Forest Hill

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…