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Blackburn is a suburb of Melbourne, in the Australian state of Victoria. It is located 17 km (11 miles) east of Melbourne’s central business district. City of Whitehorse is its local government area. Blackburn is bordered by Middleborough Road, Springfield Road, Canterbury Road, and the Blackburn Lake Sanctuary. The name of the suburb can be traced back to one of the early settlers, James Blackburn, who designed the Yan Yean Reservoir. The population of Blackburn is around thirteen-thousand inhabitants.
Major employers in the suburb are education, hospitals, cafes, restaurants and takeaways, and computer system services. The Nerve Centre is based in Blackburn. Melbourne’s economy is based on finance, manufacturing, research, IT, education, logistics, transportation, and tourism. This city provides office space and other facilities for many of Australia’s largest corporations, including ANZ, BHP Billiton (the world’s largest mining company), the National Australia Bank, Rio Tinto, and Telstra.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Blackburn has a lot to offer in terms of sights and things to do. Major points of interest include Blackburn Lake Sanctuary (popular for local families, cycling and walking) and the Blackburn Station Craft Market. There are various sport clubs in the area including the Blackburn Panthers Australian Rules football team, the Blackburn North Cricket Club, the Blackburn North Baptist Soccer Club, and Blackburn Tennis Club. Blackburn has a variety of restaurants offering diverse cuisine options. Blackburn Ristorante, Gourmet Girl and Enrik’s serve modern Australian cuisine. De Fazios is a notable Italian restaurant. Ganesh Indian Restaurant is known for its Butter Chicken, cooked in herbs and spices, cream, tomato. Pancho’s Cantina brings a taste of Mexico to town.
Getting to Blackburn by plane is simple and convenient, as it is located about 40 km (25 miles) from the Melbourne International Airport. Laburnum and Blackburn railway stations can be found in the suburb and are serviced by the Belgrave and Lilydale lines. There are also public bus routes that connect the suburb with the rest of the city.