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Burwood/ Burwood East

The Victorian Government has declared the Burwood Heights area as a ‘Major Activity Centre’ due to its significance in terms of the range of existing uses, access to public transport and the potential for significant development. Plans are underway for a Burwood Heights Activity Centre – this massive project will see the future development of key sites in the area, such as the 20.5 hectare old brickworks site on Middleborough Road, the RSPCA’s site, and the Burwood Heights Shopping Centre. The development will include residential, commercial, retail, office, entertainment and leisure, & community facilities.

Burwood East families can choose from the following schools and preschools: Benwerrin Preschool, East Burwood Preschool, Burwood Heights Primary School Kindergarten, Burwood Heights Primary School, and Burwood East Primary School.

The Blackburn English Language School offers courses for International students and for permanent or temporary residents.
The local secondary school, Forest Hill College, offers a comprehensive program of academic and vocational studies. Year 11-12 students can access Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs as part of their VCE/VCAL program. Eligible Year 10 students also have access to VCE studies and VET programs.
If you love your sport & recreation, head to Burwood East Reserve, home to the East Burwood Football Club, Nunawading Basketball Centre, Nunawading Velodrome, athletics, tennis facilities & playground. Other popular parks include: Holland Gully, Highbury Park and Bally Shannassy Park.

Prominent businesses and organisations in Burwood East include: The RSPCA, Tally Ho business park, and the National Office for World Vision Australia.
Burwood East offers both tram and bus services. Tram Route 75 Vermont South to City (Spencer St) travels along Burwood Hwy, while local bus services provide ample access to surrounding areas including Burwood. Burwood offers many conveniences and amenities including: train station, , Presbyterian Ladies College, Mt Scopus College, Gardiners Creek Reserve, Wattle Park (Parklands and Golf Course), Burwood Neighbourhood House, and Bennettswood Neighbourhood House. Wattle Hill (Burwood) is one of four Sustainable Street Hubs in the City of Whitehorse. The Sustainability Street Hub meets on a regular basis to learn about resource conservation in the home and local community, and to work on projects and events to raise awareness of environmental significance.