Box Hill Electorate

  • 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
    Blackburn commuters left high and dry

    Blackburn Station underpass floods again

    The Blackburn Station underpass has flooded yet again, and there are a lot of questions the government needs to answer about what happened and why it caused such disruption. Why were the temporary pumps inadequate ... Read More
    Koonung Secondary Collage ANZAC school assembly 2017

    Koonung Secondary College commemorates ANZAC sacrifices

    It was an honour to join school captains Gareth Clauson and Lauren Sharpe and other school leaders, guest and students at Koonung Secondary College's ANZAC day assembly this morning. It was an occasion to reflect ... Read More
    Government forcing more density onto our suburbs

    Government forcing more density onto our suburbs

    The recent changes to planning laws made by the Andrews government are designed to force even more development density into established suburbs. The changes include removing the current two dwellings per block limit in Neighbourhood ... Read More
    Crime up 20% - time for more police and stronger laws

    Crime up again – we need more police and stronger laws

    It's no wonder people no longer feel safe, with crime in Victoria up 10.2% last year and up 20.2% since 2014. That’s 250 more crimes being committed in Victoria EVERY DAY. Nowhere is spared. In ... Read More
    Mont Albert Primary School Centenary logo

    Mont Albert Primary School sets centenary celebration dates

    This year Mont Albert Primary School is celebrating its biggest year in 100 years – its centenary! The Centenary Open Day has now been set for Friday, 5th May, while the school's big celebration party ... Read More
    Lift stays broken at transport interchange

    Action needed to fix Box Hill Transport Interchange

    The escalator to the bus terminus at the Box Hill transport interchange has been broken for more than a week, and there’s no sign of any action to fix it. Commuters are having to trudge ... Read More
    Box Hill remembers world war one sacrifice

    Box Hill remembers World War One sacrifice

    Today’s Remembrance Day service in Box Hill Gardens saw the unveiling of a new plaque to commemorate all who served in World War One. The plaque was unveiled by Ellen Martin and James Garner-Drummond, students ... Read More
    Government must halt devastation

    Government must halt Blackburn destruction

    In Parliament this week, I called on the state government to stop their needless destruction of South Parade and along the rail reservation, and listen to the community. Here's what I said: “I raise with ... Read More

    Mont Albert Primary School – turning 100 next year

    School's back for Term 4, and the staff and students at Mont Albert Primary School are busy planning for next year when their school turns 100. I was delighted to visit the school last week ... Read More
    Alrassa Artists 2016

    Alrassa Artists showcase their talent

    Last night saw the official opening of this year's Alrassa Artists exhibition at the Box Hill Community Arts Centre, and it was great to see some of the talented work on display. Alrassa Artists aims ... 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.