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Malvern,_Victoria

Malvern, Victoria

Malvern is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is in the Local Government Area of the City of Stonnington. At the 2006 Census, Malvern had a population of 9422. It is a largely residential suburb, and a generally wealthy one.

It is located about 8 kilometres south east of central Melbourne.

Attractions

Its main shopping attractions are Malvern Central and Glenferrie Road, home to a wide variety of restaurants.

There are several beautiful Victorian parks and gardens in Malvern, including Malvern Gardens in Spring Road.

The Stonnington City Centre (formerly Malvern Town Hall), in Second Empire style, is now the corporate headquarters for the City of Stonnington.

Significant heritage buildings listed on the Victorian Heritage Register include Stonington mansion (1890), Malvern tram depot, Former ES&A Bank (on the corner of Glenferrie Road and High Street) and the Malvern Railway station.

Other significant buildings include St Joseph's Parish Church, several large mansions in the area, Valentine's Mansion (now Caulfield Grammar School - Malvern Campus) and Central Park Conservatory.

History

The area of Malvern was first settled in 1835. The then shire hall (later town hall) was built in 1886 on the corner of Glenferrie Road and High Street and later extended.

Prahran and Malvern Tramways Trust ran their first car out of Malvern depot on 30th May, 1910.

Transport

Malvern tram depot, located on Glenferrie Road, provides trams for the various routes which service Malvern.

Malvern Station is a busy station on the Frankston, Pakenham and Cranbourne lines. In addition, Tooronga Station also services the northern section of the suburb on the Glen Waverley line.

Schools

Notable citizens

Malvern Star

Malvern is the original home of Malvern Star, once Australia's largest and most well-known bicycle manufacturer.

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