Coronavirus update 13 March 2020

Stage 4 restrictions: what's closed and what's open.

Councillor Phillip Healey

Councillor Phillip Healey

Cr Phillip Healey

Council committees

  • Kew Recreation Centre Steering Committee
  • Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year Advisory Group
  • Boroondara Customer First Steering Committee
  • Volunteer of the Year Advisory Group

History of Studley Ward

This name is associated with John Hodgson, the Kew pioneer responsible for the establishment of the Studley Punt in the 1840s. The punt took traffic across the river into land which was part of his squatting run known as Studley.

Part of the area was used for quarrying, and volunteer army exercises took place there in the 1860s.

The road to the punt was known as Studley Park Road, and a bridge was later built there.

Some of the land was set aside for public purposes by the mid-1950s, and is now a popular recreational area.

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