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Church Street Activity Centre

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Church Street Activity Centre is 2,348, with a population density of 33.84 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

The Church Street Activity Centre is bounded by Church Street, St Andrews Street, Lindsay Street, Emily Street, Boxshall Street, Carpenter Street and Wilson Street in the north, Halifax Street in the east, Dendy Street in the south, and New 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 1861. Residential and commercial expansion took place during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Development resumed during the post-war years. The population generally increased gradually between 1991 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

The Church Street 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 Church Street (Middle Brighton), Robert C Grieve Reserve, Brighton Croquet Club and the Middle Brighton railway station.

Included areas

The Church Street Activity Centre encompasses part of the suburb of Brighton.