- Held by: Neil Angus – Liberal Party
- Since: 2010
- Swing at 2010 election: 3.9 per cent to Liberal
- Redistribution details: Extended to include the areas of Vermont and Forest Hill north of Canterbury and Boronia Roads and east of Springvale Road
- Size of electorate: 25.5 sq. km
KEY COMMENTS: An established, low-medium density suburban area with a significant and growing immigrant population. The major issues are transport, education and, locally, the fate of the Healesville Freeway Reserve.
The daily commute a key issue in the home of Neighbours
Camouflaged among the winding, tree-lined streets of this otherwise unremarkable part of the city lies one of Melbourne’s most popular tourist attractions.
Every day, while local residents head out to stock up on undies at Big W or attempt one of several generally unsatisfactory routes to the city for work, busloads of mostly British tourists leave the CBD and head 24 km east to a nondescript cul-de-sac in Vermont South.
Pin Oak Court, recognisable to many as Ramsay Street in the television series Neighbours, is arguably the stereotype for suburban Melbourne.
This street is typical of the Forest Hill electorate, which spans the suburbs of Forest Hill, East Burwood, Blackburn South, Vermont, Vermont South, and the northeast part of Glen Waverley…
Forest Hill news
By Daryl Holland. The next member for Forest Hill will be either the incumbent, Mr Neil Angus of the Liberal party, or Labor’s Ms Pauline Richards. Whoever wins, it is going to be close, which means the real winners will be the people of Forest Hill.read more
By Daryl Holland. The Liberal MP for Forest Hill, Mr Neil Angus, has avoided signing a pledge card committing him to think of the environment when voting.read more
By Daryl Holland. Recent changes to residential zones in the City of Whitehorse have created unease among residents campaigning to protect the Healesville Freeway Reserve from development.read more
By Daryl Holland. Environmentalists are targeting swinging voters in four marginal Melbourne electorates in an attempt to make climate change the issue ‘that swings the election’.read more
By Daryl Holland. Liberal MP Mr Neil Angus was heckled for failing to directly address questions about his belief in climate change at an environment forum with the Forest Hill candidates in Nunawading on Tuesday night.read more