Nunawading is one of Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, located at an 18 km drive from Melbourne’s CBD. Nunawading comprises of 10,947 people, with an average age of 37. A majority of the population works in the Healthcare and retail trade sector, with over 58% of them being above the age of 15. The name of this suburb is derived from an Aboriginal word, which means battlefield or ceremonial ground.
The Whitehorse Road is the largest strip for retail trade of bulk goods in Melbourne. This strip is named Mega Mile by the City of Whitehorse with an intention to provide brand recognition for the retailers present here. There is a large Seventh-day Adventist campus on Central Road with a church, retail bookshop and church offices. The Bird Observation & Conservation Australia’s head office is located on Springvale Road.
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Nunawading was formerly home to Wobbies World Amusement Park, Winlaton Youth Training Centre and the Network Ten Melbourne Studios, now owned by Fermantle Media Australia. The popular soap opera called Neighbours is still produced at this studio.
Nunawading is located at the intersection of Whitehorse Road and Springvale Road, and is a 30-minute drive from Melbourne CBD. Home to the Aussie Rules Football team, the Nunawading Titans and home to the Nunawading City Soccer Club, this suburb also has some good schools such as the Mont Albert Pleasant Road Primary School and the co-educational Nunawading Christian College (Primary and Secondary). Just next door to St. Philips catholic primary school stands the Whitehorse Primary School. Nunwading boasts the largest swimming club in the Southern Hemisphere, which is called the Nunawading Swimming Club.
Nunawading has a deep industrial history. Currently home to a Pacific Brands Clothing factory and also a Brick Factory, this trade hub is well known for industrial diversity. With the opening of a new railway station in this suburb, public transport connectivity is bound to improve in addition to convenient road and freeway connections. This unifies the south and north areas of this Eastern Melbourne Suburb, with improved access to the Eastern Freeway.