City of Maroondah
About the area
The City of Maroondah is located in Melbourne's eastern suburbs, about 25 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD. The City of Maroondah is bounded by the Manningham City Council area in the north, the Yarra Ranges Council area in the east, the City of Knox in the south, and the City of Whitehorse in the west.
Included AreasThe City of Maroondah includes the suburbs of Bayswater North, Croydon, Croydon Hills, Croydon North, Croydon South, Heathmont, Kilsyth (part), Kilsyth South, Park Orchards (part), Ringwood, Ringwood East, Ringwood North (part), Vermont (part), Warranwood and Wonga Park (part).
Land UseThe City of Maroondah is a predominantly residential area, with some commercial, industrial and semi-rural areas, and substantial parklands. The City encompasses a total land area of about 61 square kilometres. Established residential areas are located along the major transport routes and railway lines, while newer residential areas are located in the northern and south-eastern peripheries.
Name OriginThe City of Maroondah is named from an Aboriginal word meaning "leaf".
Indigenous MeaningThe original inhabitants of the City of Maroondah were the Wurundjeri Aboriginal people.
SettlementEuropean settlement dates from the 1840s, with land used mainly for sheep and cattle grazing, farming and timber-getting. Population was minimal until the late 1800s, with growth through to the 1920s, spurred by the opening of the Melbourne-Lilydale railway line in the 1880s. Land became used more for orchards and market gardens, with some mining and brick-making. Significant development occurred from the post-war years, with rapid growth in the southern suburbs during the 1950s and 1960s. Growth then spread to the northern suburbs, with development of the northern-most areas of Croydon Hills and Warranwood from the 1980s. Gradual population growth continued from the 1990s.
Major FeaturesMajor features of the City of Maroondah include Eastland Shopping Centre, Aquahub, Aquanation, Karralyka Centre, Maroondah Access Gallery, Maroondah Federation Estate, Maroondah Hospital, Swinburne University of Technology (Croydon Campus), Dorset Golf Club, Eastwood Golf Club, Ringwood Public Golf Course (Ringwood Golf), Ringwood Lake, Canterbury Gardens, Dorset Recreation Reserve, Eastfield Park, Jubilee Park, Proclamation Park, Quambee Reserve, Ringwood Lake Park, Town Park and Wombolano Park.
TransportThe City of Maroondah is served by the Maroondah Highway, Eastlink and the Belgrave and Lilydale railway lines.