Whittlesea is a town in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 40 kilometres north-east from Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Whittlesea. At the 2011 census, Whittlesea had a population of 4,826.
Although located only a few kilometres from the outer fringes of metropolitan Melbourne, Whittlesea lies outside the Urban Growth Boundaries of the Melbourne 2030 metropolitan development plan. It is therefore expected to maintain its status as a separate town until 2030 and beyond. City of Whittlesea planning policy for Whittlesea township envisages minimal growth over the next decade, so that the township will retain its rural character.
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