Box Hill Electorate

  • Box Hill needs a new master plan

    Box Hill needs a new master plan

    Central Box Hill urgently needs a new master plan if we are going to avoid it becoming a jungle of high rise towers and wind tunnels. Here's what I said about it in Parliament last ... Read More
    Eram Park

    Eram Park sewage treatment plant is on the nose

    What has gone on with the Eram Park sewage treatment plant proposal is a disgrace. Here's what I said about it in Parliament last week: I raise with the Minister for Water the issue of ... Read More
    Rail drain's flow-on effect

    South Parade flooding needs to be fixed

    Here's more about what happened after the Level Crossing Removal Authority “upgraded” the drainage as part of the Blackburn level crossing project - instead of flooding the station's pedestrian underpass, it's flooded residents' homes all ... Read More
    Victorian crime increases 2017

    Crime in Whitehorse up by 8.8%

    Crime in Whitehorse is up by 8.8% over the past year. Across Victoria, since Daniel Andrews was elected, robbery has increased by 32.4%, sexual offences by 29.8%, home invasions by a massive 54.5%, assault by ... Read More
    South Parade flooded

    Residents flooded by bungled rail project

    This was South Parade in Blackburn on Thursday evening, as residents were inundated with overflow from the Blackburn rail project's new drainage system. Backyards have been flooded, garages filled with water and driveways washed away, ... Read More
    TAFE land being sold for high rise

    Box Hill TAFE land being sold for high rise

    The Andrews government and Box Hill TAFE are moving to sell off public land owned by the TAFE for even more high-rise towers in central Box Hill. The government is bypassing normal planning procedures, and ... Read More
    Box Hill transport Interchange

    Interchange report shuffled to yet another committee

    After having one inquiry into the future of the Box Hill interchange, the Andrews government has now set up another inquiry to repeat the work of their first inquiry. Having an inquiry by a "Ministerial ... Read More
    The Age - Battle for Box Hill

    Box Hill needs a far-reaching new master plan – urgently

    Central Box Hill has become unattractive and uninviting for many local residents, and the current surge of high rise proposals risks making it little more than a mess of towers and wind tunnels. There’s a ... Read More
    Box Hill High School

    Government orders enrolment cuts at Box Hill High School

    What the Andrews government is doing to Box Hill High School is appalling. Box Hill High School is one of the most successful government schools in Victoria. Its outstanding gifted students program benefits not only ... Read More
    Government should release interchange report

    Government should release Box Hill Transport Interchange report

    The State Government is refusing to release a long-awaited report into upgrading the Box Hill Transport Interchange. The report by a ministerial advisory group was handed to the Minister for Public Transport earlier this year, ... Read More
    Koonung Secondary College

    Call for help for Koonung Secondary College’s ageing facilities

    Koonung Secondary College is a great school, but it is suffering badly from water leakage and drainage problems due to its ageing facilities. In Parliament last week, I called on the Minister for Education to ... Read More
    Mont Albert Primary School centenary open day

    Mont Albert Primary School hosts Centenary Open Day

    Congratulations to all involved with MAPS Centenary 2017 on Mont Albert Primary School's Centenary Open Day. It was a wonderful day for past and current students, teachers and parents, with plenty of memorabilia, guided tours ... Read More
  • The Box Hill electorate is located in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, about 12km from the city centre.

    It takes in the suburbs of Box Hill, Box Hill North, Mont Albert, Mont Albert North and Blackburn and parts of Balwyn, Surrey Hills, Canterbury, Blackburn North, Forest Hill and Nunawading.

    It is within the Eastern Metropolitan Region of the Legislative Council and takes in parts of three Federal electorates — Kooyong (Josh Frydenberg MP), Chisholm (Anna Burke MP) and Deakin (Michael Sukkar MP).

    The electorate also takes in parts of both the City of Whitehorse and City of Boroondara.

    Primary schools in the electorate are Balwyn, Box Hill North, Chatham, Kerrimuir, Mont Albert, Surrey Hills, Blackburn, Blackburn Lake, Laburnum, St Thomas, Old Orchard and Nunawading Christian College Primary. Secondary schools are Box Hill High School, Koonung Secondary College, Blackburn High School, Nunawading Christian College and Box Hill Senior Secondary College, a stand-alone Year 11 and 12 college.

    Box Hill Institute of TAFE (Technical and Further Education) has most of its campuses within the electorate, including its main administrative campus at Elgar Road.

    Box Hill also has a major public hospital within its boundaries — Box Hill Hospital, located in Nelson Road.

    The electorate is served by the Lilydale and Belgrave train lines. The Box Hill shopping centre includes a transport interchange, with buses terminating on the upper levels of the Centre, while the trains pass below street level. The tram 109 service terminates in Whitehorse Road, adjacent to the Box Hill mall.

    Box Hill Central anchors the main Box Hill business centre, which also features other shops and professional and business offices. There are also several suburban shopping strips within the electorate, including Balwyn, Mont Albert, Kerrimuir, Blackburn, Blackburn North, Blackburn South (Canterbury Road), Laburnum and parts of Belmore Road.

    The electorate is well-served by restaurants, with Chinese, Malaysian, Italian, Indian, Lebanese, Vietnamese, Japanese, Thai and other cuisines. Until 1999, restaurants could only have a BYO licence due to the “dry area” status of the electorate. Following a poll, restaurants in the Whitehorse part of the “dry area” can now obtain a full liquor licence.

    See also the Box Hill electorate map on this site or the Victorian Electoral Commission’ Box Hill electorate map.