The City of Knox was named after Sir George Hodges Knox (1885-1960), a former soldier and speaker of the Victorian Legislative Assembly. The City of Knox Crest incorporates his family’s motto ‘Move and Prosper’.
The area which is now Knox was once part of the Scoresby Riding of the Shire of Berwick. On 23 May 1889, the riding was severed to create the Shire of Ferntree Gully, which extended as far east as Olinda and Monbulk in the Dandenong Ranges. Post-World War II development in the area closer to Melbourne led to rapid urbanisation and population growth – over 21,000 residents lived in the Knox area by the 1961 census. A plebiscite to determine local residents’ views led to the creation of the Shire of Knox on 9 October 1963, which was proclaimed on 16 November 1963 by the Governor of Victoria. It was declared a City on 4 July 1969. By the 1986 census, the area was home to over 100,000 residents.
On 15 December 1994, the City of Knox was one of the few councils to survive the statewide amalgamation, and its boundaries extended to add the suburb of Upper Ferntree Gully and part of Lysterfield from the former Shire of Sherbrooke.
A location in Ferntree Gully
Active Plumbing Knox.
- We’ll turn up on time.
- Put on a clean pair of shoes for inside work.
- Put down a ground sheet to protect surfaces
- We will clean up the area after the work is done.
- Were applicable issue you with a written 18 month guarantee.
- Free 15 minutes home care service with every job.
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Call 1300 65 1965
Servicing the following areas,
Bayswater, Boronia, Ferntree Gully, Knoxfield, Lysterfield, Rowville, Sassafras, Scoresby, Studfield, The Basin, Upper Ferntree Gully, Wantirna and Wantirna South