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Encyclopedia > Templestowe, Victoria
Templestowe
MelbourneVictoria
Population: 16,428 (2006)[1]
Postcode: 3106
Area: 14.7 km² (5.7 sq mi)
Property Value: AUD $555,000 [2]
Location: 19 km (12 mi) from Melbourne
LGA: City of Manningham
State District: Bulleen, Warrandyte
Federal Division: Menzies
Suburbs around Templestowe:
Lower Plenty Eltham Warrandyte
Templestowe Lower Templestowe Doncaster East
Doncaster Doncaster East Donvale
"Templestowe" redirects here. For the Victorian Legislative Council Province, please see Templestowe Province.

Templestowe is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its local government area is the City of Manningham. Templestowe is generally regarded as one of the more affluent suburbs in Melbourne. It has a number of natural attractions, including ample parklands, contrasted with large, modern shopping malls. This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre. ... VIC redirects here. ... Australian postcodes have four digits; envelopes for posting from Australia reflect this. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... ISO 4217 Code AUD User(s) Australia, Kiribati, Nauru, Tuvalu, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, and Norfolk Island Inflation 2. ... “km” redirects here. ... “Miles” redirects here. ... This article is about the area with the postcodes 3000 and 3004 in Victoria, Australia known as Melbourne. ... Municipalities of Greater Melbourne City of Banyule City of Bayside City of Boroondara City of Brimbank Shire of Cardinia City of Casey City of Darebin City of Frankston City of Glen Eira City of Greater Dandenong City of Hobsons Bay City of Hume City of Kingston City of Knox City... The City of Manningham is a Local Government Area in Victoria, Australia. ... State Electoral District is a term used to refer to a voting area within Australian states. ... The Electoral district of Bulleen is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly. ... The Electoral district of Warrandyte is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly. ... The Australian House of Representatives is elected from 150 single-member districts called Divisions. ... The Division of Menzies is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Victoria. ... This is a list of Municipalities and their suburbs and townships in the greater metropolitan area of Melbourne, in the State of Victoria, Australia. ... Lower Plenty is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... Eltham is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria. ... Warrandyte is an outlying semi-rural suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 27km east-north-east of the Melbourne central business district. ... Templestowe Lower, better known as Lower Templestowe, is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... Doncaster East (postcode: 3109) is a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, in the local municipality of the City of Manningham. ... Doncaster is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... Doncaster East (postcode: 3109) is a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, in the local municipality of the City of Manningham. ... Donvale is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... Templestowe Province is a Province of the Victorian Legislative Council, in Australia. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre. ... VIC redirects here. ... Municipalities of Greater Melbourne City of Banyule City of Bayside City of Boroondara City of Brimbank Shire of Cardinia City of Casey City of Darebin City of Frankston City of Glen Eira City of Greater Dandenong City of Hobsons Bay City of Hume City of Kingston City of Knox City... The City of Manningham is a Local Government Area in Victoria, Australia. ...

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History

Until the 1970s, Templestowe was barely populated. Most children of the time would visit Templestowe every so often for its orchards. Non-expansion into Templestowe can be attributed partly to the fact that it lies exactly in between two of Melbourne's rail services, and partly because it is notoriously hilly for a non-mountain suburb. It has since been built into, and while there is still no rail service, there is a modest bus network offering connections to the city in the west, Box Hill and Blackburn in the south, and Ringwood in the east. The bus network is quite poor by any standards, with average times between buses of one hour after peak hours, and most services ending before 10pm (departure time). For other places with the same name, see Box Hill. ... Blackburn is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... Ringwood is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ...


Much of the area was dominated by orchards where apples, peaches, lemons, pears and other stone fruits were grown, hence the big green apple peel on the roundabout on the corner of Porter Road and Fitzsimons Lane. As the city spread past Kew and Balwyn the price of land escalated and pressure was brought to bear to change the boundaries of the restricted land subdivision. In the 1980's Templestowe became more and more popular and most areas have been developed. Kew is a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, in the state of Victoria. ... Balwyn is a suburb of Australia, in the state of Victoria. ...


The suburb now has many nouveau riche mansions. In 2006, a property on Church Rd. was sold for $7.2 million, a record for the area. Nouveau riche (French for new rich), or new money refers to persons who acquire wealth within their generation. ...


Geology

The geology of Templestowe is striking. Templestowe exists in a region of substantial geological activity.


Road Structure

A number of major roads combine to provide the basis for the infrastructure for the area. They include:

  • Manningham Road
  • Foote Street/Reynolds Road
  • High Street
  • Thompsons Road
  • Williamsons Road/Fitzsimons Lane
  • Porter Street
  • Blackburn Road

Another reason for the lack of development in the area was the fact that it was then part of the so called "green belt" of Melbourne and subdivision into less than 5 acres was not possible in many parts of the area. Combined with this was the lack of infrastructure such as public transport and shopping the latter still exists today where good shopping is available in neighbouring Doncaster at a large Westfield shopping centre. Manningham Road is a dual carriageway in Victoria, Australia. ... Doncaster is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... Westfield Doncaster is a shopping centre 50% owned by the Westfield Group and 50% owned by LaSalle Investment Management (as of August 2007) located in Doncaster, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ...


Sporting Teams

  • Soccer - Templestowe Eagles FC (formerly Templestowe Eagles Soccer Club) - Although they play in Doncaster due there being no available grounds in Templestowe
  • Australian rules football - Templestowe Football Club

Soccer redirects here. ... High marking is a key skill and spectacular attribute of Australian rules football Precise field and goal kicking using the oval shaped ball is the key skill in Australian rules football Australian rules football, also known as Australian football, Aussie rules, or simply football or footy is a code of... Templestowe Football Club is located in the outer north eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria. ...

References

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). Templestowe (State Suburb). 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved on 2007-09-29.
  2. ^ Templestowe, accessed 27 November 2006

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External links

Coordinates: 37°45′11″S 145°08′06″E / -37.753, 145.135 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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