Yean Reservoir, Bear's Castle and the old Court House (Now a tourist information center) [http://www.whittlesea.vic.gov.au/files/1812_DEV%20BULL%2006.indd.pdf] .

Whittlesea Fire Brigade

Whittlesea Fire Brigade is the local branch of the Country Fire Authority or CFA, and serves the township as well as surrounding communities. On the 16th of October 2008 the brigade will celebrate 60 years since the formation of the Whittlesea Urban Fire Brigade. Earlier this year the brigade celebrated winning the C aggregate and the Victorian State Urban Championships held on the long weekend in March. [Victorian Urban Fire Brigades Association Championship results http://www.vfbv.com.au/vufba/ch_results.php] This was the brigades first win at state in the 60 year history of competing.Fact|date=July 2008

References

External links

* [http://www.whittlesea.vic.gov.au/ City of Whittlesea Web Site]
* [http://www.whittlesea.com.au/ Whittlesea Information Web Site]
* [http://www.whittlesea.vic.gov.au/files/1812_DEV%20BULL%2006.indd.pdf City of Whittlesea Development Bulletin, 2006]
* [http://web.archive.org/web/20050724055831/http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/ncas/multimedia/gazetteer/list/whittlesea.html History of Whittlesea]


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