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(3770, 40 km E, Yarra Ranges Shire)

Coldstream is a rural settlement with a developing residential area north-east of Lilydale and containing the localities of Yering and Yerinberg near the Yarra River. Coldstream was adopted as the name of a local 1850s estate, taking its name from a British town. The area sustains significant agricultural industries including grazing and wine-growing. Despite ribbon urban development east up the Maroondah Highway, Coldstream retains some of the character of the rural town it was when opera singer Dame Nellie Melba (Helen Mitchell 1861-1931) built her home Coombe Cottage at the junction of the Maroondah and Melba highways. The suburb also features the Cold-stream Aerodrome and The Lodge Shopping Centre.

Peter Baddeley