- Lilydale, Victoria
Infobox Australian Place | type = suburb
name = Lilydale
city = Melbourne
state = vic
lga = Shire of Yarra Ranges
postcode = 3140
pop = 13,887 (2006)Census 2006 AUS | id = SSC21411 | name = Lilydale (State Suburb) | accessdate = 2007-10-01 | quick = on]
area = 15
propval = $295,000 [ [http://www.domain.com.au/public/suburbprofile.aspx?suburb=Lilydale&postcode=3140 Lilydale] , accessed 27 November 2006]
stategov = Evelyn, Kilsyth
fedgov = Casey
dist1 = 39
near-nw = Chirnside Park
near-n = Coldstream
near-ne = Gruyere
near-w = Chirnside Park
near-e = Wandin North
near-sw = Mooroolbark
near-s = Montrose
near-se = Mount Evelyn
Lilydale is a suburb of
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its Local Government Area is the Shire of Yarra Ranges. The Mayor's office for the Shire is located within Lilydale. It is 39 kilometres away from the Melbourne city centre. Lilydale represents the outermost limits of Melbourne's eastern suburbs, with the farms of the upper Yarra Valleyextending to the east. The region also has public transportwith a train and bus service from the Lilydale station. It is also the location of the start of the Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail.
The Shire of Yarra Ranges was created from the Local Government Amalgamtions of 1994. Involving the former Shires of Healesville, Lillydale, Sherbrooke and Upper Yarra. The combined Shires have nine wards and representatives are elected every three years. The next Council Election will be in November 2008.
Lilydale is well known for
Lillydale Lake, a recreational area where children play and learn about the wetlands environment. Surrounding the lake are modern housing estates, such as Lakeview Estate.
Lilydale has its own franchise of McDonalds and KFC. Lilydale also has shopping centres named 'The Olive Tree' and 'Stockland' as well as shops on both sides of Main Street. The
Olinda Creekruns through Lilydale having its source in the nearby Dandenong Rangesand is a tributaryof the Yarra River.
Lilydale Airport is located in Yering 5km north of Lilydale. There is also a campus of
Swinburne University of Technology, which offers TAFEand universitycourses. Lilydale has three main secondary schools: Lilydale High School, Mount Lilydale Mercy Collegeand Lilydale Heights College. Lilydale Adventist Academy is also a secondary School. Many primary schools are located in the suburb as well.
Other institutions based in Lilydale include, the Bible College of Victoria and the Australia offices for
Institute in Basic Life Principlesand Advanced Training Institute.
A popular ground covering product, used in pathways, driveways, backyards and composed of stones, is colloquially known as "Lilydale Toppings", it is unknown as to how this reference was initiated.
* [http://www.lilydaleairport.com.au/ Lilydale Airport]
* [http://www.startswinburne.edu.au Start Swinburne] (site for Australian prospective students)
* [http://www.swinburne.edu.au Swinburne University of Technology] (home page)
* [http://www.wineyarravalley.com Home Page of Yarra Valley Wineries]
* [http://www.yarravalleytourism.asn.au Home Page of Yarra Valley Tourism]
* [http://www.iblp.org.au Institute in Basic Life Principles, Australia]
* [http://ati.iblp.org/ati/students/opportunities/australia/, Advanced Training Institute, Australia]
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