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Southern Ward
About the profile areas

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Southern Ward is 28,557, with a population density of 20.68 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Southern Ward is bounded by Abbott Street, Bluff Road, Bay Road, George Street, Tulip Street, Reserve Road and Park Road in the north, the Frankston railway line and Charman Road in the east, and the Port Phillip Bay foreshore in the south and west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1845, with land used mainly for grazing and market gardening. Population was minimal until the 1880s, aided by the extension of the railway line to Sandringham in 1887. Expansion continued into the early 1900s. Significant development occurred during the post-war years, with rapid growth from the 1950s. The population increased slightly between 1996 and 2011, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Southern Ward is an established residential area, with some commercial land use.

Major features

Major features of the area include Cheltenham Golf Club, Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Victoria Golf Club, Sandringham Golf Links, Sandringham Driving Range, HMVS Cerberus, Sandringham & District Memorial Hospital, Bayside City Council Corporate Centre, Beaumaris Beach, Black Rock Beach, Sandringham Beach, Beaumaris Motor Yacht Squadron, Beaumaris Yacht Club, Black Rock Yacht Club, Half Moon Bay, Red Bluff, Quiet Corner, Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary, Ricketts Point, Beaumaris Theatre, Sandringham Family Leisure Centre, Allambee Park, Balcombe Park Reserve, Banksia Reserve, Bay Road Heathland Sanctuary, Beaumaris Reserve, Black Rock Gardens, Cheltenham Park, Cheltenham Recreation Reserve, Donald MacDonald Reserve, F G Tricks Reserve, F L Yott Reserve, Illaroo Reserve, John Batman Gardens, Merindah Park, Pasadena Reserve, Picnic Gardens, Royal Avenue Parkland, Royal Avenue Reserve, Shipston Reserve, Sue Kirkpatrick Park, Tjilatjirrin Reserve, Moysey Gardens, Cheltenham Pioneer Cemetery, various commercial areas (the intersection of Balcombe Road and Bluff Road, along The Concourse, along Bay Street and around the railway station), the Port Phillip Bay foreshore and numerous schools.

Included areas

Southern Ward encompasses the suburbs of Beaumaris and Black Rock, and parts of Cheltenham and Sandringham.