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Surrey Hills Suburb Profile

Surrey Hills is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 11 km east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area are the Cities of Boroondara and Whitehorse. At the 2011 Census, Surrey Hills had a population of 13,133.

The Surrey Hills area was acquired from the Crown by Henry Elgar, as part of his Special Survey purchase in 1841.

The Surrey Hills area was first developed by a Real Estate consortia, following the extension of the railway line from Camberwell to Lilydale in 1882. Surrey Hills Post Office opened on 1 October 1884. Housing estates were laid out and lovely period homes built in either brick or weatherboard, with most designs being influenced by the Victorian, Federation and Edwardian era. The economic depression of the 1890s brought development to a halt and the next major phase of suburban development didn't take place until after the First World War.

The suburb has 2 local primary schools; Surrey Hills Primary & Chatham Primary School. Surrey Hills' Central Business District is relatively small, consisting of a 300 metre strip of shops along Union Road. The neighbourhood centre features Surrey Hills railway station (on the Belgrave and Lilydale railway lines).

Canterbury Sports Ground is located in the north-west of the suburb and boasts 3 sporting clubs. It has clubrooms, with a canteen and is the home ground of the Australian Rules Football club, Canterbury 'Cobras', who currently compete in the Eastern Football League, as well as the Canterbury Cricket Club, which plays on a turf wicket and Canterbury Tennis Club, which has its own clubhouse and 4 en-tou-cas courts.

This information has been sourced from Wikipedia

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