City of Whitehorse (see map) is located 15 kilometres east of Melbourne’s Central Business District (CBD) and covers an area of 64 square kilometres.
The Whitehorse community has access to an extensive public transport system with trains, trams and buses servicing the area. The region is strategically positioned to take advantage of the Eastern Freeway and EastLink, providing access to the CBD, Melbourne Airport, the Yarra Valley in the outer east and Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula in the south.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics Business Register (ABSBR) lists trading businesses with active Australian Business Numbers (ABN) in Whitehorse at 15,369 in 2016 (Source). It is estimated that there are around 9,000 businesses based in Whitehorse related to a premise/location. Whitehorse boasts some of the region's leading educational, medical and leisure facilities.
Employers have access to a highly educated, multi-skilled and innovative workforce with above average medium and high income earners. Education levels of the labour force are varied, ranging from certificate holders to postgraduate degrees.
The Box Hill Metropolitan Activity Centre is the largest activity centre in the City of Whitehorse and a significant activity centre in the eastern region of Melbourne. Over the last 150 years, Box Hill has experienced sustained growth and development through ongoing government and private investment. Today, it is a bustling and vibrant hub with shops, offices, diverse housing, hospitals, education, transport and services.