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Highett Activity Centre

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Highett Activity Centre is 2,946, with a population density of 34.62 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

The Highett Activity Centre is bounded by Wickham Road in the north, the Frankston railway line in the east, Bay Road in the south, and Beaumaris Parade, Allen Street and Herbert Street in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for agricultural purposes. Growth took place in the 1880s, spurred by the opening of the railway line. Significant residential development occurred from the 1950s, aided by public housing construction and industrial growth. The population increased between 1991 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area, including medium density housing.

Land use

The Highett Activity Centre is an established residential and commercial area, with some industrial land use.

Major features

Major features of the area include Highett Shopping Centre, Train Street Park and the Highett railway station.

Included areas

The Highett Activity Centre encompasses part of the suburb of Highett.