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Balwyn North

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Balwyn North is 21,333, with a population density of 24.25 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Balwyn North is bounded by the Yarra River and the Eastern Freeway in the north, Sweyn Street and Winfield Road in the east, Belmore Road in the south, and Burke Road in the west.

Name origin

Balwyn North is named for the area north of Balwyn, which was named after an early property in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for farming and orcharding. Growth was minimal until the late 1930s, spurred by the extension of the tramline. Significant development occurred during the 1950s and 1960s. The population increased slightly between 1996 and 2006 as new dwellings were added to the area, particularly medium density housing. The population and dwelling stock were relatively stable between 2006 and 2011.

Land use

Balwyn North is a predominantly residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Bellevue Shopping Centre, Greythorn Shopping Centre, North Balwyn Village Shopping Centre, Freeway Public Golf Course, Boroondara Sports Complex, Boroondara Netball Centre, Balwyn Leisure Centre, Boroondara Tennis Centre, Cascade Street Reserve, Gordon Barnard Reserve, Greythorn Park, Hislop Park, Koonung Creek Reserve, Leigh Park, Macleay Park, Myrtle Park and a number of schools.