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The Box Hill Central Activities Area is less than 15 kilometres from Melbourne Central Business District and is home to approximately 16,000 jobs, 40,000 students and 4,000 residents and two major hospitals and more than 100 community service providers .Box Hill is the approximate half-way point between the city and urban fringe and has grown as an alternative to Melbourne Central Business District.

It is a popular destination for business in Melbourne’s east and includes a bustling Central Business District with approximately 146,000 square metres of office space, the public sector being largest user.

As well as being a major employer in Box Hill, state and federal government departments, such as the Department of Health, Justice, Planning and Community Development, Sustainability and Environment and the Australian Taxation Office, make Box Hill a popular destination and provide relevant services to the community in the eastern region of Melbourne.

Box Hill is a popular destination for business banking and finance and includes branches of the Commonwealth Bank, ANZ, Westpac, Bendigo Bank, HSBC and recently the Bank of China.

Box Hill is a destination for many people, to live, work, shop, do business and access services. The growing diversity in Box Hill allows people to“think inside the box” for all of their needs and reduce the need to travel elsewhere.

In recent times, Box Hill has become a renowned destination for Asian specialty goods and services and is often referred to as the epicenter for the Asian community in Melbourne.

It is easy to access businesses in Box Hill by train, tram and bus. In addition to public transport, Box Hill is easily accessible by car, walking and cycling. There are approximately 8,700 car parking spaces (public and private) within Box Hill Central Activities Area.

Whitehorse Council supports new and existing businesses to ensure the further development and success of  the thriving local business community. Council provides Networking and Training, Business Events, Marketing and Communication, Business Guides and assistance in establishing business associations / chambers of commerce. For further information and details of next scheduled events visit www.wbiz.com.au