Malvern is a suburb of Melbourne, in the Australian state of Victoria. The suburb is 8 km (5 miles) south-east of Melbourne’s city centre. Malvern is part of the city of Stonnington. The Malvern Town Hall is an Italian style Victorian building with marble and terrazzo in the foyers, and plaster ornamentation in the hall. The outside of the building features fish scale slates, elaborate lead work, and cast iron walkways.
The basis of Malvern’s economy is centred on its proximity to Melbourne and its status as a nearby suburb. Malvern is also home to Malvern Star, one of Australia’s largest and most well-known bicycle manufacturers. Malvern Central and Glenferrie Road are shopping centres that are house a wide variety of restaurants. The Stonnington City Centre in Malvern is the headquarters for the City of Stonnington government. As a suburb of Melbourne, Malvern is also dependant on an economy that centres on finance, manufacturing, research, IT, education, logistics and transportation and tourism. Companies such as the National Australia Bank, Rio Tinto, and Telstra have office space or other facilities in the city.
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Malvern offers several heritage buildings that are listed on the Victorian Heritage Register. These include Stonington mansion, Malvern tram depot, the former ES&A Bank, and the Malvern railway station. The suburb also offers access to several Victorian parks and gardens, most notably Malvern Gardens, on Spring Road. Malvern is within a few minutes travel of Melbourne where you will find a wide range of restaurants. Lygon Street in Carlton is known for Italian restaurants, Richmond for Greek, and Fitzroy for Asian, Turkish, Mediterranean and vegetarian food.
The nearest major airport to Malvern is Melbourne Airport. This airport offers international and domestic flights and is 23 km (14 miles) from the Melbourne city centre. Another major airport in the area is Avalon Airport, offering domestic flights. Both can be reached using public transport from Malvern. Malvern station is positioned on the Frankston, Pakenham and Cranbourne lines. Tooronga station also services the northern section of the suburb, on the Glen Waverley line. The public transport system in the Melbourne city and suburbs consists of trams, trains and buses.