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Bay Street Major Activity Centre

About the profile areas

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Bay Street Major Activity Centre is 2,371, with a population density of 43.21 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

The Bay Street Major Activity Centre is bounded by Cowper Street, Asling Street, a line running between Asling Street and Grandview Road, Grandview Road and Enfield Road in the north, the Nepean Highway and Hampton Street in the east, a line running continuous of Southey Street, Southey Street, Male Street, a line running continuous of Byron Street, Willansby Avenue, Durrant Street, Maskell Street, William Street and Middle Crescent in the south, and Firbank Grammar School, Outer Crescent and Cochrane Street in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1841, when land was sold by the government to Henry Dendy. Although land was surveyed, purchasers were few and land sales failed. Population was minimal until the 1860s, aided by the opening of the railway line in 1859. Residential and commercial expansion took place during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Development resumed during the post-war years. The population increased gradually from the mid 1990s, largely a result of new dwellings being added to the area, particularly medium and high density housing.

Land use

The Bay Street Major Activity Centre is an established mixed use area, with residential, retail and office land use.

Major features

Major features of the area include the retail and commercial area along Bay Street (North Brighton) and the North Brighton railway station.

Included areas

The Bay Street Major Activity Centre encompasses part of the suburb of Brighton.